Choosing the perfect name for a baby is a massive responsibility. There are different schools of thoughts on whether you should give your kid a "common" name or a "unique" name, and only you can make the decision. And once you've chosen a moniker, you then have to figure out how you want to spell it. Some parents prefer to go the traditional route. Others want to put their own spin on it. If you're in that latter camp, rest assured that are plenty of uniquely spelled names your kid won't hate you for to choose from.
I have some personal experience with this. Although spelling "Kristina" with a C instead of a K is a pretty simple switch, I have no doubt it's more unique. I performed a highly unscientific experiment recently and Googled my name as if it were spelled with a C, which brought up 70 million results. As actually spelled, with a K, my name only brought up 20 million hits. In a time where people make so many of their connections online, that kind of feels like an advantage (however minor).
Not everyone is going to agree with your spelling if you go in a non-traditional direction. And that's perfectly fine. What matters is that what you choose has meaning for you and your family, whether you'll be able to find it a souvenir keychain or not. Here are 11 options to consider to set your baby boy or girl apart.