Aug 05, 2022
Mom mocked for ‘unnecessary’ complicated spelling for her baby’s name which she insists is ‘Irish’ – but it really isn’t
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One mom chose to give her daughter a common enough name with a very complicated spelling – and TikTokers are trolling her for it.3A mom on TikTok is facing some criticism for the way she's chosen to spell her child's nameCredit: Getty 3She spells Ivy using the letters "Iveagh" – and people are judging heavilyCredit: TikTok
TikToker Jayke posted a video questioning a baby name she came across.
Iveagh is the name spelling a mother settled with – although it's supposed to be pronounced Ivy.
Jayke's video pans over a nursery where the name is spelled out in large, capitalized letters.
She jokingly added a caption saying: "It's like if you say Ivy, but cough at the same time."
Her comment section is filled with people who aren't very amused though.
Most commentators simply don't understand why she would go with such a different spelling.
One person wrote: "The spelling is so unnecessary."
"Wouldn’t this be more I-vay? I’m confused with spelling," someone else asked.Most read in LifestyleBREAST IDEA? My 34K boobs are so big they knock things over & cost me a fortune in brasWHAT THE QUACK I got 0.5mm of lip filler but regret it so much, I look like a duckBUZZ OFF I was tired of flies coming into my house, but I discovered a hack to repel themREAL DEAL I'm an Aldi fan - I buy weekly groceries for under $26 by sticking to 13 items
A third user asked: "Why is it fun to spell names differently? I’m not hating, I just don’t get it."
"Ivy is pretty as it is. Why do people do this?" someone else questioned.
Another TikToker wrote: "My name isn't completely unique but the spelling has caused me issues my whole life. I really feel for little Iveagh, she'll be correcting people."
"As an Emily spelled Emmaly, I sympathize with the little girl," someone else added.
Another person said: "She’s in for a world of stress over that name. And the teachers… it’s a beautiful name but she’s going to get sick of being asked how to pronounce it."3Some TikTokers believe that her daughter will have a difficult time with her name spelling once she gets olderCredit: Getty
"That poor baby. Beautiful name, tragic spelling," another user wrote in.
People trying to make sense of Jayke's baby naming decision have chimed in as well.
One person wrote: "In the comments of [another] video, she states that it’s a common spelling in Ireland and it’s close to her and her husband!"
Someone wrote back: "It’s the spelling in Ireland for territory, not a name for a child. It’s also not pronounced 'Ivy' in that case."Read More on The US SunKIMYE FOREVER? Kim and Kanye are 'working things out' amid rumors they're back togetherSILLY SAUSAGE Image of distant star posted by top scientist was actually a piece of CHORIZO
Although Jakye isn't the mother who chose this interesting spelling, she still noticed the negative response she received from the TikTok community for posting the video and wrote back to anyone who commented.
She said: "Everyone: I too have a 'uniquely' spelled name and this video was meant to be silly and not mean. I just know what Iveagh is in for."
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The last Salem witch has been exonerated, thanks to an eighth-grade teacher and her students
(CNN)It's never too late to right a historical wrong -- even if that restoration of justice comes nearly 330 years later.Elizabeth Johnson Jr., a woman convicted of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials in the 1690s, was finally exonerated last week after years of petitioning by Massachusetts teacher Carrie LaPierre and her eighth-grade civics students. Justice came in the form of a brief addition to the 2023 state budget. Johnson was accused of witchcraft in 1692 along with more than 200 other women and men in Salem. Of those convicted, 19 were hanged and four others died in prison -- Johnson was set to be executed, too, but was later spared.And yet, during Johnson's lifetime and over the centuries that followed, her name was never actually cleared. It wasn't until Carrie LaPierre, an eighth-grade civics teacher at North Andover Middle School, came across her story and involved her students in her case that Massachusetts legislators took notice. How to exonerate a convicted witch, 300-plus years laterRead MoreNorth Andover, a town in northeastern Massachusetts, is only about 40 minutes from Salem. But until she'd read a book on local witches by historian Richard Hite, LaPierre said she had no idea how the Salem witch trials reverberated in the North Andover area -- and it was within those pages that she learned of Johnson. While many other convicted witches were exonerated, many of them posthumously, the late Johnson -- or "EJJ," as LaPierre and her students called her -- had "somehow been overlooked while all other convicted witches had been exonerated over the years," LaPierre told CNN in an email. Details of Johnson's life are slim, but her family was a major target of the Salem witch trials, driven by hysteria, Puritanical rule and feuding between families. She was one of 28 family members accused of witchcraft in 1692, according to the Boston Globe. In this illustration, a young woman accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, tries to defend herself in front of Puritan ministers.Johnson made a compelling confession during a court examination: She said that another woman, Martha Carrier, "perswaded her to be a witch" and that Carrier told her she "Should be Saved if she would be a witch," according to a 1692 document digitized by the University of Virginia's Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive.Some of the details of her story were sordid and mortifying to Salem's residents: Johnson said the devil appeared to her "like two black Catts," and she named several other people in Salem whom she said were involved in witchcraft. She also showed her knuckles, where it appeared fellow "witches" had "suckt her," according to the 1692 examination document.For her "crimes," Johnson was sentenced to death at age 22, as the Boston Globe reported last year, but she was given a reprieve by the governor at the time (whose wife had also been accused of witchcraft).In 1711, after state officials realized they'd had little evidence to convict and execute or imprison women (and some men) for witchcraft, they exonerated many of those who'd been convicted or even hanged, including John Proctor, later one of the protagonists in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible." Johnson's name, though, was omitted from this list. So in 1712, she petitioned Salem to be included in the act, which provided restitution to families of the accused. In the letter, she asked "That the Honourable Court would please to allow me Something in consideration of my charges by reason of my Long Imprisonment, which will be thankfully acknowledged as a great favour." Why, exactly, Johnson was left out is unclear. But LaPierre decided, after connecting with the North Andover Historical Society, LaPierre that taking up the case of a long-dead "witch" and clearing her name could be an engaging project for her students -- a real-life application of civics in action.Johnson is the last Salem witch to be exoneratedSo LaPierre's eighth-graders set out on exonerating EJJ, petitioning the Massachusetts legislature with the hopes that a lawmaker would introduce a bill to clear her name. Eventually, after three years and "numerous disappointments," one state senator heard them -- Diana DiZoglio sponsored an amendment to the state budget this year to add Johnson's name to an existing resolution that exonerated other "witches" by name. Some of the women who were hanged during the Salem witch trials have been memorialized.All that petitioning and bureaucratic navigating was instructive for her eighth-grade classes, but LaPierre said "the long-lasting lessons are probably more important: Standing up for justice, advocating for those who cannot do so for themselves, recognizing that their voices have power in the community and the world, and understanding that persistence is necessary to achieve their goals."The amendment adds Johnson's name to a 1957 resolution that exonerated several people convicted of witchcraft -- and so, finally, Johnson's wish for absolution was granted. But the work for LaPierre continues: She'll have to find a new project for her incoming eighth-graders now that Johnson's case is closed. She's leaving it up to her students this year to determine the issues they care about and the courses of action they'll take to address them. Whatever her students choose to tackle this year, witches are likely off the table: Johnson is the final woman convicted in the Salem trials to be exonerated. And with that, LaPierre and her class ended a chapter in history that began centuries ago.