Thursday, September 3, 2009

Alphabet Letters

A while back I asked for opinions on whether or not to offer up multiple letter options in my shop. I have had requests more than once to make alternate letter options for instances where the letters repeat themselves in a name. And folks I've come to a decision!

I am in fact going to offer a few of the really common letters (think E, N, A etc.) in two different choices. So far A and N have two choices:

There will not be more than two choices, and not all letters will have different options. Let me know what you think! I haven't decided how many letters to give two options to, and any advice would be much appreciated! You can find these and all other letters here.


Erin said...

On Wheel of Fortune they give you the letters "R, S, T, L, N, E" to start. Then "C, D, M, A" are popular choices after that.

I think an "I" would be good, 'cause I need it for my name.

Two further suggestions:

1) Write down the names of about 25 people you know and take cues from there. E.g., I'd need an 'x' to handle all the Alex/is's in my life.

2) Research the internet:

And others . . .

sorry. I'm a problem solver like you wouldn't believe. I cannot help it.

Erin said...

I came across this in some other research this morning. Weird.

ETAOIN SHRDLU is the approximate order of frequency of the twelve most commonly used letters in the English language, best known as a nonsense phrase that sometimes appeared in print in the days of "hot type" publishing due to a custom of Linotype machine operators.

Stephanie said...
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Stephanie said...

Oh wow Erin thanks! I don't know if I'll make a full set of 12 new alphabet prints, but I do see some letters I had thought would be good to have seconds of ( like E, T, L, and I).

I will just have to think about all of these letter options a bit more I guess!


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