When I asked her name, she said (phonetically) Lori. So I asked, “L-O-R-I?” She said, “No, L-O-R-R-I-E.” I said that that spelling with two Rs, reminded me of the British term for truck, Lorry. Well, Lorrie lives in Cape Coral, FL, but her family is from England, so perhaps it is no coincidence.
In this project, I have met a Lauri and Lori, phonetically the same. The name can be spelled with an ‘O’ or ‘AU’, and one ‘R’ or two, and end with an ‘I’, ‘IE’, ‘Y’, or ‘EY’. I can’t do the arithmetic, but that is a lot of spelling possibilities.