I LOVE the name Analeigh (soft "a" like ah-na), but I realized the other day how close it is to...anally. I am terrified that if I name my daughter Analeigh that she'll be relentlessly teased throughout grade school and middle school. I can't think of another way to spell it that takes out the "anal" part of it that isn't obnoxiously adding extra letters.
Do you the the name is too close to the, ahem, naughty word? Can you think of a way around it?
I am afraid it was the very first thing that came to my mind when I saw the name---but then, this is an issue I'm on the lookout for.
I think adding a second N would help a little without being obnoxious, since Anna is spelled with two Ns. Annaleigh is already an improvement over Analeigh.
You could also divide it: Anna Leigh.
And I recently saw the name Andrea spelled Ondrea in order the get the preferred vowel pronunciation, so I suppose you could go with Onnaleigh although to me that kind of...ruins it.
What about this: Do you like the name Avaleigh, pronounced like your way of pronouncing Analeigh except with a V-sound instead of an N-sound? It completely removes the problem while leaving the essence of the name intact.