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Old 02-20-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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the name Derek? Do you see it more as Derek or Derrick? Thanks for weighing in...


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Old 02-20-2011, 03:28 PM
 
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Most often...Derek
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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Derek, definitely. I rarely hear or see that name these days.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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I agree with "Derek" as the most common I've seen
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:31 PM
 
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I have 3 friends named Derrick and I don't know anyone personally with the name Derek.


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Old 02-20-2011, 03:31 PM
 
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I've had one of each in class! But I think I've seen Derek more often.
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"Derek" is what I've seen.

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Old 02-20-2011, 03:35 PM
 
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I know one Derrick and one Derek (a good friend's five-year-old).

And of course, one of my absolute favorite men in the world:
Derek Jeter!
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My oldest son's name is Derek.
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But I have had boys named Derrick and Derik in my class. I also had a girl named Derricka.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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Definitely Derek! Derrick made me automatically think of an oil derrick. I don't remember ever seeing Derrick as the spelling for the name. I've seen it spelled Derek many times, and Darek and Derik.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:10 PM
 
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Back in the day, , I knew Derricks. I think Derek may be a more modern way of spelling it because the little guys seem to be spelled that way.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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I see Derrick more I think
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DH's name is Derek. Personally I dislike the way Derrick looks. It's too many letters.

I've seen more Dereks, though.

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Old 02-20-2011, 04:55 PM
 
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One of our ds' best friends is named Derek. I have never known a Derrick, actually.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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I've seen it spelled both ways, but I think I see "Derek" most often, which I prefer.
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How funny!!
Old 02-20-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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I've never seen it spelled Derek (except for Jeter, of course)! I've always seen it Derrick. Of course I'm from Texas and there are oil derricks all over the place, so maybe that's why!
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