In 2010, 6 American girls were given the name Ahnesty.
I like virtue names. I even like weird virtue names. I think that Reverie is lovely and wish that Freelove didn't have X-rated connotations.
But I do not particularly like misspelled virtue names. Usually, there is little point in quibbling over the "correct" spelling of a name. Who cares if you spell it Catherine or Katherine or Kathryn? I mean, when we get into Qhathyrynne territory, I might start to raise an eyebrow, but I'm generally ok with choosing among various received spellings of names.
Virtue names are a little different, though, because they are common nouns. In my mind, Catherine and Katherine are equivalent, but Grace and Grayce are not. In the latter case, you have taken a word with meaning and turned it into a hollow string of sounds approximating a virtue name, but fundamentally different. Perhaps this is an arbitrary line to draw — after all, Katherine comes from the Greek word for pure, which starts with a K, so isn't the C version just made up? I think not — Katherine/Catherine is a name that exists in many forms in many European languages, some of which use a K and others a C, and the fact that Catherine is a separate word from catharsis makes a difference. If someone wanted to name an English-speaking child Catharsis, I would insist on the C.
For this reason, I am not a big fan of Ahnesty. I think that Honesty is an adorable name, just like its cousin, Honor. But Ahnesty does not cut it for me. It seems like a needless misspelling that robs the name of its exhortation to upright living.
In 2010, 181 American girls were given the name Honesty. I like this so much that I am adding it to my personal baby name list.
Also born in 2010: Aunesty (19), Onesty (5)
Also, Onesty reminds me of that movie That Thing You Do, where the band is called the Oneders and people keep pronouncing it o-NEED-ers.