My father's name is spelt different on his christening record and marriage record. Which is the correct one

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WikiTree profile: Lawrence Jonck
in Genealogy Help by Tolla Jonck G2G1 (1.7k points)

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His marriage record has his first name spelled Lawrence, middle name is Jacobus, last name Jonck.

Marriage 14 Jul 1932 at Ladysmith, Natal , South Africa

Age is 23, spouse is Magdalena Jacoba Joubert, and her age is 21.

"South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955,"

National Archives and Records Service of South Africa, Pretoria; 1,938,467.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
This is how I have it. My brother and nephew spells their name the same way
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I would go with the christening record as that used to be the first primary record of naming a child in South Africa.
by Esmé van der Westhuizen G2G6 Pilot (120k points)
This is the logical approach, given his nickname by my grandma as Loupie,. His christening spelling is Louwrence, but the spelling and the way he spelled it is Lawrence.
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My father’s given name was spelled bizarrely on his birth certificate from 1905 in Illinois. We went through the formal process to get it corrected to be what he actually used throughout his life.
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (346k points)

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