Know any little'uns called Hayden?

(37 Posts)
RunningBear78 Tue 14-May-13 16:25:47

I think dh is set on calling our first ds Hayden. I quite like it, but part of me is a bit nervous, I don't quite know why, I think sme of the family will think we are nuts. My main problem is I haven't found another boy's name I like.

I don't know that many little boys, but those I know are of the Alfie, Arthur, Harry, Wilfred, Sam, George variety, although none of them live locally.

I wondered how common Hayden is these days?

Not very common IMO - I only know an 11yo with the name

Stat Tue 14-May-13 17:48:05

Hayden has been in the top 100 boys names each year since 2006 (around 80th) so it is pretty common.

It is about as common as Arthur, but less common than the other boys names you mention (apart from Wilfred which is much lower down the rankings).

FortyFacedFuckers Tue 14-May-13 17:56:37

I really like that name, I know 2 Hayden's one girl, one boy.

ImaginaryHat Tue 14-May-13 18:10:07

I know one, little boy about 3 years old

I know one who must be about 5 or 6 smile I'm in Lincolnshire.

rebecca87 Tue 14-May-13 18:17:17

My son is called Hayden grin he's the only one at school with that name x

rebecca87 Tue 14-May-13 18:17:48

Oh I forgot to add he's 5yrs old

Panzee Tue 14-May-13 18:19:39

There's two at my school. Do you want a common/normal name or something more unusual?

wankerchief Tue 14-May-13 18:20:59

I had Hayden down for ds2 but my grandad died shortly before he was born so he got named after him.

Still love it though

BigBongTheory Tue 14-May-13 18:24:33

I know one and like it.

On here it does seem to be tied in with Jaden, Kaden etc whereas I think of it as more classic than those.

Wildwaterfalls Tue 14-May-13 18:29:55

Met one a while ago - about 3 year old. Lovely little boy and great name!

AnnaKissed Tue 14-May-13 19:06:37

I know a baby and a six year old, both spelt Haydn. Lovely name imo.

twinklestar2 Tue 14-May-13 20:40:14

I know one ages around 5-6

Littlecherublegs Tue 14-May-13 20:44:41

I dont know any but I love the name - it was on our shortlist!

LuckySocks13 Tue 14-May-13 21:13:45

From work I know a : Hayden, Jayden, Braiden and a kayden!

MrsFrederickWentworth Tue 14-May-13 21:16:08

My godson, 4 1/2.

His cousin is Kayden 9 months.

I know one - he's almost 5 I think - I see it as a classic name too. Definitely not a chavvy family - I'm in Scotland

chickensaladagain Tue 14-May-13 21:29:55

Isn't Hayden the female form of the name?

I know a lovely 4 yo called Haydn smile

Decoy Tue 14-May-13 21:40:44

I've never met anyone called Hayden.

threepiecesuite Tue 14-May-13 22:21:16

I know a 1 yo called Haydn. I like it.

PoppyWearer Tue 14-May-13 22:22:53

I know two or three. But it's a nice name.

olivertheoctopus Tue 14-May-13 22:25:41

I went to college with one but he'd be mid 30's now.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 14-May-13 22:29:10

One Haydn, but the H is silent confused

RunningBear78 Wed 15-May-13 10:52:15

Thanks you for all your comments, and for reassuring me that despite sounding similar, it does seem to sit apart from Jayden and Kayden, of which I am not a fan, at all, even slightly.

Luckysocks - eek!

Panzee ... at the moment, I'm not too bothered, I just don't seem to like many boy's names! I don't think I could do a super common name though, but as these things are regional to an extent, I'm not sure how much it matters. I did like Oscar & Oliver, then was instantly put off when I found out they were in the top 10 popular names. So I guess something a little unusual is what I'd like, but not bonkers smile

Shatners - do you live in Yorkshire!? I spent my whole childhood in Sheffield explaining to people there was an H at the start of my name! Does also worry me a little as we still live ooop north where H's seem optional!

Hayden is an old English name, means Hedged Valley. Haydn is the Germanic version meaning Heathen (apparently) ...
As for a girls name, I dunno. I think that is a fairly recent (American) thing. It does worry me a little giving a boy something a girl could be called. Is that a reason not to use it?

SavoyCabbage Wed 15-May-13 10:56:05

I know three ( the oldest is 8) and I definitely put it with Jayden/Kayden/Braydon. I know that it isn't as it's not one of those made up sort of names.

Startail Wed 15-May-13 11:02:11

Gosh I haven't heard Hayden since I was a child and I'm very old.
The one I'm thinking of must be almost 50 as he was a year or to older than me.

I certainly wouldn't think of it as like Kayden (in fact I assumed it was Welsh as the above Hayden had a very local surname)

jellybeans Wed 15-May-13 13:20:32

I like it and don't know any. Think it is not very common.

OneLittleToddleTerror Wed 15-May-13 19:14:48

I agree Hayden is a boy's name. At least when I grow up it is fairly common in NZ. The only female I know of that name is that Hayden something from Heroes. It could be that it is a girl's name in the US? I don't think anyone here will think it is not for boy given the number of Jayden's and Kaydens around.

Don't worry about a name being for the opposite sex in some other country. You really can't avoid all combinations of this! DH has a very very common boys name in the UK in the 70s. It is not even a unisex name here. It still isn't. But it's a girls name in NZ, where his parent migrated to. He is often mistaken as a female on the phone etc. but how would his parents know?

My cousin's little boy is a Hayden. She lives in America though.

EleanorFarjeon Wed 15-May-13 19:18:51

I know an adult Haydn.

I like it, but it's a bit close sounding to the terrible Jayden/Kaiden.

I know two Haydn's, one my nephew 8y/o, the other our electrician about 55 y/o

insanityscratching Wed 15-May-13 19:46:03

Our neighbour's son is Hayden, he's 16 now and a little devil and probably the reason I don't like the name, sorry.

ShatnersBassoon Wed 15-May-13 19:49:38

No, it's not a regional pronunciation, his mother tells everyone the H is silent. I don't know why they didn't call him Aidan to avoid the inevitable confusion.

balia Wed 15-May-13 20:08:06

Mmm, not sure. I know a teenage Haydyn (nice lad, sister Hannah)but prefer Aiden - Haydn/Hayden/Haydyn is definitely in the dreaded Kayden/Jayden/Brayden/Cayden group for me.

evamummy Thu 16-May-13 10:51:51

I don't know any Haydens so don't think it is widely used as the super trendy names like Jack, Oliver or Alfie for boys.

photographerlady Thu 16-May-13 11:13:37

Hayden, Jayden, Kayden... very popular now when they are in school I am sure there will be bucket loads of -aydens.

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