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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?

GraniaPringle Tue 14-May-13 16:27:24

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

WhispersOfWickedness Tue 14-May-13 18:11:35

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.

soontobeslendergirl Tue 14-May-13 21:25:16

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?

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