Advanced search

Hayden or Leon?

(37 Posts)
DiggoryIntGood Thu 13-Feb-14 14:38:00

Love both these names and can't decide between them so I'd love your thoughts please!

I know I'm going to be outing myself but I think it's necessary to say I'm a Lisa... which puts me off Leon a little...
Our surname is Aldridge, DS1 is Nathan.

What do you think? Thanks!

ViviPru Thu 13-Feb-14 14:39:31

LEON. For absolute sure

MerryMarigold Thu 13-Feb-14 14:39:32

I'd go for Leon, which I like. I think it's ok with Lisa as you're not going to be paired up much. Leon and Nathan are nice together.

MerryMarigold Thu 13-Feb-14 14:39:53

(I don't like Hayden)

lljkk Thu 13-Feb-14 14:40:22

Hayden is a family name for us so I like it for that.
Hayden attracts the Chav label on MN, beware.
I really don't like Leon, it screams Naff to me, but fairly popular on MN.

TheNumberfaker Thu 13-Feb-14 14:41:22

Leon. Much better than Hayden!

MrsBungle Thu 13-Feb-14 14:41:28

I like both. I think Leon and Lisa are fine together.

Innogen Thu 13-Feb-14 14:41:32

Hate Leon.

Only ever seen Hayden spelled like the composer. But I like both spellings. Haydn look more familiar to me though.

MerryMarigold Thu 13-Feb-14 14:42:02

I only know 2 Leons who are not naff at all, but from E Europe. It also makes me think of Trotsky, who was a pretty cool guy.

MerryMarigold Thu 13-Feb-14 14:42:34

Is it pronounced High-dun then?

Fifyfomum Thu 13-Feb-14 14:43:02


Hayden, Jayden, kayden = done to death and chavy mainstream.

ChaffinchOfDoom Thu 13-Feb-14 14:45:22

Hayden is my preference :-) Leon nice too though

ThursdayLast Thu 13-Feb-14 14:47:06

Leon for sure.
I can't put my finger on why I don't really like Hayden

Reallynotsuretbh Thu 13-Feb-14 14:51:29

Nathan and Hayden together doesn't work IMO so vote for Leon.

DiggoryIntGood Thu 13-Feb-14 14:52:36

Wow, quick responses, thanks!

I think I would definitely go for Leon if my name wasn't Lisa - do they sound too similar or am I overthinking it?

Reallynotsuretbh Thu 13-Feb-14 14:55:28

Leon and Lisa are fine together honestly

ViviPru Thu 13-Feb-14 14:57:25

no not too similar at all!

Devora Thu 13-Feb-14 14:58:51


Beachballfamily Thu 13-Feb-14 15:00:05

You're over thinking it! They start with the same letter - similarity ends there.

UriGeller Thu 13-Feb-14 17:01:32

Its got to be Leon.

Hayden..../Jayden/Kayden/Brayden etc.

scarletforya Thu 13-Feb-14 17:04:00


Hayden is....... not good!

thegreatgatsby101 Thu 13-Feb-14 17:20:41

Leon for sure!
Hayden is way too surname/American for me!

Leeds2 Thu 13-Feb-14 17:21:21


ZingSweetApple Thu 13-Feb-14 17:43:02


we are considering it for DC7

Onesleeptillwembley Thu 13-Feb-14 17:43:53

Leon is truly awful.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now