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Hayden or Leon?

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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

Leon.

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

Leon

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

Leon.

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

Leon.

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

Leon

we are considering it for DC7

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

Leon is truly awful.

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