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WittyUsername102 Mon 06-Oct-14 15:55:51

We were originally going with Laurel for our DD, but DH discovered this today and really likes it, but I'm a little unsure - what are MN's opinions?
He really likes the meaning of it and it does fit our family - it means horse trainer.

Only1scoop Mon 06-Oct-14 15:58:19

Awful ....sorry

pilates Mon 06-Oct-14 15:58:29

Sorry, it's awful.

IHeartKingThistle Mon 06-Oct-14 15:58:46

I'm not sure about that one. I really like Laurel though.

CaptainAnkles Mon 06-Oct-14 15:59:25

Very Game of Thrones (except I think that's Baelor)

JabberJabberJay Mon 06-Oct-14 16:00:22

Horrible. Sorry.

Floggingmolly Mon 06-Oct-14 16:00:32

Scraping the bottom of the barrel with that one, op. The only question is why?? Why would you want a dd called Baylor??

Asteria Mon 06-Oct-14 16:00:54

I'm really sorry but I don't like it. It sounds more like a bit of agricultural machinery than a girls name - I am all about unusual names, but would worry that there would be a lot of confused from people which would be unfair on your DD. Sorry

HerRoyalNotness Mon 06-Oct-14 16:02:41

Laurel is so much nicer.

How about bailey instead?

squoosh Mon 06-Oct-14 16:02:56

Yes I think of a hay bailer too.

ButterflyOfFreedom Mon 06-Oct-14 16:03:23

Not keen at all, sorry.

Laurel is slightly better.

ArsenicFaceCream Mon 06-Oct-14 16:04:02

Sounds like Gaylord, which has fallen out of fashion, I believe.

Chachah Mon 06-Oct-14 16:04:20

Baylor, as in the Baptist university in Texas?


fruitpastille Mon 06-Oct-14 16:04:23

It sounds made up to me. Also I thought it was for a boy before reading your post. I know a fab Laurel.

MumOfTheMoos Mon 06-Oct-14 16:04:52

No, I don't like it. Sounds like jailer or some one who bails out on things - it does not have a positive vibe.

Bailey perhaps? Slightly more upbeat but I'm still not keen.

Laurel is lovely though.

CorporateRockWhore Mon 06-Oct-14 16:04:54

Eeek no!

Sounds like the lumpen bastard child of Taylor and Bailey.

KirstyJC Mon 06-Oct-14 16:05:09

Um...not a fan. It sounds completely made up and more a boy's name. Sorry but I would have a rethink!

squoosh Mon 06-Oct-14 16:05:09

That should have been 'hay baler'.

MerryMarigold Mon 06-Oct-14 16:06:24

I love Laurel. Nuff said.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 06-Oct-14 16:07:17

I thought of a boat bailer, not a hay baler.

Stick with Laurel! That's a really nice name.

cherrybombxo Mon 06-Oct-14 16:07:44

Baylor doesn't even sound like a name. Terrible.

purplemeggie Mon 06-Oct-14 16:09:18

Honestly? It sounds like one of the dwarves in TLoTR...Laurel is definitely better.

McBear Mon 06-Oct-14 16:09:42

It's from a film isn't it??? I've seen it somewhere!

There are better names out there but it's not that bad... grin

TheCowThatLaughs Mon 06-Oct-14 16:10:43

It sounds unpleasant somehow

edamsavestheday Mon 06-Oct-14 16:11:39

It appears to be the name of a Christian university in Waco, Texas, and their team (American football?).

If you are happy with those associations and confident that your daughter can face a life of 'no, it's B not T' with undaunted good cheer then go right ahead...

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