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Alden: forever misread as Aiden?

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LJBB1 Fri 02-Jan-15 06:19:24

My husband loves Alden, but I worry that it would be forever be misread as Aiden. Am I worrying too much?

Full name would be Alden Porter B__ (one syllable last name).

DropYourSword Fri 02-Jan-15 06:22:30

Oh yikes, I did it in your OP title blush

Bovnydazzler Fri 02-Jan-15 06:30:30

Yes, I saw Aiden too in your op!

Elllimam Fri 02-Jan-15 06:42:03

Me too

ImFineThankYouSusan Fri 02-Jan-15 06:42:39

Sorry OP, I misread it too. But maybe that is because both names are in the title?

I do like Alden.

albertcampionscat Fri 02-Jan-15 06:42:54

Same here. I actually clicked through because I couldn't understand why you were asking if Aiden would be misred as Aiden.

Having said that, it's not a bad name.

chocolatecheesecake Fri 02-Jan-15 06:57:47

Yes it would be forever misread I'm afraid. I have a DC with a easily misheard rather than misread name and it does get wearing having to carefully enunciate the name / correct others when first meeting people

whitechocolatestars Fri 02-Jan-15 07:04:41

I think you've made a good spot that some might have overlooked. Yes it would be frequently misread as Aiden. Fwiw I actually prefer Aiden to Alden.

CharlesRyder Fri 02-Jan-15 07:25:01

You could go for Halden?

DropYourSword Fri 02-Jan-15 07:45:01

Or Allden.

OddBoots Fri 02-Jan-15 07:53:11

I'm another who misread it in the title but it is before my first coffee of the day.

Bugsylugs Fri 02-Jan-15 07:57:19

I misread it too sorry

GooodMythicalMorning Fri 02-Jan-15 07:57:46

Yes did it here too. Sorry

SoupDragon Fri 02-Jan-15 08:06:49

I assumed this was about Aiden misread as Aidan. I hate the -en spelling so it caught my eye.

TheFallenMadonna Fri 02-Jan-15 08:09:42

I have taught a few and have never misread it.

EhricJinglingHisBallsOnHigh Fri 02-Jan-15 08:15:40

I read your title as aiden forever misread as aiden, sorry

TheLastThneed Fri 02-Jan-15 08:19:02

I mis-read it too. I know of an Alden, but I have a very good friend called Aiden, so my eyes saw Aiden.

shakemysilliesout Fri 02-Jan-15 08:51:22

What about Alban?

DefiniteMaybe Fri 02-Jan-15 08:53:42

I mis read it too but I have an Aidan and hate the Aiden spelling si could be to do with that.

Beehatch Fri 02-Jan-15 08:55:01

How about Alban?

ArsenicFaceCream Fri 02-Jan-15 08:55:57

Great name! Double 'l' idea might work.

littlesupersparks Fri 02-Jan-15 08:56:50

I've got an Alden in one of my classes - I've never misread it - I don't think it's an issue at all!!

GirlOutNumbered Fri 02-Jan-15 08:58:58

I didn't misread it, but then I also teach an Alden.
Also I teach a few with the surname Alden.

QueenofKelsingra Fri 02-Jan-15 09:06:06

I didn't misread, but I used to work with an Alden. I don't think its reason not to use it if you like the name.

elvislives2012 Fri 02-Jan-15 09:07:03

I didn't misread and I don't know any aldens!

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