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Haidan or Hayden?

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duealittleboyindecember Tue 09-Aug-16 18:48:17

Hello smile this is my 1st post! I'm due a little boy.

We have decided on Haidan Alexander/Hayden Alexander.

Which spelling? Haidan or Hayden. We like Haidan because it's the most understandable spelling really, as it's Aidan, with a H... However, I think Hayden is the most well known!

ShowOfHands Tue 09-Aug-16 18:50:00

People will expect the Hayden spelling.


Creatureofthenight Tue 09-Aug-16 18:50:34

I just read Haidan as Hy-Dan so not sure it is the most understandable!

ayeokthen Tue 09-Aug-16 18:50:39

I'd go Hayden if you don't want him being called Aidan all his life. At nursery there's a Hayden, Jayden, Brayden, Cayden and Aidan and it drives me nuts when my wee boy gets called the wrong name.

GiddyOnZackHunt Tue 09-Aug-16 18:51:26

I'd pronounce Haiden as high dun and Hayden Hay dun. Which do you want?

BossWitch Tue 09-Aug-16 18:52:48

Well neither if it was up to me but Hayden is the spelling people will assume and be able to pronounce without having to think about it/guess so I'd go with that to make your and ds's life easier.

duealittleboyindecember Tue 09-Aug-16 18:54:26

Okay, great. Thank you smile

Sophronia Tue 09-Aug-16 19:01:22

Hayden. I also know a Haydn.

temporarilyjerry Tue 09-Aug-16 20:41:34

Haydn is the correct spelling. wink

CruCru Tue 09-Aug-16 20:51:27

I only know a Haydn.

Creatureofthenight Tue 09-Aug-16 21:04:09

People who are into classical music would pronounce Haydn as in the composer, so Hy-dun.

buddy79 Tue 09-Aug-16 22:24:23

Hayden. I love this name and it was around (I think!) long before all the Jayden / Cayden crew!

Mclaren37 Wed 10-Aug-16 00:18:29

I really like Hayden and would definitely spell it Hayden. Agree with pp that it's a different type of name to Cayden and Jayden. I suppose because it's a well known/traditional surname.

SanityClause Wed 10-Aug-16 00:23:41

Haydn is pronounced Hi-den.

Hayden is pronounced (umm) Hay-den.

(I prefer the Hayden spelling, if that is the pronunciation you are going for, BTW.)

PotOfYoghurt Wed 10-Aug-16 00:25:52

Hayden is in a completely different group to Jayden/Cayden

duealittleboyindecember Wed 10-Aug-16 00:32:10

What are people's thoughts on the Haydon spelling?

CocktailQueen Wed 10-Aug-16 00:40:56

Have never ever seen the Haydon spelling. He'd be in for a lifetime of explaining his name's spelling to everyone.

Hayden is the only spelling i've seen.

duealittleboyindecember Wed 10-Aug-16 00:44:30

It's one of the surname spellings

McCunty Wed 10-Aug-16 00:47:33

Hayden or he will be forever correcting people.

PotOfYoghurt Wed 10-Aug-16 09:47:47

Hate it.

Regardless of how ridiculous it looks, my brain wants to say hay-don.

leoniethelioness Wed 10-Aug-16 11:13:20

Hayden if you want to pronounce it like Aidan with a H

unicornthong Wed 10-Aug-16 11:47:20

Hayden. Please don't saddle your child (who will grow into an adult!) with a made up spelling that he will forever be correcting. blush

ThoraGruntwhistle Wed 10-Aug-16 11:49:44

Hayden is the nicest looking and most logical spelling. Lovely name too smile

midsomermurderess Wed 10-Aug-16 18:30:17

Or you could use 'Haydn' like the actress Haydn Gwynne (love her).

midsomermurderess Wed 10-Aug-16 18:31:03

Oops, it's a boy, sorry.

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