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Hayden or Haydn?

(20 Posts)
RubRubRubScrub Wed 28-Jun-17 12:34:22

I know Haydn is supposed to be pronounced differently, but I know 2 who pronounce it the same as Hayden. Also, it's a bit less Jayden, Kayden (I do like Caden though!)

Anyway, Hayden or Haydn???

Lilmy3 Wed 28-Jun-17 12:59:44

I normally would've said Hadyn, but looking at them side by side..m Hayden

doubleshotespresso Wed 28-Jun-17 13:02:22

Hayden- the other one just reads oddly to me.

Shesaysso Wed 28-Jun-17 13:05:01

Hayden, Haydn looks like it's missing a letter to me.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 28-Jun-17 13:07:28

Definitely Caden.

RubRubRubScrub Wed 28-Jun-17 13:12:31

Caden isn't an option grin

BlueChampagne Wed 28-Jun-17 13:30:57

Hayden, to save a life of correcting pronounciation!

Amee1992x Wed 28-Jun-17 13:32:50


Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 28-Jun-17 13:50:19

Sorry RubRubRubScrub 😊

Sophronia Wed 28-Jun-17 13:55:51


ILookedintheWater Wed 28-Jun-17 14:18:31

When you meet a friend on the street are you more likely to say 'Hey' or 'Hi'.
Decide based on that, or use the High Court Judge test (terribly biased and isn't real at all):
My Lord Hayden Jones
or My Lord Haydn Jones?

You must pronounce it as you spell it though: if you want Hayden don't spell it Haydn.

PotOfYoghurt Wed 28-Jun-17 14:59:02


Kazzawazza69 Wed 28-Jun-17 15:44:07


Hammybear Wed 28-Jun-17 15:45:02


BertrandRussell Wed 28-Jun-17 15:47:56

Educated people will pronounce Haydn Hy-dn.

How do you want it to be pronounced?

d2ydx2 Wed 28-Jun-17 15:48:18

How is Haydn supposed to be pronounced?

RubRubRubScrub Wed 28-Jun-17 16:15:43

@BertrandRussell one of the Haydns I know pronounces it Hayden and his parents are doctors!

Scrumpernickel Wed 28-Jun-17 16:39:47

Haydn should be pronounced high-den.

So I would definitely go for Hayden.

RiverTam Wed 28-Jun-17 16:42:14

I know that the composer Haydn is pronounced Hi-dn, but I would still pronounced it Hay-dn if I saw it as a first name. Hayden looks all kinds of wrong to me.

SumAndSubstance Wed 28-Jun-17 16:49:28

Another vote for Hayden because Haydn should be pronounced High-den

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