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What do we think of Bayard?

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mum2robbie Thu 21-Aug-08 15:53:11

Hello ladies

I quite fancy the name Bayard for a boy. I like it, DH likes it, but I fear it will be a name met with raised eyebrows.


I like it can be abbreviated to 'Bay'.

EffiePerine Thu 21-Aug-08 15:55:12


mum2robbie Thu 21-Aug-08 15:55:47

what do you mean ??

EffiePerine Thu 21-Aug-08 15:56:20

have never heard of it

where is it from?

CaptainFabioHiltsTheCoolerCat Thu 21-Aug-08 15:57:13

Too close to 'bastard'

mum2robbie Thu 21-Aug-08 15:57:23

old fashioned name from the 1800's

Bayard Taylor wrote 'eldorado' about the gold rush
Bayard Rustin was some civil rights dude

it's not popular for sure. But that's why I am after objective opinions!

mum2robbie Thu 21-Aug-08 15:58:13

bayard - bastard... do you REALLY think so?!

it's pronounced bay-erd

EffiePerine Thu 21-Aug-08 15:58:30

weel you will get a lot of people going 'What?'

so depends if that worries you

if you have a good reason for using it then go ahead

LynetteScavo Thu 21-Aug-08 15:58:36

Agree with Fabio.

I like Bay though.

beattiepotter Thu 21-Aug-08 15:58:49

As in Bayard the Magical Bay horse?
It is a horse's name.

nailpolish Thu 21-Aug-08 15:59:12

its too strange imo

and not very likable

nailpolish Thu 21-Aug-08 15:59:37

i would spell it Baird if i hadnt seen it written down

onceinalifetime Thu 21-Aug-08 16:00:07

Like Bay, but not Bayard.

mum2robbie Thu 21-Aug-08 16:00:52

yes yes also the magical bay horse

I have a son with an unusual name (not robbie I am 'hiding') and I really like the uniqueness of it.

I am looking for something v old fashioned but that can be modern, ie, the 'bay' bit of bayard.

I am grateful for all opinions, good or bad!

mrsfossil Thu 21-Aug-08 17:21:20

My ds has a bit of an unusual name i do like names that are a bit different but i'm with captian the first time i saw bayard i thought it looked like bastard.

Califrau Thu 21-Aug-08 17:22:12

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Califrau Thu 21-Aug-08 17:22:22

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TheFallenMadonna Thu 21-Aug-08 17:22:39

I think it's Trying Too Hard...

moondog Thu 21-Aug-08 17:23:54

Bloody awgful.

Pinkjenny Thu 21-Aug-08 17:24:03

Bay - isn't that what Kirstie Allsopp's little boy is called. Bayerd - never heard of it.

MaryAnnSingleton Thu 21-Aug-08 17:24:23

No ! but Bay is nice.

MaryAnnSingleton Thu 21-Aug-08 17:25:17

there's a journalist/writer isn't there, called Bay Garnett, a woman..or maybe she's an interior designer - I forget, but she's female.

wheresthehamster Thu 21-Aug-08 17:25:21

He will have a lifetime of 'Sorry?' and having to spell it....

SoupDragon Thu 21-Aug-08 17:26:25

It will be pronounced Bay-ard all his life and he'll spend the whole time going "No, Bay-erd" Not that this is a problem per se but it is a PITA.

Even apart from that, I don't like the name much anyway. Sorry!

pagwatch Thu 21-Aug-08 17:28:41

isn't baird a shaggy breed of dog.

it is really really bay-aad

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