(Closed) Baden vs. Bayden

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I prefer Baden and would have pronounced it like you intended.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I pronounced it in my head with a long a.  I would go with Bayden so that there’s no questioning.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Bayden would make me pronounce it correctly. Similar to existing names like Hayden. Adding the y makes it clear it’s a long A sound.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

@MrsCofer:  Baden. If it were supposed to be a short A (as in “apple”), Baden would have two Ds. For example, “sloped” has a long O and “slopped” has a short O.

I like the look of Baden over Bayden. The Y makes it seem a little more feminine.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I thought Baden would be pronounced “bah-dun” like the city Baden-Baden in Germany.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The Y makes it look feminine and makes me think Bay would become a nickname.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I like Baden better, but would have pronounced it like your family until I really looked at it. I say do it that way, it’s not that far out there

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would go with Bayden. I think most people looking at that would see essentially BAY – DEN, which is exactly how you want it to be. If you do Baden, then people’s minds would turn into BAD – EN, which becomes BAD-DEN, and that’s not how you want it to look. Does that make sense?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

As someone who has this issue with my own name (I have a first name that has a long vowel sound that people constantly pronounce as a short vowel sound despite the fact that there is not a double consontant!!) I would say go with the y.  It is super annoying to me to have to correct people daily. Bayden is more clear. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you don’t want people to mispronounce it, go with Bayden.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Go with the y. I thought it was bad-den. Bayden gets the correct sound across to me.

 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Bayden … I’m sure I’m the only one .. but in Germany there is a place called Baden Baden … it’s pronounced BODen BODen …

I like the nic for this tho Bay?  cute

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

This wasn’t an option, but I would choose a different name. I think there are better options. Just my opinion. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

“Baden” is too much like the city Baden-Baden, as a PP said.

Plus, would you really want to give a child a name that starts with “bad”? (Even if you pronounce it differently?) You are setting him up for all *kinds* of teasing with that one. “Bayden” isn’t going to be quite such an easy target.

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