Post # 1
Soooo- my hubby and I finally agree on a baby name.. Baden/Bayden pronounced like Aden or Caden but with a B… but for some reason when we texted our families the name Baden they all though it was Bad-den, so I was thinking maybe we’d add a Y to ensure correct pronunciation. Do you think this is necessary… which spelling do you Bees like better?
Post # 3
I prefer Baden and would have pronounced it like you intended.
Post # 4
I pronounced it in my head with a long a. I would go with Bayden so that there’s no questioning.
Post # 5
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
@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
I thought Baden would be pronounced “bah-dun” like the city Baden-Baden in Germany.
Post # 8
The Y makes it look feminine and makes me think Bay would become a nickname.
Post # 9
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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
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
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
If you don’t want people to mispronounce it, go with Bayden.
Post # 13
Go with the y. I thought it was bad-den. Bayden gets the correct sound across to me.
Post # 14
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
This wasn’t an option, but I would choose a different name. I think there are better options. Just my opinion.
Post # 16
“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.