View Poll Results: Pronunciation of Bayard

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  • BAY-yard

    21 87.50%
  • BYE-yard

    1 4.17%
  • another way

    2 8.33%
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Thread: "Hound" names

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010

    "Hound" names

    Not names for hounds: names that remind you of hounds, wolves, dogs baying at a hunt. It's pretty rare that I'll use imagery and not just a color to describe a name, but there are a few names I love because they remind me of the sound of a pack of hounds baying, all for boys.

    Howell - pronounced HOW-uhl, only slightly different than the actual word Howl (two syll's instead of one)
    Ulric - "wolf power", a diminutive of Wulfric
    Wolfram - obviously
    Wolfgang - also obviously
    Bayard - I pronounce this BAY-yard and love it with NN Bay, but the NB pronunciation is listed as BYE-yard... what would be your first instinct? (Poll at top)

    WDYT? Any names that you would add to a "hound-y" name list?
    baby BOY arriving november 2015

    currently considering:
    Martin, Shepherd, Edmond, Teagan, Winston, Absalom
    a girl would have been named:
    Beatrix Judith

    avatar by *moogley-mog

  2. #3
    Join Date
    May 2013
    I pronounce it "Bay-erd"

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Northeastern USA
    Bayard = I pronounce it as bay - urd -same as collmc523

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    My instinct says Bayard, especially since it's of English origin.

    As for hound imagery, I have to toss in my top boy name: Lowell. I'm a lifelong dog lover, so I adore the meaning as well as the howl-like sound the name creates when it falls off my tongue.

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    I also thought it was BAY-yard.

    I'm so happy to see Wolfram on someone's list! You might also like Valko, Conri, and Zev. Great list!
    Mommy to one Snug.

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