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What do you think about the name Alden?
It's been in the top 1000 since 1880 (never dropped out), but has never risen above like #400, so it's been around forever but has never been common. It means "old friend" which is a nice meaning. I like the sound of it pretty well, though I am kinda worried about how similar in sound it is to Aiden. I just discovered it recently and am reflecting on whether or not to put it on the list of back-up possibilities. What are your thoughts on it?
Edit - I deleted my post. I'm on my phone and thought the question was about Aiden.
Alden's nice in print, but I don't care for it aloud.
It's a really nice, underused and interesting name.
The only thing that would worry me is what you mentioned -- that it would be confused with Aidan or Alton.
I like it and the meaning, but I do think you'd have confusion with Aiden.
It's funny, I think there have been a few posts on Alden in the last couple of weeks here, which is kind of neat.
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