How do you pronounce Calder?And mn help PLEASE!

I’ve been pronouncing it Call-der but I’ve seen here and there how you can use the nickname [name]Cal[/name],so am I pronouncing it wrong??

Also,I’d like to use a Biblical name as middle name but it doesn’t have to be.Possibilities so far are

[name]Calder[/name] [name]Ezra[/name]
[name]Calder[/name] [name]Uriah[/name]
[name]Calder[/name] [name]Ephraim[/name]


Help this newbie!Running out of time!

I know a [name]Calder[/name] and everyone pronounces his name like you do, Call-der. I am not very good with suggestions but I really like [name]Calder[/name] [name]Ephraim[/name] because they both have the same feel if that makes any sense.

I would pronounce it [name]COLL[/name]-der. I like [name]Calder[/name] [name]Ezra[/name].

I pronounce it KAHL-der, which is how you would get the nickname!

It’s coll-der… Not Kahl - der… I don’t like it…

It’s defiantly Call-der, I know several people with this surname.

I’d pronounce it call-der, first syllable rhyming with ball, but I can understand how it could be said as cal-der, rhyming with pal, giving nn [name]Cal[/name].

I like [name]Calder[/name] [name]Ezra[/name] best of your combos.

Looks like I’m in the minority- I’d say [name]CAL[/name]-der. I think the pronunciation just varies with your accent.

I like [name]Calder[/name] [name]Ezra[/name] the most from your list, but the 2-2 syllable flow isn’t quite right with these two. [name]How[/name] about:

[name]Calder[/name] [name]Joseph[/name]
[name]Calder[/name] [name]Benjamin[/name]
[name]Calder[/name] [name]Isaac[/name]
[name]Calder[/name] [name]Daniel[/name]


It’s pronounced “call-der” and I think you can still have the nn [name]Cal[/name] (rhymes with pal).

[name]Calder[/name] [name]Sebastian[/name]
[name]Calder[/name] [name]Bartholomew[/name]
[name]Calder[/name] [name]Thaddeus[/name]
[name]Calder[/name] [name]Augustus[/name]
[name]Calder[/name] [name]Julian[/name]
[name]Calder[/name] [name]Dominic[/name]
[name]Calder[/name] [name]Barnaby[/name]
[name]Calder[/name] [name]Theodore[/name]
[name]Calder[/name] [name]Joseph[/name]
[name]Calder[/name] [name]Timothy[/name]

Well,I’m getting responses that rhyme with pal and that rhyme with ball…Call-der comes more naturally to me so I guess we’ll go with that!

I love [name]Calder[/name]! I believe it is CALL-der, that’s how [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Calder[/name] pronounces it. I think you could still use [name]Cal[/name] as a nn, though–it’s right in there, and people use [name]Cal[/name] as a nn for [name]Caleb[/name] (which makes even less sense, imo), and [name]Evie[/name] (EEvee) for [name]Evelyn[/name] (EVuhlin), so I don’t see why not. :slight_smile:

My son is named [name]Calder[/name] and we pronounce it Call-der. Some other people mispronounce it and call him Colder, which I don’t really get, but they struggle (shrug). [name]Even[/name] though we don’t use the nickname [name]Cal[/name] (like pal), I think you totally could. We joke when he’s a teenager we’ll call him Der (like Duuhr). Congrats! No suggestions on middle name, except that you might want to choose an easy one because people find [name]Calder[/name] challenging. I love [name]Ephraim[/name], but it would be unusual too…