Poll: Saylor/Sailor

See the results of this poll: Saylor or Sailor?

Respondents: 71 (This poll is closed)

  • Saylor : 21 (30%)
  • Sailor: 50 (70%)

Honestly, [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] is a made up name. I mean, it’s kind of cute now, but I think this name is very trendy and is not going to age well. [name_m]Just[/name_m] my opinion though.

Thanks for your input. I guess I don’t see how it’s any more of a made up name than [name_u]Piper[/name_u] or [name_u]Harper[/name_u] or just really any surname name…?

Is it trendy? My husband just stumbled on it and we like it, but I’ve never met or heard of anyone with this name.

“I really don’t like made up names, or names with the letter “y” put in them just to make them more feminine”

I’m so sorry, But your description is definitely what [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] looks like to me. I really like [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] and dislike [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] for the reasons you listed. I don’t find [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] to be masculine, but either name sounds like someone who sails (Which makes me love it more!)

If you’re going to use an occupational name, I’d say spell it the correct way. [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] just looks uneducated and unnecessarily complicated. Everyone knows how to spell [name_u]Sailor[/name_u], so why cause spelling issues when it’s already an established word?

As for middles, do you have any preferences when it comes to style? Here are some I thought of off of the top of my head: [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Marie[/name_f], [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Alice[/name_f], [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u], [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Violet[/name_f], and [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Olivia[/name_f].

Honestly I’m not a fan of either of these,but I’m not important. I do think [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] is definitely preferable to [name_u]Saylor[/name_u]. I think if you dislike the connotation of the profession, the spelling isn’t going to avoid it, and it seems unnecessary to complicate a name.

I like both spellings but I think [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] looks visually better than [name_u]Saylor[/name_u].

Middle name suggestions:

[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Adele[/name_f]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Annette[/name_f]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Elaine[/name_f]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Elise[/name_f]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_u]Grey[/name_u]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Louise[/name_f]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Moon[/name_f]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Odette[/name_f]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_u]Quinn[/name_u]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_u]Rain[/name_u]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_u]Wren[/name_u]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Yvaine[/name_f]

I personally prefer [name_u]Sailor[/name_u]. I have had a crush on [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] for years. It is also special to us. I personally do not think I would use it as a first name but would love to meet one.

As to being trendy. I think that word is thrown around on this forum quite often. I am not even sure what rules they are following related to using the word.

Honestly, I wouldn’t name a girl [name_u]Sailor[/name_u], but I’m thinking [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] is the better spelling. It’s like a [name_u]Taylor[/name_u] alternative to me, so it seems more like a name, and less like a person you find on a boat.

Though, it seems like the spelling [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] is everything you dislike in a name, so I’m not sure it’s for you. You may change your mind.

Have you considered [name_u]Taylor[/name_u]?

I prefer [name_u]Sailor[/name_u]. I’m really crushing on [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] right now. Actually, I didn’t really like it before, now think it’s adorable:) Funny how that works.

I prefer [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] actually. Everyone saying it’s made up is incorrect, it’s a surname meaning “dancer”, in reality. and it was my great grandfather’s middle name. Definitely not just a unique spelling of [name_u]Sailor[/name_u].

When it comes to [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] vs. [name_u]Sailor[/name_u], I think it really depends which image you’re going for. [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] is more of a name while [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] is more of an occupation. I like both though.

I prefer [name_u]Sailor[/name_u], simply because everyone already knows how to spell it. It sounds like [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] is everything you’re wanting to avoid in a name, as well (though larkub101 brings up a good point in its favor!).

My immediate preference was strongly for [name_u]Sailor[/name_u], but now I could see it going either way. With [name_u]Saylor[/name_u], you’ll end up saying “like [name_u]Taylor[/name_u] with an S” a lot. And [name_u]Taylor[/name_u] feels dated to me, so that automatically makes [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] seem less fresh than it could be. This is maybe unfair, but if I met a little [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] I would assume her parents were hipsters and more urban. If I met a little [name_u]Saylor[/name_u], I would assume her parents were more country music/open skies people.

HA! we are neither hipsters nor country music people at all! If anything we are more outdoorsy, camping, climbing, backpacking types. I like all these responses though. It seems to be a very polarizing name!

I would never feel like I needed to say “[name_u]Taylor[/name_u] with an S”. And to me the “[name_u]Saylor[/name_u]” spelling is NOT at all a made up name, or made up spelling. It’s the last name of a good friend of ours, and totally a name in its own right. Plus I like it that I also have a [name_f]Brynn[/name_f] and a [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] as older sisters, both with “y’s” in their name.

But it is really interesting to get all this feedback! I would hate it if it seemed like we were uneducated, ha!, or like just don’t know how to spell [name_u]Sailor[/name_u], or trying to make up our own spelling for it. Before coming to NB, I had only seen it as [name_u]Saylor[/name_u]! Keep the input coming. Seems like in general, most of you hate it anyway so that’s good to know!

Wow, some harshly stated opinions. I think you might be right that [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] might be more name-y since it looks like [name_u]Taylor[/name_u], instead of the word sailor. visually I’m torn, but I’ll give [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] a vote for that reason.

[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_u]Vivian[/name_u]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]

Agree with the above. Either spelling works and it’s a great name regardless. [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] was high on my sister’s list for both of her children. A good friend has a [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] [name_u]Brooke[/name_u].

I voted for [name_u]Sailor[/name_u]. [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] fits in with the occupation names like [name_u]Parker[/name_u], hunter, [name_u]Harper[/name_u], and archer. [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] looks lik [name_u]Taylor[/name_u] with an S, and while it may look more like a “name”, it looks made up. [name_u]Saylor[/name_u] is neither a name with history or an occupation that can be made into a name such as [name_u]Sailor[/name_u]. And [name_f]Brynn[/name_f] [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] and [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] is super cute (coming from a [name_f]Brynn[/name_f] here).

[name_u]Saylor[/name_u] is a name with a history! It means “dancer” and is an old English surname….

[name_u]Saylor[/name_u] [name_u]Brooke[/name_u] is pretty. :slight_smile:

Look, [name_u]Saylor[/name_u]/[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] may not be my cup of tea, but I don’t see why a name has to have a “history” or not look/be “made-up” to be legit. All names had to be made at some point, right?

I’ve only been on this site a short amount of time, but this is an opinion I’ve seen a lot of and it doesn’t make any sense to me.

Everyone sees things differently. Many people here think that she should keep it as the original word, but others (including the OP, the one having the baby) think it may look better as [name_u]Saylor[/name_u], giving it a separate identity than someone’s occupation and turning it in to more of a name.