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The original name of Balder in Norse Mythology was Baldr. Also, the name is derived from Old Norse "baldr" (lord, prince) - think of Anglo-Saxon "bealdor"). It is related to Old Norse #ballr# "bold, brave" (see Baldric).
-- Lucille  8/21/2007
In English it sounds like "more bald".
-- lady murasaki  9/7/2007
Pronounced Bahl-dehr.
-- Anonymous User  11/29/2007
Pronounced BAHL-der.
-- Anonymous User  5/2/2008
This name really struck me when I first heard it. Always loved it - but I like the spelling "Baldur" much better.
-- TheCheshireKat  12/3/2008
This name is also used in The Netherlands, even though it is rather uncommon.
-- Lucille  6/9/2010
To native English-speaking people, it may seem like "more bald", but that's not at all how it's pronounced.
The "a" is a sound that I have not yet found in the English language, and the closest I can come to an explanation (if you have seen Avatar), is the "a" in "Na'vi".
That form of "light a" (instead of the "darker a" of "bald"), and then, BALD-er.
-- Zanizaila  1/12/2012

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