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It sounds extremely old fashioned, and it has bald in it.
kayisforkeen  8/15/2018
Like what kayisforkeen said, it has bald in it.
Curious me  9/2/2018
It is very disappointing and saddening to see the many ignorant, irreverent, spoiled brats of my generation denigrating great names, such as this one.
― Anonymous User  7/3/2016
Better as a memorable surname than a modern given name. I can't picture a little boy named Baldwin.

I like the Medieval English diminutive Bodkin, which happens to be my grandmother's maiden name.
Tiger Lilly  7/18/2013
Baldwin was the son of King Stephen of England and his wife Matilda.
CarolinW  6/8/2012
This name is like every old man who's every hobbled through the park times ten, maybe eleven. To be honest, it's an old-fashioned name, and stuffier than the inside of a plastic bag. But that doesn't stop it from being charming. Call the kid "Bald Eagle", "Naked Mole Rat", whatever. Its lack of popularity doesn't stifle its almost nerdy appeal. Baldwin is kind of homely. But you can't deny that it's kind of cool, like mom's abominable apple pie, except it's just ugly instead of boasting coleslaw as an ingredient. I actually like it.
Wilted  2/16/2010
This is a Polish variant, too.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2009
Five kings of Jerusalem bore this name. The first Baldwin was also the first king of Jerusalem during the first Crusade. Baldwin II was the third king, and Baldwin III was the uncle of Baldwin IV, the Leper King who ruled Jerusalem from 1174 to 1185. Baldwin V, a child, succeeded him, but he died shortly before Jerusalem fell.
menno_girl  9/20/2008
All I can think of is the Baldwin brothers, all of who are actors, as far as I know. One of them, I think it was Billy, is a born again Christian and an utter wacko. So I've read, and that makes me dislike the name, as well as the fact that I've read that Alec has been quite an abusive husband. Besides, this is a horrible first name anyway!
slight night shiver  5/15/2008
John Baldwin is a rather famous bearer of this name. He played bass, as well as a few other instruments on occasion, for a rather famous 70's band called Led Zeppelin. He is better known by his stage name of John Paul Jones.
Pippin  4/17/2008

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