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I would definitely NOT use this name now with its connection to "gay". (You know what I mean.)
-- mariej2  10/2/2005
I agree whole-heartedly, who would name their kid Gaylord? My goodness, what a tormented life he would have!
-- Sneasel  10/12/2005
Gaylord Focker is Ben Stiller's character in the films Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers. He goes by Greg, but his name is revealed at the end of the first film.
-- Anonymous User  1/7/2006
Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat politician from Wisconsin, founded Earth Day, which was first celebrated in 1970. He was an active voice for the environment throughout his life and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995. Nelson died in 2005 at age 89.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  6/18/2006
Gaylord is a dreadful name, especially with the surname Focker.
-- Anonymous User  9/4/2006
This used to be an insult at my primary school! I had no idea it was a name!
-- Hero  9/30/2006
Do not name your child this! He will be forever teased and mocked, please don't, have some sanity.
-- Anonymous User  10/23/2006
You cannot be serious, Gaylord. Please do NOT name your poor child this. Bad taste.
-- bellaboo  11/2/2006
I think it sounds quite nice, but I could never call my kid this due to the ignorance of people today.
-- Surreal  12/23/2006
This name is totally frightening.
-- Taydbug112  7/13/2007
Jeez Loeez. Whoever named their kid this should be arrested.
-- Anonymous User  10/4/2007
I would gladly name my child this if it weren't for the fact that he would be mocked constantly throughout his life. Hey, though, if you're a mother and are planning to pull a "40-Year-Old Virgin" type stunt, go ahead. Name your son "Gaylord."
-- maxwelledison  12/3/2007
If gay had not become a slang term I think this would be a great name. My father's boss is named Gaylord but he goes by Gayn (his middle initial is N).
-- pandasayscynical  12/26/2007
Sounds like the lord of gayness!
-- jasmineenimsaj  1/15/2008
Gaylord Ravenal is one of the main characters in the musical "Show Boat" (based on the novel of the same name; filmed multiple times, most notably in 1951 with Howard Keel in the role of Ravenal). It dates back to a time long before the word "gay" was used to mean "homosexual" - something which only became common in the second half of the 20th century.
-- Tytan  3/10/2008
This name is an insult nowadays, like 'gay' is, because people are immature and afraid of and averse to ''the other''. However, the name would sound pompous and ridiculous even if it wasn't. Let's face it: anyone would laugh at this name.
-- slight night shiver  5/25/2008
I hate this name. Someone named Gaylord is bound to get teased.
-- bananarama  8/2/2008
Whenever I think of this name, I think of the lord of gay people. Gay is bad enough. Gaylord is worse. If you are going to name your child this, you might as well move out of the States where they don't associate gay as homosexual.
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2008
I think it is a shame that this name cannot be used normally anymore. Anybody who reads classic books will encounter the word "gay" quite frequently and think nothing of it. But people with less experience in literature would snigger and show it to their friends and snigger some more.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2008
I would never name my kid this because of the word "Gay" in it but I think it sounds kind of cool.
-- number1212  9/12/2008
NOTHING WRONG WITH HOMOSEXUALITY!, but you must be insane to name your child this.
Today it has become an offensive thing to call someone, and will instantly be associated with homosexuality. "Hey, Gaylord, are you gay?"
-- emmiix3  1/23/2009
I do agree, being gay is not the problem, it's what if you're not gay and you get the constant harassment. Heck, even if you were gay and named Gaylord, I'm sure the harassment would be annoying. Yeah, this is one of those names you really can use anymore.
-- Gothiclovesick  5/13/2009
Lord of happiness? Heh, I actually like that.

Yes, there is nothing wrong with homosexuality, but naming your child this won't work out. There are better names out there that have "happy" meanings in them! =D
-- CanadianChibi  5/22/2009
Oh, haha. Seriously, any child with this name will not survive elementary school. Endless teasing and homosexual associations. I mean, fifth-graders can't read this on a worksheet without giggling. Imagine a real child named Gaylord!
-- Likeyeahwhatev  5/24/2009
I support gay rights. There is nothing wrong with homosexuality. But people today are such bigots; this is the insult that frat boys/girls use because they feel like expressing their immaturity. Besides the association, this is like naming your son "Happylord". What if he's sad? This would still be pompous.
-- Kerules  7/6/2009
I have a strong like of this name all of a sudden, for no reason whatsoever. Of course, in these days, I'd never use it. It reminds me of a kid raised in a hippie family with a sweet and shy nature. Maybe as a middle name for Rainbow! =D
(I'm kidding, really.)
-- Riddy Rose  8/12/2009
Lord of Homosexuality, what a wonderful meaning! Really, people, choose another name!
-- Black_X  5/10/2010
Sounds just wrong. Not the Gay part, just together of Gay... LORD. Weirdest name to me. It's like a real version of one of those prank call names.
-- goodolenoname  7/7/2011
The impression you get from this name has been altered by the association of the word "gay" with homosexuality, but even disregarding that it just sounds... odd. It's not the vowel sounds, because the similar-sounding name Taylor sounds just fine. I think the "lord" part makes it seem haughty or pompous.

If you're looking for a French-influenced name with a similar meaning, I think Grant is a good alternative.
-- Cade  3/9/2012
Sweet Jesus... this is a name?!
-- Natasha911  3/23/2012
I still am baffled that this is actually a name :S!
-- Marisa500  3/29/2012
I actually think it's a wonderful /sounding/ name. I have mixed feelings about it as a name outside of the obvious connotation of "gay" these days. (Even "lord" I'm not too keen on, even though it's not meant to mean "lord")

Regardless, it's a shame how modern slang has mangled it. I don't know if it'd ever be usable again, at least for a long time.
-- Dreghen  6/21/2012
Wtf? Um.. not a good name at all.
-- Anonymous User  7/6/2012
The name Gaylord sounds terrible to me, because Gay has a harsh G to me, and I would never use Lord in a name.
-- Anonymous User  10/1/2012
Maybe once the gay rights movement has sufficiently eradicated the negative connotations around the word "gay," this name will make a much needed comeback, because in my opinion it isn't completely horrible phonetically. I would certaintly like to change my name to Gaylord if I were running from the law one day and needed an alias.
-- WanderingBrain  11/2/2012
Don't name your kid this unless you want them to be the victim of homophobic teasing.
-- Buneary  2/25/2013
It's funny, but I've seen that name used often for street names. I suppose back in the Medieval times it was an accepted name, especially since the word 'gay' meant merry or happy before the modern connotation came into effect.
-- Anonymous User  12/1/2013
I actually like this name even though the slang ruined it. I still like it.
-- Anonymous User  12/15/2013
Such an ugly name and sounds kinda weird. "GAY"-LORD, sounds like you're calling the Lord gay.
-- Cassidy_  3/5/2014
Odd name.
-- Anonymous User  3/5/2014
Please don't ever name your child Gaylord! My parents named me, Gaylord Maximilian Schatz. My childhood was a nightmare. Then when I started going by Max, to alleviate my shame, I became Maxi-Pad. Then I learn that Schatz, means lover in German. My name is Gaylord Maxi-Pad Lover. Oh Dear God, please! Don't name your child Gaylord! Don't let the curse continue!
-- MaxGSchatz  7/9/2014
This name is horrendous. It's pretty cruel to name a kid this when it offers: teasing, bullying, homophobic insults and giggles & smirks whenever people hear it!
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2014
Oh dear god; I don't even know where to begin with this!
Absolutely no one in their right mind would ever name their child this. The child would have to change their name. That's a guarantee. Even as a surname it's bad enough.
Naming a child this as his first or middle is just shoving gay rights and gay propaganda down the poor kids throat and setting him up for a life of hell.
I get that there are gay people but giving it as a name is going way too far.
Even full adults would cringe and make fun of this name. Awful doesn't even begin to cover this name

This name should be banned! Sorry, but gay doesn't really mean happy anymore...
That ship sailed and sunk.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2014
I adore this name. And the name Gay, as well. But it'll have to stay on my Guilty Pleasure names... Sadly.
-- igoesrawrOMG  10/5/2014
This would have been okay in the past, but right now DO NOT USE IT!
Other spelling: Gaillord is much better or Gillord, Gallord.
But they look fancier as surnames.
-- noodlesandrice  12/8/2014
LOL, this is a pretty hilarious name now, isn't it? I mean, even before "gay" took on the additional meaning of "homosexual," it does look a bit silly. If pronounced "Gale-ord," though, you don't notice as much.
-- IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  6/6/2015
I believe that Gaylord is a pretty old name. I haven't researched what it means though. "The Lord of Happiness", good chappy? If I remember correctly, there is also a town in America called Gaylord. It would be most unfortunate to be called Gaylord from Gaylord. There's also an American football team in Gaylord, and apparently things don't go down so well when they play against neighbouring towns at home.

It's even more unfortunate than a guy at my old university who was called Max Dicks...
There was also a man at my dad's workplace called Phil Mycock. What in the world were some parents thinking? *facepalm*
-- Sergeant Grammar  8/27/2015
Gaylord is a town in Minnesota.
-- Anonymous User  2/12/2016
Gaylord was used in France from the start of the 80s, when it spiked in popularity, until about the mid-90s. Now the name's pretty much extinct here for pretty obvious reasons. You can still find guys in their late 20s/early 30s with the name here.
-- Acajou  4/23/2017

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