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Kate Hudson and her ex-husband Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes have a son called Rider, named after a Black Crowes song.
-- khaotickharma  11/1/2006
I'm so excited that this was finally added to the site! I've loved this name for a while now, and I also like the spelling Rider, which I have also seen. I hate when I see this used on girls though; it is so very masculine. Great name for a boy.
-- Pheadirean  12/28/2006
*gag* This is a ridiculous trend name. I can't stand it.
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2007
I would worry of the teasing potential of "ride her" with this name. That and Ryder Trucking Co. always comes to mind.
-- Kitten  1/16/2007
Cool name for a kid but not for an older person.
-- lacey24  1/17/2007
WOW! Possibly the worst name ever!
-- stuckonstupid  10/3/2007
This name sounds like the name of the coolest and most attractive guy in some 1980s or 1990s high school movie. It also sounds like the name of a guy like that in real life, but now that it's become so popular, it won't have any edge to it when toddlers of today named Ryder are in their teens. The name still has that youth, energy, and spunk to it, but I think it might be a little too youthful, and a little too cool, and more like the name of a middle-aged guy who was once very attractive and fun-loving, popular with women and all, but has REALLY let himself go and has some sort of crappy job as a result of having dropped out of high school in pursuit of a career in showbiz, without success. It doesn't sound like a very serious or mature name, but cool for young and attractive guys.
-- slight night shiver  5/5/2008
This name is trying too hard. It's as if it's saying "I'm cool. Really, I am. See, my name has a y and invokes images of warriors and cowboys."
-- gio2475  6/26/2008
I know... I LOVE IT. XD.
-- LittleSamGirl  8/19/2011
I love this name, but I'm not sure if I would actually name a child this. It sounds good for maybe a character in a fantasy book, but not an actual child's name. Maybe for a middle name though?
-- Anonymous User  11/27/2008
Although spelled differently, Rider Strong is an actor who is probably most famous for his role in the US television series "Boy Meets World". His character was Shawn Hunter who was the best friend of Cory Matthews played by Ben Savage. The show ran from 1993-2000 on ABC.

Rider has been in various other television shows for only one episode here and there. He has also been in movies.
-- reznorsgrrl  12/3/2008
Red Ryder was a famous fictional cowboy in the 40s. Red Ryder BB guns are an offshoot of his popularity and is the present Raphie Parker desperately wants in the (1983) film _A Christmas Story_" (The one with the leg lamp.) It's also a truck rental company.

You'd have to shoot me with a BB gun several times for me to name my child this.
-- faye  1/24/2009
This name is ridiculous, hideous, and the kid bearing it is going to get a lot of nasty jokes.
-- bananarama  1/27/2010
John Ryder, the psychotic serial killer from the classic thriller "The Hitcher", played by Rutger Hauer.
-- dramaelf  2/3/2010
Ryder? Seriously? "U-Haul" would be a better name for a child.
-- kazoopilot  2/9/2010
I have seen this name used for girls, too. There's a girl named Ryder on Syfy Channel's "Destination Truth". She is a pretty blonde. She has been teased on the show because Ryder is a truck company. I think it's a cute name, though. I like it for a girl, not a boy.
-- Anonymous User  6/16/2010
No, no, no. I'm not even going to say how inappropriate I think this name sounds.
-- Chrila96  12/22/2010
I can't believe I like such a trendy name, but darn it, Ryder is a simply divine name.
I don't like it on girls, despite the immediate thoughts of Winona Ryder.
This is just a really edgy name, and I hardly ever hear it, although I'd probably use it as a middle name.
-- DaphneSusan  1/1/2011
Sir H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925), author of popular adventure novels such as "King Solomon's Mines".

His name was the inspiration for the old joke about a book called "How to Keep a Woman Happy" by Rider Haggard.

That is now all I can think of when I hear the name Ryder.
-- keepitreal  1/16/2011
You trendy moms are going to regret naming your kid Ryder if he turns out to be a wimpy nerd.
-- mrose19  7/10/2011
My favorite actor Rider Strong made me love this name! It sounds so masculine and cool.
-- EqualityandLoveRall  5/19/2014
This name is simply amazing. I have zero regrets naming my son Ryder. We get compliments on it often. For people who say it sounds dirty, well your mind is dirty and you were probably that kid in class that never grew up.
-- Rydersmomma  9/5/2014
Does not age well, sounds like a hick name and sexual "ride her." What's the appeal?
-- LV51sfan91  4/11/2015
This name is just terrible and I will list the reasons why

It is a word with the tacky Y spelling (Rider).
It sounds like "Ride her" as others have pointed out.
Imagine if a gay guy were named this? Ride-her? That would be awkward and embarrassing.
Male classmates will never stop with the "ride-her" jokes.
The name just doesn't work for males who are more pasty & whimpy for example. Only a heterosexual, masculine, tough & perhaps jerk of a guy would be able to pull off this name.
-- Anonymous User  3/6/2016
I named my son Ryder and I simply do not care what anyone thinks of the name. I like the name Ryder and I named him Ryder because of the meaning of the name which is knight and he will forever be my knight in shining armour.
-- Anonymous User  6/2/2016
The name Ryder was unfortunately given to 133 girls born in the US in 2015.
-- HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
Naming my child was not the be all end all of my life. I had no input on names from the father, leaving the decision entirely up to me. I requested, received many suggestions etc. from friends and family, books, websites... I haven't had names picked out since I was a teenager. As I began, learning the many rules and dynamics of choosing the perfect name for a child, I could see how one could go into a tailspin. It bothered, and shocked my family and friends that my son didn't have a name, for five days after he was born. My son was in the NICU after birth and I just wanted some alone time with him before I chose a name.
I remembered, a few days after my child was born, liking the name Ryder, and the actor, (I don't know, and/or care if he spelled his name with an I or Y), Ryder Strong when I was in my youth. The name, Strong, seemed to flow a little, as the name Stern. After reading the above comments I am so happy that I chose the name RYDER. It is hilarious that people seriously care if the name is spelled with a Y.
Also, the comments about people making Ride her references are literally idiotic! It will probably be your immature children who will make these idiotic jokes. Also, the anonymous comment about a gay man, feeling weird or embarrassed because another person makes a RIDE HER reference? Seriously?
-- Lizzie Stern  9/4/2016
I'd just like to say that my last name is Ryder and I have always been proud of that. My family is full of strong, intelligent and successful people. As some have mentioned, I have come across ignorant and immature people while I was in school who would make the comment "ride her" about my name. It never upset or embarrassed me, just annoyed me that so many people are ignorant and clearly showed their lack of intelligence and/or class. As far as the ratings go, I find it interesting that so many people view it as a modern or "new" name. Ryder is English and has been around for hundreds of years. The meaning of it means "warrior or messenger" I noticed some rated it as comical instead of serious and I disagree. I've always thought of it as a serious name. As I mentioned, I love my name and have always been proud to call myself a Ryder. My fiancé even wants to take my last name instead of me taking his when we get married. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but to say things like it's the worst name ever or it's gay kind of bothers me because I am aware of its origin and it's a part of me as well as my family. It represents our roots and there is no negativity or embarrassment attached to it.
-- RyderandProud82  9/10/2016

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