Opinions on Theodore / Theo please!

(31 Posts)
teacher1984 Mon 30-Nov-15 22:15:50

Would love to hear some opinions on the name Theodore / Theo smile

Tirfarthoin Mon 30-Nov-15 22:18:31

Personally I don't like it but it seems to be very popular on this board arm.

celtictoast Mon 30-Nov-15 22:22:23

I like it smile

ChippyOik Mon 30-Nov-15 22:22:59

boring. Call him Bruce

JennaLouiseO Mon 30-Nov-15 22:25:21

I like it! Was on my list, but DH didn't like it and I couldn't picture my child with the name, but I do really like it! Especially, Theo smile

ExasperatedAlmostAlways Mon 30-Nov-15 22:26:22

I don't like Theodore, but my ten week nephews called theo and I love it for him. He really suits it.

Sophronia Tue 01-Dec-15 00:11:56

Very popular at the moment, I'm not keen.

VocationalGoat Tue 01-Dec-15 00:23:09

My favourite name because it's my teen son's. It was unpopular when I named him. Don't know if I'd go there now as there's a Theo on every block which wasn't the case nearly 14 years ago. Beautiful meaning and name. Still one if my favourites. It was an old man's name years ago. grin

hobitty Tue 01-Dec-15 08:40:18

So overused, it has become a little boring. May also start to sound dated soon.

Hormonal1 Tue 01-Dec-15 08:45:14

Love it but overused at the moment, seems very popular.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 01-Dec-15 11:45:57

Okay but getting tedious, now. Not the worse boys name and not the best. Just pretty average really

IoraRua Tue 01-Dec-15 11:53:05

Bleh. It's an ok name but nothing particularly grabbing my attention about it.

teacher1984 Tue 01-Dec-15 13:06:54

Ok... So if Theo is my husbands favourite name what else can I suggest to him that he might like?

Thatsnotmybabyname Tue 01-Dec-15 14:05:11

As other's have said, incredibly popular at the moment, I know so many! It is still a nice name though with good nicknames.

Other alternatives - Sebastian? Felix?

alltouchedout Tue 01-Dec-15 14:08:21

I like it, I only know one Theo (aged 7).

teacher1984 Tue 01-Dec-15 18:55:51

I'm actually not too bothered about popularity. So difficult to choose a name!

mumsnit Wed 02-Dec-15 18:31:28

I really love it but v v popular. He may have to get used to being Theo + surname at nursery/school if there are several in the class but if that's not a concern for you then go for it!!

toffeeboffin Wed 02-Dec-15 19:02:33

Nephew is a Theo.

I like it but wouldn't pick it.

MumOfGorgeousness Wed 02-Dec-15 19:08:29

One of my top boys names smile

ThePug Wed 02-Dec-15 21:43:47

This (and Hugo) would have been on my boy's list but have gone off them now due to the huge popularity. I live in a city where there are bound to be squillions of them in every class. My current frontrunner for DS1 due in Feb (my only name on the list in fact) is Ralph.

lljkk Wed 02-Dec-15 21:52:43

I don't like (sorry). People say awful things about my names & kids' names, too. I actually think you should choose whatever you name you most like & Sod What Other People think (within reason, not Tinkerbell, ok? wink ).

tbf, people who like Theo seem to like other names I'm not a fan of either,... see, you can't win. Please Yourselves, don't worry what others say.

IguanaTail Wed 02-Dec-15 21:54:20

I didn't mind it till I saw Prison Break. The character Theodore Bagley is such a monster that it kind of puts you off.

Archer26 Wed 02-Dec-15 22:01:24

I love it. I fought for it for DS but DH wasn't keen. However I've just been perusing the top 100 names and it does seem to have shot up in popularity this year. Probably because it's lovely smile

marmiteontoast76 Thu 03-Dec-15 08:20:31

It's lovely. Haven't met any, there are none at my dd's school of 300 children, or in my ds's nursery of 60 children.

averythinline Thu 03-Dec-15 15:57:53

I like it but I'm biased grin wasn't so popular 10 years ago but there are 3 more in ds school all younger...but I still would use it now...a neighbour has used it but uses Ted/Teddy as nickname...

If you were thinking of the Ted idea, Edward could be an option

I also liked Arlo, Otto, Felix, Dexter, Maximilian, Kit (Christopher) Tobias (tho gone off that) Rufus and Seth....

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