So DH wants to go traditional but I want to be more playful re: DS2 name

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mrslebon Wed 17-Feb-16 12:49:31

We have a very short shortlist for DS2 due on 1st March. DH wants to go with Thomas Edward (Edward is in the family, Thomas or Tom is a good solid name) whereas I want to go with Jasper Edward (bit more playful, will be our last child so why not etc..). Any Jasper fans out there? DS1 is called James so there will be too Js!

LookingForAdvice12345 Wed 17-Feb-16 13:00:27

I prefer Thomas

mydogeatsnutstoo Wed 17-Feb-16 13:03:12

Not a massive fan of Jasper but I would definitely pick it over Thomas, which is just a bit dull. Jasper and James are a bit similar but I personally would not see that as a major issue.

thebiscuitindustry Wed 17-Feb-16 13:09:17

Thomas Edward

Artandco Wed 17-Feb-16 13:15:00

I wouldn't have jasper with James

Don't like Thomas either, sorry

-Casper Edward
- Lennon Edward
- Theodore Edward

MidnightVelvetthe5th Wed 17-Feb-16 13:46:19

The only Jasper association I have is the baddie in 101 Dalmations. Other than that a jasper is a slang name for a wasp around these parts.

There are no Jaspers in our primary so its not a name for a child I can place in RL, I'm ambiguous.

I do however have an Edward, he's the only one in the school as well so I would go with Edward Jasper personally smile

Ohlalala Wed 17-Feb-16 14:15:28

I prefer Thomas.

PittedOlive Wed 17-Feb-16 14:15:49

Jasper is hardly 'out there' - go for it. Thomas Edward is perfectly nice, and perfectly unexceptionable. It's like a name chosen by a committee devoted to producing nice classic, solid boys' names that no one could possibly have the slightest objection to.

mrslebon Wed 17-Feb-16 14:33:54

ooo, Edward Jasper - quite it that way round!

I know, it's hardly 'out there' as you say but just a bit more fun than Thomas Edward. The only Jasper I've only known has been a terrier smile but I love terriers so that's fine!

LookingForAdvice12345 Wed 17-Feb-16 14:36:15

Edward Thomas is the best

Sophronia Wed 17-Feb-16 14:49:50

I prefer Thomas Edward

alltouchedout Wed 17-Feb-16 14:52:29

I love Thomas. DH hates it else with three ds's I would definitely have a Thomas of my own! Not a fan of Jasper myself but it's not a horrible name. I'm not at all keen on Edward though.

IssyStark Wed 17-Feb-16 14:55:03

Go for it!

My first is one of many Alexanders in his school (it was a family name) whereas my second is the only Cornelius we know (also a family name).

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 17-Feb-16 15:22:54

No sorry. It's awful. Just makes me think of Jasper Carrot. What about Casper. Do you like that. Tom is faultless, areal solid man's name.

Clarathemagnificent Wed 17-Feb-16 15:31:29

I prefer Thomas Edward or Edward Thomas with the nickname Teddy. Not keen on Jasper at all sorry.

babyblabber Wed 17-Feb-16 15:45:15

Love jasper!

pickmeupputmedown Wed 17-Feb-16 15:49:09

Sorry, only Jasper I know is NDN dog. I'm a traditionalist with names so Thomas all the way.

ppandj Wed 17-Feb-16 16:58:44

Could you have Edward as first name and nn Teddy?

mouldycheesefan Wed 17-Feb-16 17:01:35

James and jasper are not a good combo.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 17-Feb-16 17:03:11

Not keen on Jasper.

Edward or Thomas are perfect.

Floggingmolly Wed 17-Feb-16 17:04:20

Why does a name have to be playful and fun? It's a name...
Jasper is neither, btw.

mrslebon Wed 17-Feb-16 17:05:10

Not keen on Casper no - makes me think of the friendly ghost from my childhood! These are all really helpful comments by the way - keep 'em coming!

peggyundercrackers Wed 17-Feb-16 17:07:22

Jasper remind me of jasper carrot - not sure I think of it as a fun name.

Edward will get shortened to ted, ed or eddie - I quite like ted tbh.

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Wed 17-Feb-16 17:09:14

I think they sound great. Thomas, while a lovely name, sounds like the tank engine with Edward and James.

IoraRua Wed 17-Feb-16 17:09:46

Edward Jasper is lovely.
I prefer Jasper to thomas but I do feel Jasper and James is a bit matchy. They won't be seen as a unit all their lives though so I wouldn't have it as a dealbreaker - they're not ridiculous together.

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