Edward or Theodore?

(29 Posts)
Asia88 Fri 16-Sep-16 18:51:17

We like both names as they shorten to Teddy but unsure which one to go for - what are your views?

Madbengalmum Fri 16-Sep-16 18:55:21

Edward definately

chinlo Fri 16-Sep-16 18:56:24

Theodore definitely

stitchglitched Fri 16-Sep-16 18:58:01

Edward. But I'm biased because I have one!

ProbablyMe Fri 16-Sep-16 18:58:07

Edward. I may be biased!

It's good for shortening - Ted, Teddy, Ed, Eddie.

Yika Fri 16-Sep-16 19:00:49

Edward.

MrsHulk Fri 16-Sep-16 19:01:49

Edward - it's classic, everybody can spell and pronounce it, loads of good nicknames. Theodore is very overused right now.

car1sberg Fri 16-Sep-16 19:03:13

Theodora. Love it.

car1sberg Fri 16-Sep-16 19:03:42

Theodore even! Silly phone. Although I do like Theodora shortened to Teddy for a girl too. X

HoratioNightboy Fri 16-Sep-16 19:04:48

I always had a soft spot for Eddie/Edward so that's what I'd go for.

FenellaMaxwell Fri 16-Sep-16 19:10:56

Theodore - Edward is so boring!

chinlo Fri 16-Sep-16 19:11:11

Theodore is very overused right now

Just thought I should point out that in the 2015 ONS stats, Theodore is number 45 and Edward is number 26.

Asia88 Fri 16-Sep-16 19:13:47

@chinlo I also though Edward was more common than Theo.

Like both names as both can be shortened to Teddy. I don't like Ed and Eddie much though.

FenellaMaxwell Fri 16-Sep-16 19:17:16

Ed and Eddie are the most common nicknames for Edward so if you don't like those, I think it's to be avoided!

chinlo Fri 16-Sep-16 19:18:03

www.ons.gov.uk/visualisations/dvc363/babyindex.html#0,Theodore,Edward

MrsHulk Fri 16-Sep-16 19:19:25

That's interesting - I know 4 Theo's under 3, and no Edwards under 30! I guess it varies a lot by area.

Sophronia Fri 16-Sep-16 20:44:40

Edward. It has more history as a name used in the UK. Theodore is very newly popular.

BennyTheBall Fri 16-Sep-16 20:46:33

I liked Theo(dore) but my dh said it was 'too gangsta' confused

Oysterbabe Fri 16-Sep-16 21:11:01

Both are nice. I would go with the one that works best with your surname.

Asia88 Fri 16-Sep-16 21:11:41

@Bennytheball that's hilarious gringrin

squoosh Fri 16-Sep-16 22:10:49

Theodore seems to be suddenly popular and therefore a bit faddy.

And Edward is a nicer name.

Skippityskip Sat 17-Sep-16 01:58:06

Edward feels more classic to me.

katemess12 Sat 17-Sep-16 04:21:20

Edward. I love it.

I really don't like Theodore. But, I don't mind Theodora for a girl, probably because I like Dora. grin

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 17-Sep-16 09:10:41

Theodore or Edwin

Mol1628 Sat 17-Sep-16 09:13:38

Edward. Theodore is really popular at the moment for newborns, where I am at least.

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