like Edward but not Edward!

(36 Posts)
janie2 Thu 01-May-14 09:56:02

I'm posting for my sister, they like Edward but not the nn that go. They prefer traditional, not bothered by popularity necessarily as they want a name they like. They like James and George but can't have. They also like Athol, Alistair, Matthew, Andrew....you get the idea?
Your help will be appreciated!

frogs Thu 01-May-14 09:56:58

Edmund
Alexander
Nicholas
Thomas
Henry

janie2 Thu 01-May-14 10:01:19

Thanks Frogs! Hadnt thought of Nicholas smile

florascotia Thu 01-May-14 10:09:06

Robert, William, Francis, Giles, John, Gregor, Peter

Lancelottie Thu 01-May-14 10:10:38

Patrick
Dominic?
Christopher

Lancelottie Thu 01-May-14 10:11:22

How did Athol get into their list of bog-standard names? I'm intrigued!

janie2 Thu 01-May-14 10:17:08

Lol lancelottie. Half scottish and I did say they liked traditional grin They sort of want a bit different but I think a bit nervous of it! So thought id put it in a see what came up!
I like Dominic and my sister loves Frank but I think BIL has vetoed!

janie2 Thu 01-May-14 10:18:38

Flora I love Gregor but they don't sad

florascotia Thu 01-May-14 10:24:01

If they like Athol they might also like Blair (Scottish joke).

More Scottish classics = Donald, Dougal/Dugald, Rory/Ruari, Duncan, Charles, Magnus, Fergus ...

Back to general English-language classics, there is also:
Paul, Stephen, Laurence, Michael, Jonathan, Adam, Mark/Marcus, Arthur, Albert, Walter

janie2 Thu 01-May-14 10:35:46

Thanks Flora, They quite like Blair too. I'll pass these on.

Brodie
Innes
Murdo
Craig
Keir
Moray/Murray
Ross

janie2 Thu 01-May-14 20:46:58

Thanks slender! I will pass those on I like Brodie!

ToffeeJungle Fri 02-May-14 16:17:01

Peter
Charles
Theodore
Elliot
Quentin
Michael
Timothy
Alexander
Jeremy
Philip
Adam

BikeRunSki Fri 02-May-14 16:22:50

Edwin
Dominic

vitaminC Fri 02-May-14 16:28:31

Edgar?

Or:
Emile
Ernest
Robert
Harold
Frederick

Mothergothel1111 Fri 02-May-14 16:36:04

The go with Edward just teach child his name is Edward . My dd has a name that people try to shorten or mispronounce. She's very clear to people who get it wrong.< looking at you grandad>

flavourflave Fri 02-May-14 17:28:36

Anthony, Perry, Guy, Giles, Eddison or GOT's Eddard which I actually kinda like!

Amybabygypsyqueen Fri 02-May-14 17:47:54

Edison?

janie2 Fri 02-May-14 20:22:34

Thanks folks! Mothergothel I agree with you! They have a couple of months left so want to get some options! I love looking through all the names people suggest some I'd never have thought of smile

janie2 Fri 02-May-14 20:23:25

Thanks folks! Mothergothel I agree with you! They have a couple of months left so want to get some options! I love looking through all the names people suggest some I'd never have thought of smile

Sorelip Fri 02-May-14 20:25:15

Ellis.

Yama Fri 02-May-14 20:28:45

There was an Atholl in the year below me at school. I always thought it was such a cool name.

Orangeisthenewbanana Fri 02-May-14 20:29:13

Robert
Graeme
William
Charles
Phillip
Daniel
Adam
Aidan
Arran/Aaron
Christopher
Joseph
David
Stuart

Clobbered Fri 02-May-14 20:31:45

Curious which nicknames they don't like?!

My Edward goes by 'Dward (rhymes with hard) to the family, and Edwina whenever he needs a haircut…..

LynetteScavo Fri 02-May-14 20:57:06

Just go with Edward then!

My ds has a name with many popular diminutives. He is only ever known by his name. - it's never shortened.

slugseatlettuce Fri 02-May-14 20:59:18

Richard
Peter
Cameron
Colin

Rommell Fri 02-May-14 21:00:21

Murdo is a nice traditional Scottish name that hasn't been mentioned yet.

Rommell Fri 02-May-14 21:00:46

Oops I see that it has been suggested by slendergirl. My apologies, slendergirl!

NoPinkPlease Fri 02-May-14 21:03:51

My Edward is just an Edward - aged nearly 7. He just gives people a hard stare or ignores if another version is tried ;-)

mellicauli Fri 02-May-14 21:05:48

Thomas
James
Henry
Toby
Percy
Duncan

Rommell grin

I hate when that happens! You read the post and then come up with a great suggestion........and then you see someone has beaten you to it.

AllabouttheE Fri 02-May-14 21:13:19

Thain
Scottish surname

Rommell Fri 02-May-14 21:13:37

Slendergirl, yes, I thought I was being all trail-blazing and that! Ach well, at least we both have excellent taste.

HenI5 Fri 02-May-14 21:16:56

So long as they don't choose Blair Athol grin

I had Freddie for a DS after my Grandad.

We do indeed Rommell

Grant?

janie2 Fri 02-May-14 21:54:18

Lol Hen! Thankfully it's unlikely, we live quite nearby said place, they live in London commuter belt!
Great names coming folks, thank you! I'll pass them on. Sis is liking Seth but she has a concern it's too short with their equally short surname.

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