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three names on the list...

(21 Posts)
katherine2008 Fri 24-Jun-11 13:54:51

We have 3 names on our short list. Please be gentle with me!
Edward (would be nn Teddy)
Albert (nn Bert/ie)
Alfred (nn Alfie)
As you can see we are a fan of shortening the names and our middle names work well with all of them. No problem with initials spelling something rude....
Thank you!

hatwoman Fri 24-Jun-11 14:00:14

Edward. It's more timeless than the other two - which are very of the current times

hatwoman Fri 24-Jun-11 14:00:32

with Bertie a close second

Hedwig3 Fri 24-Jun-11 14:29:48

Albert then Alfred in preference order.

I have a serious dislike of Edward and there are many under 2 where I live.

Awomancalledhorse Fri 24-Jun-11 14:32:22

Edward. Although I have been put of it by Twilight. Stoopid books ruining everything!

oohlaalaa Fri 24-Jun-11 15:53:18

Love Edward. Not keen on the other two.

pilates Fri 24-Jun-11 15:53:26

Edward and Albert, both lovely names.

SloganLogan Fri 24-Jun-11 16:32:00

In order of preference...

Full names

1. Edward
2. Albert
3. Alfred


1. Alfie
2. Bertie
3. Teddy

katherine2008 Fri 24-Jun-11 16:33:41

thank you for advice - I think I prefer Edward and Albert, so we'll just have to wait to see what he looks like when he arrives!

cookielove Fri 24-Jun-11 16:35:54

Don't like Edward, but do like Ed, or Teddy
Love Bertie, so cute
And Alfie also very nice

As you can see i prefer the nicknames over the full names

tummytickler Fri 24-Jun-11 17:07:32


Greenwing Fri 24-Jun-11 18:28:31

LOVE Teddy so my vote goes for Edward - or how about Edmund which is far less common?

Gilberte Fri 24-Jun-11 19:11:19

I love Edward and prefer Teddy to Ed.
Albert is unusual and I like Bertie
Alfred- prefer the nn Freddie as Alfie a bit overused imo

listentothemusic Fri 24-Jun-11 19:12:15

Love love love Teddy.

boxofbugs Fri 24-Jun-11 19:15:59

I love Teddy but prefer Edmund to Edward.

Bertie is very sweet but Albert reminds me of a Prince Albert (as in a piercing in a penis).

I think Alfie has been way over used in the last 15 years.

poppydaisy Fri 24-Jun-11 19:19:35

Edward is nice, but Teddy is too childish (and will get teased with Teddy Bear). Eddie is cute imo. Really dislike Albie/Alfie/Archie/Bertie type names - they are indeed overused and will soon sound dated imo.

katherine2008 Fri 24-Jun-11 19:38:06

I like Edmund, but it reminds me of Blackadder and I can only see Rowan Atkinson in doublet and hose! I am a fan of Teddy, but I know that it might sound too babyish quickly, although I suppose it did Roosevelt ok!

squeak2392 Fri 24-Jun-11 20:42:23

I prefer Albert to Alfred, but Alfie to Bertie.

elseIlltellyourfather Fri 24-Jun-11 20:49:28

Alfie is over used IMO. Edward/Teddy nicest, though also popular. Bertie 2nd best.

mathanxiety Fri 24-Jun-11 21:08:20

Alfred -- dislike Alfie and Fred is more a nn for Frederick

Elizadoesdolittle Fri 24-Jun-11 22:28:26

Albert - love it. Not so keen on Bertie though
Edward - I think Teddy is the best nn for Edward too
Alfred - too many Alfies where I live

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