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I haven't met anyone who likes the name Ned yet...

(45 Posts)
Reesie Thu 04-Aug-11 07:56:22

I am thinking of naming dc3 who is going to be a boy - Ned. Most people I mention it to say a quiet 'oh' and say 'as in Ned the donkey?'

Am I pregnancy mad? I thought it was a nice sweet short name for a boy. I had lots of shortlists for dd1 and dd2 and no problem naming them. I'm finding boys name a tad trickier...

YoungishBag Thu 04-Aug-11 07:57:55

Where I grew up (Scotland) 'Ned' meant a sort of 'chav' (todays equivalent)

Malvapoeding Thu 04-Aug-11 07:58:01

My godson is Edward - Ned for short, it suits him perfectly. There will always be someone who has something to say about the name you choose.

salander Thu 04-Aug-11 07:58:55

I take it you don't live in Scotland. Or at least near Glasgow. It means something quite different up here!

Reality Thu 04-Aug-11 07:58:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hester Thu 04-Aug-11 07:58:59

I like Ned.

hester Thu 04-Aug-11 07:59:11

How about Jed?

salander Thu 04-Aug-11 07:59:38

X post!

EdithWeston Thu 04-Aug-11 08:00:40

I think it's a lovely name too.

Cattleprod Thu 04-Aug-11 08:02:04

You'll have to get him an Atomic Dustbin!

Reesie Thu 04-Aug-11 08:07:43

Oh dear. The chav links have put me off... What on earth am I going to name this child? What do you all think of George? Would it abbreviate to anything?

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 04-Aug-11 08:10:14

I do. We will more then likely go with Edward if this one is a boy and Ned is my preferred nn. Not in Scotland but Scottish roots and couldn't give a toss!

tiredteddy Thu 04-Aug-11 08:13:42

I know 2 neds age 7/8 in my ds class and they are both great kids with great names! Never heard of the chav thing from Scotland here in Surrey! Think it's a great name myself.

hester Thu 04-Aug-11 08:14:02

George is very popular atm, if that is an issue for you.

How about Joe smile

(My name suggestions always go down like a bucket of cold sick on these threads.)

mrswoodentop Thu 04-Aug-11 08:17:29

I love the name Ned and really wanted to call ds3 Ned.Dh hated it though so it was a no no.I do like his eventual name which was also single syllable but also still regularly look at him and think he would have made a great Ned .

mrswoodentop Thu 04-Aug-11 08:19:39

Have a nephew called George also a great name and not too many around,a good traditional name ,my potential Ned ended up a Guywink

exoticfruits Thu 04-Aug-11 08:25:49

I'm not surprised!
Edward is a lovely name and you could leave him to choose his own nickname.

exoticfruits Thu 04-Aug-11 08:26:35

George is in the top ten for 2010!
Not that it should put you off if you like it.

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 04-Aug-11 08:28:45

In Surrey too so pretty immune from the Ned thing.

sockpoppet Thu 04-Aug-11 08:34:12

I like it

hester Thu 04-Aug-11 08:40:22

mrswoodentop - in my part of the world you can't move for the Georges!

Neds very thin on the ground, though.

hester Thu 04-Aug-11 08:40:43

But quite a few Edwards.

BebeBelge Thu 04-Aug-11 08:45:08

I'm afraid I would only ever associate it with 'chav' - grew up in NI & Scotlandsad . But my DH is an Edward and has always been known as Ed which I think is kind of laid back cool? If You love Ned though, go for it!

Catsu Thu 04-Aug-11 08:57:40

Love ned.
I have an Edward who is called teddy but ned was close second choice for nn!

ellangirl Thu 04-Aug-11 08:57:56

I like ted as a nn for Edward, I lived in glasgow for years, so I have the 'Glasgow neds' association too. Can't keep a straight face when my friend calls her Jake 'jakey' either. You could always think of Heath Ledger as Ned Kelly- a much nicer picture IMO grin

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