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down to the final three names for DC2

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katherine2008 Thu 25-Aug-11 14:31:22

wondering what you guys think - middle names (one from a grandfather on each side)

Edward (Teddy) James Francis
Hector James Francis
Albert (Bertie/Albie) James Francis

Thank you!

ThePopsicleKat Thu 25-Aug-11 14:34:39

Edward/Teddy is my favourite, goes well the middle names and not quite as old-fashioned as Hector or Albert

vanfurgston Thu 25-Aug-11 14:37:07

edward james gets my vote

everlong Thu 25-Aug-11 14:45:38

Love Hector. Just go with that ;-)

bigbluebump Thu 25-Aug-11 14:48:48

Do you know the meaning of Hector? It means bully/tormentor and to hector means to bully. Not a nice association imo.

I like Albert most.

comedaygoday Thu 25-Aug-11 15:14:17

I like Hector the best. There's one at DS1's nursery. I think it's an interesting and relatively unusual name and think the fact that the original Hector was a hero of the Greek /Trojan war isn't a bad precedent.

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Thu 25-Aug-11 15:22:52

Another Hector or Edward person here. I don't know why, but I really don't like Albert or any of its NN.
FWIW, if Francis is your surname, you may want to ask to have it removed.

katherine2008 Thu 25-Aug-11 15:26:10

Thanks for your help. Francis isn't my surname - it would be a second middle name. I do know what the meaning of the verb 'to hector' but it doesn't put me off. Having just watched The Hour on BBC2 I just have visions of Dominic West...

minipie Thu 25-Aug-11 15:35:07

Edward definitely. Albert next best. Don't like Hector.

IHeartKingThistle Thu 25-Aug-11 15:36:25

I love them all. That doesn't help, does it? grin

katherine2008 Thu 25-Aug-11 15:40:40

I think that I'll have to wait for him to arrive. We changed DD's name as soon as we saw her...

IHeartKingThistle Thu 25-Aug-11 15:42:20

I think that's the way to do it. I'm always surprised on here at the amount of people who have a name set in stone before they meet their baby. What if it doesn't suit them?

katherine2008 Thu 25-Aug-11 15:47:46

DD definitely doesn't suit her intended name - having said that we did think she was a boy (we did have a girl's name for her obviously..!).. and funnily enough, we don't like any of our boy's names any more so won't be using them for this baby. Funny how 3 years changes our minds!

Cereal Thu 25-Aug-11 17:02:23

Full names order of preference:

1. Edward James Francis
2. Albert James Francis
3. Hector James Francis

Nicknames order of preference:

1. Hector (i.e. no nickname)
2. Bertie/Albie
3. Teddy

scarlettlips Thu 25-Aug-11 17:05:50

Edward (not keen on Teddy) Ed or Eddie much stronger imo.
Hector
Alfred

In that order!

Jojay Thu 25-Aug-11 17:08:15

Edward, but please, not Teddy - cutesy and awful imho. Ed or Eddie is a much better nickname,

RumourOfAHurricane Thu 25-Aug-11 17:10:57

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Elsjas Thu 25-Aug-11 17:11:17

Love Edward, but hate Teddy. Maybe OK when he is a tiny baby but after that it's not my cup of tea.
Hector sounds as if you are trying a bit too hard somehow.....

proudfoot Thu 25-Aug-11 21:00:31

Edward James Francis

Absolutely lovely name, and Teddy is a fab nickname also

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