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Felix, Wilbur, Hector, Woody.....

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Mrsdp123 Wed 21-Sep-11 13:47:08

I think we have been around the houses and through enough books to have whittled it down to the above shortlist and I am happy with the Felix-cat, Wilbur-pig, Hector-to bully, Woody-toy story comments that we have thought about (or others have kindly pointed out)!! But are there any other names I may somehow have overlooked.
We also liked Toby, Jonty, Monty and Hugh at various points...
We have an unusual difficult to spell surname and are both quite outdoorsy and sporty so are assuming that DS2 will be as well. (DS1 is a rugby loving mud soaked child....)
I have a week to go and am just not 100% on any of the names so any help appreciated.

poppydaisy Wed 21-Sep-11 14:18:26

Love Hugh and Monty. Not keen on Hector (nickname Heck grin) or Woody (erection, sorry). How about Thaddeus, Quentin or Marcus?

tummytickler Wed 21-Sep-11 14:48:17

I love Woody as a nn for WOodrow!
Felix is ex boyfriend from before dh, ended badly big no from me grin
Wilbur - piggy but cute!
Hector - quite nice
Love Jonty as a nn for Jonathan (this is why dh wont let me have a Jonathan, because i would call him Jonty!)
Hugh is fabulous.
Not keen on Toby or Monty.

PaigeTurner Wed 21-Sep-11 14:49:39

Wilbur is great, like Felix too from your list.

Meteorite Wed 21-Sep-11 19:42:53

I like Felix best from your list, then Hugh.

DialMforMummy Wed 21-Sep-11 20:36:52

I quite like Woody. I also like Toby and Hugh.

winkle2 Wed 21-Sep-11 20:43:33

I like woody, full name woodstock?

Mrsdp123 Wed 21-Sep-11 20:46:12

We were thinking of Edward for Woody. Then if the child thinks we are bonkers later on he has a "normal" name to revert back to. Felix I don't think we would need to shorten or Hector and for Wilbur we would use Wilb or Wil(l) again if necessary..Although I know there is no guarantee what other children/people will call him!

Love Hector.
Wilbur is a pig.
Don't like Felix and really don't like Woody.

Love Thaddeus - one of my favourite names ever.

phlossie Wed 21-Sep-11 21:29:03

Felix is lovely. We're thinking of Tabitha, so I'm over the cat association too!

Woody is a stiffy, but Toy Story makes it more normal and heard-of, and I think having it as a nn for Edward is a brilliant idea. We have a Betty nn for Beatrice for exactly the same reason.

My brother used to call his willy his wilbur, which ruins an otherwise lovely name for me!

Avantia Wed 21-Sep-11 21:36:10

Sorry sound like dogs names grin

What has being outdoorsy and sporty to do with choosing a name - is this a name for a child or a lifestyle hmm

Meteorite Wed 21-Sep-11 21:54:04

Edward is very nice but it's not pronounced Ed-wood so I think Woody is stretching it a bit.

Mrsdp123 Thu 22-Sep-11 23:17:41

Must be my pronunciation I say Edward to rhyme with wood! Um being outdoorsy means to me a muddy boy name rather than an arty/musical name (works in my head).
What about Herbie? Todays addition to the list...

Tewkespeggy Thu 22-Sep-11 23:29:57

i say Ed-wood.

DD goes to school with boys called Ace and Sonny

Meteorite Fri 23-Sep-11 00:39:06

I'd say Ed-wuhd.

phlossie Fri 23-Sep-11 18:30:23

I say Ed-wuhd too. Edward Woodward wouldn't work if it wasn't for the assonance. Plus, I like out of the box diminutives. My Beatrice is Betty.

messagetoyourudy Thu 13-Oct-11 12:39:19

What name did you go for Mrsdp123?

Just being nosey as on your short list were names that both my DS are called - Hector and Woody (Woodrow)

Mrsdp123 Thu 13-Oct-11 16:05:08

A last minute change and we went for Digby in the end!

messagetoyourudy Thu 13-Oct-11 21:05:55

That is a great name! My favorite teacher at school had a son called Digby. It is a fine strong name. And big conratulations on a safe arrival into the world!

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