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Having baby today - boy's name?

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DeSelby Thu 29-Sep-11 11:56:46

I'm having the baby today. We have a Thomas already, and have chosen Anna if it's a girl but I'm not sure of names for boys.

Currently I'm thinking Edward, nickname Ned, but any suggestions or thoughts appreciated!

AAAvegetable Thu 29-Sep-11 12:01:35

Ned is sweet. Do you shorten Thomas?

It seems that you like classic names. If you want other suggestions how about: James, Jacob, Joshua, Joseph (not sure why I am concentrating so heavily on the J names, they just seem to fit with Thomas and Anna).

DeSelby Thu 29-Sep-11 12:06:22

Yes, Thomas is Tom.
Good suggestions, I love Joseph, but its used by a close relative so I'd rather not. James is on my list, I like it but I just dont love it.

Hopintobed Thu 29-Sep-11 12:40:58

I love joseph but as you've said you can't use it which is a shame cos I think it goes really well with Thomas. I have a DS who is Joseph and am currently nearly 30 weeks pregnant with DS2 who we are planning to call Thomas! Anna was our choice if this little one was a girl (you clearly have excellent taste wink ) We really struggled for a boys name this time round that we both loved. We like classic names and it had to fit with joseph but not be too matchy and themed. It's tricky. How about Daniel?? Samuel?? Ben? So many nice classic names to chose from!

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Thu 29-Sep-11 12:42:01

The your choice is between Duncan, Adrian and Gavin isn't it?
Good luck.

Hopintobed Thu 29-Sep-11 12:42:37

Oh and I really like Edward but prefer Ed/ Eddie as a nickname rather than Ned but that's just my preference. Ned is perfectly nice.

BlueChampagne Thu 29-Sep-11 12:42:38

Love Daniel too. Adam? David? Alexander?

birdofthenorth Thu 29-Sep-11 12:43:07

I think Jacob is lovely, Thomas and Jacob sounds lovely together

birdofthenorth Thu 29-Sep-11 12:45:07

PS good luck! I assume it's a planned c-section and you are not typing mid-contractions?!

pilates Thu 29-Sep-11 13:33:35

Edward is lovely.

Good luck BTW.

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 29-Sep-11 13:37:20

If the baby I currently have in residence happens to be a boy, which it isn't, he'll be Edward (Ned). Gorgeous name.

DeSelby Thu 29-Sep-11 14:48:39

Thanks, all, I think I needed a bit of reassurance on Edward!

Clearly spoke too soon about having baby today, C section has been bumped!

You've got good taste, hopintobed!

Mondayschild78 Thu 29-Sep-11 15:54:26

My nephew is called Edward, I wasn't sure at first but I've really grown to like it and I think any of the nn's for Edward are nice so you can't go wrong there. It sounds nice with Thomas too. If you like it go for it!

GobbyCah Thu 29-Sep-11 21:06:58

Edward is lovely, but Ned is awful. It's the Scottish version of 'chav'.

Ed or Ted better

DeSelby Fri 30-Sep-11 02:47:24

Update: had baby James today! Thanks for all your help!

pilates Fri 30-Sep-11 10:43:34

Congratulations, why the change of heart?

Love the name James too BTW.

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 30-Sep-11 11:04:38

Okay..... confused

Congratulations and welcome James! smile

DeSelby Fri 30-Sep-11 16:22:28

He looked like a James (possibly the effect of the drugs!). Thanks all anyway!

maybunny Fri 30-Sep-11 19:11:48

I was going to say James when I just read you're first post! Love it! Congrats xxx

maybunny Fri 30-Sep-11 19:12:15

I was going to say James when I just read you're first post! Love it! Congrats xxx

IHaveAFeatureWallAndILikeIt Fri 30-Sep-11 19:20:24

I know four brothers called Thomas (Tom), Joseph (Joe), Samuel (Sam) and Edward (Edd)

IHaveAFeatureWallAndILikeIt Fri 30-Sep-11 19:20:47

Ooh, I love James!

exoticfruits Fri 30-Sep-11 19:21:00

Edward is lovely (but not Ned)

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