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Twin boys: Edward and.....? Love to hear your suggestions.

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ShesADreamer Wed 03-Oct-12 22:26:53

Just discovered the twins we're expecting next year are both boys!

DH and I are stuck. He's vetoed Alexander and I'm vetoing William
(for Windsorish reasons!)

Already have a DS and DD. Naming prefs are for classic, formal names with plenty of decent nickname potential.

Want DCs to be able to adapt their name to suit rather than be defined by our tastes IYSWIM.

Ham69 Wed 03-Oct-12 22:47:01

Edward and Hugo
Edward and Isaac
Edward and Samuel

birdofthenorth Wed 03-Oct-12 22:47:37

I'm amazed at the number of people recommending William with Edward -Bill & Ted!!

Shame DH is not on board with Alexander.

I like Henry or Christopher or Nicholas from the suggestions here. Or Robert.

How about Alastair, Robin, Leonard, Peter, Benjamin?

SecretSquirrel193 Wed 03-Oct-12 22:49:15

I was going to suggest William.. What about Edward and Dominic?

zzzzz Wed 03-Oct-12 22:50:38


IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 03-Oct-12 22:52:57

Ben / benedict




NewNames Wed 03-Oct-12 22:53:38

Frederick. Ted and Fred.

cece Wed 03-Oct-12 22:54:15


PolkaDotMoon Wed 03-Oct-12 22:54:23

I second Nicholas NN Nico, Nicko, Nick
Like Joseph too
Andrew NN Drew?

akaemmafrost Wed 03-Oct-12 22:55:37

Another one for Nicholas.

Eddie and Nick - perfect.

baskingseals Wed 03-Oct-12 22:56:52

Edward and Frederick

Edward and Toby

Edward and Christian

Edward and Oscar

Edward and Rufus

baskingseals Wed 03-Oct-12 22:57:54

oh Edward and Louis

big congratulations grin

AndWhenYouGetThere Wed 03-Oct-12 23:04:03


beeroclock Wed 03-Oct-12 23:09:06

Peter, James, Isaac, Anthony, David, Adam, Matthew, Inigo?

bethjoanne Wed 03-Oct-12 23:09:44

not sure about the nickname .i knew one and they called him wood head.
wood your head made of wood? other kids use to say.

bethjoanne Wed 03-Oct-12 23:12:50

head wood

PilgrimSoul Wed 03-Oct-12 23:20:12

Thomas my first thought too.

ShesADreamer Wed 03-Oct-12 23:22:44

Wow! Went for a bath and returned to such riches! Thank you.

Two of the most popular suggestions are already taken by DH and DS1 so you're all definitely on the right lines - very impressive.

Nicholas and David are very close friends, although I like both names, and Christopher is my DBil!

Like Theodore (Theo, not Teddy, obv), Andrew, Frederick, Henry and Thomas (although the last two are a bit Rev Awdry with Edward).

Thank you all so much, great suggestions. Will run things by DH later as he's glued to evil Savile expose ATM.

PrunellaDeVille Wed 03-Oct-12 23:26:19

Edward & Thomas - ted & tom
Edward & Stanley - ted & stan

bethjoanne Thu 04-Oct-12 10:27:21

matthew,alastair ,benjamin,charles ,andrew,phillip,peter,george,samuel,harrison,joseph.
not keen on nicholas /nicker less.

bethjoanne Thu 04-Oct-12 10:27:48


gazzalw Thu 04-Oct-12 10:30:07

Alexander, Alfred, Edmund, William, (don't do Theodore as some people might use Teddy which is an Edward diminutive too), Henry, Christopher (Kit for short), Nicholas

IWipeArses Thu 04-Oct-12 10:32:54

Not Theodore. Teddy and Teddy?

bethjoanne Thu 04-Oct-12 10:36:39


shoppingtrolley Thu 04-Oct-12 10:57:50

Edward and Oscar.
Edward and Robert.

gazzalw Thu 04-Oct-12 11:03:03

Know a family with an Edward, James, Paul, Peter and Johnny!

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