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Felix or Theo?

(25 Posts)
SkaterGrrrrl Fri 05-Oct-12 15:00:21

Being induced in a week and am torn between the two. May have to settle this by MN poll!

YouMayLogOut Fri 05-Oct-12 15:07:47

They're both great names! I slightly prefer Felix and would only use Theo if short for Theodore.

Ham69 Fri 05-Oct-12 15:46:58

I love both names and both were on my short list years ago. I ended up with Theo which I still love but would prob go with Felix if you don't want a name that's too popular.

katiecubs Fri 05-Oct-12 15:57:05

I have a Felix so am biased but i love it! He is such a happy cheeky little chap it really suits him.

I also love Theo too though!

CarrotsForRebeccaRabbit Fri 05-Oct-12 15:57:56

Felix (mine is amazing and it suits him so much, hes such a chubby happy soul!)

chaya5738 Fri 05-Oct-12 16:38:02

Hah - our baby was born a few days ago and we were deciding between Felix and Theodore! We went with Felix.

mrsbugsywugsy Fri 05-Oct-12 16:48:45

I prefer Theo

peeriebear Fri 05-Oct-12 16:50:47

These were both on our shortlist too! We went with neither in the end but if I had to I'd have gone with Theodore.

sittinginthesun Fri 05-Oct-12 16:53:03

Love both. I have one already, and the other is my secret next choice, although I'm not planning another onesmile

Sorry that doesn't help!

Marne Fri 05-Oct-12 16:53:08

Love Felix smile, i also like Theo but know a couple children with that name so probably wouldn't chose it.

Tommy Fri 05-Oct-12 16:53:23


5madthings Fri 05-Oct-12 16:58:28

How funny when we had ds1 these were our choices! We went with Theodore but he is known as Theo or Theodorable! He is now 13!!! And doesnt like to be xalled theodorable sad

I know two little felixes and have met a few little theos but when we used it for ds1 he was the only one and in his high school with over 1600 pupils there are only two theos!

MsHighwater Fri 05-Oct-12 17:02:32

I have a cat called Felix.

FriedSprout Fri 05-Oct-12 17:08:23

I prefer Theodore, nn Theo. - Felix is fine, although, very, very popular.

SkaterGrrrrl Fri 05-Oct-12 17:24:08

Appreciate all the comments and glad no one has said "Eeew" to our shortlist!

Felix: 5
Theo: 4

MardyBra Fri 05-Oct-12 17:36:22

I like both, but prefer Theo.

5 all.

SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Fri 05-Oct-12 18:29:27

Love them both but Felix edges it for me.

YouMayLogOut Fri 05-Oct-12 18:32:13

How about using both, i.e. one as middle name? Theo(dore) Felix or Felix Theo(dore)?

katiecubs Fri 05-Oct-12 19:24:39

Theo is actually way more popular than Felix - something like number 30 vs. 130 in the names charts!

Ham69 Fri 05-Oct-12 19:37:11

Er, number 50 actually. Still a lovely name and come across far less Theos than Harrys, Josephs , Olivers, etc

Anonymumous Fri 05-Oct-12 20:03:34

I went with Theodore eight years ago thinking it was uncommon, and now I just keep hearing it everywhere. Grrrr! I still love it, but now I wish we'd gone for something like Theodosius instead! grin

5madthings Fri 05-Oct-12 20:21:06

well i still love it but yes i have been slightly annoyed by its rise in popularity, but as mine is 13 its obvious we thought of it first (smug face) grin i dont think its that popular, i know a few others in the under 5? age group but not loads. i dont think they will be one of three in their class at school put ti that way!

and it has great nickname potentials smile

Badgerina Fri 05-Oct-12 20:40:37

I love both! <---- unhelpful grin

Anonymumous Fri 05-Oct-12 21:29:41

If my son had been born a week late instead of five weeks early, he would have been one of two Theodores in his class at school. And yet I had never, ever come across another Theodore (or Theo or Ted or Teddy) in all my life before. More crucially, neither had DH and he's a teacher!

I blame Theo Walcott. angry

persephoneplum Sun 07-Oct-12 03:16:12

I have both!! Great names smile

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