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Metronomy Thu 11-Oct-12 09:42:51

What do we think of Edgar? With Ed or Eddie as a nickname?

Do you think it will become popular?

If you like Ed or Eddie I prefer Edward or Edmund - I can't see Edgar becoming popular and it's not my cup of tea if I'm honest.

If you went with Edward you'd also have the option of Ted or Teddy as nicknames which I think work quite well for different ages

Metronomy Thu 11-Oct-12 09:52:27

I did have both Edward and Edmund on my list but my partner is not keen on either. I also used to like Ted/Teddy, but they are everywhere now so have since gone off!

I just love the way Edgar looks and sounds. It's kind of geeky, but I find it dashingly handsome! Worry that it'll be the next big thing though.

YouMayLogOut Thu 11-Oct-12 09:55:05

It's a bit eggy.

I like Edward, Edwin and Edmund though.

DialMforMummy Thu 11-Oct-12 09:56:00

I like it a lot.

bigbluebump Thu 11-Oct-12 13:28:45

I think Edgar is great and makes a refreshing change from all the little Edwards around. Edgar also works well in other languages. Great choice imo!

mayanna123 Thu 11-Oct-12 13:46:41

I like Edgar! Would be a shame to shorten to Ed or Eddie though imo.

amck5700 Fri 12-Oct-12 19:09:58

I like Edgar - then he can be a character in a book:

My kids loved these books and we went to see the author at a book festival and my son got to be Edgar when he got some of the kids to act out the characters - he still has a book signed to the "Best Edgar ever" smile

LynetteScavo Fri 12-Oct-12 19:13:02

I really like it.
(But 10 year ago I liked Oscar and that became very popular, sorry)

Rhubarbgarden Fri 12-Oct-12 21:29:24

I love Edgar.

LauraPalmerPlusOne Fri 12-Oct-12 22:57:04

Great name - really love it myself but DP nixed from our list!

oldspeckledtam Sat 13-Oct-12 17:40:53

I have an Edgar. It's a brilliant name and usually gets nice comments, once people understand he isn't Ed short for Edward...

MolotovBomb Sat 13-Oct-12 17:46:26

I know an Edgar from Lithuania. He's in his mid-20s.

When I first heard his name, I didn't think much of it. But that totally changed when I spoke to him. He's interesting, creative, thoughtful and a great guy smile

Ihatepeas Mon 15-Oct-12 09:25:57

I met a baby Edgar the other day ( central London) .. First one I have ever met in 15 years of childcare. He was French. I really like it!

Littlesurprise Mon 15-Oct-12 09:48:44


noddyholder Mon 15-Oct-12 09:49:38

Its my middle name I love it!

Metronomy Mon 15-Oct-12 09:50:22

Thank you. I think it's The One. We were going to go with Otto, but I think we'll use it as a middle name.

Our girl name is Greta smile

areyoutheregoditsmemargaret Mon 15-Oct-12 09:51:19

Your middle name or your ds's, Noddy?

noddyholder Mon 15-Oct-12 09:56:18


Rhubarbgarden Mon 15-Oct-12 18:10:16

Otto is good too. Both were on our shortlist, we must have have the same taste! We went with Gus in the end.

Metronomy Mon 15-Oct-12 19:35:06

Angus was on my list!

MollyMurphy Tue 16-Oct-12 04:23:46

Sorry but I think it is horrid....but then I'm not into his whole really old fashioned name trend and I see I am in the minority.

Bunders99 Tue 16-Oct-12 05:51:12

I love it. But I'm a big fan of old fashioned names. Our son is Ned, he was nearly Edmund or Edgar but we decided to keep it short. Can't see it becoming really popular either.

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