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Eden or Edith (nn Edie either way)? Polling station here!

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Umlauf Tue 26-Feb-13 16:02:19

Dd will be known as Edie most of the time but we don't want a nn on the bc. DH loves Edie but not so keen on Edith, whereas I love it, but I quite like Eden as an alternative. He likes it more!

Which would you vote for?!

Umlauf Tue 26-Feb-13 17:23:23

i dont know usual, it was a comment upthread! (suspect negative, which is fine as an opinions thread!)

Naranji Tue 26-Feb-13 17:24:12

Edith is much much nicer than Eden.

YellowAndGreenAndRedAndBlue Tue 26-Feb-13 17:27:30


WithASpider Tue 26-Feb-13 17:29:08

DD2 is Eden, and we're not in the slightest bit word we don't use

It suits her down to the ground, and she's one of 2 in school, both girls.

Maybe wait till she arrives and see which suits her better?

VerySmallSqueak Tue 26-Feb-13 17:30:04

It's a close call for me,but Eden is just the favourite here.

phlebas Tue 26-Feb-13 17:35:34

Edith undoubtedly.

badtime Tue 26-Feb-13 17:45:16


I think Edith sounds like a wizened old crone.

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Tue 26-Feb-13 17:45:45


CheeseStrawWars Tue 26-Feb-13 17:52:14

If you look up Eden on a certain baby name website, it suggests 'names like this' and proposes "Jayden" and "Kayden"

If you look up Edith on the same website, it suggests 'name like this' are "Judith" and "Edita".

You're in quite different taste-ballparks... not that I am saying either is better, they are just very far apart.

Umlauf Tue 26-Feb-13 17:52:43

thats a great idea spider i think we'll do just that, it does seem scary and erratic leaving decision to the last minute though!

Throughgrittedteeth Tue 26-Feb-13 17:57:56

Eden definitely smile

almapudden Tue 26-Feb-13 18:26:22

Edith. Eden is a boy's name ime. It's a bit, well, modern for a girls' name.

Sashapineapple Tue 26-Feb-13 19:13:46

Like Eden, funky but not wierd. Dislike Edith, too old lady.

Just Edie is lovely. Eden is a bit daft imho and Edith isn't v pretty.

MorphandChas Tue 26-Feb-13 20:35:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ham69 Tue 26-Feb-13 21:32:44

Edith! Love Edie and would def put Edith on birth certificate. I know a boy Edan.

Umlauf Wed 27-Feb-13 09:06:43

Hmmm Edan reminds me of Edam cheese! It's strange I like names in such different ball parks! And strange you know two spider I thought Eden was so unusual!

I think I'm going to have to stare at baby's newborn expression and judge whether she looks arty and creative (like her Mummy!) in which case ill go with Eden, or mathematical and practical (like her Daddy) and go with Edith! That is how I associate the two names I guess. I always think it strange when people say a newborn 'looks like a Tom' or whatever because, well... they all just look like newborns don't they?!

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Thu 28-Feb-13 19:16:30

I think Edith sounds very arty and creative.

Agree, I never understand how they can look like a name.

Ginebra Thu 28-Feb-13 19:18:52


Purplecatti Thu 28-Feb-13 19:24:43

Eden Woods is the name of a beauty pageant brat.

Blanketsandpillows Thu 28-Feb-13 19:53:19

Edith-love it

Terrywoganstrousers Thu 28-Feb-13 19:59:02

DD2 is Edith, we call her Edie (and Eeds when we want to shorten it even more grin). I love it, and everyone else seems to approve too.

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 28-Feb-13 20:06:08

DD is Edith, we call her Edie, interetsingly she always introduces her self as Edith.

coldcupoftea Thu 28-Feb-13 20:27:49

Edith, definitely. Or as a suggestion, how about Meredith with NN Edie?

forgetmenots Thu 28-Feb-13 20:29:29

Edie on its own, but out of those two Edith.

Like the idea of Meredith!

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