I already have a 3 yr old Thomas and am about to have a other boy. I really like the name Toby but wonder whether the names are too similar? Particularly the shortened versions- Tom and Tobs.... What do you think? Don't want to be twee, just that Toby is my favourite name! Many thanks
I wouldn't because of Thomas the Tank Engine (though that does mean you'd have to rule out James, Edward, Percy, Gordon and Henry to name but a few!) Also not keen on same sex siblings sharing an initial. Having said that, if you love the name, it wouldn't be that bad. What else do you like?
Thomas Edward is great, wouldn't worry about that! It's just the initial thought with 2 siblings together i think. I know 2 brothers called Thomas and James, and around toddler age I remember a few people referring to them as 'those boys with train names'. Daft really and once you're past the Thomas the tank era, you wouldn't really think about it! I like Ollie. What about Laurie?
We have an 8 year old Thomas and 3 year old Oliver who gets called Ollie, my niece and nephew both begin with a T and my nephew is Toby but the names sound silly together, Thomas and Toby are ok. If dc3 is a boy we will call it Max.