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Leonas Wed 15-May-13 21:00:51

We are due in December so it is hardly urgent at the moment but I think I like the name Edgar - am I mad? I like Ed and Eddie but not too keen on Edward.
DP has only come up with horrendous comedy names so far (Street Fighter characters/ Star Trek characters etc) and it took us ages to name our cat so I am trying to start early smile

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Numberlock Wed 15-May-13 21:05:06

I love Edgar! It has real character!

soontobeslendergirl Wed 15-May-13 22:22:52

I like it smile

unebagpipe Wed 15-May-13 22:33:07

No... Just reminds me of the creepy Edgar Alan Poe author we had to study at school!!!shock

Decoy Wed 15-May-13 22:46:17

It's a bit Eggy.... how about Edwin as an alternative?

blueshoes Wed 15-May-13 22:52:21

EDAGR is the acronym for the securities database of the US SEC. But maybe that is a bit obscure to lose any sleep over ....

Earnshaw Wed 15-May-13 22:53:00


MuntyCakes Wed 15-May-13 23:08:17

I like Edgar! It's quite unusual though. Does it sound good with your surname? I think you're right to steer clear of Edward (though I quite like that too) - aren't there lots of those now because of Twilight? Edgar would actually have been on my list but was vetoed immediately!

MrsBungle Wed 15-May-13 23:11:03

I know lots of people whose surname is Edgar.

MuntyCakes Wed 15-May-13 23:11:58

Ooh, I was going to say Edmund! Wasn't he quite an evil character in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe though? I can't remember it properly but I have a feeling he was...

(having said that, I do like Edmund too - I must just like names starting in 'Ed'! I'm not sure about Edwin though)

MissTweed Thu 16-May-13 08:05:45

Edgar is a family name that everyone has as a middle name. I have always known it as a name that is hated (my parents never afflicted us with it which caused a massive family row) but has always caused sniggers at wedding etc when its read out.

My fear would be that Edgar is the kind of name which is kind of trendy now (the old fudge duddy trend) but in a few years when this trend has passed it will cause ridicule.

KittenofDoom Thu 16-May-13 13:04:44

Edgar Davids, Dutch footballer. He's pretty cool.

GoodbyePorkPie Thu 16-May-13 14:31:29

Edgar's great!

Catlike Thu 16-May-13 14:35:58

Hmm I think it's the kind of name that would only be ok if you live in London or somewhere similar. I can't see it working well in a small town or in the sticks. He'd also need to be quite a strong, charismatic character to get away with it imo.

CremeEggThief Thu 16-May-13 14:39:18

I know one who is now almost six. It grew on me...

hbmeic Thu 16-May-13 15:19:59

Awful. Don't do it.

sleepingbeautiful Thu 16-May-13 16:46:51

Don't like Edgar, it sounds unattractive when said loud.
Like Edward, Edwin/Edwyn and Edmund though. There's also Edison but that may be too 'American' sounding if you are UK.

oldspeckledtam Thu 16-May-13 19:07:14

I have one. It's a brilliant, strong, name. I have never had a negative comment about it! It's so versatile too- endless nicknames! I'd say go for it, but I don't want it getting too popular.... wink

Laquila Thu 16-May-13 22:29:25

I like Edgar (and Edmund) and I love Edwin.

JojoMags Thu 16-May-13 22:33:36

Prefer Edwin (in fact love this) and Edmund. Edgar is fine, just a bit sinister round the edges. Makes me think of ravens - Edgar Allen Poe and all that... Go for it if you love it. You can always shorten to Eddie if things start getting dark.

MissRabbitsCV Thu 16-May-13 22:39:10

Love it. DS1 (3.3 yo) used to have an Edgar at nursery. I think it's a really strong name. Edgar at nursery was a little chunk. smile

Theironfistofarkus Thu 16-May-13 22:42:54

Please don't! It reminds me of rotten eggs!

miffybun73 Thu 16-May-13 22:56:55

No. Sounds really effete/wimpy to me, whereas Edward sounds like a good strong name.

Just read MissRabbitsCV's post though so obviously not all Edgar's are like that in reality smile

pigletpower Thu 16-May-13 22:58:27

It's bizzare that I absolutely adore names like Edgar,Edwin,Edmund etc but hate with a passion Eddie or Ed!

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