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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

Cordial Fri 17-May-13 05:39:46

I love Edgar, my DH nickname has been Edgar for so long that people think its his real name and often comment on how great it is! Go for it I say!

Leonas Sat 25-May-13 19:01:56

I do love Edgar Allen Poe but it didn't influence my idea. I can imagine Edgar being a wee chunker. I really don't like Edwin and Edmund was too horrible in the Narnia books for me to consider. DP doesn't like it so it looks like it has been vetoed but thanks for your help!

cantbloodywellchoose Sat 25-May-13 19:08:06

Oh it's quite cool!

lljkk Sat 25-May-13 19:09:51

I love it, but (haven't even bothered to read the thread) I know most MNers hate it. So what? go with it if you love it & your partner likes it too.

DisappointedHorse Sat 25-May-13 19:12:30

I love Edgar. I like Teddy as a nn too but that's quite popular now I think.

valiumredhead Sat 25-May-13 19:29:31

Love Edgar but not keen on Edmund at all.

noddyholder Sat 25-May-13 19:30:19

Its my middle name I love it!

WhiteHairReally Sun 26-May-13 12:22:04

Edgar was Gloucester's 'Good' (but rather wet) son in 'King Lear'. Edmund was Gloucester's 'Bad' (but incredibly sexy) son.

Edmund was turned 'bad' in 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' but was redeemed and is sound in the other Narnia books he appears in.

Edmund is also the main love interest in Jane Austen's 'Mansfield Park'.

You may have guessed by now, I have an Edmund! His nn was supposed to be Ned, but we forgot to use it so now he's a teenager he's called 'Ed' by all his friends and teachers, which I've never liked that much. 'Eds' are assumed to be Edwards, certainly among his generation where there are so many. Whether that assumption will carry through to your 2013/14 vintage baby Edgar, nn Ed, I don't know.

Hummuschocolate Sun 26-May-13 15:01:40

Its unusual but I like it, I think I slightly prefer Edmund or Edwin though

Hummuschocolate Sun 26-May-13 15:05:11

Only negative association I'd have would be Edgar Linton from Wuthering Heights

Lastofthepodpeople Sun 26-May-13 15:12:48

Sounds like it's one of those love or hate names from all the comments. Personally, I love it. It was on my shortlist for DS. Ultimately, whatever name you do choose, chances are someone won't like it so may as well go with what you like.

fussychica Sun 26-May-13 19:22:03

Just no.

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