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Is this ok with our surname?

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frosty21 Sun 26-May-13 20:51:21

Theodore on birth certificate.

So everyday life would be:

Theo Lee
Ted Lee

Is that ok?

Its the only name we are both agreeing on but I'm worried about two short names.

BikeRunSki Sun 26-May-13 20:56:52

Seems fine to me.

nooka Sun 26-May-13 20:56:57

Theodore Lee sounds great for formal occasions. I think that both Ted and Theo are OK with Lee, the only one that perhaps sounds a bit odd is T. Lee, but you'd not usually actually say that out loud so it's probably not an issue in practice at all.

I didn't really think about nns and surnames together when I had my two, and on reflection might not have thought either sounded great, but it's really not a big deal unless it sounds very alliterative or silly.

Eskino Sun 26-May-13 20:58:06

Ted Lee sounds really cool.

Onesleeptillwembley Sun 26-May-13 21:04:22

Ken Lee, he'll be famous - theres a 'Ken Lee song' on YouTube.

StrawberryMojito Sun 26-May-13 21:07:07

Ted Lee sounds like he should be an American senator but I still like it. Theo is also really nice.

Lebkuchenlover Sun 26-May-13 21:30:45

Personally I think a 2 syllable name is much nicer e.g.
Ethan Lee
Tristan Lee
Quentin Lee
Felix Lee
Oscar Lee

Ted Lee sounds like Tetley... too short imo.

JojoMags Sun 26-May-13 21:36:08

OP - We share a surname. It ruled out so many of my favourite names, but Ted/Theo are OK. Ted flows better than Theo but Theo is do-able. If you both really like it, use it.

frosty21 Sun 26-May-13 22:41:21

Oh jojo it is such a pain isn't it. Its meant I haven't been able to use my favourite girls name (Rosa) or my favourite boys name (Jude).

And its ruled so many others out.

Its only 3 letters but ever since marrying dh and falling pg I have grown to really dislike it!

lovemybabyboy Sun 26-May-13 23:54:52

Ted Lee sounds like Tetley
Theo Lee is ok

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