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ShadowStorm Wed 12-Jun-13 22:39:46

Suggested Edward as a possible name for DC2.

DH was very positive about Edward, but then... insisted that he would only go for Edward if we gave him the middle name Bear, because then he would be a Teddy Bear confused hmm

WWYD? Leave Edward on the list & try to talk DH out of a ludicrous middle name, or go back to the drawing board?

SleepyCatOnTheMat Wed 12-Jun-13 22:47:48

Tell your DP he's crazy.

peanutsandwich Wed 12-Jun-13 22:52:45

Oh dear, had he had a drink or three before he suggested that.

barnetro Wed 12-Jun-13 22:53:42

Ask him if he would like to be called teddy bear?!?!?

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Wed 12-Jun-13 22:54:39

Why not go the whole hog and call him Winnie-the-Pooh?

FatherSpodoKomodo Wed 12-Jun-13 23:10:45

Tell him he's bonkers. You can call him Teddy Bear without actually naming him Teddy Bear!

ShadowStorm Wed 12-Jun-13 23:12:21

DH was stone cold sober, so he can't claim that as an excuse.

OutragedFromLeeds Thu 13-Jun-13 00:30:26

I think Bear is a nn for Edward anyway. So it would be like calling him Edward Edward. You can call him Edward nn Teddy Bear and then give him a nice middle name.

reelingintheyears Thu 13-Jun-13 00:34:13

Or Rupert,that goes nicely with Bear too. hmm

MrsShrek3 Thu 13-Jun-13 01:24:29

pmsl reeling grin

How about Fred?
aka Fredbear (threadbare) wink

praps not.

MrsShrek3 Thu 13-Jun-13 01:25:33

Paddy. Short for Paddington. Also goes well with Bear.

Hedwig3 Thu 13-Jun-13 11:53:54

Agree with Barnetro.

Would he like it... would you?

SuitedandBooted Thu 13-Jun-13 13:13:39

It's not a proper name, and I pity any kid having to give THAT as his full name in school. Does he want to imitate Bear Grylls? His real name is Edward Michael Grylls, by the way, Bear is a NN thought up by his sister!

GW297 Thu 13-Jun-13 15:34:35

Don't do it!

squoosh Thu 13-Jun-13 16:41:27

He's probably looking forward to saying to people 'this is my new son, Edward, we call him Teddy.....guess what his middle name is, go on's Bear. Ha ha ha, aren't we hilarious? Do you get it, do you get it? Teddy.Bear......Teddy.Bear. Isn't that brilliant?'

No it's not brilliant, it's ridiculous. Slap him around the head with a cold fish, might awaken his senses.

Reastie Thu 13-Jun-13 16:46:28

I feel sorry for you OP. Your DH is mad! It gave me a good laugh though. Please don't go for bear. Maybe you should suggest bear for a first name and then bum for his middle name and see how he reacts to that <tongue in cheek>

Turniptwirl Thu 13-Jun-13 16:49:08

Do not let him give your child the middle name Bear!

I know little Rupert who gets called Bear affectionately at home (usually during cuddles)

You can call him bear all you want, it's a cute nn, but shouldn't be his real name!

Justfornowitwilldo Thu 13-Jun-13 17:27:07


Seriously, tell him to get a grip. Edward is nice BTW.

cory Thu 13-Jun-13 17:28:18





Longdistance Thu 13-Jun-13 17:32:30

I prefer Yogi Bear


BreathingLessons Thu 13-Jun-13 17:49:45

he thinks he's bear gryllis

BreathingLessons Thu 13-Jun-13 17:50:35

Actually, having Bear as a first name and using it as a first name more to the point, that is brave, but revealing that it's your middle name seems embarrassing.

BreathingLessons Thu 13-Jun-13 17:50:57

you can't GROW in to a middle name is the point I'm trying to make!

amazingmumof6 Fri 14-Jun-13 02:15:01

or what about Buddy Bear a la Jamie Oliver?

or just go for Pom Bear bear

quertas Fri 14-Jun-13 10:59:19

Offer compromise? Edward Arthur (Arthur means bear).

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