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pygmy Fri 02-Aug-13 11:30:54

Nice or not nice?

I like both Ed and Eddie as nicknames.

MrsBungle Mon 05-Aug-13 20:10:43

It's a surname in Scotland. I like it as a first name and agree its certainly less boring than Edward. I quite like otto too.

ellesabe Mon 05-Aug-13 20:08:58

It sounds like Ed Grotto...

tigerdriverII Sun 04-Aug-13 01:01:51

Love these joke threads

formicadinosaur Sun 04-Aug-13 00:57:43

Otto is great.

rockybalboa Sat 03-Aug-13 11:30:36

Love Edgar. Unfortunately I have reasons for hating the nn Ed so was never going to work for us. Had to have a a major battle with DH over it though as he was very very very very keen on Edgar. It is a super cool name and not old mannish at all. Think Egg from This Life. Swoon...

YoMamma Sat 03-Aug-13 11:27:43

Love Edgar but I don't think it goes well with Otto

PicardyThird Sat 03-Aug-13 07:19:44

It sounds like a late-19th-century German. I think Otto, although I don't like it personally, has that old-man-chic vibe, but Edgar definitely doesn't. Has good nickname potential, though (Ed or Eddie).How about Edward?

sleepdodger Sat 03-Aug-13 07:18:07

I know a 2yo Edgar and he's a cutie

ThePieSmuggler Sat 03-Aug-13 07:16:40

Love Edgar, I recently met one and instantly really liked the name. I really like Otto too but I'm afraid for me I hear garrotte too when they're said together

Yika Sat 03-Aug-13 07:14:30

I love it, that's one of the nicest name combinations I've seen on here.

mathanxiety Sat 03-Aug-13 07:09:43

Like them both, but like Layl77 I hear another word in there somewhere -- garotte.

I know an Edgar who has always been Eddie.

Layl77 Sat 03-Aug-13 05:42:01

Edgar Otto sounds like there's 'rot' in there somewhere. Both fine but not together

williaminajetfighter Sat 03-Aug-13 05:13:29

Edgar Allen Poe. Can't go wrong...

almapudden Sat 03-Aug-13 04:54:28

Love it.

everlong Sat 03-Aug-13 04:32:54


kiwik Sat 03-Aug-13 01:08:29

Love it.
Edgar is great - strong, and different to the more usual Edward, which is a bit overused.
I adore the name Otto, but DH didn't, so I had to call the cat Otto.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 02-Aug-13 23:29:32

I love Edgar. It was my second choice for ds. I like Otto too.

sonlypuppyfat Fri 02-Aug-13 21:29:45

Words fail me

Ikeameatballs Fri 02-Aug-13 21:24:40

I much prefer Otto to Edgar which I really don't like. I also don't think that they work together, they tend to run into each other and are stylistically very different.

LegArmpits Fri 02-Aug-13 21:23:11

Love love love them both, but I think they run better the other way around.

Capitola Fri 02-Aug-13 21:22:08

I love them both, but would go with Otto as a first name.

KateCroydon Fri 02-Aug-13 21:19:23

awful awful awful.

Mind you, I quite like Tyler...

Timpani Fri 02-Aug-13 16:42:36

I love Edgar!! And tbh it's what you love that matters right? I've given DS1 a very marmite name and I'm sure a few people turned up their noses but no one has really said to my face "ugh, that's awful" or anything.

I would call DS2 (if it's a DS) but it really doesn't go with our surname. I love Edward too!

LazyMonkeyButler Fri 02-Aug-13 14:27:26

Oh dear, Edgar is awful - sorry. Otto is fine, but reminds me of the school bus driver in the Simpsons.

Having said that, we met a 3 year old Edwin on holiday recently and he was a very sweet little thing which did make the name grow on me over the week. Maybe meeting an Edgar would work in the same way?

dyslexicdespot Fri 02-Aug-13 14:26:15

Both are very nice.

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