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Edward or Lewis?

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HolaGuapo Tue 03-Sep-13 19:35:51

DP and me have been trying to short list our favourite baby names and so far mutual favourite boys names are Lewis and Edward!
I can't decide which I like more!

Theironfistofarkus Sat 07-Sep-13 22:39:07

Ps I vote Edward.

Theironfistofarkus Sat 07-Sep-13 22:38:40

The gymnast Louis Smith pronounces it like Lewis I think

blondieminx Sat 07-Sep-13 22:34:57

Edward far nicer IMHO

lade Sat 07-Sep-13 22:32:58

I like either Edward or Louis (pronounced loo-ee), but not keen on Lewis I'm afraid.

eachtigertires Sat 07-Sep-13 04:03:40

Lewis. Edward reminds me of twilight

funnymummy2931 Fri 06-Sep-13 20:45:50

Love Edward, Teddy especially. Lewis and Louis very popular now.

phlebas Fri 06-Sep-13 20:43:28

Edward is lovely, Louis is good too but not Lewis.

TheSydenhamSet Fri 06-Sep-13 19:34:21

I love Edward. Not a fan of Lewis

CPtart Fri 06-Sep-13 19:24:47


mummaemma Fri 06-Sep-13 19:20:25

Edward (i like ted)

smithwillsam Fri 06-Sep-13 13:12:45

Both names are very nice and pretty. By the both names meaning is very good. But Lewis then better sounds Edward. I prefer Lewis.

BlueChampagne Fri 06-Sep-13 13:02:20

It's the Scots who use Lewis.

exoticfruits Fri 06-Sep-13 06:51:11


bananamummy Fri 06-Sep-13 06:40:11

Louis is pronounced Lou-is in Germany, Holland, Scandinavia and in the US (city of St Louis in Missouri).

Only in France is it pronounced Lou-ee. But more and more English seem to prefer the French way. Not everyone will though.

Personally I prefer Lewis - that avoids any ambiguity in pronunciation.

Onesleeptillwembley Fri 06-Sep-13 00:26:46

Frangepani Louis and Lewis are totally different. The pronunciation is not the same.
Lewis is nice enough but Louis is way preferable

misslongstocking Thu 05-Sep-13 19:34:54

My youngest son is Edward,he loves his name as now he's older has discovered lots of famous pirates were actually called Edward! And kings!Not forgetting one of Thomas the Tank engine's friends also....
We wondered if the name might be too well used,but he's the only Edward in his primary school.
I also like it as it's a name used by people from all walks of life
Plus there are lots of shortened versions of the name,which could vary through his life.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 05-Sep-13 19:06:10


I don't like Lewis much.

Though dislike Louis pronounced Lewis even more.

Coconutty Thu 05-Sep-13 18:31:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Saffyz Thu 05-Sep-13 18:28:59


Frangepani Wed 04-Sep-13 22:52:20

I like both names but being Scottish would probably choose Lewis (with that spelling, as in the surname and the island). I know some posters have suggested spelling it 'Louis' but that might cause confusion over the pronunciation. Edward goes well with Lewis as a middle name.

Bowlersarm Wed 04-Sep-13 18:04:20


ShadowSummer Wed 04-Sep-13 18:03:44

Both very nice names, but I think I (just) prefer Edward.

mummyloveslucy Wed 04-Sep-13 17:29:19

Edward!! (Teddy for a nic-mame) smile

mummyloveslucy Wed 04-Sep-13 17:28:54

Edward!! (Teddy for a nic-mame) smile

EuphemiaLennox Wed 04-Sep-13 14:10:55

Edward is lovely with lots of great nicknames too.

I really dislike Lewis, but love Louis, pronounced Louie.

Or similar... Laurie short for Lawrence.

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