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Edwin/Eddie

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nello Sun 09-Feb-14 15:12:11

I love Edwin. DH doesn't, but he may go for it if we use Eddie as a nickname - the more used name .

Thoughts on Eddie please...?

Artandco Sun 09-Feb-14 15:23:15

I prefer Edward as main name, with ed/ eddy/ ted/ teddy as nn

EnidClowes Sun 09-Feb-14 15:58:30

Love it. Also Win as a nickname. I couldn't get DH to go for it though

WhiteHairReally Sun 09-Feb-14 16:29:48

I'm biased as I have one, but what about Edmund? Edwins seem SO much older and more decrepit than Edmunds, who whilst being baddies in some literature (Narnia, King Lear) are redeemed or sexy baddies! There's Dickens' Edwin Drood but he's disappeared by the time Dickens leaves the novel unfinished when he dies.

'Edmund' can become nn 'Eddie' easily.

winterhat Sun 09-Feb-14 16:51:03

I really like Edwin. It's a change from Edward (which is also nice) and I don't really like Edmund (a bit wet sounding). Eddie is fine as nickname too (not Teddy which is very twee).

nello Sun 09-Feb-14 17:10:29

Our other thought is Tomas...but I do prefer Edwin.

WhiteHairReally Sun 09-Feb-14 17:14:31

Sorry. You asked for thoughts on Eddie, didn't you? Honestly? Eddie Grundy from 'the Archers' = well meaning wally. although Eddie Redmayne, ginger actor does redeem the name a good deal!

Our Edmund has become, from secondary school onwards 'Ed'. he has never been 'Eddie' or indeed 'Ned' our preferred nn, because we forgot to use it!

BonaDea Sun 09-Feb-14 17:17:01

Not keen on Eddie really. How about Ted?

sleepingbeautiful Sun 09-Feb-14 17:23:18

I like Edwin. It's DS mn.
Not sure about Eddie. I prefer Ed, Ted, Teddy or Ned.

TeamEdward Sun 09-Feb-14 17:24:05

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winterhat Sun 09-Feb-14 17:51:09

Tomas is nice too, does your DH like it? Tomas Edwin would be good.

nello Sun 09-Feb-14 17:57:10

Yes, DH likes Tomas. I do like Tomas Edwin...he might go for that - thanks winterhat

Do you think Tomas without the h is ok - we prefer it this way, and like there to be more of an 'a' rather than an 'uh' sound at the end, but wonder if people will think we just can't spell!

Nataleejah Mon 10-Feb-14 11:49:59

Eddie is nice

squoosh Mon 10-Feb-14 11:52:35

I love Eddie.

I always think of Edwin as being a baddie's name.

soontobeslendergirl Mon 10-Feb-14 12:33:16

I like Edwin and Tomas (it's fine without the "h", that's the forrin' spelling) But I like Edgar most of all. It's a bit more robust sounding than Edwin or Edmund imo, and obv a lot less common than Edward (which I also like)

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