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Tomas or Edwin

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nello Sun 09-Feb-14 17:40:33

Tomas or Edwin (Eddie)

Thoughts between these two please for our DS. Our DD is named Iris.


PinkGlove Sun 09-Feb-14 18:09:02

Edwin for me!

SS3J Sun 09-Feb-14 18:34:27

I much prefer Tomas, but not sure it sounds right with Iris - bit too much 's' when said together. Not that it matters as long as it doesn't bother you. I don't like Edwin at all.

Like Tomas much more than Edwin (which I don't like at all, sorry) but wouldn't use Tomas with Iris.


BackforGood Sun 09-Feb-14 18:41:22

Is there a reason for Tomas rather than Thomas ? If in UK, will end up with a lifetime of having to correct spellings I'd have thought.

brokenhearted55a Sun 09-Feb-14 18:43:29

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bootsycollins Sun 09-Feb-14 18:44:07

Edwin rocks!

Bowlersarm Sun 09-Feb-14 18:44:55

Does it have to be without the 'h'.

Much prefer Thomas, but it needs to have the h for me.

BikeRunSki Sun 09-Feb-14 18:48:57

I imagine the OP is from a culture that spells Tomas as she has. My nephew is Tomas and has had v few problems with it in his 17 years, but he does live in Wales.

Far prefer Tomas to Thomas, personally.

pancakesfortea Sun 09-Feb-14 19:11:37

My grandfather was Edwin Thomas, and he was a fine man. Both excellent choices!

nello Sun 09-Feb-14 19:13:03

Yes, I much prefer Tomas - Thomas makes me think of the tank engine! We don't live in the UK so dropping the h shouldn't be an issue.

nello Sun 09-Feb-14 19:14:11

Lovely pancakesfortea ... I am heading towards Tomas Edwin I think.

sarahquilt Sun 09-Feb-14 20:21:48

I don't like Edwin but I like Edmund.

pancakesfortea Sun 09-Feb-14 21:38:50

nello Ted for short?

yakisoba Sun 09-Feb-14 23:19:46

We are a welsh family and have a Tomos Arthur. But Tomas Edwin sounds like a lovely choice.

Pregnantberry Sun 09-Feb-14 23:30:48

This might sound like a strange first thought - but to me 'Edwin' sounds like a name for an owl.
I like Tomas! I don't think it clashes too much, maybe a bit, but if you say 'Tomas and Iris' out loud it doesn't seem like too much of a mouthful for me.

RoadToTuapeka Mon 10-Feb-14 06:50:59

I don't like the spelling of Tomas unless there is a cultural reason for it, makes me want to pronounce it with an accent. But I like the name itself. Edwin I really like, if you are the market for names of Saxon kings you could go with Eadwin the spelling of which I love and I think Ead looks better written down than Ed.

BikeRunSki Mon 10-Feb-14 08:23:24

^ you don't like the spelling of Tomas, but Eadwin is OK???

CreditCardProblemS Mon 10-Feb-14 08:25:19

I don't like Edwin but I think it goes better with iris.

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