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Henry or Theodore?

(16 Posts)
Ilovebean Mon 24-Mar-14 15:48:44

Hi All

What does everyone prefer out of Henry or Theodore? Was dead set on Henry but now I'm starting to like Theodore as I love the name Teddy/Ted, but yet I don't like Theo.

Our surname is the same as a very famous detective starting with H if that helps.

Seminyak Mon 24-Mar-14 16:24:52

Henry! Henry Holmes sounds ace smile

guineapig2014 Mon 24-Mar-14 16:27:41

I disagree, I prefer Theodore! Henry is much more popular. I also think that goes Theodore goes better with your surname!

QueenofKelsingra Mon 24-Mar-14 17:42:56

I prefer not to alliterate so would go with Theodore. I love both names though. if you don't like theo you will have to make everyone aware that you are using teddy as they will assume (I love the nn teddy!)

Sparkle9 Mon 24-Mar-14 17:45:21

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Wishfulmakeupping Mon 24-Mar-14 18:32:58

Henry fab name although oh vetoed it because his last name begins with H and he doesn't like alliteration. I think Henry Holmes sounds pretty fantastic I must say smile

Mireio Mon 24-Mar-14 18:35:53

Definitely Henry.

SanityClause Mon 24-Mar-14 18:40:12


There are always millions of Henrys.

Pinkcustardpurplecustard Mon 24-Mar-14 19:19:56

Horrid Henry springs to mind sorry

Seekingsense Mon 24-Mar-14 22:09:53

I think we have the same surname.

If DC2 is a boy - he will be Henry, so that gets my vote.

WillSingForCake Mon 24-Mar-14 22:32:12

I prefer Theodore, but think you'll struggle to avoid the nn Theo

Buzzybees Mon 24-Mar-14 22:48:36

I think Henry Theodore Holmes sounds great. Then you could still use Ted/Teddy as a family nickname but would avoid Theo as others would call him Henry?

Ham69 Mon 24-Mar-14 22:54:05

Theodore and definitely go with Teddy/ Ted as nn they're the new Theo and will make Theo less popular grin

Ilovebean Tue 25-Mar-14 12:54:12

Thanks all.

Sadly DH changed his mind last night and said no too Theodore as 'we aren't posh enough for that name'. Helpful. This also happened with Hugo.

I think he's going to dig his heels in, it's Henry or nothing, however I'm suggesting we wait until DS is out so we can see what he looks like.

Nataleejah Tue 25-Mar-14 14:46:37


SuperScrimper Tue 25-Mar-14 16:07:55

I'm sorry but I really dislike Henry Holmes. Theodore just has so much more to it.

Henry is such an overused name a the moment.

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