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Ted.. just Ted.

(62 Posts)
BeautifulStars93 Mon 15-Jun-15 20:11:43

he would be christened Ted. go by Ted or Teddy.
Edward and Theodore arent options.

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Mon 15-Jun-15 20:14:41

Love it and a DF did it last year, it's a lovely name and suits her DS down to the ground.

DixieNormas Mon 15-Jun-15 20:17:38

Yes why not, I have a Tommy though so I don't give a toss about all that full names on bc crap anyway grin

Gdydgkyk Mon 15-Jun-15 20:20:02

Yes. Nice

Amy106 Mon 15-Jun-15 20:21:58

Nice strong name and very easy to learn how to spell!smile

BeautifulStars93 Mon 15-Jun-15 20:32:27

I thought I would get a terrible reaction! does it go ok with sisters Isabelle and Eliza?

Lottiedoubtie Mon 15-Jun-15 20:36:09

Lovely and goes well. I would go for Edward, but that's just me it's certainly not compulsory!

bostonbaby Mon 15-Jun-15 22:00:02

Call him Ted!
Don't see the point in registering a name that you don't like and won't use.
"Hi, my name is Sarah but people call me Helen" it's just the same

Cazzybaby Mon 15-Jun-15 22:02:50

Love it!

grabaspoon Mon 15-Jun-15 22:17:31

Ted 2 the film comes out this summer.

sweetpeame Mon 15-Jun-15 22:32:53

I like it and it was a strong contender for DS but DH only likes it if it's short for Theodore or Edward at a push, so we've disregarded it. I think it's fine to use on it's own.

TakeMeToTheMilk Mon 15-Jun-15 22:58:00

I'm very likely to call my baby Ned....just Ned. I don't understand using a BC name and then never calling your child by that name. Just Ted is a great name.

twinjocks Mon 15-Jun-15 23:13:23

Love it.

mrsscarlettbutler Mon 15-Jun-15 23:22:10

Love it. This is our #1 choice for DC1 if it's a boy (due in October). I don't like Edward/Theo/Theodore, I LOVE Ted and Teddy - really don't see the point in adding so-called formal name that we don't like, when the name we love is Ted.

I originally just wanted Teddy but DH has convinced me that Ted as the 'official' name might be better as he grows up.

mrsscarlettbutler Mon 15-Jun-15 23:23:16

Ha just seen your other DC names - Isabelle is currently #1 contender if it's a girl!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 15-Jun-15 23:35:23

Don't like it by itself. Fine as a nn. Otherwise it sounds like a toy.

BadHenry Tue 16-Jun-15 00:23:08

It's good.

Wouldn't do Teddy as a name by itself(too babyish), but Ted is fine.

Dixiebell Tue 16-Jun-15 10:24:59

I have a 2.5 yr old Ted. I didn't like any of the longer versions, so just went with it. He generally gets called Teddy, but like mrsscarlett we thought Ted might be more grown up as he gets older. There are a fair few Teds/Teddys around though, in case you think you're choosing something rare or unusual!

00100001 Tue 16-Jun-15 10:28:53

As long as you don't mind people trying to call him Theodore or Edward - go for it smile

00100001 Tue 16-Jun-15 10:30:03

I would personally choose Edward to go with Isabelle and Eliza and call him 'Ted' for short smile (I guess you call the others by shorter names?)

undoubtedly Tue 16-Jun-15 10:34:12


whatsagoodusername Tue 16-Jun-15 11:40:15

I like Ted.

Personally I would go for the longer name and use the nickname, but nothing wrong with Ted. But I like long names with nicknames. More versatile.

Dixiebell Tue 16-Jun-15 19:40:03

Never ever had anyone try and call my Ted Edward or Theodore. Occasionally people ask if it's short for something but not always. It's pretty common as a name in itself.

poocatcherchampion Tue 16-Jun-15 19:43:02

I know 2 and think it is a ridiculous name, sorry. A bit juvenile. Like super ted

Although I am now wracking my brain that that guy from 3 men and a baby might have been called ted and that was acceptable (to me).

BeautifulStars93 Tue 16-Jun-15 19:47:04

isabelle gets Izzy.
eliza doesnt get shortened x

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