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Middle name needed for baby Ned

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HayFeverSucks Fri 19-Jun-15 21:12:02

I'm expecting a baby boy and we have pretty much settled on Ned as a first name. Not Edward, Edwin, Benedict as a BC name... just full name Ned. I know it's not popular on here, and I know what the Scottish meaning is so not really looking for people trying to put me off.
What we do need is a middle name. Surname is 2 syllables so I'm thinking a 2, 3 or 4 syllable middle name. Have a few ideas but want to see if anyone comes up with my ideas and thinks they go well.
Thanks in advance!

TagineKaput Fri 19-Jun-15 21:19:00

Alexander, Sebastian, Jacob, Joshua?

HayFeverSucks Fri 19-Jun-15 21:43:59

Ha, first person to reply and one of my name ideas is suggested! What else goes well with Ned?

Runnaway Fri 19-Jun-15 21:45:53

I immediately thought Alexander too.

BikeRunSki Fri 19-Jun-15 21:46:04


Whatever your Grandfather's name was.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Fri 19-Jun-15 21:47:29


HettyB Fri 19-Jun-15 22:03:33

Strangely, my first thought was Ned Ezekiel, but that might be a bit unusual! How about:

Ned Elijah
Ned Barnaby
Ned Joseph
Ned Gregory
Ned Timothy
Ned Alexander
Ned Patrick
Ned Oliver
Ned Alastair
Ned Christopher

HayFeverSucks Fri 19-Jun-15 22:05:29

2 more of my ideas named! Just one more to go. I'm going to ponder the other suggestions for a bit now. I love names!

Sophronia Fri 19-Jun-15 22:30:26

Ned Dominic
Ned Benjamin
Ned Anthony
Ned Francis
Ned William
Ned Jonathan
Ned Laurence
Ned Jackson
Ned Reuben
Ned Andrew
Ned Robert
Ned Samuel
Ned Timothy
Ned Thomas
Ned Vincent
Ned Walter
Ned Zachary
Ned Maxwell
Ned Arthur
Ned Matthew
Ned Valentine
Ned Albert
Ned Gabriel
Ned Cameron
Ned James

Sophronia Fri 19-Jun-15 22:36:09

Ned Michael
Ned Lewis
Ned Harrison
Ned Stanley
Ned Rowan
Ned Finley
Ned Jasper
Ned Morgan

TeddyBear2015 Fri 19-Jun-15 22:59:55

Thinkivebeenhacked I love that you suggested Theodore. When I named my LO Theodore everyone tried to make me reconsider but I didn't.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 20-Jun-15 00:55:35

Ned Thomas.
Ned Lucien
Ned Patrick
Ned Victor
Ned Vincent.

ceebelle83 Sat 20-Jun-15 06:33:20

I teach a Ned, middle name William. I think it's a lovely name. If you don't live in Scotland then I don't see why the association with 'neds' would trouble you. smile

I think you should use a longer, three syllable middle name to balance it out.

HayFeverSucks Sat 20-Jun-15 09:41:14

My favourites (which have been suggested) are

Ned Alexander
Ned Barnaby
Ned Oliver (does it sound like 'Neh Doliver' though?)
Ned Thomas

Also on my list was

Ned Oscar
Ned Henry (not sure can use this one)

What do you think?

SunshineAndShadows Sat 20-Jun-15 09:48:31

I wasn't born in Scotland. Live here as an adult tho, and that name would make my job tricky. It's not particularly flexible.

Where I did grow up it was a slang term for a pony or donkey as in 'neddy' or an old ned.

I guess if he spend his entire life in the South of England he'll be fine. But I'd pick a Middle name that gives him some flexibility but is fairly classic - Like Alexander, Thomas, Matthew etc

luckiestgirlintheworld Sat 20-Jun-15 10:08:27

Ned is a great name. Think Alexander sounds best as a middle.

HerdOfRhino Sat 20-Jun-15 10:28:15

Ned Dylan
Ned Solomon
Ned Jordan
Ned Conrad
Ned Martin
Ned Justice

Discworld101 Sat 20-Jun-15 10:33:07

My first thought was Alexander.

Discworld101 Sat 20-Jun-15 10:34:24

As long as your surname doesn't begin with D, F or G...

Zakken Sat 20-Jun-15 10:43:27


twinjocks Sat 20-Jun-15 11:05:14


OwlAtEase Sat 20-Jun-15 11:12:25

Ny first thought before opening the thread was Ned Alexander too! I think it's the best of all the ones mentioned.

ShimmeringCobalt Sat 20-Jun-15 11:56:17

It's a lovely name!

I have no idea what the Scottish thing is about, so I just see it as a fab name!

<runs off to google>

VixxFace Sat 20-Jun-15 12:13:36

I thought Sebastian straight away

HettyB Sun 21-Jun-15 00:27:48

I really love Ned Barnaby...

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