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Stoppissingonthefloor Thu 02-Jul-15 22:48:05

DS will be here next week (she says so naively.. Prob another 3 weeks going on dds timekeeping) and can't choose between these names


Not short for anything, just on their own. Not wanting to get into a bc debate, just want to know what you like the best and if you don't like any, why? (Just for the record , Sid is my late fathers name, I am aware it's better suited to a snake but felt it should be a contender)
Thank you ! X

siblingrevelryagain Thu 02-Jul-15 22:50:46

Ben-mainstream, safe (dare I say boring?), timeless

Sid-hate it

Ted-love it

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Thu 02-Jul-15 22:51:40

For me
Sid - it's personal

I'd go with whatever suits your surname best.

Good luck with the birth x

Appleblossom82 Thu 02-Jul-15 22:51:44

Ben is my favourite.

Im not keen on Sid sorry. Ted i like but only as a nn.

AssembleTheMinions Thu 02-Jul-15 22:53:10

Ben - boring and I know far too many dogs called this

Sid - hate it, keep thinking of Sid Snot <shows age >

Ted - best of the lot. It's fab

genome Thu 02-Jul-15 22:56:54

Ben is nice, but safe option.
Not a fan of Ted.
Sid I like as a nn, but not sure as a full name. I like Sidney better, but I think the reasons behind it is lovely.

Hope your ds makes an appearance soon smile

KipperTheFish Thu 02-Jul-15 23:00:31

Love Ted. Ben is nice. Sid is ok, and think I'd grow to like it once I knew the child, but a bit 'out there' for me to chose for my own child.

MarinaCoyle Thu 02-Jul-15 23:02:23

Ted. Sounds like a really cute little boy and a calm, kind and capable man. Love it.

soundsystem Thu 02-Jul-15 23:03:10

I love love live Sid.

Ben us a perfectly nice name, I know lots of them of all ages.

Not keen on Ted, nice for a little boy and an older man, but I'm not sure about a 14-year-old Ted or a 24-year-old Ted

Pugthug Thu 02-Jul-15 23:04:56

Funny I had Ted, Sid and Bruce down if I had a boygrin. Looking back I'm glad I had girls as I'm not over the moon about any of the names now. Ben for me.

teddygirlonce Thu 02-Jul-15 23:05:24

Keen on Ted but with Edward as proper name!

Go for it!

Hexadecimal1 Thu 02-Jul-15 23:06:16

Ben - wet. So wet. Will grow up to be something really wet and unable to grow a proper beard.

Sid - are you giving birth to an 80 year old?

Ted - nice now but will go hideously out of fashion

AccordingToOurRecords Thu 02-Jul-15 23:07:27

Know 1 Sid, obnoxious little indulged shit.��
Ben is a bit meh.

Ted is a cracking name��.

cantbelieveimonhere Thu 02-Jul-15 23:08:15

Would really need to know what surname it's going with to give best response.
Without it:

Ben - sorry, but it's over-used/everywhere at the minute. It's also the name of a flowerpot man

Ted - I like it, it's even a little trendy. But lots of American sitcoms have 30 somethings called Ted at the minute, so I would query in the future when your ds is an adult) it will be associated with middle aged men.

Sid - in one sense my least favourite, but overall I think's it's the best option. It's already an old-man's-name, so it won't "date" further. It is cute for a primary school aged boy, not so great for a teenager, but he'll probably be known by a nickname by then anyway!

Hop that helps!

cantbelieveimonhere Thu 02-Jul-15 23:08:30


AlwaysOneMissing Thu 02-Jul-15 23:08:45

Don't like Ben.

A boy called Sid is going to be one of the cool kids. And the sentimental aspect adds to it's charm.

Ted is an awesome name.

stillsingingintherain Thu 02-Jul-15 23:09:06

Ben - nice but boring

Sid - hate sorry!

Ted - love it!! So cool!

BertrandRussell Thu 02-Jul-15 23:09:40

Go for Edward known as Ted then he had lots of choices.

scarletforya Thu 02-Jul-15 23:10:55

Ben is drippy.
Sid is ugly and aggressive sounding.
Ted is fine.

MrsEricBana Thu 02-Jul-15 23:10:58

What stillsinging said.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Thu 02-Jul-15 23:11:26

Ben - lovely name. Not at all wet. Not even damp.

Ted - a sweary bear.

But in your case I would go for Sid. But use Sidney. There is a Sidney in DD's pre-school class and the name really suits him. Having a personal link to you too just makes it better.

scarletforya Thu 02-Jul-15 23:13:00

I prefer Theodore as the full name for Ted. Edward is too stuffy.

Mehitabel6 Thu 02-Jul-15 23:17:10

Definitely Ben.
Sid is dreadful
Ted is OK as long as he has a proper name on his birth certificate.

Ben - fine but a bit nondescript
Sid - no, Sid James, Sid Owen, just don't like it.
Ted - nice as a childhood nickname for Edward, but too childish for an adult.

toobreathless Thu 02-Jul-15 23:35:23

Ben/Sid: not my thing but fine.

Ted: love it but it is my Grandpa's name (short for Edward)

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