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What can Ted be short for?

(37 Posts)
CityDweller Fri 03-Jul-15 19:47:16

I love Ted as a nn for a boy. What else can it be short for other than Edward or Edmund (neither of which I'm keen on). Theodore, I guess, but then we'd risk it being shortened to Theo, which I don't like at all...

Zakken Fri 03-Jul-15 19:50:46


Lucie99 Fri 03-Jul-15 19:50:48

I would automatically assume Edward.

Baguettes Fri 03-Jul-15 19:51:20


tomatodizzymum Fri 03-Jul-15 19:52:26

Edward and Theodore/Theodora

CityDweller Fri 03-Jul-15 20:04:14

Ooh, I quite like Edgar! Edison too, but I think DH would veto that (he vetoed Emerson for DC1, which I think is of a similar ilk)

CityDweller Fri 03-Jul-15 20:05:59

DH just gave me a withering look when I suggested both Edgar and Edison sad

Smartiepants79 Fri 03-Jul-15 20:06:02

It won't get shortened to Theo if you always call him Ted.

mrspremise Fri 03-Jul-15 20:14:46


silverglitterpisser Fri 03-Jul-15 20:18:58

Ted is a cool name smile . Why not just name him that?

SweetAndFullOfGrace Fri 03-Jul-15 20:19:46

I'd assume Theodore as in Roosevelt.

VivaLeBeaver Fri 03-Jul-15 20:20:04


It's a proper name honestly.

thatsshallot Fri 03-Jul-15 20:20:44

DC2 was going to be Ned as in Edmund after my Irish grandpa, and Ted is a short form too

merrymouse Fri 03-Jul-15 20:22:53


ShadowFire Fri 03-Jul-15 20:25:16

I heard Teddington being called out in the park today.

I can't be sure, but I suspect that was a nickname.

hollyisalovelyname Fri 03-Jul-15 20:33:44

But you could use it as a slightly shortened version of Thady (possibly)

CityDweller Fri 03-Jul-15 20:52:22

shock at Teddington!

Zakken Fri 03-Jul-15 21:02:32

Edwin, yes that was the other one I was trying to remember.

And refer your DH to Edgar Davids, the coolest man ever to play football in specs.

ShadowFire Fri 03-Jul-15 21:16:02

I was bit surprised that the autocorrect on my tablet had Teddington in as an actual word, so I googled it.

Apparently Teddington is a village in Gloucestershire. Perhaps young Teddington in the park was named after the village and it wasn't a nickname? It would easily lead to Ted as a nickname though. And he's not likely to be one of 5 Teddington's in his class at school.

MehsMum Fri 03-Jul-15 21:16:38

I know a Theodore who calls himself Ted, which is all well and good till his mates meet his family, who call him Theo. But if you have a Theodore, and call him Ted, Ted it will be - at least until he's old enough to decide to change it.

CityDweller Fri 03-Jul-15 22:07:22

Teddington is also a suburb of sw London. A fine, if not particularly inspiring place.

Almahart Fri 03-Jul-15 22:10:14

Teddington must have been a nickname surely?

Sophronia Fri 03-Jul-15 23:06:01

I like Edwin, also...


thegreylady Fri 03-Jul-15 23:09:32

Thaddeus and I think there is an Irish name Tadgh
My dgs is Edward nn Ted.

morethanacondiment Fri 03-Jul-15 23:12:50

DC2 is a Ted, extended variously to Tedbar, Teddington, Tedbert, Tedster, and...umm...BabyBear.
Awesome name!

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