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Can I call my baby girl Teddy/Teddie?

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ems942 Sat 11-Jul-15 11:07:32

My baby girl is due soon. Had previously thought I'd love to call her Autumn, would have used Teddy for a boy but I love it so much I want to call my little girl Teddy. Am I being ridiculous? I'm not keen on Thea and really not on Theodora.

Heck5897 Sat 11-Jul-15 11:14:01

As a nn for Edwina?

BothEndsBurning Sat 11-Jul-15 11:15:24

No, it's dreadful, and it's lingerie. <gavel>

poocatcherchampion Sat 11-Jul-15 11:15:41

If you have another you could call her dolly. grin

Dunno op, I wouldn't. Teddy is over popular IMO.

zombiemeow Sat 11-Jul-15 11:16:48

I like it! grin

EnterNicknameHere Sat 11-Jul-15 11:17:00

I think Teddy would make a great girls name! Not too sure about the inevitable nn of Ted though.

Artandco Sat 11-Jul-15 11:17:06

I like it but don't think you can use alone.

Theodora is the name name it is a nickname for but you could consider


KatieScarlettreregged Sat 11-Jul-15 11:19:40

No. Unless it is a nickname (thus giving your child a chance to disavow it the second she goes to Uni/secondary school)

Heck5897 Sat 11-Jul-15 11:20:46

What about Odette

It's got the word ted in it backwards

SunnyBaudelaire Sat 11-Jul-15 11:21:24

it might be nice when she is small, as long as it was short for something more sensible like Theodora.
Plus it is an item of lingerie.

Chchchchangeabout Sat 11-Jul-15 11:21:33

If you love it why not? Or if unsure it could be a middle name and/or nickname?

RosaliesGinBottle Sat 11-Jul-15 11:23:21

There's a lovely book from 1898 by Anna Chapin Ray called Teddy: Her Book. So it’s not a newfangled nickname for a girl smile

Heck5897 Sat 11-Jul-15 11:23:51

Tedra with nn teddie

daisydalrymple Sat 11-Jul-15 11:25:39

You might find she feels different to her siblings as she grows. Ds1 has a one syllable name (think Ben, max etc) followed by traditional name. Dd and ds2 both have traditional type names. Ds1 wishes his mn was his first name as people tease his (honestly, one syllable not even out there name) and add ie to lengthen his name (and we chose it so it couldn't be shortened!).

If all three of your dcs had slightly different names it might work better, but she might wonder why she's different as she's older. Just a thought, but of course you must choose your favourite name!

timeforabrewnow Sat 11-Jul-15 11:28:22

Erm - no. It sounds bad <sorry - but you did ask!!>

ems942 Sat 11-Jul-15 11:28:32

I don't really mind the lingerie association confused. If shes anything like her older sister it would suit her really well.

Odette is a bit too loose of a connection.

Everythinghaschanged Sat 11-Jul-15 11:30:12

I think a cool confident child could carry it off but if she turns out to be an introverted mouse she could be the laughing stock.

scrumpkin Sat 11-Jul-15 11:33:23

I love it! Lots

Sophronia Sat 11-Jul-15 11:36:12

It's awful, sorry.

TheHumourlessHarpy Sat 11-Jul-15 11:37:58

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ButtonMoon88 Sat 11-Jul-15 11:38:34

I love it!

KatieScarlettreregged Sat 11-Jul-15 11:39:14

"Do you take this woman, Teddy to be your lawfully wedded wife?"
"Hi, I'm Teddy pleased to meet you, no my name isn't Theodora, no, I don't know what my parents were thinking..."
"Yes, like the bear, haha"
"Why has my nickname always been Bear? Well, my parents had the brilliant idea of..."

JuniorMint Sat 11-Jul-15 11:41:36

Robbie Williams' daughter is Teddy (Theodora)

Spintastic Sat 11-Jul-15 11:42:44

As my 9 year old is called Teddy - and called this on his birth certificate - it'd be a no from me for a girl because I purely see it as a boys name

Spintastic Sat 11-Jul-15 11:43:53

But comments about being called 'teddy bear ' I wouldn't worry about one bit. My Teddy gets called that and he couldn't care less and we call him Bear a lot. It's never any issue

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