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Edith or Madeleine

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xxjessxx Fri 18-Dec-15 20:41:14

Hi all,

Just wondered which of the names you prefer??


We have a very long list but these two keep coming out top but we can't seem to decide!

Thanks in advance.. smile

OublietteBravo Fri 18-Dec-15 20:43:27

I love them both <unhelpful>

If I had to choose, I think I'd go for Edith.

CherryPits Fri 18-Dec-15 20:43:39

Nuff has been said about associations with Madeline. Also there are about a zillion of them toddling around the uK at the moment.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 18-Dec-15 20:44:29


LaceyLee Fri 18-Dec-15 20:47:48

Edith. One of the oldest names we have. Lovely. Also like Edie a lot as a nickname - much better than maddie

xxjessxx Fri 18-Dec-15 20:48:43

Thanks for your replies, while we are on the topic...

Which do you prefer out of:

Seth or Theo

We don't know what we are having!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 18-Dec-15 20:48:46


Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 18-Dec-15 20:49:23


ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 18-Dec-15 20:51:58


Sophronia Fri 18-Dec-15 21:08:45

Edith and Seth

madeleinetheragdol Fri 18-Dec-15 21:33:31

Madeleine and Theo

toffeeboffin Fri 18-Dec-15 21:34:56

Theo and Edith, coincidently my nephew and SIL!

CherryPits Fri 18-Dec-15 23:30:40


celtictoast Sat 19-Dec-15 00:15:50

Edith and Theo

NadiaWadia Sat 19-Dec-15 03:30:24

Madeleine by quite a long way, beautiful name. Although Edith is growing on me, it still has resonances of 'old lady', but the nickname Edie is nice.

Seth or Theo - not much to choose, maybe Theo.

xxjessxx Sat 19-Dec-15 08:50:38

Thabks all,

Gives us something more to think about when we finally make the decision once baby is here. It wasn't until I read back the thread I realised we must love the TH sound!

AuntieStella Sat 19-Dec-15 10:27:11

Madeleine and Theo

ThreeRuddyTubs Sat 19-Dec-15 10:29:13

Sets and Edithmead. Although you could combine (sort of) the girls names and go for Meredith

ThreeRuddyTubs Sat 19-Dec-15 10:29:42

Obviously not Edithmead that's a bit out there even for baby names!

Tilly28 Sat 19-Dec-15 10:38:52

Iv got an Edith whose just turned one! :-) we love the name! Had planned to use Edie as a nickname but actually for now we use Edith and it really suits her :-)

villainousbroodmare Sat 19-Dec-15 10:50:24

Madeleine and Theo.
To me - obviously someone who has a delightful little baby Edith will think of it so differently - it is very fusty and dusty. A faded velvet, antimacassar, yellowed lace, moths in a wardrobe feel to it.
Seth sounds to me like a lonesome speech impediment.
Theo says to me a leather school satchel, sturdy red shoes, libraries.
Madeleine is ballet classes, sitting on a café chair swinging your legs, delicate scented golden cakes.

SpecialistSnowflake Sat 19-Dec-15 11:31:59

What are the associations with Madeleine? I haven't heard anything negative. Tbh, my first association with the name is the elegant ragdoll from Bagpuss grin I think it's a beautiful name.

Edith is a bit fusty on its own, but I assume you'd do what all Mums of Ediths do and call her Edie? Which is cute, but it does seem to be approaching Lily levels of popularity, so be aware that there is a risk she may go through school life as Edie Surname Capital Letter.

And Seth is much more classic than Theo imo. All the Theo's I can think of are TV characters - Theo Huxtable, Theo the Chipmunk, Theo Kojak...

MitzyLeFrouf Sat 19-Dec-15 12:29:56

Madeleine. Fo' sho!

Edith, to me, is on a par with Bertha and Blodwyn.

CherryPits Sat 19-Dec-15 14:09:58

SpecialistSnowflake - MCANN

SpecialistSnowflake Sat 19-Dec-15 17:57:56

Oh, of course. I don't know if many people would make that connection though?

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