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just ted

(32 Posts)
purpledinooo Sun 03-Jan-16 21:09:27

what do you think on just ted? i don't see how it is any different to just sam, dan, etc. smile

Kittykatmacbill Sun 03-Jan-16 21:11:04

I think it is quite nice, but he will have a life time saying 'no just Ted, no not edward.'

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 03-Jan-16 21:15:19

Lovely sweet uncomplicated name, what's not to love. But I agree with Kitty be prepared for all the Oh is he Edward on his BC. If that bothers you.

WiIdfire Sun 03-Jan-16 21:17:00

It isn't different from Sam or Dan etc. They're all nicknames, shortened versions of the full name. Doesn't really give him any leaway if he doesn't like it though, does it?

purpledinooo Sun 03-Jan-16 21:17:14

i don't think it would be a massive problem? i just love the name teddy, but not sure it's the best think to have on bc, but i don't want edward, theodore... so i think ted nn teddy would be a good alternative smile

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 03-Jan-16 21:19:20

Doesn't really give him any leaway if he doesn't like it, though.
Well yes I tend to agree with that. My name's Clare and I resent the fact that there's no options for Nick names.

ThursdayLastWeek Sun 03-Jan-16 21:19:52

My preference is for full name on BC, derivatives used in RL.

I don't know any Sam's, Dan's or Rob's who aren't Samuel, Daniel or Robert on their BC.

purpledinooo Sun 03-Jan-16 21:22:01

but people use max and alex on their own? but the reality is, a lot of names dont have a massive amount of leeway if they dont like it... if i go with edward, he will be edward by teachers, doctors, family who dont like ted and whats the point in that?

Littlefish Sun 03-Jan-16 21:23:30

I really like it. I know two, 3 year old Teds.

BikeRunSki Sun 03-Jan-16 21:24:58

I also came on to say that all the boys I know called Sam/Rob/Dan/Nick etc are officially Samuel/Robert or Robin/Daniel/Nicholas (or even Dominic). The only abbreviations of long names that seem to stand alone that I can think of are Will and Ned.

BikeRunSki Sun 03-Jan-16 21:27:03

My DS has a common abbreviation of a common name - along the lines of Tom.

Everyone calls him Tom - teachers, doctors etc included. He rather prefers Thomas!

NewNameNoFace Sun 03-Jan-16 21:36:41

I love it! But that's because I'm cuddling one now grin

He is Ted on BC, We will always be calling him Ted/Teddy so didn't see the point in Edward/Theodore. It might not give him options when he is older but it's quite a stretch anyway, they are completely different names not exactly Alex/Alexander.

WiIdfire Sun 03-Jan-16 21:58:11

Yes people do use just the shortened version, so you would be safe to do so, just personal preference not to. It meant I really struggled with my own opinions, as I wanted Toby but hate Tobias! I went with something different in the end but I kind of wish I didnt care. I think it stems from the fact that there is no short version of my name, no easy nickname, and I always felt a bit jealous that everyone else seemed to have a nickname used by their close friends and I didnt. I may be projecting my own issues a wee bit - sorry!!!

Kpo58 Sun 03-Jan-16 21:59:47

I'd personally go for a longer name that could be shortened to Ted. I wouldn't personally use the name Teddy as it sounds like he is a soft toy.

I have a really common name that has no way of shortening it. I hate it as there were several people with my name in my class at school and no unique way of identifying me compared to the other ones by just the first name.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 03-Jan-16 22:00:04

It's definitely a nickname for me. Don't like it as a full name.

Sophronia Sun 03-Jan-16 22:06:35

What about Edmund, Edwin, Edgar or Thaddeus nn Ted?

purpledinooo Sun 03-Jan-16 22:10:08

thanks for the suggestions, im just really not keen on them hmm ds1 is joey, nn jo so im leaning toward teddy now

Penfold007 Sun 03-Jan-16 22:15:24

Ted is cute for a baby not so much so for an adult trying to be taken seriously.

purpledinooo Sun 03-Jan-16 22:51:39

i thought ted was actually pretty good for an adult?

Ham69 Mon 04-Jan-16 00:02:58

I don't think he'll get a lifetime of "Short for Edward?" because there are an awful lot of "just Ted"s being born now. I like it a lot but if you're worried about popularity I'd avoid it.

Samantha28 Mon 04-Jan-16 00:10:12

Teachers will call him whatever he wants to be called , within reason . Unless you are planning to send him to a minor public school, where it's still 1950.

Sophronia Mon 04-Jan-16 00:18:20

Ted is better for an adult than Teddy, which is very childlike sounding.

BakingBunty Mon 04-Jan-16 20:28:31

I'd say go for Ted. I have a "just Ned" and have had a handful of "short for Edward" comments, but no more than that. I really don't like Edward either and am so glad we went for what we wanted on the BC.

Rpj16 Tue 05-Jan-16 20:57:48

I have a friend called Tedric, but he just calls himself Ted. People don't ask what its short for. Ted can be just a name smile

Meg3112 Tue 05-Jan-16 21:34:37

I prefer Teddy, but Ted is probably more suitable! smile

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