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What are people's thoughts of the name Edward

(41 Posts)
MiraclesDoHappen82 Mon 18-Jan-16 17:39:46

My DH likes the name Edward if we have a boy, I like it but I'm not sure if it's to dated, I wouldn't want my child getting picked on for their name. Would that even happen? I don't know it's our first child.
I would really love to hear people's opinions.

CJ1505 Mon 18-Jan-16 17:57:55

Edward has really come back in! I think it's because of the NN Teddy - I like it! smile

Akire Mon 18-Jan-16 18:00:13

I really like it think it's coming back in. You could always have a cooler sounding middle name so has choice when older?

toffeeboffin Mon 18-Jan-16 18:01:27

Like it.

Eddy, Ted, Teddy etc too if you shorten it.

horseygeorgie Mon 18-Jan-16 18:01:57

I love it. Very old fashioned but a lovely name.

BikeRunSki Mon 18-Jan-16 18:02:50

I like it, and all the nicknames.

katienana Mon 18-Jan-16 18:02:57

It's totally innocuous no one would be picked on for that name.

nearlyteatime101 Mon 18-Jan-16 18:06:32

I always thought that Edwards was one of those timeless names; it would never be in or out of fashion. That what appeals to me about it actually. It's a classic and I don't think it would cause teasing.

iciclewinter Mon 18-Jan-16 20:28:52

Edward is a classic name. Not keen on Teddy though.

BlackRose0 Mon 18-Jan-16 20:33:06

My younger brother (23) is called Edward - I love it, and think Eddie as a nn for a younger child is nice! To me, it's a classic name like James and Henry which never really date.

SoWhite Mon 18-Jan-16 20:34:12

It is classic. And beautiful.

Teddy is a lame nickname though. Ned is the best.

Theresomethingaboutdairy Mon 18-Jan-16 22:09:47

Lovely, timeless name.

DancingDinosaur Mon 18-Jan-16 22:14:05

Its a great name.

timelytess Mon 18-Jan-16 22:14:45

Another great name. Well done.

MiraclesDoHappen82 Mon 18-Jan-16 22:20:27

Thank you for all your replies. Your opinions are making me like the name more now so that's great thank you. DH wants the middle name after his late grandfather which is Alan. So Edward Alan.

GiddyOnZackHunt Mon 18-Jan-16 22:22:24

My grandad was an Edward. The lad over the road is a five year old Eddie. All good.

MiraclesDoHappen82 Mon 18-Jan-16 22:23:35

Blackrose out of curiosity did your brother ever not like his name?

BaBaBaBoomBoom Mon 18-Jan-16 22:23:42

Edwards a great name, we shorten to Ed/ Eds/ Eddie grin

RueDeWakening Mon 18-Jan-16 22:26:21

Edward's fabulous at least mine is grin

I know a few kids with that name, they are 5, 5, 3 and 1.

AliciaMayEmory Mon 18-Jan-16 22:30:10

Love it!

Iwonderif Mon 18-Jan-16 22:31:14

Love it too!

Artandco Mon 18-Jan-16 22:36:38

I like it.

There's always Edmund also if you want slightly different

BelindaBagwash Mon 18-Jan-16 22:39:08

I like it, but only if kept as Edward and not shortened to the dreadful Teddy I'm not a big fan of nicknames and shortening of names although these days on MN it seems to be compulsory.

StitchesInTime Mon 18-Jan-16 22:39:34

I like it.

I know quite a few small Edwards - maybe 5 or 6 under the age of 5 yrs - so I don't think it's dated or old fashioned at all.

MiraclesDoHappen82 Mon 18-Jan-16 22:49:04

That's great to know, thank you all. I don't know anyone named Edward young or older

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