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One week to go and narrowed it down to two names.

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Notrobusta Sun 15-May-16 07:38:27

Have settled on either Alexander or Edward for DS due in a week. Surname is similar to Brown so think either would go.
Which name would you choose? I am worried I won't be able to choose between the two.

Miloarmadillo1 Sun 15-May-16 07:40:52

Both good names. I prefer Alexander. Why not just wait until he arrives, he may suit one more than the other. Will you use the other as a middle name or do you have another middle name in mind?

julfin Sun 15-May-16 08:17:03

My personal preference is Alexander, but Edward is nice too. Both are really good solid traditional names. If you do want to use the other as middle name, both AE and EA sound nice.

Another advantage of Alexander over Edward is that, as you've got a fairly popular surname, there's a risk that there could be another Edward brown or Alexander brown in his school etc. And with Alexander there's greater scope for a wide variety of nicknames (Alex, Al, Lexi, Lex, Alexi, Lexin, Xander, Xan, Sander, San, Sandy, Zandy, Andy etc) which reduces the risk of confusion between the two - although tbf Edward does have more than one obvious nn too (Ed, Eddy, Teddy) but not as many.

Afreshstartplease Sun 15-May-16 08:18:11

Alexander, Edward is too popular for me

PunkAssMoFo Sun 15-May-16 08:35:12

Alexander is very popular, I know so many (& I don't like it).

Luckystar1 Sun 15-May-16 08:36:10

I prefer Edward. I'm always in the minority but I find Alexander very wishy washy and unless you select and call him by your preferred nickname (thus basically ceasing to use Alexander) he will invariably be called Alex (which I personally really, really dislike)

BubsAndMoo Sun 15-May-16 08:37:54

Edward. Ted is a really cute nn smile

1horatio Sun 15-May-16 09:07:33

I prefer Edward smile
I don't like Alexander, tbh.

KaraokeQueenOfTheNorth Sun 15-May-16 09:11:02

Oh definitely Edward. Nicknames are cute, Ed, Eddie, Teddy, Ted, Woody...

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 15-May-16 11:53:10

Oh definitely Edward, as pp says there are better opportunities for NN's that there are for Alexander. Such as Ed Eddie Ned, Ted, Teddy.

SorenaJ Sun 15-May-16 15:43:53

Edward is lovely.

RaeSkywalker Sun 15-May-16 15:46:52


TeradelFuego Sun 15-May-16 15:56:10

Alexander is lovely. Edward is fine, but just a bit stuffy by comparison.

originalmavis Sun 15-May-16 15:57:49

I like Alexander.

Winterbiscuit Sun 15-May-16 16:42:55

I like both but think Edward goes better with your surname.

sodabreadjam Sun 15-May-16 16:46:48

Love both.

In Scotland Alexander can be Alex, Alec, Xander (Zander) and Sandy.

Love Edward too - Ted, Teddy, Eddie.

Not helping, am I?

Good choices - classic names.

septembersunshine Sun 15-May-16 16:51:20

Alexander. It's such a handsome, strong, classic name with tons of history. Edward sounds very stiff. I don't like Eddie for a nickname or he would just be Ed. Ed. Yuck!

Sophronia Sun 15-May-16 22:25:08


CakeRattleandRoll Mon 16-May-16 17:31:25


joyfulworld Tue 17-May-16 07:16:18

I love Edward. <3

RubyRedandWilson Tue 17-May-16 09:03:17

Prefer Edward

n0ne Tue 17-May-16 10:44:49

Much prefer Edward, know far too many Alexanders

hobybabo Tue 17-May-16 10:50:16

Alexander is my favourite boy name ever! So many nickname possibilities. Edward is ok, but nowhere near as nice as Alexander.

LemonBreeland Tue 17-May-16 10:56:23


ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 17-May-16 11:01:02


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