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Teo for a boy?

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user1467251298 Thu 30-Jun-16 06:58:20

Do you like the name Teo for a boy?

NoahVale Thu 30-Jun-16 07:00:03

tbh it looks like it is missing an H

Artandco Thu 30-Jun-16 07:02:22

Do you mean Tao? Like the European Theo?

LottieDoubtie Thu 30-Jun-16 07:03:21

I know one but I don't particularly like it- sorry!

Abetes Thu 30-Jun-16 07:04:52

Sorry - I don't like it.

NerrSnerr Thu 30-Jun-16 07:09:50

I would assume you can't pronounce your h's.

EssentialHummus Thu 30-Jun-16 07:12:06

Like everyone else, would assume you'd screwed up "Theo".

Icecappedpinetrees Thu 30-Jun-16 07:12:54

I know a Teo. (Tay-oh) I really like it. He has Norweigan parents. I think it sounds beautiful. If you like it, don't let naysayers put you off.

Sgtmajormummy Thu 30-Jun-16 07:19:35

I might think you're challenging people to get it right, like "Are you cultured enough?" Not a pleasant thing to live with all your life.


SoupDragon Thu 30-Jun-16 07:25:44

i wouldn't know if it was Tee-oh or Tay-oh (I assume the latter give a PP's comment but it wasn't my first choice of pronunciation)

I wouldn't assume you'd messed about with the name Theo though. Personally I think that's an odd assumption .

SoupDragon Thu 30-Jun-16 07:27:42

I might think you're challenging people to get it right, like "Are you cultured enough?"

Is that seriously what you think whenever you see a name you don't recognise? there are so many foreign/unusual names about.

Sgtmajormummy Thu 30-Jun-16 07:40:15

Well, the other posts on this thread are bearing me out, SoupDragon. A lot of guessing and assuming about how to pronounce it.
By the way I have no hangups about my level of culture or foreign knowledge. smile

Dolallytats Thu 30-Jun-16 07:45:54

My son has a friend called Teodor (Tee-Oh-Door) who is Romanian. His name gets shortened to Teo (Tee-Oh). I like it and I like his full name too.

Dozer Thu 30-Jun-16 07:47:13

If you're British it's pretentious and made up sounding:

Raines100 Thu 30-Jun-16 07:50:01

I would assume it was short for Teodore. I like it!

Lweji Thu 30-Jun-16 07:50:27

It will just mean you and your son will have to spell it every single time to other people.

Imagine every time you check in at the gp going "Teo, without the h"
Up to you.

nectarini1983 Thu 30-Jun-16 09:03:26

I love it, but prefer Taio as in Taio Cruz!

PurpleRainDiamondsandPearls Fri 01-Jul-16 23:02:11

I know a little boy called Mateo who they refer to as Teo (pronounces Tayo) but they're Italian.

FlyDragonfly1 Sat 02-Jul-16 08:25:44

Tiaa (pronounced as Tee-Oh) was an Egyptian queen. So I'd say it was more a female name.
I think a lot of people would mistake Teo for Theo.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sat 02-Jul-16 08:29:46

We know a teo (accent over the edge, can't do on this phone)
He's half French. Nobody gets his name wrong. Tay oh.
They chose short easy names for their two boys as they have a ridiculously long surname!

AuntieStella Sat 02-Jul-16 08:33:55

I'd assume it was a European variant of Theo.

Yes, I think you may well have to steer people towards the correct pronunciation as it's possible to read it more than one way.

Or you could go for Taio?

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