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Thoughts on Edmund?

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SmileBefore Tue 26-Jul-16 23:18:38

I love it, but I'm not sure I'm brave enough? sad Edmund James or is James Edmund better?

DramaAlpaca Tue 26-Jul-16 23:31:23

It's a lovely name.

I'm not sure why you'd need to be brave to use it, unless I'm missing something?

I like both Edmund James and James Edmund.

Sophronia Wed 27-Jul-16 04:30:04

I like it! Edmund James is nice

Gardencentregroupie Wed 27-Jul-16 04:32:51

I quite like it but it makes me think of Edmund Pevensie from the Narnia stories, and he was a hateful little shit in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. That would put me off but it is a nice name.

Anonymouses Wed 27-Jul-16 05:02:33

Edmund black adder to me.

Scarydinosaurs Wed 27-Jul-16 05:34:42

I love it!

UterusUterusGhali Wed 27-Jul-16 06:18:59

The Blackadder and Narnia connection would put me off.

lovelybangers Wed 27-Jul-16 06:29:53

Hmm.. Am thinking Blackadder too.

Edward maybe instead?

Ilovenannyplum Wed 27-Jul-16 06:54:59

Makes me think of Edmund Elephant from Peppa Pig.
I have a 2yr old, we watch a lot of Peppa grin

Scarydinosaurs Wed 27-Jul-16 06:55:43

Edmund was good in Narnia in the end!

Pipilangstrumpf Wed 27-Jul-16 07:01:50

Edmund is great!

James is ok, a little dull but ok as a middle name.

Chopstick17 Wed 27-Jul-16 07:12:32

It's a bit Blackadder. Prefer Edward.I like James, classic.

sonlypuppyfat Wed 27-Jul-16 07:16:36

Inspector Reid and Blackadder were both Edmunds

septembersunshine Wed 27-Jul-16 09:43:27

I would go with James Edmund. I have always thought Edmund was a wet and weak chinned name (sorry, just my own opinion and clearly mumsnetters love the name bar me!). Just something a bit dull about it too. James is a strong, classic - love the nicknames too for James. Jim, Jimmy, Jamie. I really like it (might add we are using it for a middle name in a couple of weeks so might be slightly biased - it's a family name).

If you really wanted an Ed type name I would go with Edward which just sounds better. Edward James is lovely.

calzone Wed 27-Jul-16 09:46:23

I hate it.

Apart from the Blackadder and Narnia connotations, it is stuffy and old fashioned.
It doesn't work for a baby or a toddler or a teen. It suits an old man of 70. Not sure your son would thank you for naming him Edmund.


EreniTheFrog Wed 27-Jul-16 13:36:58

There's Edmund Elephant from Peppa Pig, too. Precocious, irritating, but very, very cute.

Finola1step Wed 27-Jul-16 13:38:25

Edmund Blackadder. Sorry.

Pemba Wed 27-Jul-16 13:38:58

I like it. More interesting and definitely more unusual than Edward. Not sure why somehow it's apparently an old man's name, yet Edward isn't? Perhaps you were thinking of Edgar.

My dad is in his 70s, no-one amongst his contemporaries that he knows/knew was Edmund.

juneau Wed 27-Jul-16 13:40:29

I think its awful - sorry. Edmund sounds like a pompous arse to me.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Wed 27-Jul-16 13:43:48

I'm sorry but I'm in the "hate it" camp with Edmund too.

I do like Edwin though - similar yet somehow much nicer.

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Wed 27-Jul-16 13:46:32

I'm afraid 'pompous arse' and 'weak chinned' are my thoughts too. Literary Edmunds are always a disappointment, from Narnia to Mansfield Park.

Oblomov16 Wed 27-Jul-16 13:59:44

I don't like it. Narnia. So James Edmund would be better.

minipie Wed 27-Jul-16 14:01:33

Narnia and Blackadder would write it off for me too sorry.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Wed 27-Jul-16 14:51:29

I'm not a fan of it personally. I put
it in a similar category as Edwin or Erwin which I dislike for some reason; purely due to the sound of them.

I really like Edward, but I know it might seem less interesting to some people.

spanky2 Wed 27-Jul-16 14:56:29

Edmund Blackadder.
But really, if you like it go for it.

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