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Teddy: Theodore or Edward

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AlbusPercival Fri 29-Jul-16 15:24:20

DH and i both like Teddy as a nickname for our little one.

We both want it to be a longer name than just Teddy though. One of us prefers Edwards, and the other Theodore.

What do you think?

bruffin Fri 29-Jul-16 15:27:02


dontmakemedothis Fri 29-Jul-16 15:31:15


Afreshstartplease Fri 29-Jul-16 15:32:13


Edward is too popular for my liking now

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 29-Jul-16 15:42:50


RattieOfCatan Fri 29-Jul-16 15:46:10

Theodore! But we're considering Edwin and using Teddy as a nn too.

Flumplet Fri 29-Jul-16 15:48:11

I have a Theodore Teddy. Usually Theo to everyone but always my teddy Pom Pom or teddy James.

AlbusPercival Fri 29-Jul-16 15:53:54

ooh lots of Theodores

stabbybitch Fri 29-Jul-16 15:59:21


CakeRattleandRoll Fri 29-Jul-16 16:02:30


WaffleOverload Fri 29-Jul-16 16:10:51

Neither : )

I have a 10 year Teddy and he's just that. I wanted Teddy on the birth certificate as I don't like Edward or Theodore. I'd probably go Theodore at a push.

Mine is called both Teddy and Ted but thinks of himself as Teddy

KoalaDownUnder Fri 29-Jul-16 16:15:10


I find Edward very stuffy, for some reason.

AlbusPercival Fri 29-Jul-16 16:17:15

Fair enough Waffle, but for us just Teddy doesn't work, gorgeous name though grin

possum18 Fri 29-Jul-16 16:17:32

I'd think about other nicknames for each name. Sometimes it's unavoidable that other people with use other NNs. My name is Rosanna and I go by Rose but so many people call me Rosie which I don't like.

Theodore - Theo
Edward - Ed, Eddie

Sophronia Fri 29-Jul-16 21:41:37

Edward. You could also have Edmund, Edgar or Edwin.

SunglassesPink Fri 29-Jul-16 23:42:21

There are sooooo many Theodores/Theos around at the moment. I would go with classic Edward.

MrsBungle Fri 29-Jul-16 23:43:55

Theodore. I find Edward dull.

Whichonetochoose Sat 30-Jul-16 13:15:45

My DS is Edward, yet to be shortened. I really liked Teddy as a nickname when i was pregnant, but i've heard it's really popular, which upsets me a bit. I personally haven't met many Teddies, but does anyone know if it really is getting far too popular?

Hermanfromguesswho Sat 30-Jul-16 13:18:30

I've got an 8 year old Teddy (he's an Edward) and we've only ever come across one other Teddy in real life.
I vote for Edward. Theodore sounds more American to me

Zhabr Sat 30-Jul-16 13:56:00

I know a Teddy whose BC name is Feodor.

marblestatue Sat 30-Jul-16 13:58:43

I like Theodore best but with nickname Theo.

For Teddy I'd go for Edward or Edwin.

BlackbirdSingsInTheDeadOfNight Sat 30-Jul-16 16:37:35

I have an Edward whose name doesn't get shortened (his choice, I'd happily call him Ed or Ted or whatever).

We know two Teddys, one of whom is an Edward and the other is a Theodore. Both nice names, but with Theodore people tend to see his name in full and then automatically assume that he's a Theo rather than a Teddy.

squoosh Sat 30-Jul-16 16:42:36


Theodore is a bit pompous.

BendydickCuminsnatch Sat 30-Jul-16 16:44:41

Definitely Theodore! Edward is stuffy and pompous and dull. I do know 2 baby Theodores though, one Theo one Teddy.

ThumbWitchesAbroad Sat 30-Jul-16 16:46:41

Theodore --> Theo more than Teddy
Edward --> Teddy if you don't like Eddie (which I don't)

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