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Pigletin Fri 30-Sep-16 13:28:15

What are the general opinions of the name Theodore (Theo for short)? Is it too old fashioned, too pretentious? I really like the sound of it, bit am wondering how it is viewed by other people.

BabyGirl10 Fri 30-Sep-16 13:29:03

I prefer just Theo

chinlo Fri 30-Sep-16 13:53:54

I like it. So do lots of other people:

Pigletin Fri 30-Sep-16 13:55:50

That's funny, we don't have any Theos around us and have not met any in the playgroups we've been going to. That's why I was curious to see what people thought.

chinlo Fri 30-Sep-16 13:57:47

If you were to add the Theodores and Theos for 2015, it would be 16th on the ONS list, between Leo and Joshua.

So pretty popular these days.

It is a nice name though, that's why! Theodore can be shortened to Teddy/Ted too, if you're that way inclined.

Closetlibrarian Fri 30-Sep-16 14:00:43

Lovely name (I prefer Theodore and Tad as a nn though), but achingly popular, which is why we nixed it for DS (along with Benedict, another name I love but it seems that every baby that isn't called Theo/Theodore is called Ben these days)

Closetlibrarian Fri 30-Sep-16 14:01:05

Ooops, should have said 'Ted' as a nn! Not Tad!

mumsnit Fri 30-Sep-16 17:05:29

Love it. Really is super popular though. We also crossed it off our list sadly as its a great name!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 30-Sep-16 19:21:58

I like Theo and Theon, but Theodore just sounds a bit pretentious to me.
I'm probably in the minority, with my opinion. 😬

rhiaaaaaaaannon Fri 30-Sep-16 19:23:45

I like it but everyone I know hates it.

Stillwishihadabs Fri 30-Sep-16 19:27:19

My Theo ( Theodore) was born in 2004, did wonder at the time why it wasn't more popular !

5madthings Fri 30-Sep-16 19:28:54

Love it, have a 17 yr old theo(dore) who is theo day to day. He has always been the only one at school etc but it's more popular amongst under fives now, I know a few toddler theos.

We always called our son theodorable as a baby, he isn't so kern on that nickname now!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 30-Sep-16 20:07:54

Theodorable is the best ! 😄

Sophronia Sat 01-Oct-16 12:00:24

It's nice but very newly popular/trendy

katemess12 Sun 02-Oct-16 10:18:31

I don't like it.

The only Theos I've known have been girls and it's been short for Theodora.

Theodore just makes me think of chipmunks, or the President. And I simply don't like "Theo".

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