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Tedorik or Ted?

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Swanny3 Fri 21-Oct-16 20:41:37

We love Ted and Tedorik.

Would Ted be easier in U.K. over Tedorik?

ThoraGruntwhistle Fri 21-Oct-16 20:53:49

I've never seen Tedorik before, how do you pronounce it? Rhyming with Frederick or is the emphasis somewhere else?

Swanny3 Fri 21-Oct-16 20:56:56

Yes, it's similar to Frederick smile

OdinsLoveChild Fri 21-Oct-16 20:58:41

Ted is more British but usually Ted is a shorter version of a longer name (often Edward) so Tedorik wouldn't be a problem.

More than 30 years ago I worked in a nursing home and one of the residents was named Tedorik. He was as British as the queen but his mother met a foreign soldier during a trip abroad and she liked his name which she then used.

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dungandbother Fri 21-Oct-16 21:14:22

I like it but I think everyone will say did you say Frederick? And you'd spend your life saying no..... Tedorick

I have an alternative to Edward and use Ed, Eddy, Teddy, Tedwin, Eddybear
Nicknames are endless.

Swanny3 Fri 21-Oct-16 21:19:43

Edward is nice name, but we are Polish and Tedorik is Polish for Theodore (I believe)

Helenluvsrob Fri 21-Oct-16 21:24:37

You are polish. Use a polish name if you want. Call him ted in the U.K. If you want but don't think he has to have an " English" name. This country is multicultural and all the better for it. People might go " uh" the first time but after that it'll be fine.

RiverTam Fri 21-Oct-16 21:27:03

I would call him Tedorik and if he finds it easier he can be Ted or Teddy or Ed or Rik or whatever he fancies! Depends where you're living but round here no-one would bat an eyelid.

dungandbother Fri 21-Oct-16 21:31:10

Oh def use it !
And Ted is perfect for us English unable to spell or pronounce anything slightly unusual

Whilst he's little, call him Teddy. Or Ned. Or Ed.

(Biased for my own little Eddybear

Tiniti Fri 21-Oct-16 21:34:51

I love tedorick, few polish boys names translate well but think this does. we spent ages trying to find one. We toyed with tadeus and mieszko.

Sophronia Fri 21-Oct-16 22:35:05

Tedorik with Ted for short

FuckThatToOneSide Fri 21-Oct-16 22:38:45

Another vote for Tedorik with Ted for short.

FinnegansCake Fri 21-Oct-16 23:11:39

Tedorik is a lovely name, and offers plenty of options for shortening. It isn't difficult to pronounce for non-Polish people, sounds perfect to me 😀

dailymaillazyjournos Sat 22-Oct-16 21:25:07

Lovely name, easy to pronounce and adaptable - Ted, Teddy, Rik.

FrancisCrawford Sat 22-Oct-16 21:30:34

Love Tedorik, also Tadeusz.

Shurelyshomemistake Sat 22-Oct-16 21:46:42

Tedorik is perfectly nice, and if you're polish nice to have a name that references this. People will shorten to Ted anyway.

gettingtherequickly Sat 22-Oct-16 21:50:36

Lovely name.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 23-Oct-16 10:06:08

I like Tedorik 😀

Hurricane99 Sun 23-Oct-16 13:34:55

Tedorik is super cute, not that hard to pronounce/spell, and Ted is a very easy nickname if you want something easy in the UK. Definitely go with Tedorik

PotatoBread Sun 23-Oct-16 13:38:11

^ everything that Hurricane said

SchnooSchnoo Mon 24-Oct-16 10:30:44

Definitely Tedorik. You can still call him Ted, but his proper name will be more unusual and reflect your heritage. It's not difficult to pronounce in English.

Puremince Mon 24-Oct-16 11:18:19

Another vote for Tedorik with Ted for short.

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