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Edwin, thoughts?

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mrsmcbitsy Tue 25-Oct-16 21:20:26

Just wondering what people think of the name Edwin? It's a family name so and DH would like it for a middle name as a tradition, but thinks it's maybe too obscure/old fashioned to be a first name and would prefer something more common, but I really like it and think it's a great first name.

BarInSpace Tue 25-Oct-16 21:30:23

It's a great name, an understated classic smile

Chinlo Tue 25-Oct-16 21:54:08

Old fashioned/obscure names are very cool these days though! And I've seen lots of people suggest Edwin as something slightly different to Edward, so I think a lot of people quite like it.

Graceflorrick Tue 25-Oct-16 21:58:10

Absolutely wonderful!

Sophronia Tue 25-Oct-16 21:58:11

I really like it

heyday Tue 25-Oct-16 21:59:20

My friend's one year old is named Edwin. It's a lovely name.

TheWrathFromHighAtopTheThing Tue 25-Oct-16 22:03:51

Lovely smile

DramaAlpaca Tue 25-Oct-16 22:09:03

I love it.

AngelBlue12 Tue 25-Oct-16 22:09:51

Really like it smile

cosmicglittergirl Tue 25-Oct-16 22:10:56


frenchielala Tue 25-Oct-16 22:11:12

Love it, used to really fancy an Edwin at school who has now gone on to be a very successful man in the arts world, very cool guy.

Foxtato Tue 25-Oct-16 22:12:34

I love it too, think it's a great first name.

Chinlo Tue 25-Oct-16 22:22:47

I think a lot of people quite like it

Told you! wink

chattygranny Tue 25-Oct-16 22:25:00

Me too, I always think it's a shame it's mainly Edward which is used as they're all good strong names, Edward, Edgar and I've always liked Edmund too.

charlestrenet Tue 25-Oct-16 22:25:02

Ooh I like it. An underused classic.

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 25-Oct-16 22:27:20

Love Edwin. Its my Dads middle name and it was going to be DS1's name or middle name, except DH made the mistake of asking some random kid at school what he thought angry As you can imagine the kid said don't do it!

Tarttlet Tue 25-Oct-16 22:29:43

It's really lovely! Unusual without being weird.

BikeRunSki Tue 25-Oct-16 22:31:00

I know a 5 year old Edwin - and an (unrelated) 80 year old one

I don't think I've ever seen a babe thread on here concerned about a name being too obscure/not common enough. It's usually the other way round.

mrsmcbitsy Tue 25-Oct-16 22:34:09

Thanks everyone! DH has been told he must never question my judgement again wink!

Buntysoven Wed 26-Oct-16 00:55:37

Late to the party but love love love love.

Nosocksevermatchup Wed 26-Oct-16 01:02:52

It was on my list of baby names for Ds1, who is now 20. OH wouldn't agree to it. I still love it.

MotherDuckSaid Wed 26-Oct-16 10:55:05

I bloody love Edwin!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 26-Oct-16 13:32:38

I absolutely love Edwin, use it as a first name ! 😄

Saci Wed 26-Oct-16 14:03:42

I know an Edwin. He's always been Ed and people assume he is Edward. I like it. I think it is a better middle name so it won't be shortened to Ed.

DerelictMyBalls Wed 26-Oct-16 14:16:12

I love Edwin but sadly it doesn't go with our surname.

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