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Ben or Ted

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user1479843900 Tue 22-Nov-16 19:52:09

Trying to name my DS1 who is 2 weeks old and totally stuck between these two. Ben may be BC Benjamin but essentially Ben. Ted could be Teddy as NN but BC Ted.


user1472334322 Tue 22-Nov-16 19:55:26

I like both but would say Ted/Teddy as that's ds1s name! His name on bc is Edward though.

DramaAlpaca Tue 22-Nov-16 19:56:07

I'd go for Benjamin, nn Ben.

I much prefer it to Ted/Teddy.

user1472334322 Tue 22-Nov-16 19:56:09

Congratulations on your new little man! flowers

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 22-Nov-16 19:56:29


Meadows76 Tue 22-Nov-16 19:57:10

Ben is quite common. Ted sounds unfinished though so I would pick Ben every time

TheBakeryQueen Tue 22-Nov-16 19:59:54

They're both lovely names.

Titsywoo Tue 22-Nov-16 20:01:45

I have a Ben although he is just that not a Benjamin - fab name but I might be biased wink

Sandsnake Tue 22-Nov-16 20:08:09

I can't imagine disliking a man named Ben or Ted smile

LittleMissMama93 Tue 22-Nov-16 20:29:07

Love the name Ben, it's so cute!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 22-Nov-16 20:32:04


NapQueen Tue 22-Nov-16 20:32:39


Raines100 Wed 23-Nov-16 06:35:29


HearTheThunderRoar Wed 23-Nov-16 07:01:10

Ben by a country mile, it's a timeless name.

Ted just seems so short and naff, especially by itself.

Sophronia Wed 23-Nov-16 07:24:19

Benjamin nn Ben. Ted/Teddy is very 'now'.

MiniMaxi Wed 23-Nov-16 07:25:36

I love both names. How about Theodore as a full name for Ted if you're not keen on Edward? (Common in the US, I guess here Theo is more frequently used as nn)

LottieDoubtie Wed 23-Nov-16 07:26:41

Both great names. I prefer 'Ted' as a nickname for Edward.

Ben/Benjamin is a great name too though. You have great taste!

TheWiseOldElf Wed 23-Nov-16 07:46:40

I like both Ben and Ted for nn. Not keen on just Ted so if you don't like Edward/Theodore for the bc then I would definitely go in favour of Benjamin/Ben.

Chinlo Wed 23-Nov-16 07:57:31

I hate the name Ted/Teddy. So Ben for me.

Gruffalosfriend Wed 23-Nov-16 08:25:56

Ben is quite common, but I too dislike Ted/dy so would have to choose Benjamin.

SimpleAsADimple Wed 23-Nov-16 14:04:21

Thanks all for the responses (now updated to personal username!). A few have mentioned Ben/Benjamin is common but it's nowhere near the top 20 boys names of the last 10/20 years in terms of number of babies named such as Oliver, Jack, William et al. (All lovely names too by the way.

Think Benjamin was c. #30 last year and Ben #150.

Agree Ted perhaps doesn't feel 'complete' and not fully keen on Teddy/ Edward/ Theodore (all lovely but not out choice)

Didn't realise this would be such a minefield!

Chinlo Wed 23-Nov-16 14:17:46

You could also use Benedict for Ben.

LaurieLauren Wed 23-Nov-16 14:39:16

Ted/Teddy - I really like it smile

SpidersFromMars Wed 23-Nov-16 17:12:59

I think a long version on the bc is nice. I like both Ben and Ted for short versions, but Ben/Benjamin as a combination much more.

DakotaFanny Wed 23-Nov-16 17:14:29

Love them both helpful

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