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Can I have a teddy and a Theo?

(32 Posts)
owlah Sat 18-Mar-17 14:57:03


Mrsknackered Sat 18-Mar-17 14:58:31

No, I wouldn't.
Same way I wouldn't have a Billy and a William or a Frank and a Francis.

DermotOLogical Sat 18-Mar-17 14:58:42

I wouldn't they are v similar. But there's no law stopping you.

PetalMettle Sat 18-Mar-17 15:00:29

To me yes as they're not a similar enough sound - teh and thee - it's not like elodie and Emily

RuncibleSp00n Sat 18-Mar-17 15:04:03

I wouldn't. It's like having a Patrick and a Paddy, or a Charlotte and a Lottie.

You'd in effect have two children with the same name.

You could have Edward and Theodore (at a push) and shorten them to Ed and Theo if you really needed to shorten them.

RuncibleSp00n Sat 18-Mar-17 15:07:37

Dermot and Petal Whilst Teddy and Theo sound dissimilar, that's slightly missing the point: they are both the short-form of Theodore. People would assume the OP had called both her sons Theodore.

ScarletForYa Sat 18-Mar-17 15:13:11

No, it's the same name. Theodore. Teddy and Theo are just diminutives.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 18-Mar-17 15:14:38

No. Teddy and Theo both from the same name.

megletthesecond Sat 18-Mar-17 15:15:09


WhyOhWine Sat 18-Mar-17 15:17:33

But teddy is also short for Edward. If I met a theo and teddy I would assume they are Edward and Theodore not both theodore

thebakerwithboobs Sat 18-Mar-17 15:27:43

I once taught sisters in consecutive year groups called Katie and Kathryn. I must admit the general view was it is a bit odd. Toby is a similar ish name? I know little squishy baby twins called Theo and Toby.

1horatio Sat 18-Mar-17 16:27:21

An Edward and a Theodore, so a Theo and a Teddy? Sure... smile

TheHiphopopotamus Sat 18-Mar-17 16:29:48


There are so many names out there. Why would you pick two variants of the same name?

Brollsdolls Sat 18-Mar-17 16:30:12

What about Leo

2014newme Sat 18-Mar-17 16:30:18

No it looks like you can only think of one name, Theodore. Then shared it between two children 😂😂🙄🙄
Let them have a name each for gawds sake

theworriedone Sat 18-Mar-17 16:32:18

I would assume Teddy is short for Edward, never heard of it being short for Theodore!

Chewbecca Sat 18-Mar-17 16:34:58


raisinsofwrath Sat 18-Mar-17 16:42:48

No, of course not. Is Theodore really the only name you can come up with

spiney Sat 18-Mar-17 16:48:36

Ted/Teddy is also short for Edward.
so Edward and Theodore = Teddy and Theo.

But you're sailing close to the wind. Depends how much you care what other people think.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 18-Mar-17 17:18:26

No. They're both short forms of Theodore. It'd be like having 2 girls called Lizzie and Betsy

Ontopofthesunset Sat 18-Mar-17 17:22:24

Even though Teddy can be short for Edward as well as Theodore, it's so often short for Theodore that it does sound a little as if you've given them both the same name. Calling girls Kitty and Cathy or boys Ned and Ted would be the same, even though your Ned might be Edward and your Ted Theodore.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 18-Mar-17 17:54:46


Sophronia Sat 18-Mar-17 18:13:13

I think it's ok if they're short for Edward and Theodore

OhTheRoses Sat 18-Mar-17 18:18:10

No. And it's something I put my foot down over many, many years ago. Edward and Theodore = No. Both lovely names but not for brothers. Good job the baby was a girl but would have been Oscar or Oliver .

PetalMettle Sat 18-Mar-17 20:40:12

Yes as others have said I'd think of teddy as being able to be short for any of the ed-names.
I guess like Beth could be Elizabeth or Bethany derived

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