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How popular is Edward...?

(32 Posts)
Elbi Tue 13-Jun-17 21:50:54

I'd ruled it out thinking it would definitely be top ten but just seen it was mid-fifties for boys last year! Do you know many?

Biscuitsneeded Tue 13-Jun-17 21:54:34

I only know one and he's 12. Plus it's utterly gorgeous and if I had an immaculate conception now and it was a boy he would be an Edward.

Iamcheeseman Tue 13-Jun-17 21:57:01

2 of the 6 baby boys I know still pre school age are Edwards. It's a great name though.

bluechameleon Tue 13-Jun-17 22:39:31

I have a 2 year old Edward and have only met a couple of others out of countless small children met at toddler groups, playgrounds etc. Lots of Teddies though, so if you were planning to use that nickname it might be more common.

DramaAlpaca Tue 13-Jun-17 22:41:47

I don't know any young Edwards. I like the name, it's classic & traditional and has lots of nickname potential.

stitchglitched Tue 13-Jun-17 22:43:42

I have one who is 9 and we never meet any others. It isn't common at all in my experience.

Bellaposy Tue 13-Jun-17 22:44:47

I have a one year old and it's the most popular boys name amongst babies I know from groups etc. Nickname Ted/Teddy.

stressystressy Tue 13-Jun-17 22:45:42

i know a few little boys under five named Edward. Teddy is becoming increasingly popular.

Sandsnake Tue 13-Jun-17 22:47:31

I know a few young ones and think it is on the rise a bit. But that doesn't matter - it's classic and lovely and I don't think it will ever be 'faddy'.

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Tue 13-Jun-17 22:49:28

I know several aged between 10 and 20 but don't know any younger Edwards

Sophronia Wed 14-Jun-17 10:47:32

I don't know any young ones but I think it's on the rise. People are using it as a full name for Ted/Teddy.

NavyandWhite Wed 14-Jun-17 12:01:52

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Marcipex Wed 14-Jun-17 12:50:52

I know one three year old Edward, he's totally gorgeous .

MrsHathaway Wed 14-Jun-17 12:59:39

I have one, who will likely be one of three in his class. Seems to have had a spike in popularity round here.

(Fortunately none of them is known as Edward in full so there is unlikely to be any confusion or even being known as Edward H, Edward S etc)

ballroompink Wed 14-Jun-17 14:25:45

Just the one; he's five years old. It's a lovely name!

sparechange Wed 14-Jun-17 14:33:05

DH's godson...
I was slightly annoyed when they asked him to be godfather because I would have loved to have used it for a DS, but I can't now unless I want to be the subject of an AIBU thread wink

RuthB4 Wed 14-Jun-17 14:39:46

What's AIBU sparechange? smile

Misspilly88 Wed 14-Jun-17 14:41:32

Round my neck of the woods every other child is called Ted or Ned or Teddy, or Eddie, real name Edward.

Elbi Thu 15-Jun-17 15:13:14

Thanks all. Yes Misspilly88 that's what I was afraid of!

ScarletSienna Thu 15-Jun-17 19:57:17

I know very few children who actually go by the full name Edward. It's so much nicer than Ted and Teddy and it's a shame it isn't used more as it is lovely.

Decaffstilltastesweird Thu 15-Jun-17 19:59:00

I know one who is 2 and a half. He's known as Eddie, not Ted / Teddy.

hp2 Thu 15-Jun-17 19:59:32

I have one, he is 7!

Alwaysinahurrynow Thu 15-Jun-17 19:59:36

We've got a 9 month old Edward. He goes by Ed or Edward as we hadn't decided on a nickname when he came home from hospital, so our other DSs call him his full name. We don't know any others.

donajimena Thu 15-Jun-17 20:00:32

I love the name. Absolutely wonderful! I don't know any others the same age as my very lovely one other than a Ted.
I may be biased grin

MikeUniformMike Thu 15-Jun-17 20:02:46

I like it and I like Edmund and Edgar. Ed is a great nn.

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