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If I like Teddy...

(19 Posts)
Teachervoice Wed 21-Jun-17 17:19:03

But have now taken it firmly off the table because it seems everyone is using it, what else will I like?

We also quite like Torin and Thorin but don't want to use a name from Lord of the Rings.


Rubyslippers7780 Wed 21-Jun-17 17:21:32

Edwin ( and you can still call him ted )

BendydickCuminsnatch Wed 21-Jun-17 17:26:05

I went to school with a Torrance!

I don't think it's like Teddy though. Teddy I'd put with Harry, Noah, Henry, Jacob etc.

Teachervoice Wed 21-Jun-17 17:32:37

Hate Eddie and think people may be tempted to call an Edwin, Eddie.

Nearly had a grand-father in law called Torrence! He was known as Terry, which is also hate.

Like Jacob but my parents' dog is called Jake. Oh, this is hard!

KeiraKnightleyActsWithHerTeeth Wed 21-Jun-17 17:33:29


grufallosfriend Wed 21-Jun-17 20:11:42

Torin is lovely! (Much nicer than Teddy!)

Lemondrop99 Wed 21-Jun-17 20:26:44

I was literally about to say the same thing! Torin is great! You should use it. Miles better than faddy Teddy

Elizabeff Wed 21-Jun-17 20:28:11


fannyanddick Wed 21-Jun-17 20:53:07

Jacob with the nickname cobby or cubby is lovely.

fannyanddick Wed 21-Jun-17 20:54:19

Miles, Austin, monty, finley, rory, herbie. Barnaby.

grufallosfriend Wed 21-Jun-17 20:55:07

Fanny, is that meant to be a joke? Cobby or Cubby..hmm

Nifflerbowtruckle Wed 21-Jun-17 20:55:37

Theodore with nn Teddy?

Teachervoice Wed 21-Jun-17 21:44:59

I do like Torin but what do you think of nicknames for it?

We would have gone for Theodore on the birth certificate but child would still have been known as Teddy, hence the original issue of it being super common!

I think I like Barnaby Fanny but I'm not keen on Barney - wasn't that the name of a purple dinosaur?

SirNiallDementia Wed 21-Jun-17 21:48:54

Another vote for Torin, gorgeous name!

Sandsnake Wed 21-Jun-17 21:59:18

Torin is nice. Torben?

fannyanddick Wed 21-Jun-17 23:34:36

No cobby is a genuine nn for Jacob. I think it's cute!

Would barnaby be shortened to Barney? I see them as separate names.

buttercup54321 Wed 21-Jun-17 23:54:20


jumpybluespider Thu 22-Jun-17 00:06:43

We have a 6 week old Torin. Super cool name. A million times better than the ubiquitous Teddy & it suits a baby, a toddler, a teen & a man. Tor is a perfectly good nn too.

PointlessUsername Thu 22-Jun-17 00:10:01


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