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Final Four! Hamish, Eric, Gabe (Gabriel) or Ted (Edward)?

(78 Posts)
beaglesarethebest Sun 20-Aug-17 14:07:30

We'll probably go into the hospital with all four in mind and see which suits, but what are people's opinions please?

DancesWithOtters Sun 20-Aug-17 14:11:14

Love Gabriel.

EllenJanethickerknickers Sun 20-Aug-17 14:11:22

Hamish or Ted are my favourites, then Gabe. Not keen on Eric.

Mothervulva Sun 20-Aug-17 14:12:37

Are my order of preference. I love Hamish. Eric I have no love for.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 20-Aug-17 14:14:57

The only one I don't like is Eric.

Decaffstilltastesweird Sun 20-Aug-17 14:35:20

Love Gabriel and Hamish! They're two of my favourite names ever both vetoed by DH angry.

Ted seems to be everywhere at the moment, but it is nice. I'm on the fence about Eric. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I'm not at all keen, which makes me wonder if it will be a name trend which comes and goes.

Loyly Sun 20-Aug-17 14:36:19


BertrandRussell Sun 20-Aug-17 14:37:32


But Ned.

In fact a completely different name!grin

mumblechum0 Sun 20-Aug-17 14:38:13

Not Eric

Susiethetortoiseshellcat Sun 20-Aug-17 14:43:03


DramaAlpaca Sun 20-Aug-17 14:43:23

I vote for Hamish or Gabriel.

I like Edward but not Ted, and I'm not keen on Eric.

FizzyGreenWater Sun 20-Aug-17 14:44:55

There's not much to like about Eric - and no good short form.

Ted is ok but part of hugely popular 'older name with hipster short form always used' thing going on at the moment. I know 2 Teds and 2 Neds.

Gabriel is really nice

Hamish is my fave!

elisa2502 Sun 20-Aug-17 14:45:01

Hamish is my dogs name. Also as a teacher there are loads of Teddy's now.

diddl Sun 20-Aug-17 14:49:47


CakeRattleandRoll Sun 20-Aug-17 16:15:53

Love both Hamish and Edward/Ted.

AdaColeman Sun 20-Aug-17 16:22:32


AdaColeman Sun 20-Aug-17 16:26:15

Though I prefer the Erik spelling, and the meaning is lovely too.

Mrscropley Sun 20-Aug-17 16:27:11

I have a Gabriel and he has got to nearly adulthood without being Gabe. .

lozengeoflove Sun 20-Aug-17 16:28:43


NannyR Sun 20-Aug-17 16:28:59

Hamish and Gabriel. Ted is ok, although I would go for Ed or Ned as a shortening of Edward. I personally don't like Eric at all.

early30smum Sun 20-Aug-17 16:35:33

Hamish, Gabriel or Edward nn Ted. Not a fan of Eric at all.

beaglesarethebest Sun 20-Aug-17 16:38:58

@Mrscropley I love the nn Gabe. Has your Gabriel ever had any teasing about his name? Does he like it? I think it's a beautiful name x

Mrscropley Sun 20-Aug-17 16:40:06

Never ever had anything but compliments... He loves it too!!

flissfloss65 Sun 20-Aug-17 16:40:26

Love Hamish

Chaffinch4 Sun 20-Aug-17 18:28:16

Another vote for Eric (not Erik though). I like Hamish too.

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