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Names that can be shortened to Teddy?

(26 Posts)
octoberfarm Mon 04-Dec-17 00:55:12

Just that really - love the name but not sure we can make any of the regular full name options work with our last name.

What are some different names that could be shortened to Teddy?

mumisnotmyname Mon 04-Dec-17 01:13:33

Theodore or Edward, I may have one myself !

pinkyredrose Mon 04-Dec-17 01:16:29

Just use Teddy?

Battleax Mon 04-Dec-17 01:17:30

For a boy?

user1487372252 Mon 04-Dec-17 01:18:05

Edward is Teddy.

Clairenewbie Mon 04-Dec-17 01:20:28

There aren’t many, Theodore is one I know of. Teddy could be his nickname though and unrelated to his first name, or you could put teddy in as his middle name and use it as a special name for him that only you and other family members use for him.

iggleypiggly Mon 04-Dec-17 01:26:04

Why not just name him Teddy??

octoberfarm Mon 04-Dec-17 01:49:00

Yep, for a boy. Thanks for the replies. I think I'd like to have it as a nickname rather than his full name, just so he has something more formal to use if he wants to when he's big. Thank you!

Battleax Mon 04-Dec-17 01:58:25

You could probably get away with any of the Ed- names.

Edward, Edmund, Edwin etc

iggleypiggly Mon 04-Dec-17 01:59:46


nooka Mon 04-Dec-17 02:01:42

Theodore or Edward traditionally shorten to Ted/Teddy. No reason why you couldn't use one of the other 'Ed' names like Edmund, Edgar or Edwin if they appeal more.

mumisnotmyname Mon 04-Dec-17 02:11:36

OP, I think it's a good idea to have a more formal name for them as they grow up. I love Teddy as a name but I was surprised at how quickly it can get out grown.

Rhynswynd Mon 04-Dec-17 02:26:57

My DH works with a chap called Teddy. He is lovely plus a high ranking officer in the armed forces. Use it if you like it as it is no barrier to a great career.

HuskyMcClusky Mon 04-Dec-17 02:32:43


I wouldn’t just call him Teddy. Of course there’ll be Teddys out there with a good career, but it’s not really the point. It’s a twee name for a adult to be stuck with.

IVflytrap Mon 04-Dec-17 08:24:34


ByThePowerOfRa Mon 04-Dec-17 09:07:48

I wanted Edward shortened to Ted for dc2, (due next month). Also like Edmund.

Theodore is lovely too, but I hate Theo, (frequently pronounced Fee-oh where I live).

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 04-Dec-17 09:23:35


MonkeyJumping Mon 04-Dec-17 09:36:52

I have a friend who used Thomas Edwin Daniel and calls him Ted for short from the initials, would something like that work?

Twoevils Mon 04-Dec-17 09:37:54

The Teddy I know is a Thaddeus

pipilangstrumpf Mon 04-Dec-17 12:47:56

Teddy as in Teddy Bear? Might be cute on a toddler but I doubt a teenager would want to be called that!

I like Thaddeus a lot!

TheFaerieQueene Mon 04-Dec-17 12:58:17

Tedward. If it isn’t a real name it should be.

pipilangstrumpf Mon 04-Dec-17 14:14:41

I agree, Edward - Eddy, Tedward - Teddy!

MikeUniformMike Mon 04-Dec-17 16:36:08


Sophronia Mon 04-Dec-17 17:30:33


Movablefeast Mon 04-Dec-17 18:30:13

Teddy bears were names for Theodore Roosevelt.

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