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Names that can be shortened to Ted or Ned

(29 Posts)
Sunflower100 Sat 12-Jul-08 09:27:38

I love the names Ted or Ned but not keen on Edward/Edwin/Edmund (sorry to any mums of these names - doesn't go well with our traditional sounding surname). Anyone know of longer versions that can be shortened to these?

hatrick Sat 12-Jul-08 09:29:05

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AbbeyA Sat 12-Jul-08 09:41:04

I love the names Edward, Edwin and Edmund but couldn't use them because I can't stand Ned/Ted/Ed etc!!

largeginandtonic Sat 12-Jul-08 09:50:29


I like all those names and love Ted and Ned!

davidtennantsmistress Sat 12-Jul-08 09:51:59

I have 2 uncles who were called teddy. (not being funny or anything but they were)

largeginandtonic Sat 12-Jul-08 12:42:03

I love the name Teddy too but i have a Hugo who gets shortened to Hugs so i am not sure i could shout out "Hugs and Teddy tea time" grin

edam Sat 12-Jul-08 12:45:23

Bruno? As in bear = teddy? Otherwise I think Theodore is your only option - Ned is definitely short for Edward. It's like saying "I like Lizzy but hate Elizabeth".

edam Sat 12-Jul-08 12:46:07

Can't Ned/Ted just be a nick-name? Does it have to have an obvious relationship with their formal name? Lots of people are known by names that have nothing do with their birth certificates.

crochetdiva Sat 12-Jul-08 12:48:48

Was about to echo edam's point - my cousin has always been known as Billy - although his name is Ian ...

hatrick Sat 12-Jul-08 13:27:09

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fizzbuzz Sat 12-Jul-08 13:54:01

Hatrick, I have a Kitty as well smile

<wanders off to hijack another thread>

artichokes Sat 12-Jul-08 13:56:07

I know someone who was in your situation so invented a name to shorten to Ned! As a result her first born is a Nedland.

Pendulum Sat 12-Jul-08 14:00:29

Our DS would have been Benedict shortened to Ned.

In the end we had two DDs so no Ned for me.

chatname Sat 12-Jul-08 14:06:56

Tudor is Welsh for Theodore and could conceivably be a Ted.

hatrick Sat 12-Jul-08 14:07:39

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lilyloo Sat 12-Jul-08 14:10:59

Why not just Ted or Ned my friends ds is Ted not shortened.

Skribble Sat 12-Jul-08 14:31:37

Ned where I am is what the local youth chav types are called, who drink buckfast and where tracksuits.

edam Sat 12-Jul-08 15:26:16

Nedland! <<chortles>> Oh dear, I think he'd have been better off with Edward.

Why do people have to try so hard with names? I'm tempted to start a campaign to bring back sensible monikers, like John and Mary.

singersgirl Sat 12-Jul-08 15:46:38

Tedric. Teddington. Exhausted. Grated. (Etc)
Nederlands. Boned. Phoned.

gauly Sat 12-Jul-08 16:37:23

Nedabiah! It's a real name from the bible - go on, I dare you!!

gauly Sat 12-Jul-08 16:58:05

Neddym, Neder, Nedabiah, Tedaldo, Teddic, Tederic, Tedesco, Tedik, Edgar, Edbert, Edan, Edder, Edric, Edelhart, Edelmar, Eddis, Edison, Theon, Theobert, Theodric ... hmmm, sure you don't want to think again about Edward?

fizzbuzz Sat 12-Jul-08 17:21:33

Are there Hatrick? I wanted something different! And it was to reflect dd's Irish ancestory as tis the Irish colloquial for Katy.....

BoysAreLikeDogs Sat 12-Jul-08 17:23:54

Teddy and Neddy can be shortened to Ted and Ned


FabioTheLiterateCat Sat 12-Jul-08 17:24:04

pmsl at Nedland.

Why don't you just use Ted or Ned?

3andnomore Sat 12-Jul-08 17:41:36

I think Ted would work ratehr well as a name in it's own rights, tbh

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