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Samuel or Edward? I can't decide.

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Jojay Fri 01-Aug-08 14:06:27

Would no doubt end up Sam or Ed / Eddie.

What to you think?

hercules1 Fri 01-Aug-08 14:06:52

Love the name, Samuel or Sam.

belgo Fri 01-Aug-08 14:07:10

Edward. Ed/Eddie is great. Samual is nice, but Sam is a bit wishy/washy.

Cies Fri 01-Aug-08 14:14:11

Like both. smile

AbbeyA Fri 01-Aug-08 14:14:25

I love them both but I would go for Samuel -I didn't have Edward because Ed, Eddie, Ned Ted etc are all dreadful and I didn't think it possible to insist on Edward, from everyone, at all times!

devonsmummy Fri 01-Aug-08 14:24:53

edward
it's already decided as a middle name for yet to be conceived DS2........
You can get many more nicknames from Edward than samuel

OurHamsterisevil Fri 01-Aug-08 14:36:08

I have a Samuel, DH's choice not mine. I would say go for Edward as it can be more interesting. Shortened to Ted or Teddy.

Oops just realised I've said the same as Devonsmummy

EffiePerine Fri 01-Aug-08 14:37:24

I prefer Sam to Ed ( I just think Ed Balls, bleurgh), so Samuel. Edward is a good name though.

singersgirl Fri 01-Aug-08 14:49:44

Prefer Edward. Don't like the 'mule' sounding bit of Samuel. But I'm a bit weird about sounds of names and very idiosyncratic (I don't like Harry, for example, because of the unpleasant meaning of the verb 'to harry').

cadelaide Fri 01-Aug-08 14:50:57

Isn't Edward getting popular? I keep seeing it on name threads...

pooter Fri 01-Aug-08 14:52:07

Edward definitely. I have a 14mo nephew called eddy - hes lovely and named after my late grandad whom people called Teddy. Can be informal or formal, lovely name belonging to lovely people!!

Bunch Fri 01-Aug-08 14:52:40

Not Samuel. Know a Samuel who's really wet. I also have a tendancy to say Sa MULE.

MamaG Fri 01-Aug-08 14:56:50

I love both names

Edward is DS's middle name (I like Ted, Ned)

I also like Samuel (Sam is great) but it really doesn't go with my surname so its out.

singersgirl Fri 01-Aug-08 15:07:34

We know lots boys called Sam, Sammy, Samuel, Edward, Ed, Eddie, Ted, Teddy and Ned. I think they're all perfectly fine, but I just like some more than others.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Fri 01-Aug-08 15:16:51

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CuckooClockWorkShy Fri 01-Aug-08 15:22:47

I like both but I prefer Edward, there are fewer of them,and it suits an adult a tiny bit better, jmo.

lizinthesticks Fri 01-Aug-08 15:32:58

Toss of a coin for me. Possibly Edward though as there are suddenly millions of Sams (though admittedly not Samuels - much prefer the full btw).

nickeldime Fri 01-Aug-08 16:51:30

I prefer Samuel - it's becoming more popular while Edward has long been dipping in the popularity stakes:
boy name Edward
http://www.babynamespedia.com/meaning/Samuel boy name Samuel]]

jellybeans Fri 01-Aug-08 17:22:55

Like Samuel, dislike Edward, too old fashioned.

clairebear88 Fri 01-Aug-08 18:12:58

100% Samuel, i love it

bythepowerofgreyskull Fri 01-Aug-08 18:15:05

Edward all the way if our surname didn't begin with T I would have called one of the boys it but couldn't get passed all the ET jokes.

olyoly Fri 01-Aug-08 20:31:30

Edward is on my shortlist as well. It gets my vote! Samuel is nice, but seems quite popular.

REIDmylips Fri 01-Aug-08 20:32:37

i love Samuel!

frazzledoldbag34 Fri 01-Aug-08 21:06:00

Samuel
Sam nice too.

girliefriend Fri 01-Aug-08 21:08:03

SAMUEL definately my nans yorkie was called edward! xXx

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