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At last I have thought of another boys name I like!

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Eleta Tue 05-Aug-08 18:19:06

If you have read any of my other threads, you will know that the only name DH and I agree on for a boy is Harry and although it is a fine name (if a little popular at the mo) I have doubts because of family reasons.

The only other name I have like is Dexter and I just don't know if I'm brave enough to use it. For every 1 person that likes the name I seem to find 5 that hate it.

I guess really I am probaby more comfortable with more traditional names.

Now I have had a thought today about using Edward. I have allways discounted because I don't like Eddy but how about if I shorten to Ted or Teddy when he is little?
What do you think?

SJLTM Tue 05-Aug-08 18:51:04

I like Edward, love Teddy when little, also what about Bear Gryls from Born Survivor.....he is Edward, bear is cute .

TwoBigNorks Tue 05-Aug-08 19:08:19

love it

TwoBigNorks Tue 05-Aug-08 19:08:45

edward dexter is nice too!

pollyanna Tue 05-Aug-08 19:14:34

my 16week old is Edward - i love it - can be shortened to Ted,. Teddy or Ned.

Califrau Tue 05-Aug-08 19:22:45

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Hulababy Tue 05-Aug-08 19:37:29

I like the name Edward too, and like Op not keen on Ed/Eddy as nn. I actually love the nn Ned best, but Ted is good too.

MakemineaGandT Tue 05-Aug-08 19:41:54

Love Edward! (or Harry)

HATE Dexter though!

CuckooClockWorkShy Tue 05-Aug-08 19:45:21

I like Ted and Edward. Not Eddie though!

FranSanDisco Tue 05-Aug-08 19:49:01

Edward is nice, as is Harry. I love Dexter but want it for my dog blush

Eleta Tue 05-Aug-08 20:12:57

ooo, I'm glad there is such a positive response. I'm really likeing it! I also like Ned but surname begins with N so not sure it sounds right.

Just got to convince DH later.

DorrisMcWhirter Tue 05-Aug-08 20:15:56

Love the name Edward.
Agree that Edward Dexter sounds good too smile
Also taught a Ned whose 'real' name was Edward. I like Ned as a shortened version, it's a bit different! Ted / Teddy also great though!

soph28 Tue 05-Aug-08 20:18:09

Edward is ok but don't like Ed or Eddy at all. Teddy or Bear are cut nick names. Bear Gryls is gorgeous grin

SJLTM Wed 06-Aug-08 11:45:25

soph28 I know, I can watch him for hours wink

Neeerly3 Wed 06-Aug-08 11:51:59

i have an edward - who is eddy, but he suits it - his twin bro is Arthur and we are now struggling to think of another boys name that goes with them should dc3 be a boy.....

Dexter is cool, but i am watching Dexter on the FX channel and he's a serial killer, so not sure i'd use it, even though he's lush!

Communion Wed 06-Aug-08 12:05:29

I have an Eddie, we call him Edward bear.
I obviously love the name. His best friend at sxhool is called Teddy!

(Neeerly3 I also have a Max, and Arthur is our name for any potential 3rd boy!!)

Neeerly3 Wed 06-Aug-08 12:29:14

is Max short for something? We like Tilly for a girl, but would 'name' her Matilda. Max i guess is Maxwell or Maximillian?

laura325630 Wed 06-Aug-08 12:30:27

I love the name Dexter. If dd had been a boy she would have been Dexter!

Communion Wed 06-Aug-08 19:29:58

Our max is Maximilian.

Maximilian and Edward, known as Eddie and Max.

I think Arthur would go well with this (not pg, just specualting)

also like Gregory and Theodore.

3andnomore Wed 06-Aug-08 19:38:41

I like Edward See no reason why you would have to shorten it for a young child, tbh...but that is just me

chandellina Wed 06-Aug-08 19:42:17

love edward and Ted/Teddy.
can't use it myself because it's the name of my ex boyfriend, who is now married to my best friend. It just wouldn't work!
We also seriously considered Dexter but it didn't feel right in the end.

OurHamsterisevil Wed 06-Aug-08 20:08:25

I love Dexter. I like Edward too, but from threads on her eit seems to be getting popular.

SquiffyHock Wed 06-Aug-08 23:19:33

My Edward was always going to be Teddy when I was pregnant but it has never suited him - he now gets Edward, Eddy, Ed & Bear in equal use!

tweeni Thu 07-Aug-08 00:21:09

Some more traditional names for you:

Ray, Sebastian, Dexter, Maxamus, Maximillian, Edmund, Edgar, Edwin, Arthur, Frederick, Charles, Alfred, Tobias, Hector, Stanley, Boris, Barnaby, Jeremiah, Zachariah, Niall, Noah, Moses, Rupert, Geoffrey, Gregory, Godfrey, Henry, Harry, Harold, Howard, Donald, Ronald, Victor, Gerald, Francis, Patrick, George, Fergus, Albert, Abraham, Harvey, Jonah, Jarvis, Stirling, Albert, Rufus, Montgomery, Biff, Kit, Judah, Laurence, Duncan, Anthony, Basil, Lloyd, Maurice, Oswald, Waldo, Ivan, Ivor, Lionel, Nigel, Cuthbert, Leonard, Reginald, Alby, Gilbert, Alec (alexander) Daryl, Rodrey, Kelvin, Terence, Dennis, Declan, Chuck (charles), Adrian, Blythe, Quentin, Blake, Blaise, Ivory, Dell, Evelyn, Guy.

mummyc Thu 07-Aug-08 00:38:15

How long do you have to go Eleta?

We got down to a shortlist in the end and named our DS the one that suited him best once he was born... figured we'd taken time naming our cats to suit their appearance and personality and thought our baby deserved the same courtesy grin

We had middle names (for girl or boy) all agreed then a short list, pretty much all with the same letter to avoid fuck ups with the intials.....ended up with a little Arthur - because it's a family name and was really unusual, although it seems to be getting much more popular hmm

Only the list got chucked out in hospital so we'll have to start again when / if we have another grin

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