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Theo - yes or no

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Frasersmum123 Tue 03-Feb-09 13:29:34

What do people think of Theo, and what middle name would you put with it?

I like Theo Joseph, but im not blown away by it.

twinsetandpearls Tue 03-Feb-09 17:16:15

Lovely name.

Froginmythroat Tue 03-Feb-09 17:43:59

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JulesJules Tue 03-Feb-09 17:48:17

Love the name Theo

I have a Thea!

Thunderduck Tue 03-Feb-09 18:23:01

I love Theo.

bluebump Tue 03-Feb-09 18:24:54

My Theo was going to be a Thea if he was a girl!

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 03-Feb-09 18:30:43

Thea is lovely

Drum Tue 03-Feb-09 18:37:06

If I had a son he would be Theo. Lovely.

Qally Tue 03-Feb-09 18:40:57

I also wanted Theo but got vetoed by DH. It's lovely.

2Helenback Tue 03-Feb-09 19:59:34

Love it, but had to reject along with Seth as DH can only say th if really concentrates, so poor kid would be Feo or Seff most of the time. Check close family and friends for speech impediments!

NonStopChatter Tue 03-Feb-09 21:19:41

Same as Helan. Even with practice dh isnt improving. I've had to rule out Ethan as well. I cant stand a lifetime of listening to 'Efan'

RiaParkinson Tue 03-Feb-09 21:23:48


eekamoose Tue 03-Feb-09 21:33:00

Oh its a lovely name. It would have been dd's name (born 2001) had she been a boy.

BUT by the time we did have a DS (2003) we decided against Theo because they were springing up everywhere.

Its a lovely name, but there are lots of them about nowadays ime.

(Speaking as one whose girl and a boy both have names currently in the top 2 or 3 most "common" names in the UK. Sigh.)

Mutt Tue 03-Feb-09 21:34:36

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CandleQueen Tue 03-Feb-09 21:35:31

DS2 was going to be Theo as a "Birth Certificate" name because I wanted to call him Teddy. But when he was born he was too much of a big bruiser to be a Teddy. So he's called Dewi Henry Theo.

NorkyButNice Tue 03-Feb-09 21:37:30

DS is Theo Adam (not Theodore).

It is climbing the popularity charts but still isn't in the top 50, so there aren't all that many - depends what circles you mix in I suppose.

There aren't any others at DS's very large nursery, nor amongst our circle of toddler acquaintances.

MrsSeanBean Tue 03-Feb-09 21:39:25

I love Theo. I see it as a short form of Theophilus. Theo(philus) Henry James is nice.

RiaParkinson Tue 03-Feb-09 21:40:43

my theodore 1996 got there before the crowds!

Katonahottinroof Wed 04-Feb-09 00:05:39

I think it's lovely.

Theo William
Theo James
Theo Patrick

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 04-Feb-09 13:33:22

my Theo was 1997 ! still the only one in his primary and secondary school,though there is a Theodore - but his name is never shortened.

RiaParkinson Wed 04-Feb-09 17:19:40

great minds Maryannsingleton!

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 04-Feb-09 17:55:30

grin !

CherryChoc Wed 04-Feb-09 18:00:05

It reminds me of Theo Paphitis - but I think I spend too much time watching reruns of Dragons Den on Dave!

There was a boy at my primary school who had a brother called Theo, I liked it then. He would have been born... um... 1990 ish?

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 04-Feb-09 18:08:16

uh,yes, ds does get called that by a friend smile

thumbwitch Thu 05-Feb-09 15:01:42

on the strength of this thread, I asked DH what he thought of the name Theodore (should we have another son) and he likes it too - hurrah!

nulgirl Thu 05-Feb-09 15:04:11

Love it. V popular in france at the mo - is a top 10 name. Is pronounced Tay-o there though

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