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Would yout Ted or Teddy on birth certificate?

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TheyCallMeLofty Wed 17-Jun-09 12:23:39

Not pg but ttc. Love Ted but not Edward so out of Ted and Teddy which one would you use on the birth certificate?

Pollyanna Wed 17-Jun-09 12:26:23

i'm afraid I would only use Edward, Edwin, Edmund etc, but I am v traditional. Your ds might want the option to use a different version of the name when he was grown up/older.

if push came to shove, I would use Teddy.

Pollyanna Wed 17-Jun-09 12:26:39

sorry would use Ted, not Teddy.

HensMum Wed 17-Jun-09 12:27:14

I really don't like nicknames used as proper names, so neither for me!
Lovely nicknames though - what about Theodore as the full name?

oliverboliverbutt Wed 17-Jun-09 12:28:27

Theodore surely!?

HumphreyCobbler Wed 17-Jun-09 12:29:15

I would use the full name too (whatever it was), but failing that I think Teddy is too childish for a grown man to have as his actual name. So Ted it would be.

flowerybeanbag Wed 17-Jun-09 12:36:46

Edward or Theodore on birth cert. What if he wants to be Prime Minister one day, or a high court judge?

TwoSunnyDays Wed 17-Jun-09 12:39:52

Tedward

or Bear perhaps?

or Rupert?

More seriously, I would put Edward or something along those lines. If you use Ted on all the other forms Edward will rarely crop up.

clumsymum Wed 17-Jun-09 12:40:30

And here, Edward or theodore, the 'correct' name, even if you never use it in everyday life.

Sesi Wed 17-Jun-09 12:42:03

If you really don't like any of the longer alternatives (how can you not like Edmund! It's fab). Then I'd go for Ted, Teddy is a real nursery name.

Personally I would want to give options and have a full name on the birth certificate.

TheyCallMeLofty Wed 17-Jun-09 12:47:01

I should imagine if he wanted to be a high court judge he would, regardless of his name.

I think Edward/Edumnd/ are old and fusty.

DH doesnt understand why we would name him Theodore but call me Ted so its not really an option and I live in area where 'TH' becomes 'F' so he would be Feo

flowerybeanbag Wed 17-Jun-09 12:51:13

Of course if he wants to be a high court judge he will regardless of his name. Just that if he does choose something like that, he might prefer to have the option of a more formal name to use, that's all.

mopsyflopsy Wed 17-Jun-09 13:15:04

I'd put Theodore or Edward on the birth certificate.

Gives your ds so many name options - Ted, Teddy, Eddie, Ned etc.

And of course, he can become what he wants, but I agree with previous poster that a more formal name is a nice option to have. Why deny this your son?

Definitely Ted or a longer version.

CravingOlives Wed 17-Jun-09 13:27:03

I think Ted rather than Teddy for the Birth Certificate. In fact I know a young Ted (well, not so young now, he'll be about 10) and that's his 'official' name. I'm not hugely bothered by shortened versions on the BS per se, it's more on a case by case basis. My sister is Beth (not Elizabeth) which I think is lovely, similarly I know lots of baby Charlies who are just that, not Charles.

VeraChuckandDave Wed 17-Jun-09 13:34:10

I'd use Edward (but Ted rather than Teddy if that's a no-no)

theycallmelofty Wed 17-Jun-09 14:01:50

Why does he need all this choice? I have one name, its never shortened or lengthened, I don't feel hard done by

sleepycat Wed 17-Jun-09 14:02:55

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seeker Wed 17-Jun-09 14:03:22

Edward or Theodore.

belgo Wed 17-Jun-09 14:03:42

If you want to call him Ted, put Ted on the birth certificate. Don't put Edward or Theodore if you don't like them.

Agree with theycallmelofty, they don't need lots of choices.

sleepycat Wed 17-Jun-09 14:04:06

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seeker Wed 17-Jun-09 14:11:28

He won't be a bay for long - Ted or Teddy might seem a bit babyish to a teenager. Ed or Ned might be cooler. Give him the choice!

LisaJasper Wed 17-Jun-09 14:15:16

I think it is fine to have Teddy on the birth certificate, most people don't have a choice anyway and formal names are becoming less and less common so in 30 years time if he is a high court judge or such like he will be working with the likes of jack, daisy, ethan and mia - so it won't sound so baby like, I'm sure people had the same conversations about the popular names of the 70's and now we don't think twice about them!

Firawla Wed 17-Jun-09 17:15:15

i would put theodore, i dont like edward either
but just teddy may be okay cos i have noticed its becoming quite popular, and im sure people do put short names on the birth cert like Alfie and that kind of thing

angrypixie Wed 17-Jun-09 17:32:14

Ted rocks, and the old 'high court judge' thing makes me want to SCREAM!!!!

Your name does not dictate your career choice. Look at Cupcake Brown ffs.

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