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Help - boy's name - Daniel or Edward

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CoonRapids Tue 30-Jun-09 21:13:16

So dh and I only agree on 2 boys' names. Edward and Daniel. Only problem is that surname is Baker. Would this put you off Daniel due to Danny Baker on the radio? Then with Edward, we have ds's comfort toy which has always been known as 'Eddie'. Would this put you off Edward? I like Dominic as well which dh won't consider sad. We are struggling - help!

thisisyesterday Tue 30-Jun-09 21:14:25

i like Edward best (ds2's middle name)
Daniel is nice too.

neither of your reasons would put me off if i really loved the name though

Hassled Tue 30-Jun-09 21:15:27

Edward far nicer. Can also be Ned.

Jojay Tue 30-Jun-09 21:24:06

We have v.similar taste in names!

I have an Edward (Ed) but I loved Daniel (Dan) but it's BIL's name, and Dominic is fab, but was vetoed by DH.

I think Dominic is still my favourite (sorry DS2, blame your father grin)

Jojay Tue 30-Jun-09 21:25:00

Can't stand Ned though! Woody another good nickname for Edward, but Ed stuck in our case.

LaTrucha Tue 30-Jun-09 21:31:50

Both nice. Prefer Edward, and I like Teddy as a diminutive of it.

CoonRapids Tue 30-Jun-09 21:37:34

Thanks for the moral support grin. Edward was becoming the fave but now I'm thinking 'Ted Baker' - oh no. Perhaps dh should just change his surname! It's a difficult surname - trying to avoid any names ending in 'er' and would prefer not a top 10 name due to the surname being common...also trying to avoid names ending in 'ee' sound as we already have two dc names ending in that sound..

LaTrucha Tue 30-Jun-09 21:39:55

He doesn't have to be a Ted.

hester Tue 30-Jun-09 21:40:54

Daniel, every time.

EyeballsandherSunburntNorks Tue 30-Jun-09 21:41:33

DD would have been Edward if she wasn't a DD... Now if 5 have a DS I like Dominic.

Clary Tue 30-Jun-09 23:50:01

There are a lot of Danile's about tho - In a group of 16 7yos I know (2 footie teams actually) 4 are Daniel.

Edward less popular I would say if you are trying to avoid top 10 names.

Rather like Ed Baker actually. DS1 middle name is Edwin which is a bit more unusual?

KerryMumbles Tue 30-Jun-09 23:54:29

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TwoSunnyDays Wed 01-Jul-09 11:22:42

Edward Daniel is nice. I would go with Edward and have Ted as a first name. Great name and fab sort name!

Thelongroadhome Wed 01-Jul-09 11:38:07

Daniel for me.

ZZZenAgain Wed 01-Jul-09 11:41:33

know SO many Daniels. I'd go for Edward. It's a nice name.

MamaLazarou Wed 01-Jul-09 11:54:21

Edward. There are already too many Daniels.

Bonneville Wed 01-Jul-09 12:06:45

Edward. Agree Daniel is everywhere now.

CoonRapids Wed 01-Jul-09 12:27:07

Thanks everyone!

blametheparents Wed 01-Jul-09 12:30:56


gladders Wed 01-Jul-09 12:31:39

i like daniel - i only know one daniel aged under 5? the surname issue wouldn't bother me at all...

if there is ever another ds, he will be daniel or george.

annasmami Wed 01-Jul-09 12:51:57

Both names are ok, but I would go for a less common first name with your surname (Baker) being quite common.

Or have you decided on these two names only? In that case, I'd prefer Edward.

CoonRapids Wed 01-Jul-09 15:07:50

Some more choices now!

CoonRapids Wed 01-Jul-09 15:09:09

I like Callum best, but not sure if it goes with the surname?

MaggieBeeBeau Wed 01-Jul-09 15:10:55

I like both Daniel and Edward equally really. But Edward slightly more versatile. Can be Ted or Red

Archie is lovely. If you like Edward, what about Richard with Richie for short?
Callum is nice.

Hugh is nice although prefer Hughie! or Hugo. Just Hugh sounds a bit incomplete to my ear. I do quite like it though.

mopsyflopsy Wed 01-Jul-09 20:49:31

Personally, I think Callum and Hugh/Hugo are much nicer and less common/popular than either Daniel(Dan) or Edward (Ed).

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