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Theo? Rowan?

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LulaTallulah Sat 11-Jul-09 15:04:13

What do people think of:

Rowan and
Theo

as potential boys names? We already have an Olivia and a Matilda.

paisleyleaf Sat 11-Jul-09 15:09:18

We had Rowan on our list, so I like that one smile

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 11-Jul-09 15:13:03

Theo is ds's name and is fab as is Rowan
I love Matilda btw

hulabula Sat 11-Jul-09 15:14:48

I like Rowan!

Theo/Theodore is ok, but a little dull imo.

JulesJules Sat 11-Jul-09 15:18:59

love Theo, goes well with your girls names (which are Fab)

Rowan is OK, don't like as much as Theo.

Amanda1977 Sat 11-Jul-09 15:35:22

My daughter Freya would have been a Rowan had she been a boy. It's Cornish and means "little red head". This would have been quite apt as I am one myself and from a family of gingernuts!

MrsSeanBean Sat 11-Jul-09 15:42:08

My theory is that names which end in 'O' for a boy are all pretty good. Altough Rowan is OK as well. Theo, Bruno, Otto, Leo, Cosmo etc.

Come to think of it, girls' names which end in "A" are all pretty good too, at least those which immediately spring to mind - Anna, Flora, Cordelia, Antonia, Octavia, as well as your two choices OP.

Maybe I have discovered a new rule.

hockeypuck Sat 11-Jul-09 15:55:06

I'm not so much a fan of Rowan. Only because there was a Rowan at my school when I was 7 and he was a nasty weird little thing.

I am biased over Theo - I have a Theo and 3 years on I still love his name. It is unusual (he'll be the only Theo in his primary school) but not too unusual that people don't know how to spell it, what gender name it is or shorten it to something completely different and normal.

I think Mrs SeanBean is right with her theory. Short names ending in O do suit boys

janeite Sat 11-Jul-09 16:07:24

I love both of them - so am no use at all to you!

How about Rowan, with Theo as middle name?

jellybeans Sat 11-Jul-09 16:55:28

I like Theo alot but not keen on Rowan for a boy (love it for girls though).

LynetteScavo Sat 11-Jul-09 16:58:58

Theo plus it goes well with your girls names.

TeamEdward Sat 11-Jul-09 17:08:12

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LadyBiscuit Sat 11-Jul-09 17:18:06

I know a Theo and a Rowan - like both of them. Think either of them go with your girls. Sorry, that's entirely unhelpful

dizzydixies Sat 11-Jul-09 17:26:28

both nice but prefer Rowan with your girls names smile

yummytummymummy Thu 30-Jul-09 12:56:21

My little boy is called Rowan, I think its a lovely name (obviously!) and we got the idea from a bagpipe tune my husband plays called the 'Rowan Tree'. We also like Rowan Atkinson (fabulous in Oliver!)

flowerybeanbag Thu 30-Jul-09 12:57:27

Rowan is gorgeous.

[biased emoticon] wink

phdlife Thu 30-Jul-09 12:59:09

I like Theo pronounced the Dutch way (Tay-oh) but that's just me.

donandpea Thu 30-Jul-09 13:06:31

I love the name Rowan. We said it for us too but with our sername it sounds very silly

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