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PuppyLoves Fri 24-Jul-09 22:43:37

What do you think of our boys shortlist

Edward (Ted)

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 24-Jul-09 22:47:51

Like Edward and Reuben.

Others are cruel quite frankly imo!

PuppyLoves Fri 24-Jul-09 23:19:39


moondog Fri 24-Jul-09 23:21:24

Too common or too trendy.

nigglewiggle Fri 24-Jul-09 23:25:09

I love Albert - would be name of choice if we had a boy

Edward is a classic name.

Rafferty is very aspirational /of the moment.

Winston is a bit try-hard

Reuben is nice

PuppyLoves Fri 24-Jul-09 23:25:25


pointydog Fri 24-Jul-09 23:25:34

I'd go for Edward only because I love the nicknames Ed/Eddie. Not keen on Ted

PuppyLoves Fri 24-Jul-09 23:26:08

Albert? was aimed at Moondogs comment

seeker Fri 24-Jul-09 23:26:34

Edward is a wonderful name. Lots of abbreviations, easy to spell, long and honourable tradition.

Reuben ditto.

Others awful - sorry.

Hulababy Fri 24-Jul-09 23:26:43

I like Edward, although personally prefer Ned as nn.

I like Albie as a nn for Albert, but not sure on Albert itself.

Chunkamatic Fri 24-Jul-09 23:30:36

I like Albert (considered this for DS briefly), Edward and Reuben (have a feeling this is rapidly rising up the popularity charts). Think Rafferty is sweet, but don't think of it being a grown up name. Winston is not great - sorry.

moondog Fri 24-Jul-09 23:43:25

Albert is one of those old fashioned but currently very trendy names. Very much of the present time, which may or may not be a good thing to you.

Without knowing it, we all get caught up in what is of its time. Like clothes or hair.You think maybe your dress is impervious to fashion, but looking back at old pictures, you see it isn't so.

Mumcentreplus Sat 25-Jul-09 00:03:57

pmsl@Rafferty...I like Reuben..prefer Fredrick (freddie)if you want to go grandad grin

Mammina Sat 25-Jul-09 09:12:40

Reuben is lovely. Think I like Winston. Prefer Ned to Ted, but not keen on Edward. Don't like Rafferty & like Albie but not Albert

yama Sat 25-Jul-09 09:19:56

I also (like Migola) like Albie but not Albert.

Not keen on Edward (met too many Eddie's).

Winston for me evokes images of West Indian cricketers so kinda cool.

Like Rafferty - again think it's cool.

Not sure about Reuben. I haven't met any nor am I aware of any famous ones.

Platesmasher Sat 25-Jul-09 09:20:45


Only I'd make it short for Theodore. Although edward is lovely too.

Rafferty is a dog's name.

PuppyLoves Sat 25-Jul-09 10:39:01

I wouldn't have said Albert was trendy or too commen. Not like Freddy or Alfie.

I am unsure about Rafferty but like afe/Raffa.

PuppyLoves Sat 25-Jul-09 12:05:07


sweetnitanitro Sat 25-Jul-09 12:08:25

I only like Edward and Reuben off that list. Rafferty is a bit try-hard for me. Winston and Albert are OK, just not to my taste.

janeite Sat 25-Jul-09 12:09:39

I love Edward, although Eddie is dreadful. I love Edmund even more.

I don't really like the others, sorry but Rafferty is best of the bunch.

NormaSknockers Sat 25-Jul-09 13:43:05

Love Rafferty!

Mumcentreplus Sat 25-Jul-09 17:04:23

Rafe is cool..but Rafferty just makes me think of Jonty or Tarquin poshtastic! grin

Issy123 Sat 25-Jul-09 21:13:24

Not keen on Rafferty or Winston.

Edward is fine but a bit dull.

Really like Reuben and Albert/Albie very cool names.

PuppyLoves Sun 26-Jul-09 20:23:36

I do so love Albie

rimmer08 Mon 27-Jul-09 19:34:19

i dont like any of them sorry

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