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Edmund as a change from Edward?

(31 Posts)
NigellaTufnel Wed 30-Sep-09 22:27:22

Does anyone know / have an Edmund?

Think it would be pretty nice. DH not convinced...

BonjourIvresse Wed 30-Sep-09 22:37:35

I don't like it though Edward is one of my favourite names. Reminds me of the one in lion witch and the waredrobe

TimothyTigerTuppennyTail Wed 30-Sep-09 22:38:27


NigellaTufnel Wed 30-Sep-09 22:43:41

I know! Negative connatations. But Sir Edmund Hillary was pretty cool. as was Edmund Spencer.

Scraping the barrel?

tattycoram Wed 30-Sep-09 22:44:05

I much prefer Edward.

NigellaTufnel Wed 30-Sep-09 22:44:59

edward i lovely, but there are tons of them around here

mrswoolf Wed 30-Sep-09 22:45:40

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dizzydixies Wed 30-Sep-09 22:45:46

I love it - am also a fan of Edwin

pranma Wed 30-Sep-09 22:46:28

Edward is gorgeous and not too common I'm less keen on Edmund or Edwin

Parmageddon Wed 30-Sep-09 22:47:21

I quite like it. It does sound a bit medieval, but would get shortened to Ed/Eddie anyway??

NigellaTufnel Wed 30-Sep-09 22:49:57

I think it probably would get shortened, but I'm not too fussed, I would just like something a bit more unusual as his full name.

I think that it looks lovely as a written word as well.

GrendelsMum Thu 01-Oct-09 09:47:04

I think it's great. But if your DH doesn't like it, that's not much use!

NigellaTufnel Thu 01-Oct-09 10:08:36

To be frank, DH only likes two boys names, neither of which I am particularly keen on, and I have given him about 20 names and he has vetoed all of them.

However, I have a number of aces up my sleeve:
1. I will have given birth after a knackering 9 months (hopefully) and
2. We went for a slightly unusual choice for DS, DH was not convinced, and now absolutely loves the name.
3. It could be a girl, and DH doesn't do girls names. Apart from vetoing them, of course.

PestoSunshineMonster Thu 01-Oct-09 10:20:49

I think Edmund is very nice.

cyteen Thu 01-Oct-09 10:24:16

Edmund is so much nicer than Edward. Although I might be biased by having had a long and brilliantly life-changing relationship with an Edmund when I was in my teens.

SummerLightning Thu 01-Oct-09 11:54:56

I have an Edmund! I love the name, and I don't really care about Blackadder/Lion witch and the Wardrobe.
He has been known to be called Captain Slackbladder by a friend of mine though (must stop that before he understands!)
lots of people didn't like it when we told them before he was born though (including my mum!)
General consensus seems to be that it is quite posh, not sure why though.
And people since he was born seem to say "Oh that's unusual is it a family name?", which I take to mean "Why on earth would you call a child that unless it was a family name". But I don't care!

bess23 Thu 01-Oct-09 15:55:36

Love Edward not so keen on Edmund.

FaintlyMacabre Thu 01-Oct-09 15:58:07

We have an Edward but I was rather tempted by Edgar as a variation. It sort of rhymes with our surname which is why we didn't use it.

oldspeckledtam Thu 01-Oct-09 17:48:59

I considered Edmund but went with Edgar. It's fabulously underused, IMO.

janeite Thu 01-Oct-09 17:52:28

I love, love, love Edmund..Did I mention that I think it's great?

TheFallenMadonna Thu 01-Oct-09 17:53:40

Oh I like Edmund and always suggest it as an alternative to Edward.

janeite Thu 01-Oct-09 17:53:42

Mansfield Park comes to mind before Narnia or Blackadder. Fab name but quite a drippy character.

Merle Thu 01-Oct-09 18:56:40

LIke them all -Edmund, Edwin, Edgar. Go for it.

LittleMissWorryHead Thu 01-Oct-09 19:20:56


NigellaTufnel Thu 01-Oct-09 20:03:03

But Edmund Blackadder is pretty cool.

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