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Eden or Edith (nn Edie either way)? Polling station here!

(57 Posts)
Umlauf Tue 26-Feb-13 16:02:19

Dd will be known as Edie most of the time but we don't want a nn on the bc. DH loves Edie but not so keen on Edith, whereas I love it, but I quite like Eden as an alternative. He likes it more!

Which would you vote for?!

Willow36 Tue 26-Feb-13 16:03:40

Eden smile

scaevola Tue 26-Feb-13 16:04:11


Eden was traditionally a boys name and I'm not that keen on unisex.

Songbird Tue 26-Feb-13 16:06:17

Edith for me

OddFrog Tue 26-Feb-13 16:09:04

Edith, love it. I like Esther too.

MolotovCocktail Tue 26-Feb-13 16:09:27


Edith is one of those 'old lady' names, which, no matter how many times I try to convince myself otherwise, just sounds fusty. I can't figure out it's repopulatity (like Ethel and Maeve).

ChristineDaae Tue 26-Feb-13 16:09:48

Eden definitely!

Iseeall Tue 26-Feb-13 16:10:17

Eden. Sounds fresh modern to my ears, really like it.

Umlauf Tue 26-Feb-13 16:10:38

It's going to be half and half isn't it?!

usualsuspect Tue 26-Feb-13 16:12:34


MolotovCocktail Tue 26-Feb-13 16:13:07

Uml, what does your gut instinct say about the name?

McNo Tue 26-Feb-13 16:14:05

Eden smile

Umlauf Tue 26-Feb-13 16:23:56

Hmm well I have liked Edith for a long time molotov and Eden is a fairly new suggestion so I might well go off it but I do like it now. There are no girls names that I absolutely love but I do really like Edie and it's DHs favourite.

MolotovCocktail Tue 26-Feb-13 16:59:29

It's just that Eden and Edith are so different: one is fresh, unisex and modern sounding and the other is granny chic (I do really like some granny chic names, like Pearl, Iris and Violet). If you love Edith but compromise with Eden, then it may backfire in the future. You might one day look at your DD and think "I WISH I'D CALLED YOU E•D•I•T•H!!! <sob>"

Anyway, other names I could think of where Edie would be the NN are:


You could just name her Edie, of course smile

MolotovCocktail Tue 26-Feb-13 17:00:40

Not 'Edwine' but 'Edwina' excitedly typing on iPhone

TheYamiOfYawn Tue 26-Feb-13 17:02:39

Edith. It's chic and elegant. I think Eden is a little bit tacky.

slambang Tue 26-Feb-13 17:06:48

Edith. Lovely classic but still quite unusual.

Eden - a bit, well ...

MolotovCocktail Tue 26-Feb-13 17:07:10

Edith in other languages:

Editha (German)
Edetta/Editta (Italian)
Dita (Czech)

It seems to me that as you have liked Edith for such a long time, and your DH loves Edie as a NN, then Edith is the natural choice.

Or Edie ...

MolotovCocktail Tue 26-Feb-13 17:08:01


MyCatsRule Tue 26-Feb-13 17:10:21

I know 3 Edens - all boys!

Umlauf Tue 26-Feb-13 17:12:46

Thanks everyone! I love Edie but think it fails the prime minister test so would want a more formal bc name, and Edith I do like (also LOVE Iris molotov but sadly DH doesnt!) DH does say that he has 'warmed to Edith enough to accept it although probably will never address her that way unless she's been naughty' so may be safer sticking with that. I do really love Eden but if its a bit, well...! I do like a posh name!!

usualsuspect Tue 26-Feb-13 17:14:34

A bit well, what?

saintmerryweather Tue 26-Feb-13 17:18:10

i love edith, its my favourite girls name ever

slambang Tue 26-Feb-13 17:22:50

Just not my brew

DizzyHoneyBee Tue 26-Feb-13 17:23:12


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