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Edward or Lewis?

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HolaGuapo Tue 03-Sep-13 19:35:51

DP and me have been trying to short list our favourite baby names and so far mutual favourite boys names are Lewis and Edward!
I can't decide which I like more!

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 03-Sep-13 19:46:55

Prefer Louis, but both are fine - Edward is lovely.

runningonwillpower Tue 03-Sep-13 19:48:34

I am totally with Onesleep.

Edward is lovely, Lewis is fine but I prefer Louis.

JimbosJetSet Tue 03-Sep-13 19:51:12

Both lovely names, but go with Edward if you will get fed up of people misspelling and mispronouncing Lewis as Louis! Lewis was on our list but was struck off for this reason grin

PinkGlove Wed 04-Sep-13 08:30:47

With Onesleep on this. Edward and Louis.

Leeds2 Wed 04-Sep-13 09:30:11


BlueChampagne Wed 04-Sep-13 12:15:19

I always wanted Lewis, but Lewis Hamilton was in his pomp when DS1 was born and DH talked me out of it.

bananamummy Wed 04-Sep-13 14:02:25

Lewis is lovely. I'd spell it that way to avoid the potential confusion of pronouncing Louis (French way, Lou-ee vs English way Lou-is). I prefer the English version (The french one sounds like loo and wee grin).

Edward is nice to but a little widely used/dull and I don't like Ed or Eddie that much.

TeamEdward Wed 04-Sep-13 14:04:27

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EuphemiaLennox Wed 04-Sep-13 14:10:55

Edward is lovely with lots of great nicknames too.

I really dislike Lewis, but love Louis, pronounced Louie.

Or similar... Laurie short for Lawrence.

mummyloveslucy Wed 04-Sep-13 17:28:54

Edward!! (Teddy for a nic-mame) smile

mummyloveslucy Wed 04-Sep-13 17:29:19

Edward!! (Teddy for a nic-mame) smile

ShadowSummer Wed 04-Sep-13 18:03:44

Both very nice names, but I think I (just) prefer Edward.

Bowlersarm Wed 04-Sep-13 18:04:20


Frangepani Wed 04-Sep-13 22:52:20

I like both names but being Scottish would probably choose Lewis (with that spelling, as in the surname and the island). I know some posters have suggested spelling it 'Louis' but that might cause confusion over the pronunciation. Edward goes well with Lewis as a middle name.

Saffyz Thu 05-Sep-13 18:28:59


Coconutty Thu 05-Sep-13 18:31:01

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Alisvolatpropiis Thu 05-Sep-13 19:06:10


I don't like Lewis much.

Though dislike Louis pronounced Lewis even more.

misslongstocking Thu 05-Sep-13 19:34:54

My youngest son is Edward,he loves his name as now he's older has discovered lots of famous pirates were actually called Edward! And kings!Not forgetting one of Thomas the Tank engine's friends also....
We wondered if the name might be too well used,but he's the only Edward in his primary school.
I also like it as it's a name used by people from all walks of life
Plus there are lots of shortened versions of the name,which could vary through his life.

Onesleeptillwembley Fri 06-Sep-13 00:26:46

Frangepani Louis and Lewis are totally different. The pronunciation is not the same.
Lewis is nice enough but Louis is way preferable

bananamummy Fri 06-Sep-13 06:40:11

Louis is pronounced Lou-is in Germany, Holland, Scandinavia and in the US (city of St Louis in Missouri).

Only in France is it pronounced Lou-ee. But more and more English seem to prefer the French way. Not everyone will though.

Personally I prefer Lewis - that avoids any ambiguity in pronunciation.

exoticfruits Fri 06-Sep-13 06:51:11


BlueChampagne Fri 06-Sep-13 13:02:20

It's the Scots who use Lewis.

smithwillsam Fri 06-Sep-13 13:12:45

Both names are very nice and pretty. By the both names meaning is very good. But Lewis then better sounds Edward. I prefer Lewis.

mummaemma Fri 06-Sep-13 19:20:25

Edward (i like ted)

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