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“Formal” name for Edie

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Thenadish Tue 23-Jan-18 17:19:50

Due in 3 months and struggling with names!

DD1 is Leyla Eden and suspect this one is a girl. Wishing we hadn’t used Eden as we both love the name Edie but DH insists on having a “formal” name that can be shortened to Edie. Any ideas beyond the obvious?

Would IBU to use Eden if it’s DD1’s middle name?

Thanks in advance! smile

PaperdollCartoon Tue 23-Jan-18 17:20:31

It’s meant to be short for Edith, why not that?

LineyS Tue 23-Jan-18 17:22:46


MumJ21 Tue 23-Jan-18 17:23:01

I know a baby called Edith - lovely name.

imsorryiasked Tue 23-Jan-18 17:23:26


Joinourclub Tue 23-Jan-18 17:24:45


carnivalisover Tue 23-Jan-18 17:25:17


Pugsleypugs Tue 23-Jan-18 17:26:57


Thenadish Tue 23-Jan-18 20:39:09

Thanks for the suggestions - not a fan of Edith for us - I like Edwina and Edna, DH doesn’t! hmm

LineyS Tue 23-Jan-18 20:40:29

That's a shame. Has he any suggestions at all?

Knittedfairies Tue 23-Jan-18 20:45:59

If you don't care for Edith, how about Meredith?

Youcouldbemysilversprings Tue 23-Jan-18 20:49:54

Edele? Edeline? Edina? I’m not lying I made those last two up 😂

AnUtterIdiot Tue 23-Jan-18 21:16:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Thenadish Tue 23-Jan-18 21:23:06

Haha @LineyS not yet! He thinks we will figure it out....which is why with DD we took 2 days post birth to decide....and got a load of hassle from my over excited Dad!

@youcouldbemy maybe but I’ve heard of them before! Edina would work...

@AnUtterIdiot I don’t think there is - DH requires persuading but not a definite no.

Am I right in thinking it’s not appropriate to “reuse” Eden (could create a new family name!? wink)

RosieCotton Tue 23-Jan-18 23:30:40

Omg use Eden. My daughter is Eden and we have called her Edie for years now. I named her then 4 months later she had a cousin called Eden and her dad used Eden for his second daughter. Eden is the most beautiful name smile

Apple23 Wed 24-Jan-18 02:01:09

What about first and middle names beginning with E and D?

ThePlatypusAlwaysTriumphs Wed 24-Jan-18 02:18:54

Just use Edie! We were going to go with Edie, then dd was born in New Years Eve, so we ended up going with Evie, but don't see why you need a formal version of that's what she will be called

LadyB49 Wed 24-Jan-18 02:24:40

My dgd is called Edee.
It's beautiful. We don't know of any other children with the same name.

ifigoup Wed 24-Jan-18 02:36:59

Other formal names for Edie:


boopdoop Wed 24-Jan-18 04:49:58

My friend used her DD1ms middle name as a first name for DD2. Not common to do but it doesn't happen. Sure it'll be ok if you did.

LolitaLempicka Wed 24-Jan-18 04:57:47

Edie is a name in its own right, surely. Although I wouldn’t if I had already used Eden.

Duckstar Wed 24-Jan-18 04:58:42

I’d go with Eden if you love it. My friends middle name is her younger sister’s first name. Her parents thought she was their last and 7 years later her sister turned up.

SilenceIsBroken Wed 24-Jan-18 05:00:49

Just use Edie. What does she need a formal name for, an eventual marriage to a Duke?

eternalopt Wed 24-Jan-18 05:07:43

Edina isn't made up - it's the name of Jennifer Saunders character in ab fab (probably not helpful sorry)

bokenkamp Wed 24-Jan-18 06:03:15


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