How popular is Theo?

(28 Posts)
DejaB00 Sat 04-May-13 12:10:04

Compromising with my DH who doesn't like Theodore (or any of my other choices...).
Do you know many Theos? I'm worried it's too popular.
I'm in East Anglia.

bluebump Sat 11-May-13 22:51:39

I have a Theo, he is nearly 5. There are only 2 of them in his school but I do know of another 3 younger ones in my town.

Thewhingingdefective Sat 11-May-13 22:49:41

I know one teen Theo, one five year old Theo(dore) and when I was in hospital after having my baby I met a baby Theophilus.

Biscuitsneeded Sat 11-May-13 22:40:35

I have one; he's 6. There is one more at primary school, but older, and a couple more at the local secondary. We live in East Anglia. We also have a friends with a Theo but that's because great minds think alike! I love the fact that it's short, but still a 'grown-up' name. I don't really like Theodore, which is too much for me.

Be warned, though - in my experience all Theos are hugely spirited and rather naughty!!

SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Mon 06-May-13 20:06:20

I know two Theos, both aged four. I don't think it is that popular in the real world (rather than on Mumsnet!) and I think it is lovely. It was on my shortlist for DS2.

Winetime1981 Mon 06-May-13 08:27:16

I know a Theo. He's two. Theo is his full name.

glorious Sun 05-May-13 15:45:41

I know one newborn Theo (London)

ZolaBuddleia Sun 05-May-13 11:30:53

Have a look on here

I know one, aged 4.

It's on our list. We are in north essex. I only know one other who is about 10 I think.

The amount if times I have seen it on mumsnet has put me off a little though.

MousyMouse Sun 05-May-13 10:39:12

in my dc's nursery are 3 + some similar female names (thea, tia)

Laquila Sun 05-May-13 10:36:49

5madthings I am not normally a fan of cutesy nicknames but that is actually adorable...

OP I LOVE Theo (and Theodore) but I can't seem to convince my husband, I've never met one, but he apparently knew one who was the an of some slightly weird friends of his parents, who he literally met once, and has take against it for this reason. Gaaaaah! If he was an axe-murderer I could see the logic but I think he's just some innocent hippyish teenager.

Anyhoodle, I haven't given up with it and am not worried that it's too popular. FWIW, I also like Roan (Rowan?), Nathaniel, Edwin and Barnaby (the latter is husband's favourite but my parents had a beloved but dopey dog called Barney and I can't get my head around it).

Having said all the above, we don't live in a particularly middle-class/cool and artsy name area, and I can imagine it's much more popular in Oxfordshire or Wandsworth....

gillywillywoo Sun 05-May-13 09:59:36

I know 2 (south east)

Mutteroo Sun 05-May-13 09:39:43

I loved Theo/Theodore when I was pregnant with my son 18 years ago, but it could never compete with the name we actually gave him. Sometimes I wish we picked Theo as his name is now one of the most common names in the country!

OP it is a Theoadorable name. Good one 5madthings. I still call my kids Boo Boo & Baba which is a funny thing to do when they've friends over

CityGal29 Sun 05-May-13 09:18:42

I love it so didn't use it in 2009 and 2011 when had children but i know probably hundreds of children and I've only ever met 1 Theo wink

Mintyy Sat 04-May-13 20:24:27

Very very popular. I know loads of them (age 3 to 11ish).

Ham69 Sat 04-May-13 20:22:00

Posted too soon.
I do worry that it is getting more and more popular, but only met the odd few and I go to a lot of groups. I still love the name and my DS loves his name too.

Ham69 Sat 04-May-13 20:19:59

I was dreading reading this thread but so far so good. I have a 6 yr old Theo and he is the only one in his school. I do worry that it is getting m

ABirdInTheBush Sat 04-May-13 19:59:26

Hey DejaB00 just about to reply to your last thread, when I saw this!

My Theo(dore) is 2 and I've not met another one the same age.

Only a couple of times have we met another Theo - by coincidence there was one on the train today (he was about 10), but it's a rare thing.

5madthings Sat 04-May-13 19:56:04

Btw deja if you go for theo/theodore you get to call them theodorable grin which my 13 yr old doesnt like so much anymore sad but its a fab nickname. Theodore has lots of shortenings and gives flexibility when they are older ie theo or ted etc.

forevergreek Sat 04-May-13 19:52:07

Theon also possible

I know a few toddlers/ babies, but they are all still Theodore, not shortened to theo

Exhaustipated Sat 04-May-13 19:44:38

I know one preschooler and have met one baby. So not particularly common I would say.

Rhubarbgarden Sat 04-May-13 19:42:06

I know a two year old Theo.

exexpat Sat 04-May-13 17:32:29

I know a couple, now aged 13ish and 9. Can't think of any younger ones.

Bluestocking Sat 04-May-13 17:30:12

My best friend lives in East Anglia and has a ten year old Theo. He's the only one I know.

DejaB00 Sat 04-May-13 16:05:21

Ooh sounds good smile
I haven't encountered any at all, will keep my ears peeled for newborns with that name. I get the impression it's less and less popular which is great!

5madthings Sat 04-May-13 15:50:29

I am in east Anglia, I have a Theo(dore) and he is 13 and has always been the only one in his age group, at high school with yr groups of 250kids there was one other Theo in the whole school.

I know another aged about 8 and have heard of the odd one or two but not massively popular at all.

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