like Edward but not Edward!

(36 Posts)
janie2 Thu 01-May-14 09:56:02

I'm posting for my sister, they like Edward but not the nn that go. They prefer traditional, not bothered by popularity necessarily as they want a name they like. They like James and George but can't have. They also like Athol, Alistair, Matthew, Andrew....you get the idea?
Your help will be appreciated!

frogs Thu 01-May-14 09:56:58

Edmund
Alexander
Nicholas
Thomas
Henry

janie2 Thu 01-May-14 10:01:19

Thanks Frogs! Hadnt thought of Nicholas smile

florascotia Thu 01-May-14 10:09:06

Robert, William, Francis, Giles, John, Gregor, Peter

Lancelottie Thu 01-May-14 10:10:38

Patrick
Dominic?
Christopher

Lancelottie Thu 01-May-14 10:11:22

How did Athol get into their list of bog-standard names? I'm intrigued!

janie2 Thu 01-May-14 10:17:08

Lol lancelottie. Half scottish and I did say they liked traditional grin They sort of want a bit different but I think a bit nervous of it! So thought id put it in a see what came up!
I like Dominic and my sister loves Frank but I think BIL has vetoed!

janie2 Thu 01-May-14 10:18:38

Flora I love Gregor but they don't sad

florascotia Thu 01-May-14 10:24:01

If they like Athol they might also like Blair (Scottish joke).

More Scottish classics = Donald, Dougal/Dugald, Rory/Ruari, Duncan, Charles, Magnus, Fergus ...

Back to general English-language classics, there is also:
Paul, Stephen, Laurence, Michael, Jonathan, Adam, Mark/Marcus, Arthur, Albert, Walter

janie2 Thu 01-May-14 10:35:46

Thanks Flora, They quite like Blair too. I'll pass these on.

Brodie
Innes
Murdo
Craig
Keir
Moray/Murray
Ross

janie2 Thu 01-May-14 20:46:58

Thanks slender! I will pass those on I like Brodie!

ToffeeJungle Fri 02-May-14 16:17:01

Peter
Charles
Theodore
Elliot
Quentin
Michael
Timothy
Alexander
Jeremy
Philip
Adam

BikeRunSki Fri 02-May-14 16:22:50

Edwin
Dominic

vitaminC Fri 02-May-14 16:28:31

Edgar?

Or:
Emile
Ernest
Robert
Harold
Frederick

Mothergothel1111 Fri 02-May-14 16:36:04

The go with Edward just teach child his name is Edward . My dd has a name that people try to shorten or mispronounce. She's very clear to people who get it wrong.< looking at you grandad>

flavourflave Fri 02-May-14 17:28:36

Anthony, Perry, Guy, Giles, Eddison or GOT's Eddard which I actually kinda like!

Amybabygypsyqueen Fri 02-May-14 17:47:54

Edison?

janie2 Fri 02-May-14 20:22:34

Thanks folks! Mothergothel I agree with you! They have a couple of months left so want to get some options! I love looking through all the names people suggest some I'd never have thought of smile

janie2 Fri 02-May-14 20:23:25

Thanks folks! Mothergothel I agree with you! They have a couple of months left so want to get some options! I love looking through all the names people suggest some I'd never have thought of smile

Sorelip Fri 02-May-14 20:25:15

Ellis.

Yama Fri 02-May-14 20:28:45

There was an Atholl in the year below me at school. I always thought it was such a cool name.

Orangeisthenewbanana Fri 02-May-14 20:29:13

Robert
Graeme
William
Charles
Phillip
Daniel
Adam
Aidan
Arran/Aaron
Christopher
Joseph
David
Stuart

Clobbered Fri 02-May-14 20:31:45

Curious which nicknames they don't like?!

My Edward goes by 'Dward (rhymes with hard) to the family, and Edwina whenever he needs a haircut…..

LynetteScavo Fri 02-May-14 20:57:06

Just go with Edward then!

My ds has a name with many popular diminutives. He is only ever known by his name. - it's never shortened.

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