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Thread: Edward nn Theo.Could it work??
September 11th, 2013 07:24 AM #11“I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because 'romantic' doesn't mean 'sugary.' It's dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can't attain.”
September 11th, 2013 08:12 AM #13
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September 11th, 2013 12:35 PM #17
I'm with Ottilie here. It's just too much of a stretch. It's like when I tried to get Posy out of Johanna--I've heard Josie as a nn for Johanna occasionally, to avoid just Jo, and I skipped Jo, even the out-there Josie, and went straight to Posy. I mean, it works for me, but literally NOBODY else. There's just no tie between Edward and Theo at all. The only other suggestion I can think of is Theoden. I like Theron as well, though.
And please don't use just Theo for a girl. I can't even comprehend it. I don't even like it for a boy, but I really don't like it for a girl. I can't even imagine the headache it would be to be a girl Theo in a world where Theodore and Theo are mega-hits (not just in the US, but internationally. I'm pretty sure they're huge in the UK and other English-speaking countries). I usually try and avoid the whole unisex/boys-names-on-girls arguments (even though I'm fully against both), but Theo is just taking it too far. Theodora or Theodosia, nn Theo, wouldn't be that bad. But not just Theo.
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September 11th, 2013 01:41 PM #19“I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because 'romantic' doesn't mean 'sugary.' It's dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can't attain.”