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  • Harold "Hal"

    6 13.95%
  • Winston "Win"

    4 9.30%
  • Josiah "Joe"

    1 2.33%
  • Jonah "Joe"

    2 4.65%
  • Bertram "Bert" or "Bram"

    6 13.95%
  • Gilbert "Bert" or "Gil"

    4 9.30%
  • Reginald "Reg"

    0 0%
  • Wesley "Wes"

    8 18.60%
  • Calvin "Cal"

    5 11.63%
  • Griffin "Griff"

    7 16.28%
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  1. #1
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    Plea for some honest feedback on list after revamp!

    Hello there you lovely people,

    A few months ago, the manhalf and I decided on some Number Ones for when we start trying in a couple of years (we're planners!). They are, provisionally:

    Annora Mary Hazel and Edmund Henry Hugh.

    Following that, I took a few months off from 'naming'. Then tonight I felt inspired to majorly revamp my lists, keeping in mind that the above are probably fixed. Unfortunately, I love a lot of similar names, so this has ruled out many of my favourites (including Number Twos Rosemary and Hugh) Plus I've culled many of my favourite gentlemen recently, as they continue to trend upwards (Arthur, Albert, Theodore).

    Thus I am in great need of some feedback on our new options. I've also added my concerns, so please just tell me as honestly (stop right before brutal) as you can if these are valid & your general opinions. Need to sort out my feels!

    As a hypothetical brother to Edmund:

    Harold "Hal"
    - My favourite option, just need to convince everyone else how wonderful it is

    Winston "Win"
    - Too Churchill?

    Josiah or Jonah "Joe"
    - Too Biblical?

    Ones I'm less sure I love:
    Calvin "Cal"
    Bertram "Bert" or "Bram"
    Gilbert "Gil" or "Bert"
    Roland (probably with mn York, a family name) "Rory" or Gregory "Rory"
    Griffin "Griff'

    Then I have a whole load of boys' choices that I fear will be too close to Edmund, as I want to shorten them to one-syllable nns with a prominent 'eh' sound, what do you think?

    Reginald "Reg"
    Wesley "Wes"
    Jeremy "Jem"


    I will be eternally grateful for any/all feedback. Any suggestions welcome too, new names are always a pleasure (think old-fashioned but not dull, ideally with an adorable nn)!

    & if you're in an incredibly helpful mood, the girls' version is here.

    Thanks in advance (& apologies for this looong post)!
    Last edited by caroline147; September 29th, 2013 at 07:23 PM.

    Annora Juliet, Elspeth, Verity, Zelda, Josephine, Marianne, Rosemary Constance
    Edmund Henry, Wesley, Jonah, Gilbert, August, Winston, Hugh Theodore

  2. #3
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    I knew just from looking at the names in the poll that you're British. I adore the idea of Ed and Gil or Ed and Reg.

  3. #5
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    I like Gilbert "Gil" paired with Edmund...it reminds me of Anne of Green Gables.
    Sean Michael | Sullivan John | James Patrick |
    Rose Kathleen | Annemarie Frances | Madeleine Grace |

  4. #7
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    "Hal" and "Ed" are ideal as brothers. Harold and Edmund. I would climb onto the Harold train and watch as everybody scrambles to hop aboard as it's leaving the station.

  5. #9
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    Mar 2011
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    See I like Edmund and Harold but don't like Hal. I like Cal just fine. But - and this is weird - Hal doesn't sound "name-ish" to me. And I like some pretty far out names. Hal sounds like...I meant to say "Hallelujah" or "Halloo there!" or something, and I just stopped; just an unfinished sound. I can't explain it. Much prefer Harry, but I know that's pretty popular in Britain; not so much in Texas! lol Also, Edmund Henry Hugh and then another H name for little bro is a lot of h's. Thus, I chose wonderful Winston, but would also quite like Gilbert or Calvin.

    Edmund is wonderful but I would switch out that nn too & use Ned or Teddy! Nickname picky! haha

    Anyway, you might also like....

    Edmund & Laurence - Teddy & Lars
    Edmund & Wendell - Ned & Wen
    Edmund & Jethro - Ned & Joe
    Edmund & Basil - Ned & Baz
    Edmund & Phineas - Ed & Phin
    Edmund & Joash - Teddy & Ash
    Edmund & Benedict - Teddy & Ben
    Edmund & Rupert - Teddy & Ru
    Edmund & Cyrus - Ed & Cy
    Last edited by peanut; September 30th, 2013 at 01:10 AM. Reason: accidentally posted before I was done!

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