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Names to Substitute for Edward

Baby boy name you love but fear is overused? Here are some possible substitutes.

  • Eamon

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    Eamon is one of the traditional Irish names that has not yet emigrated to the US. This Irish name pronounced ay-mon was popularized ... Read More 

  • Edmund

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    The sophisticated Edmund and its nearly-identical French twin Edmond are coming out of mothballs now that Edward, inspired by Twilight, is once again a hot name.

    Edmund has had... Read More 

  • Eduardo

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    A stalwart of Latin nomenclature that could work just as well for Anglos. Read More 

  • Edward

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    Unlike perennials William, John and James, Edward is a classic that moves in and out of fashion. This royal Anglo-Saxon standard has benefited in recent years from the popularity of the hot hero... Read More 

  • Elliot

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    Elliot (which boasts several spellings depending upon how many 'l's or 't's you want to use) is a winner -- it has the ideal quality of being neither too common nor weirdly unique. Elliot had a... Read More 

  • Francis

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    Since this was the name chosen by the current Roman Catholic pope, Francis has come into the spotlight.

    The name, which was in the Top 10 at the turn of the last century, has been... Read More 

  • Frederic

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    Dropping the final "k" of Frederick definitely makes it a more user-friendly classic boys' name. It streamlines it and also hints at Frederic's... Read More 

  • George

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    Iconoclasts though we may be, we like Fred, we like Frank, and we like George, which was among the Top 10 from 1830 to 1950, when the number of little Georges started to decline. Solid, strong,... Read More 

  • Henry

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    Henry, after hovering around the latter half of the Top 100 for 35 years, is now rising once again. Its stylishness has increased substantially to the point where in upmarket neighborhoods and... Read More 

  • Hugh

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    Patrician to the core, Hugh was firmly in the Top 100 until 1903. Now it's used very quietly, though the name is still in the Top 1000.

    Hugh has always been particularly prevalent... Read More 

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