Tom or Ted or Ben???

Discussion in 'Baby Names' started by Kapow, Jan 27, 2011.

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Tom or Ted or Ben

  1. Tom

  2. Ted

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  1. Kapow

    Kapow OH, Moo moo and lil ted.

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    I've sort of convinced myself that my yellow bump is a boy but am stuck on the name.

    I've liked Tom ever since I got pregnant but a close friend is currently trying for a baby and has always always wanted Thomas for a boy so it feels like stealing a little. My grandad is Thomas and so is my uncle but our son would be just Tom. Over the past few weeks I've also really started to love Ted so now I'm all confused.

    OH likes both and also likes Ben. DS1 is called Max. Surname is Fenton.

    Please could you lovely ladies give me your honests opinions. I promise to take it on the chin and not cry! lol.

    Thanks

    Kxx
     
  2. Kapow

    Kapow OH, Moo moo and lil ted.

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    Anyone?

    x
     
  3. fairy_gem

    fairy_gem Well-Known Member

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    Honestly...

    I don't think Ben sounds great with Fenton.

    Tom is cute and would be my fave, but there's the whole friend issue. Have you mentioned it to her?.

    I'm not keen on Ted personally.

    x
     
  4. RubyRainbows

    RubyRainbows TTC Baby#2 Since Oct/2009

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    At 1st i'm drawn to Ben... But Ben/Fen rhyme... so, not sure it's best with your surname...

    But i can't picture calling a little baby (or even a little kid) Tom or Ted.

    Thomas is cute... but prob shouldn't "steal" it from your friend... if she has specifically told you that's her one & only chosen name for a future son...

    Teddy is cute!

    How about: Sam, Jay, Wil, Kai?
     
  5. teddiebear_hu

    teddiebear_hu Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Maybe it's the one syllable name, maybe it makes it seem hard sounding. Do you prefer one syllable first names? What types of names do you prefer?
     
  6. Kapow

    Kapow OH, Moo moo and lil ted.

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I do like Sam but I have a female work colleague called Sam so it'd be weird. lol.

    xx
     
  7. Kapow

    Kapow OH, Moo moo and lil ted.

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    Yes we like traditional names that are TOO popular. OH doesn't like names that can be shortened.

    Thanks.

    xx
     
  8. teddiebear_hu

    teddiebear_hu Well-Known Member

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    Jacob
    Ethan
    Colin (my son's name)
    Noah
    Aiden
    Ryan
    Bryan
    Elijah
    John (my brother's name)
    Dylan
    Evan
    Caleb
    Mason
    Luke
    Liam
    Connor
    Wyatt
    Owen
    Alex
    Levi
    Mark
    Eli
    Eric
    Sean
    Oliver
    Kyle
    Kevin
    Brady
    Joel
    Micah
    Nolan
    Brant
    Brent
    Grant
    Blake
    Jake
    Jack
     
  9. fairy_gem

    fairy_gem Well-Known Member

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    Some suggestions in case you get stuck...traditional and cannot be shortened:

    Alex
    Bobby
    Fred
    George
    Harry
    Henry
    Hugo
    Jack
    Luke
    Quinn
    Rory
    Seth

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  10. Flowermommy

    Flowermommy Four beautiful daughters

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    I think Ted is adorable :thumbup:

    Ted is such a cute name for when he's younger, and Ted Fenton is a lovely strong sounding name for when he's older. X
     
  11. CedarWood

    CedarWood Well-Known Member

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    I voted Ted :flower:

    What about Alec? I see Alex has been mentioned but Alec is great too and is not a shortened form of a longer name.

    xx
     
  12. teddiebear_hu

    teddiebear_hu Well-Known Member

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    I love Alec also.
     
  13. nkbapbt

    nkbapbt Double Preemie Momma

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    I dont think using Tom is stealing...at all. It would be say if it was a seriously unique name, like our son's name...lol. But Tom and Thomas are so common, I cannot possibly see that as stealing. Plus you have fam with that name, so there's a great excuse if you were questioned. :shrug:
     
  14. Kapow

    Kapow OH, Moo moo and lil ted.

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    Thanks for your help ladies.

    Ben is definitely out because of the rhyming thing.

    Still torn between Tom and Ted though....

    Kxx
     
  15. fairy_gem

    fairy_gem Well-Known Member

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    Some things to try and help you decide:

    Which is the first name you think of?...Ted or Tom?

    Which one do you feel would be easier to let go off?

    Is there one in particular which you prefer alongside Max?

    Will he have a middle name?...if so, which suits it best?

    I would of thought his name will get lengthened at somepoint...If not in his early life, then later on by his friends etc...do you prefer Teddy or Tommy?.

    Hope its helps.

    x
     
  16. allaboard

    allaboard Well-Known Member

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    Ben Fenton isn't horrendous, just a bit ott. Tom is nice, Ted I'm not sure about - it's have to see a shift in usage, as i just think about an old farmer.

    What about Zach/Zac/Zack Fenton. That's got a great ring to it!
     
  17. abigail_71

    abigail_71 Well-Known Member

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    i like Tom and Ted. Ben Fen(ton) not so sure........
     
  18. mamamay

    mamamay Mummy to Leo

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    I love Ted as well, not too common, very cute, and goes well with last name. Good name for a little boy or a man I reckon xx
     
  19. 24/7

    24/7 Mummy to Sam & Abigail

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    I like Tom alot, not Ted though. xx
     
  20. oboeverity

    oboeverity Mummy to Ted and Willem

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    Our DS is Ted, shortened from Edward, which we chose because we liked 'Ted' so much. He gets called Tedder and teddy Bear.
     

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