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November 12th, 2008, 09:42 AM
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I have recently discovered a love for the names Edward and Edmund, however I despise the nicknames "Ed" and "Eddy/Eddie" with a passion.....do you think there would be any way for someone to name their child an "Ed" name and keep the full name in use? What is your opinion on the names?
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November 12th, 2008, 09:59 AM
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It is possible, if your child grows up correcting anyone who tries to call him Ed or Eddie. I`m in the same place, since DH and I LOVE the name Edison, but despise Ed and Eddie. I`m pretty sure that we won`t be using it for that reason.

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November 12th, 2008, 10:04 AM
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I went to school w/ an Edward, and he was Edward. He was never called Ed or Eddie. I believe as long as you call your son what you want, then you won't have to worry about the nicknames, just as my brother Jonathan never worried about Jon until he introduced himself as it.
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November 12th, 2008, 03:11 PM
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I like Edward. It's charming. I really looove Edwin!

I think it is possible to not have the NNs. I think if you introduce your son as Edward and correct people if they call him Eddie then you should be fine. I don't think there would be a problem till he hit school and what he prefers to be called.

But I think Eddie is kinda cute! Although I probably wouldn't use it regulary if I had an Edwin.

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November 12th, 2008, 04:42 PM
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I think it's possible. Just tell people not to shorten it.
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November 12th, 2008, 06:24 PM
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I think it's possible. Just tell people not to shorten it.[/b]

A couple people have tried to shorten Isabel's name to Belle. I tell them "No. It's Isabel, or you can call her Izzie. Not Belle." and that's that. She will not be called Belle.
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November 12th, 2008, 10:18 PM
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I don't think it's a problem as long as you start to correct people/let people know what you want him to be called. I've known plenty of Jacobs not Jakes and Michaels not Mikes.
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November 12th, 2008, 10:28 PM
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I've really started to like Edward and Edmund. I like the historical and literary histories with those names. I've also heard that Edward might make a comeback with the popularity of the Twilight series of books that are being made into movies.

I'd be worried about the Ed/Eddie thing too. But, like others have said, if you work on it, you could get people to stick with the full name. Michael is one of the most popular names shortened and I have a friend who has been able to avoid the name Mike with her son for 10 years now.
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