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#1 Red nut

Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

With 2 and a half weeks to go, we are down to the top 5 for each gender: lucky bubs hasn't come early!

My front runner for a boy's name is Edward from the 5. Surname is one syllable, rhyming with fence! Somehow it just feels a little awkward on the tongue... But it's otherwise both our favourites. Number 2 would be Hamish, purely because the other 3 are way too popular at the moment...

Edward Fence? Sound OK?

#2 RealityBites

Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

I prefer hamish fence original.gif

#3 ~damons-mum~

Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

Edward Fence sounds fine.

I would however choose Hamish as its a favourite of mine.

#4 Bel Rowley

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

I think Edward Fence sounds fine and I prefer Edward to Hamish.

#5 strawberry blondes

Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

It's better than Edward Woodward lol.

I prefer Hamish.

#6 Dowager fancie

Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:24 PM



Edward Fence is a fine name.



#7 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

Sounds fine to me

#8 Plaxy

Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:28 PM

Edward Fence also sounds good to me, although I like Hamish too - don't think you can go wrong with either.

#9 cezanne

Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:41 PM

Nice name, but when I said it aloud I heard "Ed-wood Fence".

Prefer Hamish  happy.gif

#10 Imaginary friend

Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:43 PM

But the surname isnt really fence, it just rhymes with fence - so 'wood fence' isnt a problem.


I think Edward or Hamish would both be fine OP.

#11 Gudrun

Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:10 PM

Edward would be fine and I prefer Edward over Hamish as well.

#12 Froger

Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

Both Edward and Hamish are nice names. However might be alot of "s" sounds when Hamish is combined with a last name sounding like fence?? Don't know if that would worry you or not, but just putting it out there as you were concerned about too much "e" sound.

#13 noi'mnot

Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

Edward is nice, and I don't see a problem with your last name. I prefer Hamish, though! original.gif

#14 kerilyntaryn

Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

Edward goes well,  so does Hamish,  both nice names -

#15 maybethree

Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

Another vote for Edward here.  And I don't see a problem with your surname.

#16 Red nut

Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

Thanks all! With just over 2 weeks to go, it'll be nice to have the names locked in. Now to pack my hospital bag, and set up the nursery.......

#17 tres-chic

Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:37 AM

I absolutely love Edward (it is DS2's MN) and I think it sounds fine.

(Like Hamish too, just not as much).

#18 la di dah

Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

If it were TRULY Fence, and I get that it's not, it would annoy me simply because my favourite nickname for Edward is Ward, and Ward Fence is not nice and sounds vaguely prison/asylum-ish.

As it is, Edward is fine. I am inexplicably fonder of Edmund but not for reasons of flow (not for any "real" reason honestly) and I do not see anything wrong with Edmund 1-syllable last.

#19 Red nut

Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

I quite like Edmund too, but DP scrubbed it off the list. Would have gone nicely with the surname too, sigh.

#20 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

Great names! Can't choose between them.

#21 niggles

Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

Love Edward. Sounds great.

I had to compromise on Edmund with Edward too but since I really just wanted an Eddie, it's okay.

#22 kerilyntaryn

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:55 PM

what about Edwin?




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