Jump to content
Too much E sound?
21 replies to this topic
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?
Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:56 AM
Edward Fence sounds fine.
I would however choose Hamish as its a favourite of mine.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:49 AM
I think Edward Fence sounds fine and I prefer Edward to Hamish.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:22 AM
It's better than Edward Woodward lol.
I prefer Hamish.
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.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:41 PM
Nice name, but when I said it aloud I heard "Ed-wood Fence".
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.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:10 PM
Edward would be fine and I prefer Edward over Hamish as well.
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.
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!
Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:48 PM
Another vote for Edward here. And I don't see a problem with your surname.
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.......
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).
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.
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.
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.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
"As a bald man, I'm very proud of my 2-month-old's hair," wrote new dad Brian Gorham, 32, along with a photo he shared to reddit.
A US woman has been applauded worldwide for sharing a photo of her modest, US$130 engagement ring after a shop assistant labelled it "pathetic".
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed their second child, USA TODAY has confirmed.
Chan Jae, a 75-year-old man from Korea, missed his grandsons terribly when they moved overseas.
It seems every year that Christmas-themed goodies for kids get less tacky and more stylish.
A dad has shared his genius hack for tackling Christmas shopping with toddlers.
I certainly wasn't shy about medication. In fact, my policy on this was, in the immortal words of Britney Spears, "Gimme gimme more".
Due during the festive season, or just have a love of Christmas?
When an adorable three-year-old spotted a white haired gentleman in a restaurant she naturally assumed he was Santa Claus.
"If, after careful assessment by their maternity care provider, there seems to be no reason why a woman shouldn't be offered a chance at VBAC, then the opportunity should be provided."
It's probably fair to say that broccoli is an acquired taste.
As specialists treat more adults for acne, Lucy Sheref reveals the emotional cost of years spent struggling with the condition.
Of course she does.
A random act of kindness from a stranger in the supermarket brought a mum to tears, exactly when she needed it most.
Hard to Find red nosed reindeer costume with hat, $79.95 "/>
December 25 is just around the corner, and it's the perfect opportunity to dress your bub in a sweet festive outfit.
Top 5 Articles
We asked real women what surprised them during their pregnancy. They've shared their experiences in the hope of preparing the rest of us better for the ride
Research suggests that big headed babies become more intelligent than their smaller peers. One mum shares the positives and negatives of having a big headed baby.
There are some everyday things that parents can do to improve gross motor skills and coordination.
A mum whose daughter was born with an extra thumb says that the extra digit saved her life.
Heather Krueger and Chris Dempsey's origin story began in a darker place than most: with stage 4 liver cancer.
This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.
Some of the strangest questions about pregnancy - and some of the most bizarre spelling - have made for a hilarious video.
The use of heat packs, along with other aspects of clinical care, can reduce your risk of tearing in birth.
Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.