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#1 Bunsen the feral

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

Good? Bad? So awful you'd start a thread on EB if you saw the birth announcement?

Middle name possibly Patrick or David

#2 emlis22

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

Love it. And I know a really smart and sweet boy named Edgar

I can see how some people would think it is incredibly frumpy (is that the word I'm looking for?) though.

Edited by emlis22, 28 November 2012 - 01:38 PM.

#3 bakesgirls

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:38 PM


#4 la di dah

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

A bit of an image of an elderly butler, but I like other elderly names.

Edgar falls in a gap for me - even though I like old man names - because for the starting sound I'd prefer Edmund and for the end sound I'd prefer Arthur.

#5 Monroe

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

I don't like it.

#6 LittleYellowBirdie

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:50 PM

I am not a fan but it's a legit name.  I am assuming that the nick name will be Eddie.
I think I prefer either Edward or Edmund.

#7 FlamingoG

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

I love it! Sounds great with Patrick.

#8 FiveAus

Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

Awful. So old fashioned and ugly that even the royal family wouldn't use it.

#9 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

A bit fusty for me.  I prefer David or Patrick as a first name to be honest.

#10 Futureself

Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

I like it a lot. Either Patrick or David would be good MNs but David flows best IMO

#11 momerath

Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:58 PM

I like it a lot, it's on my extended list! It is classic, strong and not over-used.

#12 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:03 PM

No. There's vintage classic or there's just plain old mannish and unfortunately Edgar fall into the latter group for me.

#13 QueenIanthe

Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

I haven't warmed to Edgar in the current crop of old man names.

#14 BlueUnicorn

Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

Edgar Patrick is awesome!

#15 la di dah

Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:08 PM

Can you use just Patrick? I love Patrick. My husband has disallowed it though.

#16 Gudrun

Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:53 PM

I remember Edgar finding favour with EB in the past but I still don't share the feeling.

#17 Froger

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:10 PM

IMO a really nice classic name, which also manages to be edgy.

#18 ~spirited~

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

I love it, and I have one. He is 18 months. Often gets Eddy as a NN and I can see Ed working as he gets older.

I was shocked when another Edgar started at my play group! But judging by the responses in this thread I don't think it will ever be popular.

I prefer Edgar David to Edgar Patrick. Mine is Edgar George.

ETA I much prefer it to Edwin and Edmund. Edward is ok, but I wanted to avoid the twilight connection.

Edited by ~spirited~, 28 November 2012 - 05:29 PM.

#19 Ice Queen

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

Pretty dreadful. Tbh.  But not bad enough to start a thread on!

#20 kerilyntaryn

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

it's ok,  prefer Edmund Patrick or Edwin Patrick

#21 Velvetta

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:16 PM


#22 calico

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

Old and stodgy! I say use it as a mn and put Patrick or David up front. I especially love Patrick, as you can see in my signature.

#23 fun_fairz

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

I want to love it as I love old man names and love the Ed names but I don't like the way it looks written. For me Edward wins out. Not into twilight and hope it is such a fad it will disappear before my children are old enough to watch.

#24 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

Wouldn't phase me in the slightest.

NMS, but perfectly usable without being EB boggle worthy

#25 Bunsen the feral

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

Ok so not as bad as I was expecting  biggrin.gif I do like Edward but the Twilight thing puts me off, Edmund will always be Blackadder to me and just don't warm to Edwin. Old man I can deal with.

QUOTE (la di dah @ 28/11/2012, 04:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you use just Patrick? I love Patrick. My husband has disallowed it though.

No, Patrick is my brothers name and to be honest I'm not even sure about using it as I think it will weird him out - would definitely be too much to use as the first name. We are struggling with middle names for boys as we want to use family names and have used up most of our options with the other 2 boys thanks to our ancestors being non too imaginative in the naming department. Also have a stupidly long last name so trying to keep first name to 5 letters or less.

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