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#1 Jackrabbit

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

Help! DH loves Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and wants to name our son William Theodore. Hopefully most people won't cotton on to where it's from and most people don't really use their middle names anyway. I'm not sure how I feel about William in the first place but he shoots down every other name I've come up with, except for Ziggy, but that might be too out there for me to be able to say with a straight face.

So, is William Theodore THAT bad?

#2 B.feral3

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:06 PM

I think Theodore is too good for a middle name. I'd go Theodore William personally.

#3 Beancat

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

I immediately thought of B&Ts Excellent Adventure before I even opened the post wink.gif  People will definitely think of it

#4 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

Love it

#5 cinnabubble

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

I love it in either combination and think most people won't realise where it comes from.

#6 Gudrun

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

William Theodore is fine IMO. I didn't twig at all and the flow is perfect. Not keen on NN Bill myself. Will is cool and maybe Billy at a pinch, or Teddy.

You might consider Willem or Gwylim as an alternative for the FN.

Ziggy is very cool but not as the full name.  Great as NN to Sigfrid, Sigmar, Sigmund, Sigvard.

#7 9ferals

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

It would never have occurred to me.  Both William and Theodore seem like they could be family names to me, so I'm guessing most people wouldn't make any connection with the movie.

Unless you start calling out "Bill 'n' Ted, have you finished your adventure?" in the playground original.gif

#8 opethmum

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

Don't mind one bit.


#9 Bunsen the feral

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:29 PM

I saw this in recent topics and thought "most excellent!" and may have done a little air guitar... So um yeah, I thought Bill and Ted  blush.gif

Wouldn't put me off though as long as you like the names. A friend of DH's recently had triplets - Bill, Ted and well, the other one; I do feel sorry for the one who doesn't get to go on the excellent adventure!

#10 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:35 PM

most people wouldn't think of it

what about Liam Theodore,  either way  great names

#11 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:35 PM

most people wouldn't think of it

what about Liam Theodore,  either way  great names

#12 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:35 PM

most people wouldn't think of it

what about Liam Theodore,  either way  great names

#13 Lickety Split

Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

I didn't cotton on to the Bill & Ted thing. Prefer Theodore William though. Both are lovely.

#14 mysonsmum

Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

The name wouldn't make me think of that awful movie wink.gif
Definitely not a name I would pick mostly because the names are so old fashioned & William is extremely common which just isn't for me but I don't think it's a terrible name, especially given what some kids are named these days!!

#15 AllyK81

Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

I think both names are really nice, but I did think of the movie for a split second...!

Maybe swap the names and do Theodore William? Ted/Teddy is lovely for a little boy.

#16 Kay1

Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE
I think Theodore is too good for a middle name. I'd go Theodore William personally.


This for me too. They are both lovely names and I wouldn't have picked the Bill and Ted's connection.

#17 Peppery

Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

Sounds lovely. I didn't even think of Bill & Ted when i read the name.

#18 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

I think William Theodore is fine but Theodore William would be brilliant.

#19 Swarley

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

I did think of Bill and Ted before I opened the thread, but would still probably use it anyway original.gif

#20 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

I like William but really dislike Theodore. I'd find a different MN to avoid the bill and Ted connection.

I didn't get the connection immediately but now I hear the names in combination I think of the movie.




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