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#1 jonts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

We have 2 boys (Ben and Harry) and are having boy #3 in a week. We can't decide between Sam and Ted. Is Sam to boring? Is Ted too childlike? Help!!

#2 Carnival kid

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

My DH is Edward but has been called Ted by everybody since a baby and he is 35 so i dont think to childish lol... but it is more uncommon these days.

#3 Stanzy

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

Sam was on my list too but we went with Edward with nn Ted.
Both great names in my opinion. Hmmm not much help am I?

eta My Ted is 13 days old :-)

Edited by Stanzy, 13 February 2013 - 01:35 PM.


#4 kerilyntaryn

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:45 PM

I think Sam is nice and not too boring

#5 Plaxy

Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:05 PM

Ted is not childlike at all and I don't think Sam is boring.... not much help but I like both and think either would work.

I would choose Ted if pushed though as it's less used and I like its style.

#6 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

While both are nicknames only for me I think it would be much easier to live life as just Sam than as just Ted.

#7 Jax12

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

QUOTE (fifi-trixibelle @ 13/02/2013, 01:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
While both are nicknames only for me I think it would be much easier to live life as just Sam than as just Ted.

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Sam is my preference too, although I quite like Theodore if you were going for a longer name

#8 Gudrun

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

Ned perhaps?

#9 Peppery

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

Sam would be my pick

#10 Oakley66

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

I like Ted as a nickname for Theodore but not Ted by itself so in this case I'd say Sam.

#11 Espoir

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:26 PM

Sam, without a doubt.  wub.gif

#12 ~Peaches~

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

I really like Sam happy.gif

#13 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

Definitely Sam.

Not a fan of Ted or any of the longer forms.

#14 Musk Sticks

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

I prefer Sam.

#15 4kidlets

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:38 PM

I like Sam and  I think it works ok as a stand alone name (ie doesnt need to be Samuel)


Im not really keen on Ted.


Leaving my personal preference aside, I dont think Ben and Ted work well together - too same sounding.

#16 tres-chic

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:51 AM

I love them both but prefer Sam with your other boys.




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