Theo vs. Theodore
I am a long time lurker on this site (which I love). I honestly never thought I would make a post of my own, mostly because I am so secretive about naming choices. But I could REALLY use thr wisdom of this brilliant naming community. I think we have settled on Theo or Theodore (nn Theo) for this baby coming in a few months. I am pretty sure I can sway my husband in either direction, but I am really torn. Here is where I am:
Upsides: LOVE the look, sound, feel, everything. It is what we would call him on a daily basis, and I like that the Theo version makes this clear. I dont love the other diminutives of Theodore.
Downsides: Does it feel like a “full” name? Also, a friend had a late term pregnancy loss and the name they chose after that loss rhymes with this one. Even though I had chosen this name before this happened, I dont know if it would be hurtful?
Upsides: History, versatility and that nickname-ability.
Downsides: Do not love the other dimunitives, not sure i like the full form as much as Theo.
Thank you and I would love your thoughts!
Fri, 05/04/2018 - 6:52pm