What do you think of the name "Theo"?

posted 3 years ago in Names
  • poll: Theo for a boy?
    Like it! : (36 votes)
    84 %
    Too sad given the circumstances : (7 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 2
    811 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I was just thinking about that name, as the actor in Divergent is named Theo.  I like it!  My husbands name is Ted, so that might be too close, though! 😉

    Post # 3
    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Well, maybe you should ask your FIL if it would be okay for you to name your son in remembrance of his brother or if that would be too hard on him.  I think that would be a respectful way to approach the sad situation.

    Post # 4
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Talk to your FIL about it first since he is the one who has the most potential to be upset by the name.  For some people re-using a name is a nice tribute while others don’t like the reminder of the dead loved one.  Ultimately, if you both like the name then grandpa will have to get over it but it seems like you aren’t very content with the name either.

    Post # 5
    2117 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I think of Theo & Beau (if you haven’t seen this Instagram, you’re missing out): http://instagram.com/mommasgonecity

    Theo is the dog in that situation, but I love the name for a little boy.

    But on a more serious note, I don’t think it would be sad – I think it’d be a great way for you to honor someone who was so important to your FIL. And because he went by Ted, not Theo, it won’t be a reminder every time your baby’s name is said. 

    Post # 7
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think its a nice name.  And I think it’s a nice tribute. 

    I like your husband’s test sentence LOL. We definitely are considering the same thing in all of our attempts to come up with a name. We don’t want something too “cute” that he’ll never grow into as an adult. 

    Post # 8
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I love it, and I like the reasons for it. My friend’s son’s name is Theo and he’s a great kid. If he was a monster, I might not like it as much! I say go for it.

    Post # 9
    864 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I think as long as immediate family members would be okay/not saddened by it, then go for it if you guys like it! It’s definitely a nice tribute.

    Theo always makes me thing of The Cosby Show! But, Theo Huxtable was a good kid so it was probably because of his name. Lol. 😉

    Post # 10
    3806 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    SnowInApril:  i think that story is a bit of a stretch for the name to envoke sadness.


    1. the cosby show

    2. theodore roosevelt

    Post # 11
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    SnowInApril:  I personally don’t love the name…. But maybe that’s because my ex had a dog called Theo! 

    Post # 12
    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    SnowInApril: I love the name Theo! My FI and also like to brainstorm future baby names even though we’re not TTC yet, and it’s one of our top two boy names. I agree with PP. I think it will be a nice tribute and won’t be too sad of a reminder since the nicknames are different.

    annb9:  I think of those Theo and Beau pictures when I hear the name too. So adorable!

    Post # 13
    1136 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    SnowInApril:  Its a great name and a beautiful way to honor his memory. I think its good of you to check with relatives first, I’m sure they’ll love it too 🙂

    Post # 14
    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I love the name! I think it’s a wonderful tribute

    Given how your FIL doesn’t even mention his brother, have your husband have a moment with his dad to sorta “ask” about it. That way if it does make him emotional, it’s sort of private.

    Post # 15
    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Its a very common name for dogs where I live.

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