creative nn for Edward? WDYT? Please help!

We are so close on completing our name “work” for our twin boys. Twin #1 is [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Charles[/name]. Twin #2 has been more difficult to name. [name]Edward[/name] will be the first name, that much we know. However, I want a more casual nn to use as well - something lighter than [name]Edward[/name]. We don’t like [name]Eddie[/name], [name]Ned[/name], [name]Ted[/name], or [name]Teddy[/name].

I like the nn [name]Drew[/name] alot. We’re considering [name]Edward[/name] [name]Andrew[/name], with [name]Drew[/name] as the nn. It seems like a bit of a mouthful and doesn’t have the greatest flow. This is our absolute top pick for twin #2, but it doesn’t have the same nice flow as [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Charles[/name] in my opinion.

I’ve also considered using [name]Drew[/name] as a “nn” for [name]Edward[/name], because all of the letters in [name]Drew[/name] are contained in [name]Edward[/name]. A bit creative, I admit…that way we could use a different middle name which has better flow.

Opinions, criticisms, etc? Please, no other name suggestions for first name. [name]Edward[/name] is a done deal. Thanks in advance for your help!!! :slight_smile:

I like [name]Edward[/name] [name]Andrew[/name], and I think it flows fine. But, I also think you could get creative and call him [name]Drew[/name] no matter what, like you said. (I am thinking of doing this with mn [name]Evangeline[/name] nn [name]Ella[/name], sine the e and the a and the l are there and I just feel like I would like [name]Ella[/name] better than [name]Evie[/name].) I was just reading about how [name]Sarah[/name] [name]Jessica[/name] [name]Parker[/name] calls her kids [name]Babe[/name] and [name]Kitty[/name], and those nns have nothing to do with their given names, but hey, they’re super cute! I have relatives who were called “[name]Butch[/name]” instead of [name]Stanley[/name] and “[name]Barbara[/name]” instead of [name]Irene[/name] because they were named after parents, and those had nothing to do with their given names. Uncle [name]Stan[/name] is still [name]Butch[/name] to his family, but [name]Stan[/name] to mine, and my grandmother [name]Irene[/name] was always [name]Barb[/name] or [name]Barbara[/name]. It’s your kid. If you like [name]Drew[/name], call him [name]Drew[/name]. He can always decide to be [name]Edward[/name] later.

[name]Drew[/name] is completely acceptable as a nickname for [name]Edward[/name]! [name]How[/name] did [name]Ted[/name] become a nickname of [name]Edward[/name] anyway? I love the name [name]Drew[/name] but I’m not a fan of [name]Andrew[/name], this is a great way to incorporate it.

[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Charles[/name] and [name]Edward[/name] [name]Daniel[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Charles[/name] and [name]Edward[/name] [name]Desmond[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Charles[/name] and [name]Edward[/name] [name]Robert[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Charles[/name] and [name]Edward[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Charles[/name] and [name]Edward[/name] [name]Henry[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Charles[/name] and [name]Edward[/name] [name]Thomas[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Charles[/name] and [name]Edward[/name] [name]Alexander[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Charles[/name] and [name]Edward[/name] [name]Steven[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Charles[/name] and [name]Edward[/name] [name]Francis[/name]

[name]Edwin[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] ([name]Xander[/name])
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Sebastian[/name] ([name]Bastian[/name])
[name]Thomas[/name] [name]Edward[/name] ([name]Ted[/name]) - nevermind, you said you didn’t like [name]Ted[/name]
[name]Thaddeus[/name] [name]Edward[/name] ([name]Tad[/name])
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Bradley[/name] ([name]Brad[/name])
[name]James[/name] [name]Edward[/name] ([name]Jed[/name])