Edward, nn Ward?

What to you think of this? Is it a refreshing nickname for [name]Edward[/name] or is it dowdy and stuck in Leave it to Beaver as [name]Ward[/name] Cleaver? Thoughts?

I think [name]Ward[/name] is a great nickname for [name]Edward[/name], but I’m a tad young to actually remember Leave it to Beaver. Also, I’m not a big [name]Ed[/name]/[name]Eddie[/name] fan. [name]Ward[/name] has a nice strong feel, whereas many (most?) nicknames tend more toward diminutives.

I have always liked [name]Edward[/name], but I don’t like [name]Ward[/name]. “Psychiatric ward” and “hospital ward” come instantly to mind.

[name]Ward[/name] is ok but personally I think [name]Ned[/name] is a much cooler nickname for [name]Edward[/name].

[name]Ward[/name] is okay but I prefer [name]Teddy[/name] as a nn [name]Edward[/name].

[name]Love[/name] [name]Edward[/name], love [name]Ned[/name], love [name]Teddy[/name], not digging [name]Ward[/name]. Calls to mind mental wards and warts.