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Terrible name thanks to the end part of it. Instead, just name them Theo.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2020
Terrible name to me, sounds like a pet's name and could not envision it on a grown man.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2020
This the the BEST male name EVER along with Raphael and Nolan. I just love this name soooooo much! The nickname Theo is pretty awesome too :D.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2020
As this is a really old name, used from BC and a root to many other names, we chose to name our son (as we are Bulgarians the Bulgarian way of spelling the Greek name) Teodor. It is universal and no matter where he is in the world it will be pronounced right (try my one or his father's name Iliya). As a baby we call him Teddy. When he grows older it will be Teo. It sounds better than Tódor. Also, we don’t like the Bulgarian version of the name by meaning - Bozhidar. This is one of the most used names on the Balkans as well as Ivan, Aleksandar, Nikolay, Petar, Hristo and many others in all varieties. Have to remind people that it’s the name of 3 popes, 1 king, 2 emperors and many others.
Ivilina  2/13/2020
My grandfather, dad, brother and nephew are all named Theodore. The amazing thing is they all use it differently. My dad is Ted, my brother is Teddy and my nephew is T.J. I think it's a strong name with a nice variety of nicknames. Also, the girls love calling a boy Teddy like a Teddybear and these guys eat it all up, lol.
LongStoryLori  2/1/2020
Theodore is classy. It's one of my favorite boy names.
MSW  1/21/2020
My sister just named her Baby boy Theodore? I was like what are you doing? This is a ludicrous name? It's pompous and snobby and way too long for a child to print in Kindergarten and way too formal for a man to be taken seriously at work. It's old. Outdated and I want to scream this from the rooftops. I cannot so will weigh in here. I am pleased to see such support for such a silly name. Perhaps my nephew will not hate his name after all and perhaps I will get over being embarrassed to share this child's name in public. Wow.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2020
This name is sort of funny because it looks like 'the odor'.
Hushpuppy  12/22/2019
The Walking Dead character T-Dog's full name is Theodore Douglas.
― Anonymous User  12/3/2019
Too associated with Alvin and the Chipmunks in my brain for me to like this name. I like Theo though.
rowanlikesnames  10/13/2019
Love the name but with Ted Bundy and Ted Cruz... gotta pass.
― Anonymous User  10/2/2019
Awesome name! I love the nickname Theo. I just love this name! The use is decreasing; keep it alive! It’s very awesome, you need another Theo in your life; Theo is one of the swaggiest nicknames by the way.
nylonpanda  9/13/2019
Very classic name. I like it.
PickleJuice  8/14/2019
Theodore seems like a name that does seem rather nice and formal. I suppose a nickname or two may reduce the formalities of this one interesting name.
― Anonymous User  4/18/2019
Theodore Seville, one of the main characters from “Alvin and the Chipmunks".

Theodore Jasper (T.J.) Detweiler, main child protagonist from the television animated series, “Disney’s Recess”.
― Anonymous User  2/17/2019
Great name... being a Theodore for 60 years now... the only downfall is everybody calls you Ted automatically which is a name in itself. I introduce myself as THED... this gets people thinking of what my full name is. Then I tell them Theodore.
Thed  12/27/2018
Sound like the name of a mouse. Theo is okay.
Luvbug86  10/10/2018
In 2018, 58 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Theodore who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 381st most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
Handsome. Very classy.
kayisforkeen  9/27/2018
Theodore sounds like an extremely intelligent, logical, yet sensitive, charming man who is a bit nerdy, but immensely handsome at the same time. Definitely a classic and timeless keeper!
SylvieNyx  9/24/2018
Great name. I can't imagine a better meaning. It sounds intelligent and handsome, and even kind of powerful. Theo would be a good nickname for a teen, sounds like the guy all the girls have a crush on... But Teddy is just the best nickname ever, soooooooo adorable. Not even only for a baby... Teddy sounds like a gentle, doting, loving husband and father too. 10 stars out of 10!
― Anonymous User  9/16/2018
Theodore Roachmont bears this name in Supernoobs.
Jumaine3x5  7/30/2018
We're really considering this name for our son. It's very classy and timeless, plus I actually like the association with Theodore Roosevelt.
saranade  7/27/2018
As a Theodore myself, I go by Theo. Ted and Teddy sound really outdated, but I don't mind them too terribly. Expect your little Theodore to be a troublemaker. Trust me.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2018
It's a good name, but the nicknames are kind of strange, like Ted and Teddy. Theo is fine, and it is an opinion!
― Anonymous User  10/29/2017
My cousin is pregnant and she's planning on naming her new son Theodore. Theodore Marques. I think it is so classy and has tons of great nicknames that work for all ages. Teddy, Ted, Theo, etc. Theodore is a name a boy can grow into, and that makes it great.
sydneyvail  10/10/2016
Also the middle name of Timothy Theodore Duncan, the greatest power forward of all time.
I think this name just makes the guy even more elegant and decent.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2016
Dorothy would be a good sister name having a similar etymology.
Sabertooth  8/11/2016
My legal name is Theodore, and my parents nicknamed me Tad. I wasn't a big fan of Theodore as a kid but have come to really like it as an adult. In fact, I often consider introducing myself using a nickname more closely related to Theodore, such as Theo, Ted, Teo (Teo is my favorite), or even Theodore itself.
teorex  8/11/2016
Such a great name. It reminds me of Teddy bears and Laurie from Little Women (who is one of my favorite characters in that book). I like its feminine counterpart Theodora, too. I'm not sure I would use it, but I just think it's a classy, wonderful name for a boy (and Theodora for a girl).
― Anonymous User  4/26/2016
I think it is classy and a great name.
I don't like it very much but it seems like a name for a prince or a very good person.
Felie  3/17/2016
My first impression of this name was from the chipmunk, so I thought it cute and musical. Then I read Little Women and fell in love with the name again, and the character nicknamed Laurie in this is such a well rounded character, which I like. I went off the name when I noticed that it contains the word 'odor' within it, which is stupid I know, hence why I gained a new appreciation for the name from Theodore Roosevelt, and the nickname Teddy is just adorable, the odor is pronounced more like adore anyway! I also noticed that another unconventional nickname could be Thor, which could inspire strength. But this whole name inspires strength to me, and gentlemanly notions, historically a backbone, and the capacity for the more modern nickname Theo. I am surprised that it is so popular, but also not, as many people appreciating this name as I do, is both a good and a bad thing. I just hope it doesn't get too popular since this is a favourite of ours if we should have a son. There are not many names that have the distinctive sound of this name. It almost sounds like "thee-adore" lol :-D.
queen_vic  1/20/2016
Very formal and mature sounding. I think this is one of the few names I would always call people with it by the full version, as the nicknames sound way too youthful.
Oleg Karachi  1/14/2016
The Holes character Armpit's real name is Theodore Johnson. He later got to star in another Louis Sachar book called Small Steps.

This is also the South Park character Eric Cartman's middle name.
Whipsmart  1/1/2016
Theodore Rex is the name of an infamous 1995 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg. The titular character is a talking Tyrannosaurus voiced by George Newbern.
Buneary  11/26/2015
Can you say HANDSOME?! Nickname Teddy, Ted, Theo.
LV51sfan91  4/30/2015
The actor Theo James' (famously Four in the Divergent series) full name is Theodore Peter James Kinnard Taptiklis.
OttilieMaisie  4/3/2015
I love this name. I think it's really cute and spunky on a little boy. It's one of my favorite boy names, also Nathaniel. I think Nathaniel and Theodore would sound cute together as a pairing name. The only issue that I have is the chipmunk reference. I don't mind it what irks is that everyone can remember that Theodore was a chipmunk name but they don't remember that's so was Brittany, Jeanette, Eleanor and Simon was also to.
I just feel annoyed by that because why did just Theodore have to have such a derogatory reference on a name when other names from the show don't carry that? I really love Theodore and it doesn't affect my perception of the name it's just awesome! Also, my favorite nicknames are Teddy and Theo. My favorite middle names are Theodore Robert, Theodore Elliot, Theodore Grant and Theodore Alexander. Enjoy!
― Anonymous User  2/9/2015
Kind of lispy, otherwise unique and beautiful.
Hushpuppy  12/6/2014
This name is just SO cute and timeless, I love it.
BuyBeerOrPayTheRent  10/4/2014
I love this handsome, strong name. :)
― Anonymous User  8/10/2014
I recently conducted a tournament of 320 male names on this site and Theodore won 3rd place.
Icycoldhot  11/3/2013
I like this name a lot, because the nickname "Teddy" fits either a child or an adult. But if an adult wants to go back to Theodore they also have that choice.
I think it sounds nice, simple, masculine. I like it. I would consider naming a son this.
Gio123  10/16/2013
I like this name a lot, it's so handsome and sophisticated. I also love the nicknames Theo and Teddy.
Erme Ioainna  10/10/2013
Purely adorable. This name is so sweet, and sadly underused nowadays. I can see it getting more popular with the uprise in popularity of old fashioned names. We are considering naming our twin son Theodore, he would either be called by his full name or Teddy =)
.Lily.  8/16/2013
In the book 18, Pete's 10 year old son is named Theodore. He is often called Teddy.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2013
Theodore Cleaver, aka Beaver, from the classic sitcom "Leave it to Beaver".
― Anonymous User  5/26/2013
Theodore is a very classic name, I like it a lot. I don't like the nickname Ted too much, but I like Teddy. My friend said she knows a little boy named Theodore who goes by teddy, and I thought that was adorable! It's good to see there are still children with classic, vintage names rather than crap like Caden or Liam.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2013
In my country Ethiopia the name is very popular after Emperor Tewodros II. It is my recommendation to include Ethiopia under other languages considering the pronunciation as Tewodros. [noted -ed]
Tewodros  5/20/2012
Theodore "Theo" was the only son of Heathcliff and Clair Huxtable on the American TV series "The Cosby Show". Theo had four sisters: Sondra, Denise, Vanessa, and Rudy.
― Anonymous User  3/19/2012
This name is really overrated in my opinion. Almost everyone who wants a classy, traditional name calls their son Theodore, and it almost inevitably gets shortened to Theo. I have the same problem with Alexander and Benjamin. Perfectly fine names, but ruined by their obvious nicknames.
the_awesome_elf  3/2/2012
Nice name. I also like the nicknames Teddy and Theo.
Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
A diminutive name can also be Teddy from "Little Women".
― Anonymous User  12/17/2011
Theodore Hayes MacArthur is the son of American actress Ali Larter and her husband Hayes MacArthur.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2011
Theodore "Ted" Mosby is the protagonist in the TV show, "How I Met Your Mother."
Emmasj  10/10/2011
Theodore is one of my favourite names; of course, I may be biased. 1) it's my nephew's name and 2) I like names that are names and not nicknames or words. I'm sick and tired of boys named Hunter or Jake or Skylar or DeShawn. Theodore is regal and mature sounding, but also cute for a little boy like my nephew. While I agree that Ted isn't the most attractive nickname ever, Teddy is sweet for children and Theo is great for a teenager. When the time comes, he'll have a grown up name- Theodore- that can be taken seriously. Talk about a great name! :)
FullmetalSweetheart  10/9/2011
It's a good name for a boy, much better than a lot of other crap people are coming up with. But I'm not too crazy about the nickname "Teddy".
Black_X  8/23/2011
Theodore Herzl, (Hungarian) founder of Zionism, beginning the return to Israel of many European Jews.
pdkimball  6/13/2011
Theodore Sturgeon (1918-1985) was an American science fiction author.
nenmo  2/23/2011
Theodore X. Barber was a psychologist who's research provided much of what is now known about hypnosis.
bathos  12/27/2010
I think this name sounds sounds really snobbish but I like the nickname Theo.
Chrila96  11/11/2010
Dr. Theodore John Kaczynski (b. 22nd May 1942) was a mathematician and survivalist found guilty of being the infamous Unabomber who carried out 16 bombings between 1978 and 1995. He is currently serving a life sentence without parole.

He's another Ted - maybe not a good nickname for Theodore. Cool name though.
SandSea  3/23/2010
American writer Dr Seuss's full name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, without the final `e`. [noted -ed]
Kezza  12/20/2009
I like this name quite a bit, but it is a tad long and a little old-fashioned for a kid to always go by. I greatly dislike the nicknames Ted and Theo, but I am in love with the too-cute nickname Teddy!
KillYourEgo  7/5/2009
That's kind of how I feel, I like Theo, hate Theodore.
― Anonymous User  5/21/2009
Ugh, the shortened Theo works for me. Theodore sounds so affected and dorky - Theodork. Theo is mature and sophisticated enough to stand alone where as the pet form Teddy does not. If I loved Theo stand alone I'd never consider Theodore for the official name. Not worth it.
― Anonymous User  11/24/2008
I am a girl called Theodore. I don't mind it but, naturally, people always assume I am a boy. Everybody calls me Theo (pronounced tay-o, as my mother is French). I don't mind this name but would never name a child Theodore because it and its common nicknames (eg. Ted, Teddy) sound rather out dated, in my opinion.
Theodore-Lenin  7/21/2008
Ted Bundy. Enough said. It also sounds like a doofus bear name.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2008
Shockingly enough, this name is still quite common. This full version sounds quite pompous and old-fashioned, and I don't like the kid-like Ted and Teddy either. Besides, I can only associate this name on Ted Nugent. I can be quite negative. So sue me. Many people have ruined names for me, so he sure would!
slight night shiver  5/9/2008
Theodore "Ted" Schmidt is one of the characters on the US version of the TV show "Queer As Folk".
torioso  3/28/2008
This is my infant son's name. Obviously I love it - so gentlemanly and handsome with the ever affable nickname Theo. We choose our names based on how the name will carry our child through life and doors that may open for our child as a result. I can imagine a high court judge named Theodore, an artist or plumber named Theo. He can be whatever he chooses with such a versatile and eloquent name :) He is also living up to its meaning, being so truly delightful - a 'divine gift'!
miss  1/12/2008
I can't believe that nobody mentioned a famous literary bearer of this name: Theodore "Laurie" Laurence from "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott.
Bagpiper1989  10/19/2007
An ancient name of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Derived from the Ancient Greek name Theodoros. And derived from the Ancient Roman name Theodorus.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2007
I really like the name Theodore for a little boy. Some short forms of Theodore are Teddy, Ted and Theo.
Tito82  12/27/2006
Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858–January 6, 1919) was the youngest man ever to become US President, being 42 when President McKinley's assassination meant he as Vice-President became President. His eldest son was also Theodore (September 13, 1887 - July 12, 1944).
Clesthaven  9/17/2006
I like this name; I wish I didn't always think of the chipmunk when I hear it.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2006
Theodore Nott, a introverted Slytherin in the Harry Potter novels. Also, I love this name. It just well, reeks of class and sophistication, and has got such heavy meaning to it. I love it!
Zai  8/26/2006
Famous perosn is Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Suess.
lauren_somebody  6/29/2006
Theo is a cool sounding name. I like the meaning of this name.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2006
This was one of the chipmunks off of "Alvin and the Chipmunks".
claraelizabethann  4/19/2006
The son on The Cosby Show, Theo.
― Anonymous User  12/13/2005

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