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I think Theodore is a nice name. It's such a beloved classic with many adorable potential nicknames, such as Teddy/Teddybear, Theo, Ted, etc. I think it's a strong name of its own, too, and would age beautifully, in my opinion. Although it has been around for a while now, I wouldn't say it's outdated, but rather graced with a lovely retro charm.
Overall, I like the name Theodore and am glad to see it making a comeback.
I named my eighth child Thiadoore, which is a fun, fresher variation of the overused Theodore. I love this.
Sounds a bit childish.
Most of the negative comments concerning this name must have been written by juveniles. Theodore has always been considered regal and sophisticated. I feel honored to have been named it 57 years ago. Although my Christian name is Theodore, I go by Ted. However, I sign important documents with Theodore. Ted and Teddy are the only shortened versions of Theodore that I recognize. I don't recognize the name Theo as a shortened version; nor do I consider Ed or Edward as versions of Theodore. I don't like them and I don't respond to them.
Sounds a little geeky to me. Theo is much better.
Feels a little bit too harsh, but otherwise Theodore is a good quality name, with class and elegance. I think Teddy as a nickname is just disgusting, immature, but Theodore is the real deal, a strong name!
Yes, it's extremely popular and always has been, but that just goes to show you how timeless it is! Theodore is a strong name on it's own, but Theo, Teo and Teddy are cute nicknames too!
Literally Teddy is the best nickname ever!
Ugly. Theo was good enough.
Prefer Theo much, much more.
It's okay, I like the nickname Teddy.
Terrible name thanks to the end part of it. Instead, just name them Theo.
Terrible name to me, sounds like a pet's name and could not envision it on a grown man.
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.
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.
Theodore is classy. It's one of my favorite boy names.
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.
This name is sort of funny because it looks like 'the odor'.
The Walking Dead character T-Dog's full name is Theodore Douglas.
Too associated with Alvin and the Chipmunks in my brain for me to like this name. I like Theo though.
Love the name but with Ted Bundy and Ted Cruz... gotta pass.
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.
Very classic name. I like it.
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.
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”.
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.
Sound like the name of a mouse. Theo is okay.
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.
Handsome. Very classy.
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!
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!
Theodore Roachmont bears this name in Supernoobs.
We're really considering this name for our son. It's very classy and timeless, plus I actually like the association with Theodore Roosevelt.
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.
It's a good name, but the nicknames are kind of strange, like Ted and Teddy. Theo is fine, and it is an opinion!
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.
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.
Dorothy would be a good sister name having a similar etymology.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Theodore Rex is the name of an infamous 1995 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg. The titular character is a talking Tyrannosaurus voiced by George Newbern.
Can you say HANDSOME?! Nickname Teddy, Ted, Theo.
The actor Theo James' (famously Four in the Divergent series) full name is Theodore Peter James Kinnard Taptiklis.
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!
Kind of lispy, otherwise unique and beautiful.
This name is just SO cute and timeless, I love it.
I love this handsome, strong name. :)
I recently conducted a tournament of 320 male names on this site and Theodore won 3rd place.
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.
I like this name a lot, it's so handsome and sophisticated. I also love the nicknames Theo and Teddy.
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 =)
In the book 18, Pete's 10 year old son is named Theodore. He is often called Teddy.
Theodore Cleaver, aka Beaver, from the classic sitcom "Leave it to Beaver".
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.
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]
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.
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.
Nice name. I also like the nicknames Teddy and Theo.
A diminutive name can also be Teddy from "Little Women".
Theodore Hayes MacArthur is the son of American actress Ali Larter and her husband Hayes MacArthur.
Theodore "Ted" Mosby is the protagonist in the TV show, "How I Met Your Mother."
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! :)
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".
Theodore Herzl, (Hungarian) founder of Zionism, beginning the return to Israel of many European Jews.
Theodore Sturgeon (1918-1985) was an American science fiction author.
Theodore X. Barber was a psychologist who's research provided much of what is now known about hypnosis.
I think this name sounds sounds really snobbish but I like the nickname Theo.
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.
American writer Dr Seuss's full name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, without the final `e`. [noted -ed]
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!
That's kind of how I feel, I like Theo, hate Theodore.
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.
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.
Ted Bundy. Enough said. It also sounds like a doofus bear name.
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!
Theodore "Ted" Schmidt is one of the characters on the US version of the TV show "Queer As Folk".
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'!
I can't believe that nobody mentioned a famous literary bearer of this name: Theodore "Laurie" Laurence from "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott.
An ancient name of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Derived from the Ancient Greek name Theodoros. And derived from the Ancient Roman name Theodorus.
I really like the name Theodore for a little boy. Some short forms of Theodore are Teddy, Ted and Theo.
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).
I like this name; I wish I didn't always think of the chipmunk when I hear it.
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!
Famous perosn is Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Suess.
Theo is a cool sounding name. I like the meaning of this name.
This was one of the chipmunks off of "Alvin and the Chipmunks".
The son on The Cosby Show, Theo.

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