Teddy

August 15, 2014 § 2 Comments

ORIGIN:
Like “Ted“, etc., a diminutive of “Edward” or “Theodore“.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Ed, Edd, Eddi, Eddie, Eddy, Fedir, Fedor, Fedya, Ned, Nedd, Neddie, Neddy, Tad, Taddie, Taddy, Ted, Tedd, Teddie, Teo, Theo, Todor, Toshe, Tudor, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Teddy (Theodore) Shaffer, the little boy who is adopted by Mrs. McNeely, and who falls asleep in a rag-bag, leading to fortune and happiness, in “In a Rag-Bag”, from The Youngest Miss Lorton, and Other Stories by Nora Perry (1889).

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