Alaric

(44 Posts)
Alisvolatpropiis Wed 26-Dec-12 18:36:46

Thoughts on Alaric? It means "ruler of all" and I've become rather taken with it.

I'm not pregnant btw. Just curious.

KittenOfDoom Wed 10-Apr-13 13:31:08

No, but it's fabulous roasted, mashed or made into oven chips grin

thermalsinapril Wed 10-Apr-13 09:47:09

Celeriac would make a great name, only problem is that it isn't one grin

KittenOfDoom Wed 10-Apr-13 02:33:54

I like it. Absolutely fine for a child - there are obvious built-in diminutives if they suit him better.

Mind you, I love celeriac.

Sooooo OP...are you a TVD fan?

Like it on a man, doesn't sound right on a child though (IMO)

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Wed 10-Apr-13 00:10:34

Eric's nice.

lisianthus Wed 10-Apr-13 00:06:33

I love it, but then I really like names with Norman associations like Alan, Hugh and Alaric

thermalsinapril Tue 09-Apr-13 11:09:29

I quite like it. It's unusual but then so are quite a few names which have sprung into fashion recently - Atticus, Orlando etc.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 07-Apr-13 17:59:14

I've just come back to this and am intrigued by the deleted comments!

I do like the Aric suggestion. And laughed at the "Ricky" as a nickname! grin that's just hilarious!

MacCrackles Sun 07-Apr-13 16:30:30

I met one yesterday as it happens. Aged maybe early thirties. He carried it off well. I did have to ask for his name to be repeated though. I usually find that people do that with my name too though.

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bruffin Sat 05-Jan-13 20:31:37

I immediately thought of the Katherine Kurtz deryni books.

I love Celeriac - the veg, dont like Alaric as a name. Too Vampire Diaries.

I can imagine a lot of DAmon, Stefan, Matt, Alaric etc etc being in the top 10 most popular names in a few years.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Sat 05-Jan-13 20:20:21

Sounds like a vegetable - good job you aren't pregnant grin

Reminds me of celeriac. I don't like celeriac.

Bumpstart Tue 01-Jan-13 23:32:00

Love it.

Beaditsback Mon 31-Dec-12 15:18:37

What about Aric? Is it the old English and much nicer version of Eric?

AmandaCooper Mon 31-Dec-12 06:14:19

I'd also assume you were a massive Vampire Diaries fan.

FromEsme Sun 30-Dec-12 19:10:52

Your husband thinks Alaric is pretentious?!

But that's MAD.

CelticPromise Sun 30-Dec-12 18:59:00

I know of one, or OH does. His siblings also have (ahem) interesting names. All together they sort of sound like they were chosen from My Big Book of weird Unusual Baby Names.

I don't mind it, and I don't love it. If you love it why not? It shortens nicely.

notnowImreading Sun 30-Dec-12 18:53:58

I know one - amazed that there seem to be so many of us who do. I wonder whether we know the same ones. He says that he had to be quite naughty at school and good at fighting to live down the name. Kind of like a boy named Sue.

delilah88 Sun 30-Dec-12 18:50:18

I don't like this but think it'd be hilarious with nickname Ricky!

vesti23 Sun 30-Dec-12 12:45:48

Dislike the name

Lionsntigersnbears Sat 29-Dec-12 18:34:34

I know 2 Alarics and they are both historians smile

ripsishere Thu 27-Dec-12 23:11:18

Sounds like garlic to me. Not what I'd choose. OTOH, I only have one girl. Had she been a boy, Duncan was what she'd have been called.

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