Arthur or Alexander?

(37 Posts)
PickledInAPearTree Tue 08-Jan-13 17:24:42

Which do you prefer?

Or any other ideas? I have a few weeks left and cant decide!

catinsantasboots Tue 08-Jan-13 17:26:37

Alexander

Alexander ... Arthur is hideous sorry

juneybean Tue 08-Jan-13 17:28:41

Alexander but I like either smile

gazzalw Tue 08-Jan-13 17:52:14

Alexander but Arthur is good too!

MarmaladeSkies Tue 08-Jan-13 17:54:30

Alexander.Arthur is awful.

MolotovCocktail Tue 08-Jan-13 18:31:19

Alexander is the best IMO. You can have Alex or Sandy, or any other variant as NN, too smile

Heavywheezing Tue 08-Jan-13 18:31:50

Arthur.

PickledInAPearTree Tue 08-Jan-13 18:32:28

Yes it was my favourite one..

Arthur seems a bit marmite-esqe!

thegreylady Tue 08-Jan-13 18:32:39

Arthur is my favourite and I like art or Artie as nn.Alexander is nice but v v populat.

PickledInAPearTree Tue 08-Jan-13 18:32:49

Oh a late Arthur! grin

ladymia Tue 08-Jan-13 18:33:22

I prefer Alexander.

Arthur is a nice(ish) enough name but it's everywhere at the moment! Every second person that has had a boy seems to have named him Arthur.

MumOfTheMoos Tue 08-Jan-13 18:37:40

Alexander - the nick names are endless:

Alex
Ali
Alec
Sandy
Sasha
Xander

catinsantasboots Tue 08-Jan-13 19:17:39

Quite a few Arthurs about.

Is the new Alfie/Archie IMO

PickledInAPearTree Tue 08-Jan-13 19:28:02

Yes I wondered that, Alexander is popular but normally lurks in the top 25. I think Arthur could get very big!

Thanks all you've helped me make my mind up.

CharlieBoo Tue 08-Jan-13 19:43:48

Alexander definitely... I never get the appeal with Arthur.

zenoushka Tue 08-Jan-13 21:36:29

I love Alexander!

GlobalDisaster Tue 08-Jan-13 21:42:48

I love Arthur, alex is nice but a bit Bland for me. Arthur is strong, it's a proper blokes name and don't think it would be shortened .

GlobalDisaster Tue 08-Jan-13 21:44:08

Too many alexes, a bit bland for me. Arthur gets my thumbs up even if it's popular.

marriedinwhite Tue 08-Jan-13 21:49:46

Love Arthur. Like Merlin too wink.

I so wanted to call DS Arthur, but DP wouldn't let me sad. I loved the idea of Art as a nickname, but he hated it... DP wanted to call him Rex! Obviously neither of us got our first choice.

pinkandyellowbutterfly Tue 08-Jan-13 21:51:08

The thing problem i have with with Authur is the 'th' issue - depending on where you live it might get pronounced arfa like it does in east london. i also have connotations based around pauline fowler/olive from on the busses failed attempts at calling their husbands but that may just be me! Alexander is lovely as a full name, and the full name is actually not that well used its usually alex. And I agree with molotov coctail lots of scope for middle names.

williaminajetfighter Tue 08-Jan-13 22:14:19

Alexander but Sasha for short. Lovely and damn sexy! Or even zander.

PickledInAPearTree Tue 08-Jan-13 22:50:39

I get you. Aaaaaarfa faaaaaaawler.

I'd be scared of my Christmas club money!

toobreathless Tue 08-Jan-13 23:37:15

Alexander, much more classic.

I think Arthur runs the risk of being quite faddy & may date.

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