How do you feel about ......Arthur?

(54 Posts)
jinglebellmel Thu 29-Aug-13 20:58:15

Just that really, not sure how popular this is but think I quite like it and wondering what peoples initial reation is to it?

ClartyCarol Thu 29-Aug-13 23:58:00

It also puts me in mind of Pauline Fowler droning on about Aaaarfah.

Beautiful name smile

IsleOfRight Thu 29-Aug-13 23:58:44

I like it.

Ihatepeas Fri 30-Aug-13 00:01:28

love love love love!

Devora Fri 30-Aug-13 00:03:54

Love Arthur

bingeddybongo Fri 30-Aug-13 11:16:36

I love it... and we're going to use it grin - just having serious trouble coming up with a second name to go with it!!

ProphetOfDoom Fri 30-Aug-13 11:36:06

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everlong Fri 30-Aug-13 11:47:29

Great strong name.

Always regret not using it.

riskit4abiskit Fri 30-Aug-13 14:41:25

love it!

antshouse Fri 30-Aug-13 14:49:54

I know a few babies with Arthur as one of the middle names.

DanicaJones Fri 30-Aug-13 15:25:31

It makes me think of Olive from On the Buses and Pauline Fowler from Stenders saying it.

littlemog Fri 30-Aug-13 15:36:10

One of my favourite names ever! Art is also a good shortening of it. I have no children but Arthur is one of my names iyswim! Go for it OP.

EverybodysStressyEyed Fri 30-Aug-13 15:41:09

I know loads of Arthur's ranging from 0-8 yrs and a lot of celebs have used the name in the past couple of years

To me it is like jack was a few years ago.

Nice name but not very original (both that I think a name has I be original-my son has a bog standard name!).

HalfSpamHalfBrisket Fri 30-Aug-13 15:45:07

I taught a lovely Arthur and think it is a fab name.

Also know a Stanley and an Eric. Both lovely - though it did feel odd at first calling "Eric! Over here!" and seeing this tiny little thing turn round. I think he will very much grow into his name.

tadado Fri 30-Aug-13 15:59:20

Arthur is a lovely name and Art/Artie great nicknames.

ShowMeTheCoffee Fri 30-Aug-13 16:33:30

Really like it.

There is a lovely movie with Clive Owen, I think it is called The Boys are Back. Anyway, his son in the film is called Arthur but usually nicknamed Artie and I fell in love with the name (and Clive Owen grin ). Go for it.

CheeseFondueRocks Fri 30-Aug-13 16:58:39

I love it. The only reason we didn't pick it was because of my German background and us not liking the German pronunciation. If we were simply a British family, this would have been our name of choice.

DanicaJones Fri 30-Aug-13 16:58:53

Not so keen on Clive!

sleepingbeautiful Fri 30-Aug-13 17:57:51

Probably the only 'old man' name that I like, due to it's appealing historical and literary conotations.
I find it much nicer than Stanley, Albert, Wilfred etc.

I have an Arthur who is 2.5. He is named after his great and great-great grandfathers as I do like names linked to families. I only know of one other Arthur in our area, who is about 9 but it does seem to be popular amongst mners! I don't know if/when it will be shortened to Artie?

jinglebellmel Fri 30-Aug-13 21:03:20

Thanks everyone, this is really making the name grow on me and I quite like that its not unanimously popular as hopefully this might mean it doesn't get too overused. Just need to convince dh who doesn't dislike it but doesn't love it either. Ultimately I think he will go with what makes me happy but I'd like him to love it to!

jinglebellmel Fri 30-Aug-13 21:03:37

Too

Clargo55 Fri 30-Aug-13 21:08:15

It is a lovely name imo. Will be a middle name if we have a DS.

Biscuitsneeded Fri 30-Aug-13 22:39:53

I used it for Ds2's middle name. He loves it and prefers it to his first name, which was a bit of a compromise. Wish we'd gone with Arthur as his actual name...

Lutrine Fri 30-Aug-13 22:48:58

Love it! I really wanted to call DD this if she'd been a boy, and will still use it if we ever have a DS.

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