Please vote on these three boy's names

(80 Posts)
Boxofbugs Sat 14-Dec-13 09:33:18

Arthur
William
Joshua

One is my choice, one is DH's, one is a compromise.

CordeliaTheChristmasRose Sat 14-Dec-13 13:06:24

William
Joshua

Not so keen on Arthur but I do like Art or Artie!

FloatingHandle Sat 14-Dec-13 15:39:50

William

Rufustherednosedreindeer Sat 14-Dec-13 15:58:19

Joshua
Arthur
William

Have you though about all of the obvious nicknames and shortenings?

ToffeeJungle Sat 14-Dec-13 15:58:24

In order of preference:
Joshua
William
Arthur

CarriMarie Sat 14-Dec-13 16:38:35

Joshua
Arthur
William

William then Arthur then Joshua.

Never know how to say Joshua - i.e. Josh oo a or Josh wa and Josh is a boy's name not a man's.

MadameJosephine Sat 14-Dec-13 17:22:41

Love William. I like Joshua but don't like it shortened to josh which is inevitable. Not keen on Arthur, sorry

CarryOnDancing Sat 14-Dec-13 19:04:11

My vote is Arthur, William and then Joshua. I'd have Arthur myself if it wasn't suddenly popular in my area. I love Art and Artie. I don't love William or Joshua but they are both fine, useable names.

AngryBeaver Sat 14-Dec-13 19:05:03

William
Joshua
Arthur (bleurgh)

William, Arthur, Joshua. But I am a bit biased as I have a William. Arthur was also on our short list!

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 14-Dec-13 19:08:54

Nice names!

In order of preference I would put them;

Arthur
William
Joshua

I think William is probably the most popular at the moment (certainly quite a few baby/little Williams around here). Joshua was very very popular around 10-15 years ago but I don't know of any little Joshuas at the moment.

Arthur is lovely, getting more popular but not overused I don't think. I really wanted my friend to call her baby Arthur but she went for Henry instead! fgrin

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 14-Dec-13 19:09:14

Arthur is my favourite but if you are using Bill as nn for William then that might edge it

NorbertDentressangle Sat 14-Dec-13 19:10:20

Arthur (but nn Art)
William (but nn Will)
Joshua (not keen at all)

ExcuseTypos Sat 14-Dec-13 19:12:17

Exactly the same as Norbert, including the nns.

Lovethebubbles Sat 14-Dec-13 19:15:30

Joshua then William. Dislike Arthur

ZenNudist Sat 14-Dec-13 19:15:43

William
Arthur
Joshua
Only like William.
Think Joshua was a bit too popular 10 years ago & dated right now.

soimpressed Sat 14-Dec-13 19:17:02

William. Don't like Joshua and really don't like Arthur.

I agree with Norber too

AnAdventureInCakeAndWine Sat 14-Dec-13 19:21:18

1. Arthur
2. William
3. Joshua

They are all fine, though.

greeneyes1978 Sat 14-Dec-13 19:25:14

Arthur, lovely.

Boxofbugs Sat 14-Dec-13 19:45:02

Thank you. So far there is no clear front runner.

We would not choose to shorten any of the names so no Artie, Bill or Josh. Obviously that might happen at school etc but it would not start at home.

Reiltin Sat 14-Dec-13 19:46:54

Joshua, William, Arthur is my order of preference

justhayley Sat 14-Dec-13 20:43:35

Joshua
William
Arthur

Thesebootsweremadeforwalking Sat 14-Dec-13 20:45:17

William. Not keen on the other two.

i dont mind william. dislike arthur and have an irrationaldislike of joshua!

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