Felix, Hector, Arthur, Otto, Arlo

(42 Posts)
pygmy Mon 15-Jul-13 13:06:15

Had decided on Hector, but having the usual wobbles.

Arthur is my DS2's middle name, so not sure it's usable and DS1 is called Finn; not sure if Finn and Felix are too much.

Thoughts on all the above names please!

I love Otto. Was one of our choices for a boy.

Hector is cool too but my DS would call it Hec as a nnblush!!

bassingtonffrench Mon 15-Jul-13 13:10:42

Felix - nice, you will get some raised eyebrows but it is actually becoming quite popular
Hector - nice
Arthur - best in your list, a bit of a lack of foresight if it is also DS2 middle name but no one will remember so not really an issue!
Otto - very European. just think of Anne Franks dad
Arlo - OK, but a bit too trendy for me.

Finn and Felix are a bit too close, not just because of the F but also the 'i' sound

Try also Frank, Rufus, Hugo, Robert,

smother Mon 15-Jul-13 14:07:47

Hector is by far the nicest name of the bunch, but they're all good! Arlo and Felix are more popular sounding I think, I know a couple of both. If I was you, I'd definitely go for Hector!

mumofthemonsters808 Mon 15-Jul-13 14:14:42

Otto and Arlo for me, Felix is very popular in our school but I can not help visualising a cat.

othersideofchannel Mon 15-Jul-13 14:51:02

Felix - very well known catfood in UK. I'd also avoid Finn and Felix for brothers - can get confusing with mail etc.
Hector - meaning (bully, tormentor) would put me off, as well as the lack of nicknames (Heck?)
Arthur - nice
Otto - awful and comical, as well as being Europe's largest mail order company (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_GmbH)
Arlo - nice but sounds a little like Harlow.

I like the suggestion of Hugo or how about Quentin?

Wbdn28 Mon 15-Jul-13 15:48:52

Felix - a very nice, classic name
Hector - OK
Arthur - a bit old-man-faddy
Otto - very trendy, you never heard of any Ottos until very recently and now there are lots
Arlo - quite nice

How about Tristan, Jago, Albert, Henry, Frederick/Freddie?

lalalonglegs Mon 15-Jul-13 16:25:58

I LOVE Arlo.

Thingymajigs Mon 15-Jul-13 16:29:08

Love Felix, Arthur and Arlo.
Arlo is our current favourite if this little bump is a ds3.

TenthMuse Mon 15-Jul-13 16:31:17

Felix - nice, fairly popular but not overly so
Hector - dislike meaning, and always sounds harsh to me
Arthur - lovely, currently popular, but more classic than some of the others so feels less faddy
Otto - like it, possibly becoming popular but haven't met any (yet!)
Arlo - way too trendy at the moment. I know loads (mostly wannabe hipsters!) Plus Harlow connection would put me off.

daimbardiva Mon 15-Jul-13 16:37:45

I love, love,love Arlo - suggested it for our son, but DH refused to believe it was an actual name :/ Harlow similarity wouldn't put me up or down, but I live at the opp. end of the country!

MrsOakenshield Mon 15-Jul-13 16:38:08

um - they all sound very middle-class-media parents to me (which is possibly what you are!). And this is exactly the kind of area I live in and there are at least 3 of these names in DD's nursery class. Arthur is the nicest (though I don't think you can use it if it's your DS's middle name), the others all sound like they are trying to hard.

Sorry!

EldritchCleavage Mon 15-Jul-13 16:44:11

Hector is the best. I would avoid the same initial as a sibling, so no Finn/Felix.

What about:
Milo
Rollo
Arne
Corin
Florian
Cole

SleepyCatOnTheMat Mon 15-Jul-13 17:09:16

I think Finn and Arlo go well, both being modern.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Mon 15-Jul-13 17:09:52

Sorry, being modern as in having a modern feel.

sleepingbeautiful Mon 15-Jul-13 17:34:44

Arthur is nice but a no due to other DS.
Felix is quite popular and I only know spoiled, badly behaved ones!
Otto just reminds me of the pot head bus driver from The Simpsons.
Arlo and Hector are ok but I'd be very careful based on you and your wider families/associates accents. If you are in an "H" dropping area, Arlo sounds like Harlow being said wrongly, and Hector will be Ector, or even worse Ectah.
I think Bassington made very good alternative suggestions.

pygmy Mon 15-Jul-13 17:48:11

I love Rufus and Hugo but can't use them unfortunately.

pygmy Mon 15-Jul-13 17:50:49

I'm not worried about the H being dropped in Hector as there are tonnes of Harrys here and I've never heard them being called 'arry.

Arlo is my DS's name and I LOVE it.
It's a brilliant name grin

For DC3 we are considering (In no particular order):

Rufus
Jude
Xavier
Atticus
Rafe
Otis
Clement (Clem)
Idris

Oh we've never met another,and we are in no way 'try hard' people...or middle class media types...we just really liked the name.
<shrug>

Rhubarbgarden Mon 15-Jul-13 19:44:27

Otto

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 15-Jul-13 20:27:13

What about

Evan

or

Asa?

Love Hector. Not v fond of the others but only actively dislike Felix.

You night also like: Asher / Inigo / Ellis / Oscar

sleepingbeautiful Mon 15-Jul-13 22:47:01

Oo I like Asher! Shame there's no more planned.

I like Asa too

pygmy Tue 16-Jul-13 09:45:53

Sorry, not keen on any of those suggestions. I'm really not enjoying this naming business.

bassingtonffrench Tue 16-Jul-13 13:02:27

ooh, I love Clement!

What are the 'usual' wobbles about hector? too unusual?

in which case that would also apply to Otto and Arlo (though not in some areas it would seem!)

BNmum Tue 16-Jul-13 13:22:19

I like Hector & Arlo the best from your list. I also love Rollo which someone else suggested.

What about Bertie (Albert or Bertram) - one of my faves
Benedict
Algie (Algernon)
Ralph
Henry

bassingtonffrench Tue 16-Jul-13 13:36:11

yes Ralph is fab

Happymum22 Tue 16-Jul-13 14:32:54

Felix- the cat
Hector- Quite nice
Arthur- OK
Otto- no way, imagine your son aged 30 named Otto...
Arlo- No

..Maybe just have different name taste! Go with what you like.

chilipeppers Sat 20-Jul-13 22:44:58

Hector is a brilliant name, love it!

merr Sat 20-Jul-13 22:57:00

Hector is on my list, but i'm struggling to get other people to agree.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Jul-13 23:07:31

Arthur by far

MsJupiterJones Sat 20-Jul-13 23:09:17

Felix - love
Hector - hate (don't like the idea of hectoring and also know a really precocious bratty one)
Arthur - love
Otto - dislike
Arlo - really liked before MN pointed out the 'Arlow thing!

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Jul-13 23:13:13

Trouble with Arlo and indeed Orla (that spelling) is that they are anagrams of something else and teenagers (possibly younger these days) will pick up on and tease about.

This was pointed out to me by my very usually very pleasant teenage brother.

valiumredhead Sat 20-Jul-13 23:16:39

Hector is fab, lovely strong name! Love itsmile

DeeLighted Sat 20-Jul-13 23:19:41

Felix is a cat food and very popular where I live
Hector is Ok
Arthur is lovely
Otto is a James Bond villain but I love it.
Arlo sounds like Harlow in Essex, not a place I like very much (Essex girl).

How about:
Jago
Bruno
Linus
Frederick
Rosco
Emil

MorphandChas Sun 21-Jul-13 11:13:03

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Bearcrumble Sun 21-Jul-13 18:39:28

Dashiell.

SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Sun 21-Jul-13 20:01:01

Love Arthur and Hector - what wobbles? Don't wobble! The fact Arthur is DS1's middle name would deter me I think. But both names are fabulous and I don't think will date.

Not keen on Felix or Arlo, as I think these will date, and not sure about Otto, sorry.

So a big vote for Hector from me.

NowPlayingZone Tue 23-Jul-13 13:50:59

Felix & hector are fab & go great with Finn.
Also like Gabriel & victor

Fraxinus Tue 23-Jul-13 22:48:27

I would go for one of up the friggin duff's selection. Or Attila.

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