How popular is Albie/ Albert now?

(33 Posts)
CornishFirstTimer22 Fri 02-Aug-13 16:03:22

Thinking about using this name for my first baby due in 3 months... it has family connections and love the NN Albie :-)

I know that Arthur's getting more popular - is Albert too? Just curious as to whether there may be a few around over the next few years :-)

lljkk Fri 02-Aug-13 16:34:22

Definitely still an "out there" name.
Folk will think it's Alfie all the time, be warned.
I know an adult Albie, that's his full name, too.

Timpani Fri 02-Aug-13 16:38:01

I imagine it's getting quite popular but I love it - I love old fashioned names. It's definitely still unusual - he would probably be the only Albert in his class rather than one of a few Georges - just meaning because of the impact the royal baby might have!

Go for it! Bertie is a cute NN too!

NeedSomeSun142 Fri 02-Aug-13 16:45:16

love it!!

CornishFirstTimer22 Fri 02-Aug-13 16:46:02

Thanks guys! I'm glad it will be unusual, but at the same time solid.

Timpani, I like Bertie too - it sounds like a cheeky child :-)

BungleGeorgeAndZippy Fri 02-Aug-13 17:49:06

It feels on par with Arthur to me, so I'm sure you'll be ahead of the trend for lots of baby Alberts in a few years.

I love it,and I only know one Albert,he's 3.

PetraBaelish Fri 02-Aug-13 22:02:56

I've got an Albert :-) I don't think it will gain too much in popularity; but Albie will soon sound faddy IMO because of all the Alfies, Archies, Arties out there. (Needless to say we don't use that nickname).
It's higher ranking than I thought though, I looked it up a while back and it was in the 160s or so (ONS data)?! I only know one other Albert though.

spicegirl13 Fri 02-Aug-13 22:07:13

If DD2 had been a boy she would have been Bertie smile. We have an Albee at nursery (his full name) but he's the only one I know. I love it, go for it!

ilovemulberry Mon 05-Aug-13 21:36:08

Albie is at the top of our list (im 33 weeks) I think we will use Albie as his full name rather than Albert, although I do like the nickname bertie too

CornishFirstTimer22 Tue 06-Aug-13 11:55:34

Albie is def top of our list now. I found out that Albert was by great-grandfather's name and so that just makes it a bit more special!!

Ihatepeas Tue 06-Aug-13 20:27:17

Dd would of been Albert had she been a boy. I love it and have not come across one yet..

40WeekWait Tue 06-Aug-13 20:38:33

I loved it enough to use it for my kitten!

It's a great name for a little boy and a grown man (or cat wink)

toobreathless Tue 06-Aug-13 20:53:15

LOVE Albert and Berg and at a push Bertie. Don't know any at all.

Don't like Albie- think it will get lost amongst all the Alfie's and dislike 'cutesy wutsey' names but that's a personal thing.

ccsays Wed 07-Aug-13 03:15:39

It makes me think of Albi The Racist Dragon confused Don't know if many other people will make that connection though.

crazykat Wed 07-Aug-13 03:28:30

I know of two close family friends of ours. They're father and son (mid 30s and mid teens). They're the only ones I know of. Love NN Bertie.

Umlauf Wed 07-Aug-13 13:00:29

My Bertie (Albert) is due in 7 weeks! I hope his name doesn't become more-than-one-per-class popular, as that was one of the reasons we chose it. I love it though!

Exhaustipated Wed 07-Aug-13 13:24:02

Have a look here

I would say it's definitely becoming fairly popular, and will also seem more popular than it is due to the massive popularity of very similar names i.e. Alfie, Archie, Artie etc.

Still lovely though - my DS has a fairly popular (top 50) name and I can genuinely say it's never been a problem and in 'real life' I've only ever met one other! smile

Keztrel Wed 07-Aug-13 15:41:30

cc I was just about to say that! Haha. I still really like it as a name though and no ones going to remember that dragon in a few years.

niffernaffer Wed 07-Aug-13 19:10:43

There is an Albie in our family who has just turned 7. I think its gorgeous. His is a stand alone name, although I think more of Albermarle than Albert when considering a longer version.

SkinnyDecaffGiraffe Wed 07-Aug-13 19:24:27

Sorry to say it but Albie is just awful. Bertie is much nicer if you use Albert

Krost123 Wed 02-Oct-13 16:56:55

I have an Albie!! (Albert) born Feb 2011. Albert was my Grandad's name otherwise I would have prob just christened him Albie..... I love it and have only ever received positive reactions. I thought he would be the only one for sure but when he started pre-school 4 weeks ago there was another Albie also Albert!

I do sometimes call him Bertie as a little nickname...

I SAY GO FOR IT!! You're never going to please everyone. Even if you named him something like James someone won't like it! Children grow into their names. Think of all the people who have given their children names that you wouldn't dream of giving your own child? Horses for courses!

maishoffwcingras Wed 02-Oct-13 17:21:35

I know 3 that I can think of off the top of my head, all under 5

love Bertie

thetigerwhocametoteax Wed 02-Oct-13 20:45:49

We were going to go for Albert with DS1, but went for Arthur instead. Still think its a fab name and LOVE Bert as a nn.

Littlecherublegs Wed 02-Oct-13 21:13:41

I know of one who is aged 3. He never gets called anything other than Albert - which to me is a good thing as Im not keen on Albie or Bertie.

Grannylipstick Wed 02-Oct-13 22:04:44

We have an Albert. I love it.

sonniboo Wed 02-Oct-13 22:28:42

Albie, Archie & Artie are all very trendy at the moment. They may sound dated as grey fall out of favour again.

sonniboo Wed 02-Oct-13 22:29:00

Sorry, they

bananamummy Thu 03-Oct-13 12:49:16

We know quite a few little Albies (and Archies, Berties, Alfies, etc) and I do think it is quite a 'fashionable' name at the moment. Personally I'm not that keen on cutesy names.

applecharlotte Thu 21-Nov-13 14:23:11

I have an Albie also 3 in Feb! I've only had positive responses and never had the Alfie confusion. Although my mum does sometimes call him Aldi..

mammywelsh1 Thu 21-Nov-13 14:24:53

A friend of mine had a little 'Albie' last week...first time I've ever heard it...I like it xxx

BlueCushion Thu 21-Nov-13 16:25:17

It's a bit too old man for me but Albie is much better than Bertie.

CremeEggThief Thu 21-Nov-13 16:32:51

Never heard of any!

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