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?

jinglebellmel Thu 29-Aug-13 20:58:48

reaction sorry!

Fifi2406 Thu 29-Aug-13 20:59:39

I think it's a cute name I think it's quite a popular mumsnet name but I haven't met any in real life and I see quite a lot of babies

Go for it

Zoe900 Thu 29-Aug-13 21:00:31

it seems to be one of those trendy names, like Stanley, although Stanley is nicer. flat cap name. silly.

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 29-Aug-13 21:02:01

I have an Arthur - only know one other. I think its a bit more regal than Stanley though wink

jinglebellmel Thu 29-Aug-13 21:02:57

Okay so split reaction so far! Thanks both

Thurlow Thu 29-Aug-13 21:05:45

I love it. I've met one or two recently, but just enough that it isn't getting a hmm reaction as a very old or unused name.

BellaVida Thu 29-Aug-13 21:06:38

Love it! Very strong name.

ChesterCake Thu 29-Aug-13 21:07:10

It depends where you live I think, I live in Bath and know of 6 Arthur's ages 2 and under. It's a really lovely name tho I would use it myself

justaweeone Thu 29-Aug-13 21:07:46

I know an Arthur and he had a Stanley for a brother.
Both great kids

justaweeone Thu 29-Aug-13 22:37:47

Sorry HAS not HAD

GnomieGrace Thu 29-Aug-13 23:34:43

My sister has rescued an elderley Jack Russel Terrier called Arthur and it is the nastiest dog I have ever met so I would say no, but if I'd never met my sister's dog I would say yes! Lol that probably doesn't help much sorry!

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 29-Aug-13 23:36:41

I love it. It was my grandfathers name, he was a such a lovely name I can't help but love the name.

I love it. My neighbour has an 8 year old called it. He's lovely, not that that is relevant I suppose. But I do love it.

sonlypuppyfat Thu 29-Aug-13 23:39:24

I've said this on here before but I went to school with an Arthur and I know it was a long time ago but his life was made a misery

Charlottehere Thu 29-Aug-13 23:39:33

Love it.

ClartyCarol Thu 29-Aug-13 23:41:56

Sorry to be harsh but I think it's one if the more awful old man names there is.

Goes with Cedric and Alf in my book.

edam Thu 29-Aug-13 23:43:02

I like it. Strong, heroic, very English in a good way.

Doodledumdums Thu 29-Aug-13 23:43:20

I have an Arthur! Mostly called Artie though.

Consequently, I love it! My Arthur is 8mo, and I have had a mixed bunch of reactions. Ranging from people being lovely, to people being downright rude!

Plus3 Thu 29-Aug-13 23:46:11

Another like - my grandfather's name. I would also probably shorten it to Art/Artie

sonlypuppyfat Thu 29-Aug-13 23:46:25

I'm with you clarty can you imagine in your youth meeting a gorgous guy and his name was ..... Arthur!

ThisIsMummyPig Thu 29-Aug-13 23:48:26

I know one - was a bit hmm to start with, but it belongs to a lovely little boy, so I don't notice it now

aturtlenamedmack Thu 29-Aug-13 23:50:16

Ds has it as a middle name, it was nearly his first name but we changed our mind last min.
Ds is nearly 2 and I don't like it now, wish it wasn't in there at all but the reason for that is that it doesn't have any meaning for me and I wish I'd stuck with family names.
It is cute though and there are a lot of cute nickname possibilities.

Doodledumdums Thu 29-Aug-13 23:50:28

My Artie is SUPER gorgeous! grin

ShadowSummer Thu 29-Aug-13 23:53:02

I quite like it. It's been getting more popular over the last few years going by the baby name stats.

I've met one little Arthur (about 2 yrs old). Next youngest one I've met would be in his mid-30's.

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


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.

FoundAChopinLizt Fri 30-Aug-13 22:54:56

I knew a lovely French boy Arthur, pronounced Artoor.

Go for it.

Clary Fri 30-Aug-13 23:19:11

I am always surprised at how many people know Arthurs. I know one (apart from granddads etc), he is 14 and such a lovely boy grin

He has always been the only one in his school/Scout group etc and AFAIK he has liked that fact.

Seems that it is becoming more popular as people here are saying they know 2yos etc. I don't know many littlies any more (DS2 is 10) but holiday club this week with kids aged from babies upwards was still Alfie, Ollie, Luke and Alex.

OP do use it!

jinglebellmel Sat 31-Aug-13 07:53:29

Ok mission to convince dh begins today. I find a slow approach so he ends up thinking it was his idea works best, and I have 16 weeks to go so should be fine!

buttercrumble Sat 31-Aug-13 07:55:39

Absolutely love it smile

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