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Arthur, Wilfred or Reuben?

(51 Posts)
Flowerface Mon 18-Oct-10 19:06:04

Wilfred doesn't go with our surname really, but I LOVE it... Thoughts?

deaddei Mon 18-Oct-10 19:07:50

Truly awful- Wilfred that is.
Not keen on Arthur.
I like Reuben though.

tummytickler Mon 18-Oct-10 19:09:27

I like them all, Arthur is a bit too trendy for me at the moment though.
Wilfred is quite sweet.
Reuben is my favourite, strong and classic.

KenDoddsDadsZombieDogsNotDead Mon 18-Oct-10 19:10:29

I love Wilfred
Reuben is horrible
Arthur ok

zachsmama Mon 18-Oct-10 19:18:58

Don't like Wilfred or Arthur. I do like Reuben though.

Chillibud Mon 18-Oct-10 19:19:43

Wilfred - LOVE it!

LetThereBeRock Mon 18-Oct-10 19:26:10

Reuben is lovely.

Wilfred is awful.

I don't like Arthur.

cupcake75 Mon 18-Oct-10 20:15:21

I like Wilfred, especially Wilf for a nickname.

MrsvWoolf Mon 18-Oct-10 21:16:42

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usualsuspect Mon 18-Oct-10 21:18:26

Wilfred and Arthur are truly awful
so Reuben for me

traceybath Mon 18-Oct-10 21:19:49

I've got an Arthur and obviously think its a lovely name.

Have had lots of positive comments from all sorts of people.

littlemisslozza Mon 18-Oct-10 22:26:39

I like all three. I know a 2 year old Wilfred who goes by Wilf and it really suits him, I think it will be quite cool when he's bigger! Also know a 3 year old Reuben, but I've seen all sorts of mis-spellings from mutual friends which could be annoying.

mathanxiety Mon 18-Oct-10 22:29:26

In order:
Reuben
Wilfred

Arthur, but I like Artur (Polish)

Flowerface Tue 19-Oct-10 08:47:38

Arthur was originally our first choice (it was my great-grandfather's name). Is it very trendy these days? I have never met a child/baby Arthur...

I love Wilf, but our surname begins with F, so it may not work...

alittleteapot Wed 20-Oct-10 14:12:36

I've met a couple of lovely young Wilfies. Also like Reuben. Not keen on Arthur.

MrsJohnDeere Wed 20-Oct-10 14:19:26

Love Wilfred
Like Arthur
Really don't like Reuben

NoahAndTheWhale Wed 20-Oct-10 14:21:13

Not keen on Wilfred
Know a couple of children called Arthur - it hasn't really grown on me yet
Like Reuben. DS has one in his class at school. Not sure how you could misspell it confused

ValiumSkeleton Wed 20-Oct-10 18:15:44

Reuben. It's a great name.

Wilfred is a bit silly. Like you want William but are trying to be different. There's something a bit goofy about it.

Arthur is one of those terribly urbane-chic old man chic names that is so self-conscious it's nearly choking itself.

brittan76 Wed 20-Oct-10 18:28:09

I know 3 baby Wilfs so in my head, it's very popular.

Arthur is very nice. I don't tend to go for biblical names so Reuben isn't to my taste.

littlemisslozza Wed 20-Oct-10 18:43:25

Misspellings are Rueben and Ruben (although I think this is actually a valid spelling).

Tamasine Wed 20-Oct-10 21:20:09

I like Wilfred and Arthur the best.
Wilf was on our list for both sons and DS2 ended up being Arthur - a name we both liked very much and also a family name. (Although apparently it is for other much more exciting reasons according to Valiumskeleton so thanks for the analysis!)

pettyprudence Wed 20-Oct-10 21:54:22

Im considering Arthur too as its DHs grandfathers name - didn't realise it had become so popular!

I think wilfred rocks!

Mitchymum Thu 28-Oct-10 22:48:24

Reuben is the best

smother Thu 28-Oct-10 23:00:35

ooh, these are all very nice, would find it hard to chose between them. wilfred sounds the most unusual to my ears, but the nn Will not so good. hmmm. If I had to vote, I'd go for wilfred because it's the most original, but I've got a bit of a soft spot for Arthus too. What about Rufus?

smother Thu 28-Oct-10 23:01:48

Arthus! sorry, invented a new name here.

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