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Arlo, Ringo or Ely?!?! Or something else?

(41 Posts)
DueSaturday Wed 17-Nov-10 21:09:00

We have two girls called Mollie and Isla and have a boy due on Saturday but still can't decide on a name! We'd like something that is a bit different to the Archie, Stanley type names and are thinking of Arlo or possibly Ringo or Ely. Any other ideas? And does Arlo sound silly when we already have an Isla?! Thanks!

pointydog Wed 17-Nov-10 21:13:18

Arlo's the best of the bunch. Very boho arty. But yes, too close to Isla for my liking.

DueSaturday Wed 17-Nov-10 21:15:34

I meant Eli not Ely by the way!

Ineedsomesleep Wed 17-Nov-10 21:17:26

Congratulations Due smile. Agree with Pointy, Eli is my favourite but not is Isla. So my next choice from your list is Arlo.

MissMashMissMash Wed 17-Nov-10 21:21:52

Arlo is my favourite and goes the best with the other names. Also like Asa but I don't think that it goes with Isla.

Beamur Wed 17-Nov-10 21:22:51


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pinguwings Wed 17-Nov-10 21:24:49

Ringo is the only one which compliments your other dc. Too many ls otherwise.

Quite like Ringo actually.

nevergoogle Wed 17-Nov-10 21:25:13

not ringo.

i like arlo.

what about ivo?

Beamur Wed 17-Nov-10 21:25:56

Ivo is nice.

MakemineaGandT Wed 17-Nov-10 21:27:34


GrimmaTheNome Wed 17-Nov-10 21:28:29

Glad it wasn't really Ely. Was imagining a set of sibs named after cathedrals ...

maktaitai Wed 17-Nov-10 21:30:15

God, Ringo? that makes me itch tbh.

Eli or Arlo both good IMO, though Arlo has had a surge if that bothers you.

Inigo a very good call.

IlanaK Wed 17-Nov-10 21:30:40

I have an Elye. Pronounced the same as Eli.

mrsissue Wed 17-Nov-10 21:33:30

I liked Eli but picked Ezra instead, I think there are going to be a lot of Eli’s soon not that I think that’s a bad thing. Thank god you meant Eli and Ely because Ely is quite a rough place near Cardiff!

mumatron Wed 17-Nov-10 21:38:43

phew, was just about to beg you not to use Ely! as mrsissue says it's a bit of a rough spot here in Cardiff.

from your list i like Arlo best.

i liked Evan for a boy, and would of used it this time if dd2 had been a ds.

good luck!

clumsymumluckybaby Thu 18-Nov-10 16:51:36

I have a 10 week old Arlo,and I LOVE it!
I also concidered,

Edward,nn teddy

4madboys Thu 18-Nov-10 16:54:45

my ds4 is called Rudi Arlo, ds3 was meant to be Arlo but a mum at toddlers used it a few weeks before me!

i love arlo as a name, also like Eli

applecharlotte Thu 18-Nov-10 16:59:28

How about Albie? Thats the name we have decided on. I love Arlo but DP pointed out we live a bit close to Harlow in Essex to name our first born that!

clumsymumluckybaby Thu 18-Nov-10 17:02:21

I'm actualy quite jealous of 'rudi arlo' I very nearley used arlo rudy,but dp vetoed at the last minute for arlo phoenix.

Hedwig3 Thu 18-Nov-10 19:36:04

Eli is good.


Highlandgirl Thu 18-Nov-10 19:55:16


tummytickler Thu 18-Nov-10 19:56:33

I have an 8 year old ELi and love that - however it sounds rubbish with Isla, they run into each other a bit,
Arlo is very, very now, and I fear it will date a lot more than your other two (one biblical classic, one just a bit mad). I do not like Arlo anyway, and will be everywhere soon, new Felix imo.
Ringo is a bit mad, but nice, so mad that it is cute. My dd would choose this.
I think Ringo flows best with you dd's, but Arlo is more in keeping with their style.

mopsyflopsy Thu 18-Nov-10 21:32:44

Eli and Arlo do not work with your dd's name Isla. Say them quickly together and they indeed run into each other too much.

From your suggestions I think Ringo works best with Isla and Mollie. Ringo is also the most 'masculine' sounding imo.

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