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What do you think of the name Orson?

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rockandrose Wed 25-May-11 18:38:46

for a boy, thoughts pls - like or dislike and do you know any?

iEmbarassedMyself Wed 25-May-11 18:40:37

Only the one off Desperate Housewives
It reminds me of 'arson', not that keen.
There's also Orson Welles...

tummytickler Wed 25-May-11 19:08:05

I know of one and I don't like it.

pjani Wed 25-May-11 19:09:39

I think it's pretty cool actually.

CandiceMariePratt Wed 25-May-11 19:12:10

I know one and I do like it

WizzyBizzy Wed 25-May-11 19:12:41

Awesome Orson! Expect to hear that a lot.

rockandrose Wed 25-May-11 19:27:56

thanks all - very helpful

messagetoyourudy Wed 25-May-11 19:41:53

I know an Orson and he is a great little boy. Very arty, good at drawing, and interested in everything, always full of questions - so for me it is a very cool name.

pointydog Wed 25-May-11 19:55:26

I don't like it. And quite similar to Arse.

chocolateyclur Wed 25-May-11 20:27:11

I think it's a cool name BUT it also makes me think of

- Orson, the pig from Orson's Farm, a cartoon that was drawn by the same person who draws Garfield

- Orson Cart.

UrsulaBuffay Wed 25-May-11 20:28:25

Mork calling Orson. Come in Orson.

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 25-May-11 20:29:18

Beaten to it but my dad would say Orson Cart.

fluffygal Thu 26-May-11 11:03:28

I like it!

rockinhippy Thu 26-May-11 11:21:16

I was going to add - so long as your surname isn't Carte - but someone beat me to it already grin - there was actually a boy in a town I once lived with the name Orson Carte - what where the poor kids parents thinking confused

I don't dislike it, though there was a real cheeky boy in DDs nursery named Orson, I thought it a nice enough name, but he was a big strapping nightmare of a kid prone (amongst other things) to doing a runner in the direction of the main road - something by the grin on his face he just knew got a reaction out of his poor bedraggled Mum & Dad - I used to feel really sorry for the pair of them as they both just looked so worn out - so if a name fits a personality - perhaps not??

MamaLazarou Thu 26-May-11 12:01:27

It's a brilliant name, IMO. Would have been on my shortlist if it didn't sound so silly with my surname (not Cart).

Totties Thu 26-May-11 13:41:06

I think its a good name, its on my list.

Broody1976 Thu 26-May-11 16:43:36

My friend had a dog called Orson, so doesn't really work for me.

MelinaM Thu 26-May-11 18:19:30

I love itsmile

mopsyflopsy Fri 27-May-11 12:11:56

I really like Orson. Haven't met a real life Orson yet. Lovely name!

bigbluebump Fri 27-May-11 13:10:46

I like it.

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