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(42 Posts)
VickyU Fri 07-Dec-12 18:35:42

Our surname is very difficult and starts with the letter 'U' (as my username might suggest!). I think this means that names we really love with vowels at the end (Milo, Arlo, Ivo) are out of the question but would love to hear thoughts on that. Other than that, we have:

Arthur (Artie)
Albert (Bertie)
Wilfrid (Wilf)
Otis (DH loves, i'm not sure I have the nerve!)

We were decided on Felix for quite a while until it was noted at my baby shower that his initials would be FU!

Thanks in advance x

TheMonster Fri 07-Dec-12 18:36:39

Arthur is the best of the bunch.

DewDr0p Fri 07-Dec-12 18:38:03

Like Arthur and Bertie best. Not so keen on Wilf.

Otis might be a grower grin

LynetteScavo Fri 07-Dec-12 18:39:42


I know a child Otis, he's great!

I think you can have an o next to U. Milo Underwood for example is fine.

howcomes Fri 07-Dec-12 18:40:39

Otis or Wilfred, there was a Wolfred at ds swim class last year

BarbieDahl Fri 07-Dec-12 18:40:53

Arthur and Albert are also favourites for baby Cambridge
Don't like Wilf
Otis is ok
Love Felix, shame about FU

VickyU Fri 07-Dec-12 18:44:28

Thanks so much everyone. Lynette - the problem with our surname is that the U is pronounced 'ewe' if that makes sense rather than 'Uh' as in Underwood!

CarlingBlackMabel Fri 07-Dec-12 18:47:35

All lovely names smile

Geranium3 Fri 07-Dec-12 18:48:44


chesterton2 Fri 07-Dec-12 19:03:15

I love all of them

Pleasenomorepeppa Fri 07-Dec-12 19:07:09

I love all of them. Bertie & Arthur are my favourites smile.

HDee Fri 07-Dec-12 19:21:06

Otis isn't too awful, the other names are shit.

VickyU Fri 07-Dec-12 19:25:28

Thanks so much for all of your opinions. Good and bad! it's so difficult isn't it as its so subjective but really great to hear what people think.

StrawberryMojito Fri 07-Dec-12 19:32:13

Otis is my favourite out of your list. In fact, I am surprised you consider it to be the risk choice.

ArtigeneAuberchoke Fri 07-Dec-12 19:36:45

I think you can have a name finishing 'o' with a 'ewe' surname. For example Arlo Yewtree sounds fine. I love Ivor shortened to Ivo, would that work? All your other names are ok although I don't personally like Otis.

FriggFRIGG Fri 07-Dec-12 20:33:03

I have an Arlo,Best Name Ever wink

I think o U names would be fine really....

Arlo Ulysse
Ivo Ulysse
Milo Ulysse

Ivor Ulysse is an option perhaps? Shortened to Ivo?

Also like Bertie and Artie. smile

katiecubs Fri 07-Dec-12 22:43:19


I have a Felix though and love that more!

IwishyouaMerryChristmas Fri 07-Dec-12 22:45:30

Otis makes me think of lifts.

Bertie and Wilf are my favourites from your list.

Slothlorien Fri 07-Dec-12 22:46:41

Great names. smile

forgetmenots Sat 08-Dec-12 00:46:10

Love Milo and Arlo, and I think they are fine with a U surname, just not an O!

Like Bertie and Arthur, also like Archie if that makes it less Royal-potential! Not keen on Wilfrid, and Otis I like but it sounds like a young name to me, not sure if it would grow with him?... Good list, though, like your style.

PearlyWhites Sat 08-Dec-12 12:24:45

Felixs reminds me if a cat

PearlyWhites Sat 08-Dec-12 12:24:55


StockingFilly Sat 08-Dec-12 12:27:47

Love Otis. Arthur is sweet.

Wilfred is foul and try-hard.

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 12:28:27

the nickname diminutives I don't like,too cutesy
like all the names
but Otis I like best

natsmum100 Sun 09-Dec-12 14:12:09

Agree with other posters - names ending with o would go with surname beginning with U. Names ending with consonants may run into surname.

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