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Immediate reactions to Arthur

(81 Posts)
Ruththetooth Wed 26-Dec-12 16:37:40

I really like it and think it's a good, solid, masculine name but not sure if I'm brave enough to use it as I'm sure some people will think it's a really odd choice. I'd love to know your immediate and honest first reactions to it. I know I shouldn't be bothered by what other people think but that's how I am...obviously, or I wouldn't be asking for your opinions.

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Wed 26-Dec-12 16:39:06

I love Arthur, was very soundly vetoed by DH though.

Sunnywithachanceofjinglebells Wed 26-Dec-12 16:39:24

I think it's absolutely lovely. smile

Bajas Wed 26-Dec-12 16:39:28

Love it smile

AmberLeaf Wed 26-Dec-12 16:39:45

I did think 'Athur Fowler' for a second BUT, I do really like the name Arthur!

I love it actually, cure on a little boy, but 'mannish' enough for when he is older.

ChoccyJules Wed 26-Dec-12 16:41:24

Lovely :-)

Nishky Wed 26-Dec-12 16:42:32


1978andallthat Wed 26-Dec-12 16:44:46

I knew someone at university called this and thought it was unbelievably posh. But like it now.

GrandPoohBah Wed 26-Dec-12 16:46:25

I like smile

Melody3boys Wed 26-Dec-12 16:47:09

Personally, I don't like it...but as a small child out next door neighbour was called Arthur so maybe I've just got it in my head as an old man's name. I have come across it on a few small boys though so it seems socially acceptable. Sorry, I'm not really much help!

lalalonglegs Wed 26-Dec-12 16:57:40

I don't think you have to be brave - there's quite a few Arthurs round our way. I didn't used to like it but am becoming inured as I get to know more of them.

chinglebellsbatmansmells Wed 26-Dec-12 16:57:49

I love it.

Welovecouscous Wed 26-Dec-12 17:00:45

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thundernlightning Wed 26-Dec-12 17:03:33

Love it smile

Selks Wed 26-Dec-12 17:03:45

I like it

Indith Wed 26-Dec-12 17:05:06

I have. a 9 month old one. most people say they like it.

drownangels Wed 26-Dec-12 17:08:46

Hate it!

everlong Wed 26-Dec-12 17:08:46

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notnowImreading Wed 26-Dec-12 17:08:58

King of the Britons! (Might get some minor teasing when his friends discover Monty Python in their early teens). As associations go, it's pretty good.

Catsu Wed 26-Dec-12 17:11:25

It was my boy name when I had dd. it's gorgeous!!

FaLaLaLaLauraPalmer Wed 26-Dec-12 17:31:13

It's a fine name - not unusual at all, currently a very popular, common name. No 'bravery' required!

Clary Wed 26-Dec-12 17:35:16

Arthur not an odd choice. I luuurrrve it. Everyone can spell it and say it and it is nickname free which I like.

Names of that era are becoming more popular as I am sure you know.

I know a lovely one who is 13yo grin - he is the only one in his school (which he likes) but we have come across one or two others (one is in DS2's school, aged 7 I think) so it's not totally out there.

NellyBluth Wed 26-Dec-12 17:36:38

Love love love it. It was very high up our list for a DS. I'm almost slightly annoyed DD has an 'A' name as I don't think we can use Arthur for any future DS's!

KindleMum Wed 26-Dec-12 17:37:27

I don't like it at all but it's very popular at present so I don't see that you need to be brave, if you like it, use it - it's not like he'll be the only Arthur at school - I know 3 under 5 yrs at present.

LaCiccolina Wed 26-Dec-12 17:38:30



Round table.

Quite like it. Def like short of "art". Very cool.

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