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Immediate reactions to Arthur

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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.

KindleMum Wed 26-Dec-12 17:43:30

Depending on the accent local to you - will it bother you if he's mainly an Arfur?

sparkle12mar08 Wed 26-Dec-12 18:23:09

It's all right, nothing special.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 26-Dec-12 18:27:06

Love it!

I would use it but it would cause untold issues in my family because it was my paternal grandfathers name. Which isn't the only reason I like it. But I'd have to honour every other man in my family if I ever used it.

MissPricklePants Wed 26-Dec-12 18:30:57

Love it!!

Thisisaeuphemism Wed 26-Dec-12 18:32:22

DS was born shortly after Arthur miller died, I wanted it, DH said no!

It's growing in popularity around here (south east)

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 26-Dec-12 18:32:43

Love love love it, but OH says it's too old man like missing the pint entirely
Seriously cool name though

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 26-Dec-12 18:32:56

Point not pint

CitizenOscar Wed 26-Dec-12 22:18:15

Not a big fan myself but 2 separate friends called their sons Arthur within 2 weeks of each other last year!

HelpOneAnother Wed 26-Dec-12 23:05:26

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ArthurandGeorge Wed 26-Dec-12 23:07:19

Love it!

serin Wed 26-Dec-12 23:27:06

All it brings to mind is this chap Arthur

What's not to like? grin

preggersbycheggers Thu 27-Dec-12 07:09:46

My DS is called Arthur. He is nearly 2 now.

We first announced his name there was genuine shock including my DM refusing to call him Arthur and instead calling him the baby!

I still love it and also like the fact there is no abbreviation.

Very popular. Three in my school atm.

FaLaLaLaLauraPalmer Thu 27-Dec-12 09:39:39

No abbreviation, preggers? Art and Artie are both derivatives of Arthur (as is the less common 'Thor'!)

MyFabulousBoys Thu 27-Dec-12 09:45:14

Great! But I had a lovely Arthur in my family so that probably influences my feelings!

Chottie Thu 27-Dec-12 09:47:24

It was my GF name and my late uncles and now I have a year old cousin called Arthur. It really suits him, he is one of those 'Winston Churchill' type babies.

zxcv123 Thu 27-Dec-12 11:40:24

I like it and it's definitely become more popular recently. One of David Cameron's children is called Arthur. And I wonder if Wills & Kate have a son if they'll choose it? (Who could resist the temptation of a future King Arthur?? Especially with Merlin being on the telly and all that!)

almapudden Thu 27-Dec-12 12:19:06

I loved it until I taught a horrible one. Now it reminds me of him! But it is a lovely, strong name.

ThinkAboutItOnBoxingDay Thu 27-Dec-12 13:42:22

Love it.

There is a theory that the king arthur character was actually a nickname, 'arthur' means the bear in some old welsh dialect. That's me done on random fact of the day!

LoveYouForeverMyBaby Thu 27-Dec-12 14:29:43

To be honest I used to think of it as an old grand dad type name, old fashioned etc, but I do know a baby Arthur and have come round to seeing it as a lovely, strong name.

perplexedpirate Thu 27-Dec-12 14:34:31

It reminds me of Arthur Darvill, who is hot.
Also, Art is a cool nickname.
I would consider this for a DS2. Really like it.

NotInGuatemalaNowDrRopata Thu 27-Dec-12 14:38:18

It's ok, but what would put me off is the knowledge that so many people would pronounce it "Arfur"

DebK2012 Thu 27-Dec-12 15:23:00

Know a knew born one and they call him Arthur Christmas wink

DebK2012 Thu 27-Dec-12 15:23:23

Meant to be newborn blush

Dogsmom Thu 27-Dec-12 21:59:16

My first thought is 'Aaarrrffuuurrr' from On The Buses.

I reckon it's going to be the new Harry soon though as it's starting to become popular again.

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