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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.

babysaurus Sun 06-Jan-13 23:35:56

Like it but its VERY fashionable at the moment! Arthur's are currently either over 80 or under 5

PartTimeModel Sun 06-Jan-13 23:33:01

Love itsmile

stayinginstate Sun 06-Jan-13 23:23:25

Dreadful name, my immediate reaction is disbelief that anyone could really use it but I have an aversion to grandpa names generally.

AuntyAnna Sun 06-Jan-13 01:25:49

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AuntieShirley Sun 06-Jan-13 00:54:42

Very, very trendy and I am not keen at all.

VickyU Sat 05-Jan-13 22:20:44

I absolutely love Arthur. In fact I think we are going to use it ourselves for DS1 due in three weeks! BUT - I am having second thoughts simply based on how crazily popular it seems to have become literally in the last few months. I have three facebook friends (who don't know each other) who have all given birth to boys in the last two weeks. Two of them have been called Arthur and one of them is George Arthur. Now I know that is not a very scientific study of the popularity of the name Arthur....but it has freaked me out a bit!

seeker Wed 02-Jan-13 10:06:15

My first though?

"Not another Arthur!"

lollystix Wed 02-Jan-13 10:04:40


Ihatepeas Wed 02-Jan-13 08:13:11

Gorgeous! I know a lovely little Arthur. It's a fabulous name!

3smellysocks Tue 01-Jan-13 23:39:43

solid fab name

Jakeyblueblue Tue 01-Jan-13 17:30:41

I love it. Sadly dh hates it. Thinks its an old farts name. I've always liked it but knew I probably wouldn't ever use it because of that reason, but there was a young handsome presenter on the Paralympics called Arthur and I actually thought it really suited him as young man and sounded pretty cool.
I don't think he will ever let me have it as a first name but its a def contender for a middle name if we ever have another boy grin

FiveFestiveFlowers Mon 31-Dec-12 23:43:24

It was my great uncle's name and he was born in 1894, so it's an old man's name to me. He was sweet though.

PickledInAPearTree Mon 31-Dec-12 23:00:27

It's not that common where I am! It's on my list for ds2 love it.

Tigerbomb Mon 31-Dec-12 22:57:29

It was my Dads name - I think of Arthur Daley and Arthur Fowler before anything else

An old man's name

justaweeone Mon 31-Dec-12 22:46:12

Love it
Know a 12 year old one

spudmurphy Mon 31-Dec-12 22:43:23

Old man's name. Sorry.grin

muffinino82 Mon 31-Dec-12 22:32:25

Love it. Welsh for bear-like, very manly wink

These days, it makes me think of Inception and the rather lovely Joseph Gordon Levitt. Nothing but positives for me grin

Clary Mon 31-Dec-12 14:24:14

The Arthur I know well is never ever nicknamed, so I am basing it on that. Obviously you can shorten it if you want tho I don't know anyone who goes by Art or Thor, myself.

My point was that if your name is Thomas or Madeline it is very difficult to avoid Tom and Maddie. I just prefer names that are used in full (tho DS2 is known always as his shorter version, so that makes no sense!)

BTW fashionable must be very regional I think. As I say, the 13yo is the only one in his school (1200); I think there is one in DS2's infant and junior (500) and none where I teach (1000+)

usualsuspect3 Mon 31-Dec-12 12:52:57

It was my Dads name, I don't like it though.

It will always be an old mans name to me.

specialknickers Mon 31-Dec-12 12:51:55

It's very fashionable where I live - that would put me off a bit (fashionable soon becomes a bit too popular and then dated) but its a good strong name. I wanted it for ds but was over ruled...

Rowan1204 Mon 31-Dec-12 10:34:43

Love it and have decided if my twins are boys one of them will definitely be an Arthur. Artie for short. If you love it then go for it!

spottyock Sun 30-Dec-12 20:02:28

Love it!
It was my paternal GD's name and definitely the front runner if this one is a boy.

AmazingBouncingFerret Sun 30-Dec-12 15:24:36

My nephew is called Arthur. Or Ar-Ha as my DD calls him because she struggled with it at first! grin

smother Sun 30-Dec-12 15:19:22

I love it too. Also love Hector.

OhGood Sun 30-Dec-12 12:09:08

On my list too! Not sure about 'Art' and 'Artie' though and I am an inveterate shortner of names. What are you thinking for a short version?

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