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Harlow/Harlowe for a girl????

(27 Posts)
Queenie68 Sun 10-Feb-13 11:17:40

I love the name Harper but now the Beckhams have used it it's a no go sad( also love Willow but this seems to be growing rapidly in popularity. So ... I've seen the name Harlow come up a few times & it combines 2 of my favourite names. Thoughts please & which spelling is better??

SavoyCabbage Sun 10-Feb-13 11:21:17

I think it's quite nice. I like it without the 'e' better. Harlow Madden is five now and it's never become a celebrity/popular name.

edam Sun 10-Feb-13 11:23:00

Definitely without an 'e'. Wouldn't be my choice but hey ho, your baby your decision.

Fallenangle Sun 10-Feb-13 11:23:32

Have you been to Harlow? It isn't exactly Florence. But then Brooklyn isn't either. Think through likely nicknames - Harry, Harl....

bruffin Sun 10-Feb-13 11:28:10

Its dreadful
You are either naming the child after a grey town in Essex or after someone's surname.

Fallenangle Sun 10-Feb-13 11:28:13

Oh and do you live in an area where kids drop their Hs? You don't want to keep explaining that she is not named for Arlo Guthrie. Does it go with your surname?

meditrina Sun 10-Feb-13 11:32:04

It's not caught on because "the "t" is silent, as in Harlow".

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 10-Feb-13 11:33:39

I really like it think it's a fab choice

ProphetOfDoom Sun 10-Feb-13 11:33:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Rooneyisalwaysmoaning Sun 10-Feb-13 11:37:33

Oh God I was born there...don't do it! It's like calling a kid Wallasey or Toxteth.

FortyFacedFuckers Sun 10-Feb-13 11:37:46

I really like Harlow

Rooneyisalwaysmoaning Sun 10-Feb-13 11:38:38

No one who lives in Harlow would even say Harlow. It's Arlo. There's Old arlo and new arlo as well.

tasfi26 Sun 10-Feb-13 11:39:23

I think it's a lovely name smile

thesnootyfox Sun 10-Feb-13 11:46:52

I don't normally comment on baby name threads because I think it is a matter of personal taste and nobody's business etc. However on this occasion I feel obliged to say please don't - there are thousands of other names to choose from please don't give your daughter the same name as a drab town in Essex. If you like that kind of name how about Halle or Liberty? There are not many of them about and they have a much nicer sound to them.

gymboywalton Sun 10-Feb-13 11:48:33

It's not caught on because "the "t" is silent, as in Harlow".

this is exactly what i thought!!!!
it's a dreadful thing to call a child!!!
why on earth, when there are so many really beautiful names about, call your child after a nothing town in a nothing place?

Fallenangle Sun 10-Feb-13 13:20:08

What about Marlow. Thats a naice town in Buckinghamshire or,with an e, a poet. Very classy.

Branleuse Sun 10-Feb-13 13:23:11

how about Basildon?

Fallenangle Sun 10-Feb-13 13:34:02

Basildon - boys name. James' brother.

meditrina Sun 10-Feb-13 13:37:42


pixiestix Sun 10-Feb-13 14:51:13

I like it - provided you live absolutely no where near Essex. I like Harper too. Who cares what the Beckhams called their child?

SavoyCabbage Sun 10-Feb-13 20:00:43

grin I've never heard if the place harlow! So I didn't know all that.

There's a boy at our school (not in uk) called Corby and I can't get past the fact whereas nobody else has ever heard of it.

legallyblond Sun 10-Feb-13 20:03:51

DD was born in Harlow. Wonderful maternity unit. My god though. The WORST town I have ever been to! Don't. Please, don't!

SoftSheen Sun 10-Feb-13 20:09:38

Willow- a beautiful tree with silvery leaves

Harlow- a miserable grey town in Essex

I'd go with Willow...

Thisisaeuphemism Sun 10-Feb-13 20:13:35

It is a terrible place. Laindon or Barking would be preferable.

VinegarDrinker Sun 10-Feb-13 20:17:29

Harlow (the town) is an absolute dive. Apologies to any Harlow dwellers.

I can't get on with the current middle class trend for "Arlo" either, it just sounds like someone from Harlow saying Harlow.

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