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Boys name HELP!

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Alfie100 Fri 22-Feb-13 15:06:31

2 weeks until baby is due and we cannot decide on a boys name! DH is french so has to work with a french accent. Don't want anything too popular, in France or UK as probably moving to France in a couple of years. So far we love Oscar but too popular here. Love Theo but too popular in France. Like Isaac but also v popjlar here. Other two optoons are Arlo and Alban/Albin. Neither too popular here (in Scotland) but not sure how a) Arlo works on a grown up (ie think its fav for a child but not convinced it works on a businessman...?) and b) how Albin/Alban would be pronounced. In Scotland we'd say Al-bin (like Alvin but with a b) but wondering if in England its mkre like All-bin which I don't like so much...


SarahD72 Fri 22-Feb-13 15:28:11

Go with what you like and not what is popular or not popular. Names are in and out of fashion and something that is not popular now will be again in a year or two. My eldest is an Andrew, only knew one other Andrew at the time (his uncle) and by the time he started school he had three friends called Andrew.

Zaphiro Fri 22-Feb-13 17:31:04

Leonard/Leo? Out of your options I like Isaac.

nelly83 Fri 22-Feb-13 17:53:57

I have an Alexander Theo. would that work? i love Isaac. maybe u should go for a name u love and not worry about how popular it is? easier said than done i know!

good luck!

Alfie100 Fri 22-Feb-13 17:56:19

Love Leo but its also really popular...And there's a cousin Alexander...x

Zaphiro Fri 22-Feb-13 18:49:55

Miles or Milo? James? Archer?

Lionsntigersnbears Fri 22-Feb-13 19:41:56

How about Alden if you're not sure about Albin?

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Fri 22-Feb-13 19:44:09

Go with Arlo. Great name.

LynetteScavo Fri 22-Feb-13 19:45:50


Alban just makes me think of Dr Alban

fieldfare Fri 22-Feb-13 20:10:35

Arlo is a super name. I like that one the most fom your list.

Alfie100 Fri 22-Feb-13 20:29:14

Are there any french mums out there who can tell me if Arlo "works" in french? My DH isn't totally convinced that it does but I don't know why....? X

1978andallthat Fri 22-Feb-13 20:37:00

I love David/Davide

LynetteScavo Fri 22-Feb-13 22:16:14


LynetteScavo Fri 22-Feb-13 22:16:33

Or Luke/luc?

LynetteScavo Fri 22-Feb-13 22:19:51







I'm think some names are pronounced very differently in French and English, and Theo is one of them.

nannyof3 Fri 22-Feb-13 22:21:48

How about Karsten ?

LynetteScavo Fri 22-Feb-13 22:25:35




HormoneHell Sat 23-Feb-13 08:09:59

Isaac is fab and not that popular. I know two Arlos, 3 Theo's but no Isaacs.

Coconutty Sat 23-Feb-13 08:13:17

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flowerygirl Sat 23-Feb-13 08:24:35

I know this may sound strange but how about spelling Arlo, Arlow? Looks a bit more grown up?

BananaHammocks Sat 23-Feb-13 08:52:34

Alban makes me think All Bran.

IAmLouisWalsh Sat 23-Feb-13 14:03:24

Arlo. Love it.

MummyduckB Sat 23-Feb-13 17:36:57

I love Arlo. It has a really nice "ring" to it.

DialMforMummy Sat 23-Feb-13 20:00:15

A French mate of mine has an Arlo. AFAIK it was well received by her family. Theo is a different pronunciation in French so it would not work.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sat 23-Feb-13 20:40:47

Arlo is my sons name,I adore it.
but,if you're not sure,how about Arno? (It's French)

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