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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...


forgottenpassword Sun 24-Feb-13 08:27:13


insideleg Sat 23-Feb-13 20:49:45


FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sat 23-Feb-13 20:43:53

Hmmm,well this site says it's French,others claim German...

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)

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.

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

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

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

Arlo. Love it.

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

Alban makes me think All Bran.

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?

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

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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.

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




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

How about Karsten ?

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.

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

Or Luke/luc?

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


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

I love David/Davide

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

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

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

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


Alban just makes me think of Dr Alban

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

Go with Arlo. Great name.

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

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

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

Miles or Milo? James? Archer?

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

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

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!

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