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What do we think about the name Arden

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EarlyInTheMorning Thu 28-Feb-13 20:58:01

and what middle names would go nicely with it?

This is for my very good friend, currently living in Switzerland but eventually moving to the UK, her DH's surname starts with 'N' though. Would you think this as a problem?

SecretNutellaFix Sun 03-Mar-13 17:13:54

When children go through that really annoying pahse of rhyming thongs she will be Garden.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sun 03-Mar-13 17:11:51

I too thought of Arden as a boy's name. blush

Anyway middle names for Arden could be
Arden Sophia
Arden Eloise
Arden Jeannette
Arden Violet

but regardless, I think with their surname starting with N it might jar a little? How often do we rattle off a middle name when introducing ourselves? If that doesn't bother them Arwen could be a nice alternative?

Can I also suggest Aurora or Autumn.

FellNel Sun 03-Mar-13 02:46:40

I like it but I think the child will get called Hard On at school, and at uni, and quite possibly at work as well. So No.

freerangeeggs Sat 02-Mar-13 23:56:08

It could be a lovely name but it makes me think of erections. Which is a shame.

mewkins Sat 02-Mar-13 17:45:51

I know a man called Arden. It's quite a nice name.

Spoonful Sat 02-Mar-13 07:35:40

I thought hard on too. Sorry!

raisah Sat 02-Mar-13 07:34:22

Arden was the surname of a lady I used to work with. Again, lipstick comes to mind & I'm not keen on surnames as first names. but that's just my opinion.

DonderandBlitzen Thu 28-Feb-13 22:55:40

Was going to say i liked it, but good point about "hard on." So don't do it

Hard on here too, sorry!

ApplyYourself Thu 28-Feb-13 22:49:16

Makes me think of the dog food - Arden Grange.

Plus the hard on thing too

LynetteScavo Thu 28-Feb-13 22:47:46

I think of it as a girls name, as the only person I've ever known called Arden is a girl.

At first, I didn't like it, but it's really grown on me, and now I think it's lovely.

No idea about the surname, and I think any middle name they like would go.

littlemefi Thu 28-Feb-13 22:44:06

Have a friend who's DS is Arden, I really like the name, but I do remember when baby was born, my friend's DH went in to work and told work colleagues the name and they were taking the mickey and saying " sounds like hard on".

AmazingBouncingFerret Thu 28-Feb-13 22:39:55

Oh good i'm glad i'm not the only one that thought hard on.

Please don't do that to the poor child.

NorksAreMessy Thu 28-Feb-13 22:37:05

Very old school friend is Arden.
He is a boy...well a 52 year old boy, but a boy all the same

EarlyInTheMorning Thu 28-Feb-13 22:34:06

DF is worried about the two 'Ns' together, wait till I tell her what you lot have said...

Rhubarbgarden Thu 28-Feb-13 22:29:46

Oh I thought it was a boys name too. Hmm. No, don't like it for a girl.

Selks Thu 28-Feb-13 21:32:15

Poor child will be called HardOn by all the bullies. I wouldn't use that name for that reason.

Mononoke Thu 28-Feb-13 21:23:45

Ah yes I see Awsome Wellies beat me to it

Mononoke Thu 28-Feb-13 21:22:48

I love it and really wanted to use it until I told a friends Mum about it and she said " people will call him Hard on" grin I couldn't get that out of my head, so decided to go for something else.

5madthings Thu 28-Feb-13 21:22:22

There is lady who runs a fb page with six girls! Her youngest is Arden and is lovely, I really like it smile

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Thu 28-Feb-13 21:22:05

Oops! blush

I don't know why I automatically thought 'boy'!

Arden Emily?

Moominsarescary Thu 28-Feb-13 21:20:29

I liked it (for a boy) until someone on here said it sounded too much like hard on

EarlyInTheMorning Thu 28-Feb-13 21:17:42

The name will be for a girl and they're moving to London.

dopeysheep Thu 28-Feb-13 21:13:28

Was going to say exactly the same as awesome wellies.

5madthings Thu 28-Feb-13 21:12:36

I like it but as a girls name smile

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