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how many kids do you know called Arlo and what are they like?

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gertrudestein Thu 04-Apr-13 15:08:48

I love this name, probably because it comes with NO connotations. I don't know anyone called Arlo apart from Arlo Guthrie.

However, I know it has shot up in popularity recently and friends of mine who already have kids casually tell me they know 4 or 5 Arlos. I don't want to give DS a faddy name, so I'm trying to guage how popular it really is.

So - as in the title: how many kids do you know called Arlo and what are they like?

(second bonus question: what do you imagine Arlo to be like?)

gymboywalton Thu 04-Apr-13 15:10:00

i don't know any kids called arlo
i think it's a dft name

i would expect an arlo to have slightly pretentious parents

BackforGood Thu 04-Apr-13 15:11:05



Sounds like a Tweenie to me

Chocotrekkie Thu 04-Apr-13 15:12:00

It's the name of the king vampire in twilight - that's what I would associate it with.... Sorry..

Heard it a couple of times recently for new babies but don't know any older ones with this name.

LaVitaBellissima Thu 04-Apr-13 15:12:07

I know one, lives in Australia aged 2, very cute blonde water baby

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 04-Apr-13 15:12:47


Nice boy

5eggstremelychocaletymadeggs Thu 04-Apr-13 15:13:34

My ds4 is rudi arlo after arlo guthrie! We love the name and dont know any others.

Chrck the national name statistics to get an idea if how popular it is but i dont think it was in the top 100 last yr.

VivClicquot Thu 04-Apr-13 15:13:47

Arlo was our chosen boys name - but we were destined to have two girls. grin

Don't know any others and quite frankly, I think its the coolest boys name going. Am v envyof anyone who gets to use it!

gertrudestein Thu 04-Apr-13 15:14:23

Ha ha - wow, I didn't know about Twilight! That is pretty disappointing (am prepared to accept I may be slightly pretentious, but a Twilight fan ...!) shock

AngryFeet Thu 04-Apr-13 15:14:45

I only know one and it is his middle name.

I kind of like it and kind of don't

VivClicquot Thu 04-Apr-13 15:14:45

Actually that's a lie - I do know one, a and he is also in Australia. Must be 3 or 4 years old now. Still envy!

5eggstremelychocaletymadeggs Thu 04-Apr-13 15:15:04

My rudi arlo is fab, blonde hair, blue eyrs and utterly adorable not that i any way biased!

gertrudestein Thu 04-Apr-13 15:15:11

Thanks 5eggs and Viv, I think you both have excellent taste!

sjupes Thu 04-Apr-13 15:19:07


Agree with pretentious parents but it depends on the area you live and who you associate with - if your friends kids are clarrissa penelope and cuthbert its fine but if they are david nathan and britney then noooooo chance it won't get your baby bullied sad

It's rubbish i'll admit but it's how britain seems to work.

lollypopsicle Thu 04-Apr-13 15:22:28

I know non and think its fab name. We can't use any name ending in O due to dounding crap with our surname so I'm also envy

MacCrackles Thu 04-Apr-13 15:28:08

I know of a baby about 6 months old or so. No idea about his personality and I'm afraid I can't remember his older siblings' names <helpful> but I do remember thinking Arlo was an unusual choice given their names. I quite like it but then I do like more unusual names.

Littleturkish Thu 04-Apr-13 15:31:17

I know a very handsome and cool Arlo from SA.

I like it but wouldn't personally use it.

TheCatInTheHairnet Thu 04-Apr-13 15:36:16

Similar (but different!), I have an Arlie. He's 16 and awesome, even if I do say so myself.

gertrudestein Thu 04-Apr-13 15:37:35

Lovely name TheCat, is that short for anything?

Jemimapuddleduk Thu 04-Apr-13 15:39:42

I know one and he is a lovely, very well behaved toddler. I don't think it's a pretentious name at all.

Caitycat Thu 04-Apr-13 15:41:32

I know one aged 6 months. Mum is quite nice but self-appointed expert on everything to do with babies so a bit irritating. Not keen on the name Myself but have heard other mums gushing to her about how nice it is!

RatPants Thu 04-Apr-13 15:45:58

We considered it, one of DH's favourite professional skateboarders is named Arlo Eisenberg but when we mentioned it people looked confused and said "Harlow?" grin so we chose something else.

racingheart Thu 04-Apr-13 15:48:55

I know one. He is stunningly good looking with long dark curls and is ace at sports. The girls all chase him. His name suits him. I like it.

TheCatInTheHairnet Thu 04-Apr-13 15:58:34

Gertrude, no. It's just Arlie. Arls for short!!

TheSecondComing Thu 04-Apr-13 16:04:28

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