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(35 Posts)
gertrudestein Tue 18-Jun-13 14:00:24

what is your first thought?

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 20-Jun-13 20:53:56

Lots of Arlos

rockybalboa Thu 20-Jun-13 20:52:44

I do like it but have northern IL's who drop their H's and we are prob no more than 30 miles from Harlow so it wouldn't work for us. Did suggest it though.

bugsybill Wed 19-Jun-13 22:56:11

I like it but I was very surprised to hear it (2 years ago?) as I had never heard it before and then there was a baby called arlo and a couple more since.

So I think it will be one of those names that is not very common but because it is different people pay attention when they hear it and they start to think that there are little arlos everywhere (even though there aren't that many!)

BelaLug0si Tue 18-Jun-13 23:38:49

This is who it makes me think of. Depends if you watch Justified I guess.

LackaDAISYcal Tue 18-Jun-13 23:38:19

I love it; I can just see him as a floppy haired, blonde, brown eyed cherub.

Wish I had chosen it for DS2 now; he and DD's names both end in "-ly" and no matter which one I call for, they both shout "yes?"

AThingInYourLife Tue 18-Jun-13 23:33:10

There may not be many Arlos, but I seem to know all of them grin

In my world there are more Arlos than Jacks.

5madthings Tue 18-Jun-13 23:25:01

Last year Oscar was in top 20. Year before it was lower.

In the last three years arlo isn't even in the top 100 names.

5madthings Tue 18-Jun-13 23:22:48

Its not popular, it hasn't even made it into the top 100 names!

Oscar is in the top 50 names, about 30ish I think?

dementedma Tue 18-Jun-13 23:21:33

Very popular now. Like Oscar was a few years back.will date, I suspect

FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 18-Jun-13 22:38:48

Love it

allinatizz Tue 18-Jun-13 22:00:21

I liked it but DC2 turned out to be a girl. I still like it and have heard of 2 babies in the last 18 months with the name. Go for it, it isn't particularly popular, but it is nice.

5madthings Tue 18-Jun-13 21:57:36

Love it, its ds4's middle name.

And athing if you look at the name statistics there are not 'many' arlos at all.

LittleMilla Tue 18-Jun-13 21:55:04

Really like it. Agree that is some parts it's becoming quite trendy so not sure how keen you are for a unique name?

Sanjifair Tue 18-Jun-13 21:51:49

The problem is that the Harlow locals pronounce it 'Arlo'. I just couldn't use it.

burberryqueen Tue 18-Jun-13 20:15:07

now say Arlo in an upper middle class accent (thinking of nephew here) it sounds nothing like Harlow

Heavywheezing Tue 18-Jun-13 17:10:00

There is/was somebody on 5live called Arlo White, which sounds a bit like Isle of Wight, so it depends on your surname, I suppose

MrsDeVere Tue 18-Jun-13 17:07:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Damnautocorrect Tue 18-Jun-13 17:03:41

Have you ever been to harlow Essex?
Now say Harlow in a towie way, what do you get?
The name itself is lovely but that's what it makes me think of

ImaginaryHat Tue 18-Jun-13 16:57:38

Love it, doesn't work with our surname though so will never get to use it sad

AThingInYourLife Tue 18-Jun-13 16:55:36

4 years ago there were no Arlos (Guthrie aside).

Now there are many.

A child called Arlo is the poster boy for trendy, faddish names.

It is a good name though.

Elquota Tue 18-Jun-13 16:52:18

I like it.

MrsDeVere Tue 18-Jun-13 16:51:44

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GingerCurry Tue 18-Jun-13 16:47:54

Not too keen myself.
I will sit in your DHs camp on this one.

ditsygem Tue 18-Jun-13 16:24:33

I think it's lovely

Purplehonesty Tue 18-Jun-13 14:27:00

Like it

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