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Arthur, Henry, George, Jacob or Jack? Vote!

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Stewpid Wed 03-Jul-13 12:49:13

Please could you vote for your favourite: Arthur, Henry, George, Jacob or Jack.

EggInABap Wed 03-Jul-13 12:50:06

Arthur. The others are too common for me smile

apatchylass Wed 03-Jul-13 12:51:27

That's really hard. I love them all (except Jacob - the name means 'cheat' which puts me off.)

Probably Arthur but only because the others are so popular generally. And there's something squidgy and cuddly about Arthur for a toddler, then robuist for a child, and then he can be a mean and moody Art when he's a teen. It's a really flexible name.

Also, I once taught an Arthur who was one of the loveliest children ever.

AmberSocks Wed 03-Jul-13 12:54:46

jacob and Jack are really really popular where i live,infact all names with J seem to be!I like George but i am biased!Arthur is great but i know a really awful adult one so it puts me off else i probably would of used it myself.Henry again is slightly too popular but still nice.

Longdistance Wed 03-Jul-13 12:56:14

Henry, George, Jack.

peachypips Wed 03-Jul-13 12:58:45

I like in order:

Who cares about popularity- just choose the one you like wink

LittlePandaBear Wed 03-Jul-13 13:01:30

Mr order of favourite to least:


IHeartKingThistle Wed 03-Jul-13 13:03:44


CPtart Wed 03-Jul-13 13:32:26


CakesAreNotTheAnswer Wed 03-Jul-13 13:39:09

I know at least 3 babies with each of those names. Just ifthat makes a difference to you. ..

othersideofchannel Wed 03-Jul-13 13:41:05

They are all very widely used already and I don't find any of them really lovely. But wouldn't life be dull if we all like the same names...Just choose the one YOU love!!

DolphinnosePotatoes Wed 03-Jul-13 13:45:08

Personally, I love the name Henry. I wouldn't choose it myself as it's so popular but if that sort of thing doesn't bother you...

Second choice George, third choice Arthur.

night1971 Wed 03-Jul-13 13:46:27


CarriMarie Wed 03-Jul-13 13:46:59

Jacob would be my first choice, then Arthur (my grandad's name).

Elquota Wed 03-Jul-13 13:48:37


Dillydollydaydream Wed 03-Jul-13 13:50:51

1. Henry
5. Jack

sleepingbeautiful Wed 03-Jul-13 14:41:21

1. Henry
2. Arthur
3. Jack

Don't like the other 2.

farmersdaughter Wed 03-Jul-13 17:38:13


Fed up of hearing all the rest, seem to be everywhere. Only know 1 Jack.

Lulu90 Wed 03-Jul-13 17:47:16

Arthur x

Stewpid Wed 03-Jul-13 18:46:46

Thank you. I really don't mind the fact they are commonly used. In fact I don't want an uncommon name as I think they can be sort of labelling for a child. Having said that I'm leaning towards Arthur which is the least common name on this list. Do people think the name Arthur would label a child?

MissingMyMarbles Wed 03-Jul-13 18:51:46

But if you go with Jacob you can call him Jack for short smile

whyno Wed 03-Jul-13 18:57:53

Love them all. George and Jacob are my favourites.

Mintberry Wed 03-Jul-13 18:58:57


George, Henry and Arthur are all Grandad chic, but I don't buy into that, I'm afraid! I would be very cross if my parents had called me Ethel or Gertrude or something, no matter how quirky they thought it was at the time!

Jacob is okay I guess but I have never met a Jake/Jacob who hasn't been a bit of a tosser.

sleepingbeautiful Wed 03-Jul-13 19:51:38

Stewpid, I don't think Arthur would label in the way you ask. It is reasonably popular now, so you may well come across others at school etc. It's certainly not like using Ptolemy or Atticus.

Bowlersarm Wed 03-Jul-13 19:56:09


Not keen on the others.

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