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Samuel or Arthur?

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SadPander Sun 13-Oct-13 18:43:58

DH and I are at deadlock here - Samuel or Arthur? My issue with Samuel is that I tend to think of Sam as a girls name, and also I'd like Stanley as a middle name (for sentimental reasons). Samuel Stanley?? Hmm not sure that goes.

DH says that Arthur sounds too posh and pretentious and also has potential for nicknames including the word farty!

I don't think he's going to come around to Arthur, so think I need to try and let Samuel grow on me, but would appreciate oppinions either way!

RunRabbit Sun 13-Oct-13 18:46:23

I like Samuel but if you're definitely using Stanley as a middle name I'd go for Arthur.

Good luck smile

AndWhenYouGetThere Sun 13-Oct-13 18:55:39

Samuel definitely. Or Samuel Arthur Stanley (initials SAS!)

Coupon Sun 13-Oct-13 19:03:37

Samuel Stanley doesn't really go very well IMHO, but if your DH doesn't like Arthur that's not ideal either. It would be much better if you could find a name you both liked. Would you like us to suggest ideas or is it definitely going to be either Samuel or Arthur?

obviouslyneedsupernanny Sun 13-Oct-13 19:04:34

I prefer Samuel

Bowlersarm Sun 13-Oct-13 19:08:26


VivaLeThrustBadger Sun 13-Oct-13 19:09:28


I like Samuel Stanley.

mamalovebird Sun 13-Oct-13 19:26:15

Samuel. I have one, never thought of it as more feminine.

SadPander Sun 13-Oct-13 19:39:26

Thanks all. I think we've exhausted all options so one of us will have to compromise - but I am happy for suggestions if anyone has any. We both liked George, but went off it after Prince George was born.

I'm also happy to be talked around to loving Samuel as I do like it, just don't love it yet!

BecauseYoureGorgeous Mon 14-Oct-13 19:45:34

Arthur. It's not too posh IMO.

Coupon Mon 14-Oct-13 20:05:00

Albert (Bertie)
Alfred (Alfie, Freddie)

elcranko Mon 14-Oct-13 20:07:48

Love both Samuel and Arthur! Slightly prefer Samuel though. I think Samuel Stanley sounds great!

CPtart Mon 14-Oct-13 20:22:51

Samuel Arthur sounds nice.
Much prefer Samuel, but I know a few and they do get called Sam.

sonlypuppyfat Mon 14-Oct-13 20:25:22

How on this earth does Arthur sound posh!! Flat cap and whippets.

Coupon Mon 14-Oct-13 20:26:49

King Arthur might have disagreed with you sonlypuppyfat

Coupon Mon 14-Oct-13 20:27:16

And Arthur is one of Prince Charles' middle names.

Hadmeathello Mon 14-Oct-13 20:27:50


yeghoulsandlittledevils Mon 14-Oct-13 20:27:56

I love both, knows boys with both names...Well, I know lots of boys called Sam/Sammy/Samuel and one Arthur.

Stanley Arthur Michael. SAM for short!

Bowlersarm Mon 14-Oct-13 20:29:46

Arthur is also one of Prince Williams middle names - is he posh enough for you sonlypuppyfat?

sonlypuppyfat Mon 14-Oct-13 20:29:51

I went to school with an Arthur, I'm from the days of Craigs and Gary's, his life was made a misery every day. Not by me though!

Tikkamasala Mon 14-Oct-13 21:32:26

I prefer Samuel but like both. Samuel Arthur sounds good together!

SatinSandals Mon 14-Oct-13 21:35:17


SadPander Tue 15-Oct-13 16:46:17

Thanks for all your comments, it's growing on me!

Mim78 Wed 16-Oct-13 20:45:08

I like Arthur. Don't think it is posh or not posh - for a while it probably seemed old fashioned and maybe at that time only posh people used it but traditionally I bet it was a classless name.

You could use art or artie as a nickname which I think is nice ( although I suppose that is where fartie comes in)

SadPander Thu 17-Oct-13 20:46:14

Totally agree Mim I think it was a fairly working class and popular name in the era when it was most common, and I don't think its unusual now. For some reason he thinkis its pretentious though! I think Artie could be quite cute too, but yes this is where the farty thing is coming from unfortunately!

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