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Please vote on these three boy's names

(80 Posts)
Boxofbugs Sat 14-Dec-13 09:33:18


One is my choice, one is DH's, one is a compromise.

CordeliaTheChristmasRose Sat 14-Dec-13 13:06:24


Not so keen on Arthur but I do like Art or Artie!

FloatingHandle Sat 14-Dec-13 15:39:50


Rufustherednosedreindeer Sat 14-Dec-13 15:58:19


Have you though about all of the obvious nicknames and shortenings?

ToffeeJungle Sat 14-Dec-13 15:58:24

In order of preference:

CarriMarie Sat 14-Dec-13 16:38:35


soontobeslendergirl Sat 14-Dec-13 17:17:50

William then Arthur then Joshua.

Never know how to say Joshua - i.e. Josh oo a or Josh wa and Josh is a boy's name not a man's.

MadameJosephine Sat 14-Dec-13 17:22:41

Love William. I like Joshua but don't like it shortened to josh which is inevitable. Not keen on Arthur, sorry

CarryOnDancing Sat 14-Dec-13 19:04:11

My vote is Arthur, William and then Joshua. I'd have Arthur myself if it wasn't suddenly popular in my area. I love Art and Artie. I don't love William or Joshua but they are both fine, useable names.

AngryBeaver Sat 14-Dec-13 19:05:03

Arthur (bleurgh)

strawberrypenguin Sat 14-Dec-13 19:07:15

William, Arthur, Joshua. But I am a bit biased as I have a William. Arthur was also on our short list!

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 14-Dec-13 19:08:54

Nice names!

In order of preference I would put them;


I think William is probably the most popular at the moment (certainly quite a few baby/little Williams around here). Joshua was very very popular around 10-15 years ago but I don't know of any little Joshuas at the moment.

Arthur is lovely, getting more popular but not overused I don't think. I really wanted my friend to call her baby Arthur but she went for Henry instead! fgrin

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 14-Dec-13 19:09:14

Arthur is my favourite but if you are using Bill as nn for William then that might edge it

NorbertDentressangle Sat 14-Dec-13 19:10:20

Arthur (but nn Art)
William (but nn Will)
Joshua (not keen at all)

ExcuseTypos Sat 14-Dec-13 19:12:17

Exactly the same as Norbert, including the nns.

Lovethebubbles Sat 14-Dec-13 19:15:30

Joshua then William. Dislike Arthur

ZenNudist Sat 14-Dec-13 19:15:43

Only like William.
Think Joshua was a bit too popular 10 years ago & dated right now.

soimpressed Sat 14-Dec-13 19:17:02

William. Don't like Joshua and really don't like Arthur.

CarolPrankster Sat 14-Dec-13 19:17:36

I agree with Norber too

AnAdventureInCakeAndWine Sat 14-Dec-13 19:21:18

1. Arthur
2. William
3. Joshua

They are all fine, though.

greeneyes1978 Sat 14-Dec-13 19:25:14

Arthur, lovely.

Boxofbugs Sat 14-Dec-13 19:45:02

Thank you. So far there is no clear front runner.

We would not choose to shorten any of the names so no Artie, Bill or Josh. Obviously that might happen at school etc but it would not start at home.

Reiltin Sat 14-Dec-13 19:46:54

Joshua, William, Arthur is my order of preference

justhayley Sat 14-Dec-13 20:43:35


Thesebootsweremadeforwalking Sat 14-Dec-13 20:45:17

William. Not keen on the other two.

Ilovekittyelise Sat 14-Dec-13 20:55:43

i dont mind william. dislike arthur and have an irrationaldislike of joshua!

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