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Arlo or Ezra?

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DitsyDonkey Sun 12-Jan-14 18:02:21

Which do you prefer?

IsabellaRockerfeller Tue 21-Jan-14 07:55:06

I don't like the name Arlo, but then I am from Essex and it just sounds like "'Arlow" to me!

Ezra is great!

LittleYellowDuck Tue 21-Jan-14 07:43:45

Love Arlo ,had it on my short list for second baby

Astralabe Mon 20-Jan-14 22:30:12

He he wowser - I think you should go for it then with Arlo! X

Misspilly88 Mon 20-Jan-14 21:00:14

I love these names. IMO Ezra would be better when he is a grown up. Arlo cute for child.

dimdommilpot Sat 18-Jan-14 22:42:04

Ezra would be on my boys list but we have an Esmé. Arlo is on there as well as Asa. Im not mich help, i love them both.

MrsBungle Sat 18-Jan-14 21:17:04

I prefer arlo. Like others have said Ezra sounds feminine to me.

Lottiedoubtie Sat 18-Jan-14 21:12:39

Argh! Sorry Arlo of course!

Lottiedoubtie Sat 18-Jan-14 21:12:20

Argo by a country mile.

Ezra is not a good name if you've ever seen/read Mojo (butterworth). I realise that's quite tenuous, but ive never met an Ezra in RL so that's the only frame of reference I have!

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 18-Jan-14 21:07:23

Ezra. Not mad on Arlo but I like Milo if that helps!

mrsgumpy Sat 18-Jan-14 20:57:52

Really surprised that some people think Ezra sounds feminine. I have known only male Ezras so the idea of a girl being called Ezra is bizarre to me.

toobreathless Sat 18-Jan-14 19:36:40

Arlo at a push but love them both.

Ihatepeas Sat 18-Jan-14 19:15:13

Another who thinks Ezra is a bit feminine, I think its the 'a' ending. I don't actually dislike it though.

I really like Arlo!

DitsyDonkey Sat 18-Jan-14 16:31:44

Both go well with our surname. I'm in Ireland so i very much doubt there is even one Arlo or Ezra over here I'm sure I will get lots of hmm and confused

Arlo is starting to get popular in America....useless bit of info for you there.....and Johny Knoxville even named his daughter Arlo....more useless info.....and your one from Muriel's Wedding has a ds called Arlo....I will get my coat now! blush

WowserBowser Sat 18-Jan-14 12:32:05

Astralabe I live in the North West and people always comment on how unusual Arlo is. I was talking to someone the other day and i said it's popular in Bristol. My DH looked at me like i was crazy.

HyvaPaiva Fri 17-Jan-14 13:48:52

I like them both! I can't decide.

Arlo. It's nicer to say. Ridiculous reason, but the only way I could decide!

Wallpaper123 Fri 17-Jan-14 13:44:43

Arlo is nicer, but they are both good. Depends on how they chime with the surname.

Astralabe Fri 17-Jan-14 13:13:56

Where are you? I live in Bristol and know a few Arlos - heard it being used in the park a few times too. We were going to use it if first had been a boy though, so I do like it.

2blessed Thu 16-Jan-14 05:44:47

I have always loved Ezra

nooka Thu 16-Jan-14 05:40:34

We were going to have an Ezzie, so I vote for Ezra too. My sister had a boyfriend called Ivo, which I prefer to Arlo, although it's a bit nicknamish.

Secretlypregnant Thu 16-Jan-14 04:46:21

Same as Vikkijayne, I can't take Arlo seriously at all, sorry. I've got relatives from Harlow and with an Essex accent the two words sound exactly the same. My Essex cousin couldn't believe it was a real name when he heard someone calling for their son recently.

Also, personal opinion, I think it sounds a bit pretentious. So I'd go for Ezra.

DitsyDonkey Wed 15-Jan-14 20:33:09

Mrsgrumpy....Otto was previously on my list.....don't really know why I discounted it hmm probably the bad influence of my dh!

mrsgumpy Wed 15-Jan-14 20:12:16

I prefer Ezra.

What about Otto? (my current favourite boy's name)

WowserBowser Wed 15-Jan-14 18:14:29

They are! So you can't lose really.

DitsyDonkey Tue 14-Jan-14 19:13:19

I'm not overly bothered by the meanings once it doesn't mean something awful!

Oh I still don't know! They are both fabulous names! grin

HomeHelpMeGawd Mon 13-Jan-14 12:28:14

Ezra is from the Hebrew root E-Z-R which means "help".

Arlo means "barberry tree".

Maybe this will help you make up your mind?

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