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Middle name for Plato

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BottleRocket Tue 18-Feb-14 20:04:24

We've decided on the name Plato for our baby son, due in two weeks. It's sort of like Arlo or Milo but less common. The only thing is we can't think of a good middle name.

Thanks in advance!

grizzabellia Tue 18-Feb-14 20:21:35

Assuming you are serious, I would go for something normal but not too prosaic and long-ish. I think Plato Alexander would flow well. And keep up the Greek theme.

Though personally I think middle names are best if they have some significance/ family connection, as they rarely get used.

Sweetishdelight Tue 18-Feb-14 20:28:10

Plato? Are you serious?

CalamityJones Tue 18-Feb-14 20:29:37


StrawColoured Tue 18-Feb-14 20:29:48


KingR0llo Tue 18-Feb-14 20:30:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ZenNudist Tue 18-Feb-14 20:30:58

No, just no.

acrabadabra Tue 18-Feb-14 20:31:00

Calamity beat me to it grin

AHardDaysWrite Tue 18-Feb-14 20:31:17

Op, you can't call your son Plato. Everyone will nod and smile and then laugh at you behind your back. Sorry to be harsh but it's true.

AHardDaysWrite Tue 18-Feb-14 20:31:50

And it is nothing like Arlo or Milo!

MsUumellmahaye Tue 18-Feb-14 20:32:59


BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Tue 18-Feb-14 20:36:54

George (ics)


WeAreDetective Tue 18-Feb-14 20:37:04


PsychicPaper Tue 18-Feb-14 20:37:37

Plato John
Plato James

grizzabellia Tue 18-Feb-14 20:49:07

Ok was trying to be polite with my first post but agree with other posters about the dissimilarity to Arlo and Milo. If you want something ending in o what about Otto?

Plato? Really? REALLY really??????

HyvaPaiva Tue 18-Feb-14 20:54:06


RubyrooUK Tue 18-Feb-14 20:54:48

Plato is a very strong name with Classical Greek heritage. Is there a reason it is special to you?

As far as I remember, Plato is thought to mean "broad" either of eloquence (or forehead!), and the original Plato's name was Aristocles.

I love unusual and special names but I think this is one where most people would expect you to have a Classical Greek connection.

thegreatgatsby101 Tue 18-Feb-14 20:55:18

No. just. No.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 18-Feb-14 20:56:06


PrincessWellington Tue 18-Feb-14 20:56:17

Op didnt ask for opinions on Plato!

Plato Max

CountBapula Tue 18-Feb-14 20:56:54


HyvaPaiva Tue 18-Feb-14 20:57:18

Jesus Slithery! That thread was gold! Slithery!

RubyrooUK Tue 18-Feb-14 20:57:39

You're right Princess - just trying to think of a good middle name. So it's useful to know if the OP loves Classical names or is looking for something more modern.

MrsDavidBowie Tue 18-Feb-14 20:57:44

And what is wrong with Nigel? grin

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