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Arthur, Alistair, Henry or Freddie??

(25 Posts)
PolkadotRosa Sat 02-May-15 10:11:23

We've really struggled to find a boys name we both like. This is the shortlist after much deliberation!! Opinions appreciated...

weebarra Sat 02-May-15 10:12:14

I like Alasdair (that spelling), but I'm biased as I have one.

Thatsmyboys Sat 02-May-15 10:16:00

I love Freddie, I have a 9 year old one.

Arthur is my youngest middle name and love it too

OwlBeeBack Sat 02-May-15 10:25:46

Love Freddie and Henry.

LimeFizz Sat 02-May-15 10:27:15

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applecatchers36 Sat 02-May-15 10:27:30

Like Arthur and Henry best

Allthatnonsense Sat 02-May-15 12:59:05


ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 02-May-15 13:13:12

I like Freddie best.

The only one I dislike is Arthur.

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 02-May-15 13:21:37

(not biased at all wink)

Eigg Sat 02-May-15 13:22:43

Alistair (any of the spellings) it's classic but not over used.

OneStepOneStumble Sat 02-May-15 14:05:12

Arthur or Henry! smile

I've heard of a lot of people calling babies Freddie recently - not a fan myself.

GrouchyKiwi Sat 02-May-15 14:08:18

Alasdair is nice, though nicknames are not so nice.

itsnothingoriginal Sat 02-May-15 14:54:32

Alistair - lovely name and much less popular than the others (if that's important for you?) Although nice names, our school is crammed with Henry's, Freddie's and Arthur's smile

Greenteandchives Sat 02-May-15 15:04:57

I have a grown up Alasdair. He has gone through life having to spell it out.
He is known as AJ or Al.

Guin1 Sat 02-May-15 16:49:33

Another vote for Alistair/Alasdair.

DramaAlpaca Sat 02-May-15 17:05:33

Love Alistair (any spelling), Henry & Arthur in that order.

I'm not so keen on Freddie.

fionadal Sat 02-May-15 20:56:12

Alastair is lovely. Freddie is really nice too but much more popular.

Sophronia Sat 02-May-15 22:24:14

I like Alastair spelled this way.

GloriousGloria Sat 02-May-15 22:29:02

Anything but Freddie

All the others are lovely. I despise the name Freddie. It just screams Kruger to me despite the spelling

GloriousGloria Sat 02-May-15 22:29:57

I have a brother called Alistair too so I'm biased towards that one too

deadlegs Sat 02-May-15 22:33:29

I have an Alastair so am biased in favour of that (although you will have to get used to spelling it regardless of which option you choose!).

ishallnamehimsquishy Sat 02-May-15 23:58:51


I know a cute baby one currently known as Ali. smile

squoosh Sun 03-May-15 01:29:59

Arthur, Henry, and Alistair are all fine names.

Freddie really isn't. Avoid Freddie.

FatSwan Sun 03-May-15 01:36:38

Oh all are ace!

I guess I'd rank them:

Penguinotterfoxbadger Sun 03-May-15 07:57:28

I really really dislike the name Henry. To me it evokes a horrible rather posh brat with slicked back hair who quite possibly tortures small animals and is definitely mean to girls (massive apologies to all those with ds named Henry.. I appreciate that this is not true in reality!). It seems I am in the minority though as it is incredibly popular on here.

Love Arthur and Alistair.

Freddie is a bit cutesy for me - much prefer Frederick nn Fred

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