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Arthur, Joseph or Billy/William.

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BeautifulStars93 Wed 10-Jun-15 21:45:04

surname is Smith so we dont want the name too sound too 'gypsy'
we have an Isabelle and Eliza already.
which do you prefer of the 3?

Dilligufdarling Wed 10-Jun-15 21:52:49

Smith sounds Gypsy???
What does "gypsy" sound like?
Anyway, for those 3 definitely Arthur.

I trip over Josephs and Williams everywhere round here at the moment.

Sophronia Wed 10-Jun-15 23:05:30

I like William nn Billy the best of the three. Arthur is very popular at the moment, and Joseph Smith makes me think of the guy who founded the Mormon religion.

Usernamesarehard Wed 10-Jun-15 23:11:14

I'm going to be useless and say I really like them all.. Also love your dd's names. <unhelpful>

DampAndRotten Wed 10-Jun-15 23:27:46

They are all good!

My favourite is Joseph, but maybe it does run in to Smith a bit.

Arthur is great.

DampAndRotten Wed 10-Jun-15 23:28:48

Oh, and I have no idea what up mean my gypsy!

DampAndRotten Wed 10-Jun-15 23:29:08


SuburbanRhonda Wed 10-Jun-15 23:29:46

Still struggling to get past "too gypsy".


Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Wed 10-Jun-15 23:31:02

Arthur smith. Gorgeous!

reuset Wed 10-Jun-15 23:44:23

Too gypsy? Whatever do you mean, OP?

Joseph Smith. Isn't that connected to the Mormon religion (somebody will know). Hardly matters anyway, it's not an uncommon combination. Joseph is my favourite name for boys.

pieceofpurplesky Wed 10-Jun-15 23:51:19

I think the OP may know some travellers .... Where I work we have a fair few travellers and many are called Billy ... But not smith. Also Johnny, miles and Patrick - but most people would not associate these names with gypsys I don't think - we have non traveller kids of the same name.

reuset Wed 10-Jun-15 23:54:18

What's wrong with sounding like travellers?

pieceofpurplesky Thu 11-Jun-15 00:03:57

Nothing Reuset, a name is a name ....

HarrietSchulenberg Thu 11-Jun-15 00:56:23

I have a William. I tried to shorten it to Bill as that was my grandad's name, but he hated it and now, aged 12, insists on being called Will.
I don't really like Will as it reminds me of "Wiiillll" from Chris Evans, but it's his choice now really.
Think carefully about what he might shorten it to.

tilbatilba Thu 11-Jun-15 00:58:50

They are all lovely but Billy is gorgeous

BeautifulStars93 Thu 11-Jun-15 08:42:12

nothing wrong with gypsy I just cant think of a better way of wording what I meant.
Smith is a very common last name so I want a first name that isn't overlt popular so he/she isnt just another 'lily smith'

BeautifulStars93 Thu 11-Jun-15 08:43:33

Harriet ..
Will is the one thing that puts us off. x

BeautifulStars93 Thu 11-Jun-15 08:48:14

Also near me there is a very big not so pleasent family with the surname Smith who tend too use the popular names

Ohanarama Thu 11-Jun-15 08:52:49

Arthur Joseph Smith. Done.

BeautifulStars93 Thu 11-Jun-15 08:54:44

he would be Arthur Charles James Smith as all middle names are family names ans my children have two

reuset Thu 11-Jun-15 10:35:20

So 'gypsy' means popular? Never heard of that before.

BeautifulStars93 Thu 11-Jun-15 10:43:16

why does everyone on this site take everything too heart and try amd start a debate.
I mean chavvy/gypsy as Smith is a very common surname and I dont want my children too have common names.

reuset Thu 11-Jun-15 15:07:09

No debate intended We were confused as to what you meant by not wanting the name to sound too 'gypsy'

I'm still confused actually grin Gypsy means chavvy and/or common? Who knew!

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