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How popular is Archie in London/SE/Kent areas

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BotBotticelli Sat 13-Jun-15 16:16:34

Thinking of calling ds2 Archie (would probably go for Archer as full name but call him Archie most of the time)...but was surprised to see Archie was in the top 20 boys names list for England and Wales last year.

Is it mega popular then?

I have never met a baby or toddler Archie round here (London/Kent borders)...

CamelHump Sat 13-Jun-15 16:18:22

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Lunastarfish Sat 13-Jun-15 16:19:40

I live in the SE. 4 FB friends who are also in the SE have called their sons Archie over the past 2 years so to me it seems popular.

fionadal Sat 13-Jun-15 19:55:45

Quite popular round here, but not as much as it used to be. As I said to someone else, it's being fast replaced in the popularity stakes by Toby, Theo and Reuben.

MamaLazarou Sat 13-Jun-15 19:59:09

Popular enough here in SW London.

SewingBox Sat 13-Jun-15 20:00:50

Three of them in the primary I work in and I'm afraid 2 of them are regularly excluded and the other only stays by the skin of his teeth

I know you're not supposed to say such things but some names do seem to mean trouble. This is a very deprived area though. Maybe middle class Archies are different

BarryGoosey Sat 13-Jun-15 21:10:06

Archer is a fab name! I've only come across one in RL, my boss's 15 yo son.

Are you a fan of the series Archer OP? Although that's the main character's surname. He's awesome! grin

Artandco Sat 13-Jun-15 21:13:39

I know one. He's 4 and full name Archibald

luckiestgirlintheworld Sat 13-Jun-15 21:16:10

I spend a lot of time in Kent and London- I don't know any in Kent, and I know of one in (SW) London. I think you're pretty safe.

runningandjumping Sat 13-Jun-15 22:22:04

Super popular here in SE london!

Floralnomad Sat 13-Jun-15 22:24:56

Quite popular as a dogs name in our bit of Kent.

bialystockandbloom Sat 13-Jun-15 22:27:55

Pretty popular where I am in SE London,,know four aged 7 and 8 alone!

GoodbyeToAllOfThat Mon 15-Jun-15 11:19:21

Very popular in West London.

fleurdelacourt Mon 15-Jun-15 11:29:19

v popular but among boys aged 8-11 not babies where I am in SE London

LadyOrangutan Mon 15-Jun-15 11:34:31

I meet a fair few Archie's aged 3 and under SW london.

Rhubarbgarden Mon 15-Jun-15 22:25:51

I know three; youngest is four, oldest is about 12. Sussex.

Dixiebell Tue 16-Jun-15 10:45:22

Two of them in my DS's nursery class here in Hampshire. 4 yrs old.

Rox19 Tue 16-Jun-15 14:12:41

I know of 3 born in 2008 and 2 in2009.

Weirdly like the poster above, all of them are 'hard work' and 2 at risk of exclusion from school already.

Think Archie Alfie Ronnie names are quite 'naughty boy' names.. The Ronnie i know is constantly in trouble and had a reputation at age 6.

I don't know why or how this happens with names?

I think these names are the new gary, Wayne, Dwayne type names.

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