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Opinions on Arlo?

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ShimmeringCobalt Thu 25-Jun-15 19:30:15

For dc3!

Have a feeling it'll be a boy!

Brother is Reuben.

MamaLazarou Thu 25-Jun-15 19:32:27

Love it smile

EsioTrot Thu 25-Jun-15 19:33:02


poocatcherchampion Thu 25-Jun-15 19:33:51

Everywhere and try hard

DoloresLandingham Thu 25-Jun-15 19:34:38

Arlo and Reuben are a quintessentially 2010s pair.

MishMooshAndMogwai Thu 25-Jun-15 19:44:45

Love it, want it for imminent dc2 but dp says its silly to have 2 dcs with anagrams of each others names and he's right angry

HuftysTrain Thu 25-Jun-15 19:47:50

I first head of this when the newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky had her son.

It's very nice but I'd worry it's a bit trendy.

HuftysTrain Thu 25-Jun-15 19:48:35

What's it an anagram of?

reuset Thu 25-Jun-15 19:52:15

Sounds like you dropped the 'h' I like it not. On trend by all accounts.

FriskyMare Thu 25-Jun-15 19:55:50

Hufty think it's probably Orla

GatoradeMeBitch Thu 25-Jun-15 20:01:03

There have been a few threads about this name recently! Someone from TOWIE has a new baby Arlo. And it does sound like someone from Towie saying 'Harlow'. Whereabouts do you live?

MishMooshAndMogwai Thu 25-Jun-15 21:32:54

Sorry, yes dd1 is an Orla!

Sophronia Thu 25-Jun-15 21:41:10

Agree that it's very trendy and 'now', I think it will date badly.

smearedinfood Thu 25-Jun-15 21:45:17

I have one and the name was well received - throws lazer eyes at anyone not loving the name..

BeautifulStars93 Thu 25-Jun-15 22:41:24

im really not keen sorry

CrystalMcPistol Thu 25-Jun-15 23:25:40

Very....of the moment. Kind of name a soap star calls their kid.

charlyn Fri 26-Jun-15 10:08:37

It was on my list when pregnant with dd (whos now 2) but Ive since gone off it as it seems to be getting very popular and worried about it being faddy/trendy.

ThursdayLast Fri 26-Jun-15 10:12:49

I really dislike it.

Is it a derivative of something?

RedToothBrush Fri 26-Jun-15 10:38:08

Third thread this week for Arlo.

Really faddy and trendy and will be hideously over used for 2 years before everyone realises it sounds like Harlow and is no longer ridiculously middle class.

LikeSilver Fri 26-Jun-15 10:41:35

I have an Arlo, I love it (obvz). I haven't met another. I do know there's a Disney film due out in November about a dinosaur called Arlo though, so there may be a few around ��

MadMum2015 Fri 26-Jun-15 10:42:43

Too trendy by half.
Reuben is lovely, of its time but still classic but Arlo a step too far I think.

RedToothBrush Fri 26-Jun-15 10:43:26

You know when a name has 'jumped the shark' when it becomes a Disney name!

Oliversmumsarmy Fri 26-Jun-15 10:48:38

My first thought it was the name of a Landlord insurance company, then a town in Essex

Zakken Fri 26-Jun-15 11:14:46

Terrible. A current "trendy" fad and it will date badly.

Griffineater Fri 26-Jun-15 13:41:17

Agree with most posters that, although a nice sounding name, Arlo will date very quickly unfortunately. It is a bit like a boys version of Evie, Isla and Lola from a few years back. Not heard of much before, then suddenly ubiquitous. Tread carefully OP. Similar boys names which are trendy at the moment and used by celebs a bit are Max, Rex, Seth, Asa, Ezra, Ludo and Milo. A bit cool now equals not at all in a few years time. This is personal choice of course so go for it if none of this concerns you. Just stating how it is. It is all to go with perception of what sounds fresh and new to our ears right now.

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