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thoughts on Archer?

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BelleMairead2 Mon 05-Oct-15 09:50:54

Comments please

ChinaSorrows Mon 05-Oct-15 10:15:03

I wouldn't be able to disassociate it from the TV show of the same name... But it is a lovely name!

bittapitta Mon 05-Oct-15 10:16:27

Yes I agree I wouldn't use it because of the current cult TV show!

mrsschu Mon 05-Oct-15 10:55:00

It's awful, sorry. I strongly dislike all surnames as first names but this is one of the worse ones. It sounds very Amercian, trying to be trendy and I think it will date very quickly. What about Archie?

CherylTunt Mon 05-Oct-15 11:00:45

I don't mind it as a name, but like PPs I associate it very much with the TV programme, which I love (see username!) But wouldn't want to name a baby after Sterling Archer grin

Sophronia Mon 05-Oct-15 11:20:04

I don't like it, Archie is slightly better.

smithwillsam Mon 05-Oct-15 13:01:26

I like Archer John. Archer was an English chemist who shared the 1952 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the invention of partition chromatography with Richard Synge.

maybebabybee Mon 05-Oct-15 13:03:06

I like it a lot actually - it's on our boys' names longlist - but I don't think we'll be brave enough to actually use it.

MamaLazarou Mon 05-Oct-15 13:04:11

Just makes me think of Jeffrey, sorry. Also, it could so easily turn into Archie, which is horrible.

EmpressKnowsWhereHerTowelIs Mon 05-Oct-15 13:04:19

Haven't seen the TV programme but my first thought is The Archers tbh.

BreeVDKamp Tue 06-Oct-15 11:32:47

Absolutely loooooove, one of our front runners. Hear it quite a lot on here though along with Asher so maybe it's growing in popularity? Not mad about the insipid Archie.

Have never made the connection with Jeffrey though and never heard of the TV show so maybe those points would put me off now! confused

BitOutOfPractice Tue 06-Oct-15 11:34:51

<whistles Archers theme tune>

It's a bit silly secretly though, I rather like it because I LOVE The Archers

WhatsGoingOnEh Tue 06-Oct-15 11:36:26

I love Archer!

squoosh Tue 06-Oct-15 11:39:22

I've never heard of the TV programme. Is it big?

Mclaren37 Sat 21-Nov-15 04:01:20

Thoughts are...
Disagree about the TV show comments. It's not that big or cult a show / no one will be talking about it in 5 yrs time / the character is in fact called Stirling Archer - ie Archer is his surname (as it is for so many people since it is a surname after all).
Agree that if you hate Archie then it might not be the best choice.
Agree that it is kind of preppy American in style, but that's not a bad thing imo.
Totally biased as we have a two year old Archer smile - but then we are English/Scots for whom it is an old family name. He gets called Archer or Arch (and Archie as a toddler by our UK relatives!) And we also live in the States right now where the name, and those similar to it, is pretty normal and popular. Funnily enough Americans are always saying to is 'oh what a very English name!' - while everyone back home thinks it's totally American.
It's a yes from me!

BelleMairead2 Sun 22-Nov-15 12:51:37

Thank you everyone for the comments, I actually love Archie as a NN but would prefer a full first name, but do not like Archibald! However i think Archie may be a bit popular at the moment?

Strokethefurrywall Sun 22-Nov-15 13:07:42

Archer is a fine name! But I don't live in uk so have no association with anything about the show.

Tiggeryoubastard Sun 22-Nov-15 13:28:35

Awful. American in the worst way. You could always go for the set and call his brother Sniper, though.

strawberryandaflake Wed 25-Nov-15 14:57:31

It's a surname.

hobitty Wed 25-Nov-15 15:10:18

I don't like the sound of it, sorry. But Archie is even less nice imo. And overused.

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