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Alfie Dylan or Louie Ethan?

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HoneyLeaf Thu 19-Nov-15 16:03:45

I don't want Louis, btw smile

ktmummy1 Thu 19-Nov-15 16:16:24

Louie Ethan

Sunshine511 Thu 19-Nov-15 16:19:17

I prefer Alfie but I really dislike Dylan. Knew a few when I worked in a school so it may be just my associations of the name, rather than the name itself. I think Louis Ethan sort of runs into each other, if that makes sense (in my accent anyway). Hope that helps in some way.x

Pedestriana Thu 19-Nov-15 16:27:48

Realise this is probably not what you want to hear but as an 'official name' (what appears on the birth cert.) I'd go Alfred Dylan, but use Alfie as an everyday name.
Louie is a name in it's own right.
I'm just not a fan of shortened names as 'official' names as I know several people given "cute" names which were fine when under 5, but now they're late teens/early 20's hate their names.

HoneyLeaf Thu 19-Nov-15 16:29:32

I really don't like Alfred sad I would much rather go with just Alfie smile

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 19-Nov-15 16:32:28

Louie by a mile.

Although Louis is a much much much nicer spelling.

HoneyLeaf Thu 19-Nov-15 16:46:13

The problem I have with Louis, is the fact that some people have that name and do actually pronounce it Lewis and everyone who spells it Louie, pronounces it how I would like!

Sleeplessme Thu 19-Nov-15 16:56:41

Louie Ethan for me smile

Sophronia Thu 19-Nov-15 18:50:05

Louie Ethan, but I really would go with Louis.

villainousbroodmare Thu 19-Nov-15 19:00:04

Alfie is lovely when he's three but not when he's a thirty year old barrister. Dylan is nice.
I think most people would pronounce Louis in the correct way so you should spell it correctly to avoid your son having to do so forever.
Ethan is fine but I don't think it runs nicely with Louie. The two e's are separate and choppy.

HoneyLeaf Thu 19-Nov-15 19:15:17

Actually, Louie is currently more popular than Louis...

pilates Thu 19-Nov-15 19:15:55

Louie, but prefer Louis.

Sylviecat Thu 19-Nov-15 19:21:40

I'd vote Alfie Dylan, although I think Dylan Alfie flows better.

IoraRua Thu 19-Nov-15 19:24:01

I definitely dislike Alfie as a given name, it's a bit too cutesy imo. I would use Alfred.
Louie...marginally better but still not mad on it.

MamaLazarou Thu 19-Nov-15 19:24:42


I dislike Alfie very strongly.

HoneyLeaf Thu 19-Nov-15 19:28:52

Louie is written right in front of you! You still wrote Louis - I wish people would write the name picked, rather than what they would rather!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 19-Nov-15 19:31:00

OP please reconsider the spelling of Louis. It looks so much nicer. Most people get it right. He may have to correct it once or twice, but it wouldn't be a huge problem.

its a bit like Luke/Luc. Just using a different spelling for no reason.

IoraRua Thu 19-Nov-15 19:35:14

I do agree, Louis is much better. It wouldn't be a name I'd pick but a definite improvement imo.

HoneyLeaf Thu 19-Nov-15 19:38:21

Louie is actually higher, in the top 100, than Louis - there's a reason for that...

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 19-Nov-15 19:39:38

Ok, if that's the case, convince yourself.

HoneyLeaf Thu 19-Nov-15 19:45:20

What do you mean convince myself?

IoraRua Thu 19-Nov-15 19:45:54

I think Louie looks dreadful op. Sorry. And no matter what the place in the top 100 is, I'll still think that.

You cannot control the opinions you get on here. But you go for the name, if you like it.

Borninthe60s Thu 19-Nov-15 20:00:18

Leweeeethan runs into each other, I love Alfie Dylan!

celtictoast Thu 19-Nov-15 20:19:18

Alfie Dylan, or even better Dylan Alfie.

Sophronia Thu 19-Nov-15 20:30:08

Louie is only one place higher than Louis in the 2014 top 100 (Louie #67 and Louis #68), so hardly a significant difference in popularity.

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