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Jude or Arthur

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rubybloom2 Thu 03-Dec-15 17:21:51

These are our top choice boys names for babe due in the new year, and we're struggling to choose between them. We love them both and will use whichever one we don't choose for a middle name anyway.

I think I slightly prefer Jude, particularly as it seems to be less common, but interested to hear others thoughts.

Jude Arthur
Arthur Jude

Arfarfanarf Thu 03-Dec-15 17:26:28

I prefer arthur jude.

Lottiedaydreambeliever2014 Thu 03-Dec-15 18:21:32

I prefer Arthur Jude.

Junoandthepeacock Thu 03-Dec-15 18:23:35

I absolutely love Jude. Go for it!

Whatsinaname2011 Thu 03-Dec-15 18:23:53


Junoandthepeacock Thu 03-Dec-15 18:24:38

Shesinfashion Thu 03-Dec-15 18:32:02

Love Jude. Would have been my first choice if I'd had a son. Unfortunately my DP hates it and I had girls. Arthur is ok.

Sophronia Thu 03-Dec-15 23:24:15

Arthur Jude

PeasinPod1 Fri 04-Dec-15 09:46:30

JUDE!!!! Such a great name, Arthur rather stiff and old fashioned.

Arfarfanarf Fri 04-Dec-15 10:01:07

My niece's middle name is Jude, it's lovely. I think Arthur Jude sounds better than Jude Arthur. It flows better.

Arfarfanarf Fri 04-Dec-15 10:01:45

and I've already posted on this thread blush how embarrassing. I am losing the plot!

autumnmoon Fri 04-Dec-15 10:04:36

I love the name Jude but think Arthur Jude flows better..... depends what it sounds like with your surname though.

BondJayneBond Sat 05-Dec-15 15:32:15

I love Jude.

Whatsinaname2011 Sun 06-Dec-15 08:52:05

arfarfanarf gringringrin

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Sun 06-Dec-15 08:56:00

I love both - which goes better with your surname?

ScarlettDarling Sun 06-Dec-15 08:58:27

Jude is lovely but Arthur to me sounds like a grumpy old man, so I'd go for Jude one ever uses their Middle name so it really doesn't matter how it flows.

Raxacoricofallapatorius Sun 06-Dec-15 08:59:19

They're both popular atm but in different ways. Jude has sprung from nowhere and leapt up the charts and Arthur is part of the old man name revival. I don't think either is unusual right now. I know several under 5, both names. Jude has become unisex if that bothers you. My niece and a friend's dd are both Jude.

Arthur Jude flows better if that makes a difference?

Wishful80smontage Sun 06-Dec-15 09:00:12

Arthur Jude is lovely OP.

Caprinihahahaha Sun 06-Dec-15 09:01:27

They are both fab.n
Wait until he arrives and see which suits him best smile

Caprinihahahaha Sun 06-Dec-15 09:02:19

Actually, do what arfarfnarf says. It really matters to her


AWhistlingWoman Sun 06-Dec-15 09:12:15

I love them both. Slightly leaning more towards Arthur Jude?

DiscoDiva70 Sun 06-Dec-15 09:19:54

Jude Arthur by a mile!

Love Jude but dislike Arthur, but middle names are rarely used anyway.

Also, people may try and shorten Arthur to Art/Artie but Jude can't be shortened.

villainousbroodmare Sun 06-Dec-15 09:30:39

Both lovely names which to me have a very different feel.
I think you'll have to wait until the baby arrives to see what suits.
Agree that middle names remain unused generally, so flow is less important than you'd think.

RiverTam Sun 06-Dec-15 09:40:12

Arthur Jude. But I don't like either name tbh!

ijustwannadance Sun 06-Dec-15 09:44:49

Jude is very very popular at the moment. Bit like Noah.
I prefer Arthur.

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