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WannaBeAMummy16 Thu 21-Jan-16 07:41:45

Any suggestions of first names that are not too "out there" to go with James Arthur as middle names please? I am not bothered if the names are super popular, in fact I tend to like more popular names.

The only two I like are Thomas James Arthur and Louis James Arthur.

Ambermacy84 Thu 21-Jan-16 07:44:56

We have a newly born Louie! Love the name and had so many good comments but we chose to spell it ie instead of Louis

originalmavis Thu 21-Jan-16 07:45:06

Edward. Charles? It sounds like it should be 'trafitional'. Wayne just won't sound right!

KaraokeQueenOfTheNorth Thu 21-Jan-16 07:47:04


MrsHathaway Thu 21-Jan-16 07:48:28


James Arthur are traditional names in part of DH's family (consecutive generations of eldest sons are James Arthur and Arthur James, and repeat) and these are some names used or considered.

WannaBeAMummy16 Thu 21-Jan-16 07:51:43

Edward James Arthur is lovely but a little, I don't know, stuffy?

Love Matthew and Patrick. David has been taken already and Nicholas doesn't sound good with the surname (plus it's the masculine form of my middle name)

MrsHathaway Thu 21-Jan-16 07:58:12

Full names often sound stuffy, yes: they're your "in trouble" name grin

Would you prefer to use a full name or are you a nicknames/shortenings kind of family? Eg would your Matthew be Matt or Kiddo or something? That makes a lot of difference to your choices.

You hardly ever use middle names in real life, so although it's good if the whole thing flows, it's more important to find a first name that goes well with the surname and is usable on its own.

Snarklepoo Thu 21-Jan-16 07:59:16

I thought Louis before I read it in your first post.

BikeRunSki Thu 21-Jan-16 08:00:54

I also thought Louis from the thread title. smile

AllPizzasGreatAndSmall Thu 21-Jan-16 08:03:03

If you choose Louis please spell it Louis not Louie, and obviously pronounce it properly i.e. not like Lewis!

Jenijena Thu 21-Jan-16 08:04:11


WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 21-Jan-16 08:08:11


All can have easy short versions...?

pilates Thu 21-Jan-16 08:36:34

I like Thomas James Arthur.

Sometimesithinkimbonkers Thu 21-Jan-16 09:18:19

Jacob James Arthur is lovely

OneMagnumisneverenough Thu 21-Jan-16 10:35:34

Austin James Arthur
Miles James Arthur
Michael James Arthur
Elliot James Arthur
Keir James Arthur

tuilamum Thu 21-Jan-16 11:28:11

But I do very much like Thomas James Arthur it just sounds right grin

Lebkuchenlover Thu 21-Jan-16 13:43:32

I would choose a name you love, not one that matches your middle names as these rarely get used.

I like Louis or how about William, Quentin or Dominic?

I know a few Louis' and most of them pronounce it the non-Fench way, Lou-is. In Germany, Scandinavia and Spain the name is written Louis or Luis and the s is always pronounced. So I would't assume that people outside of France necessarily pronounce it the French way smile.

iciclewinter Thu 21-Jan-16 15:06:48


Jw35 Thu 21-Jan-16 15:41:21

Oliver James Arthur

IAmAPaleontologist Thu 21-Jan-16 15:45:35

I have an Arthur James smile


WannaBeAMummy16 Thu 21-Jan-16 17:34:17

Thanks for the suggestions!

Really like Daniel, Samuel (although had a much loved and still talked about dog called Sam growing up), Dominic, Luke, Milo (taken by a cat in the family!) and Oliver.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 21-Jan-16 17:36:20

Stick with Louis, it's lovely.

HoneyDragon Thu 21-Jan-16 17:39:22

Edward can be Teddy, Teddy James Arthur is nice.

Sunshine511 Thu 21-Jan-16 17:44:33

I think I'd go with Louis. It's a gorgeous name. I'm not sure if I'd go for a 'T' initial for the first name incase they became TJ. (Although I always massively overthink these things so may be no issue at all!!) x

AmyC86 Sat 23-Jan-16 23:45:17

Just going to throw a completly different tack on here and say:

Guy James Arthur

Love the name Guy. Suppose it depends on the surname too xx

Also, have you thought of Lewis rather than Louis.

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