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Corben or Arlo

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Baz13 Mon 14-Mar-16 19:45:11

These names are different to my children'e names, but me and DH just cannot agree on any boy names. He loves Magnus, while I don't hate it I think it is too strong for siblings Charlie and Tilly.

DH likes Norse and strong sounding names, so far the ones I didn't completely nix were Arlo and Corben.

opinions on these names please smile

HeyNonnyMaybe Mon 14-Mar-16 19:49:57

I'm with your DH on this. Corben did make me think of Jeremy Corbyn, unless you pronounce the 'e' very definitely that's what people will hear I think.
Arlo is nice but very Stroud.
Do you like Stellan or Lars?

LynetteScavo Mon 14-Mar-16 19:50:16

Arlo is much, much better than Corben.

I like Magnus. Yes it is "stonger" than Charlie and Tilly, I don't think it is too strong.

Are Charlie and Tilly their full names on their BC? If not, shouldn't you go for another name which could be longer, like Alfie or Billy?

Bunkai Mon 14-Mar-16 19:52:14

I know a Corbin. He suits his name perfectly. So I have a biased opinion. wink

Sophronia Mon 14-Mar-16 19:58:30

How about Max? Or Magnus with Max for short? I'm not keen on either Corbin or Arlo.

Baz13 Mon 14-Mar-16 19:58:58

Charlie and Tilly are their full names.
It's so frustrating naming a third child, especially when out tastes are so different.

Not a fan on stellan or lars, but thank you for the suggestion.
Back to the drawing board...grrrrrrr

NancyDroop Mon 14-Mar-16 20:08:00

I really like Arlo, but I think it is old English for Charles? So you'd have 2 DS's with variations on Charles?

I'm Scandinavian so some names off the top of my head: Eirik, Henrik, Nickolai, Johan.

twinsneednames Mon 14-Mar-16 20:09:28

I love your other children's names, but hate both the names you have picked sad

Arlo is a lot better, though!

Baz13 Mon 14-Mar-16 20:26:46

The names don't grab me tbh, I just didn't say no straight away and wanted opinions on them.

Just hate it being so hard this time round finding a name!

I like Max, DH doesn't.

FellOutOfBedTwice Mon 14-Mar-16 20:30:17

Where in the country are you OP? I'm in east London and Arlo just makes me think of someone from round here saying the name of a very shit new town on a line that runs out of Liverpool Street. I imagine anyone within travelling distance of Harlow will think the same thing and it's not a town you want to be associated with. As such I would go with Corbin as old Jezza is a better association.

florascotianew Mon 14-Mar-16 20:44:15

Arlo is not 'old English for Charles'.
It was possibly based on an English version of a Gaelic-Irish place name, first used in a late 16th cent poem, which mentions 'Arlo Hill'. It is reminiscent of the modern place name Harlow, which means 'temple hill' or 'army hill' in Anglo-Saxon and is a not very nice new town.

Corbie is Scots for 'carrion crow'. The name Corbin or Corbyn (usual spellings, not with an 'e') is related, and comes from the French word for crow. It also means 'dark-haired', that is, with hair as dark as a crow.

RockUnit Mon 14-Mar-16 21:18:08

Charlie, Tilly and


NancyDroop Mon 14-Mar-16 21:26:59

Thanks for setting me right flora. We have an Arlo in DD's nursery and that's what I came up with googling, but my research was pretty shallow...

Thatrabbittrickedme Mon 14-Mar-16 21:32:07

I think you've spelt Corbyn wrong --

smacks self on wrist as I'm not allowed to comment on name threads for very good reason...--

Thatrabbittrickedme Mon 14-Mar-16 21:33:01

Strike though fail. Banishing self from thread

mrsschu Mon 14-Mar-16 21:59:32

Corben = Jeremy Corbyn at the moment. I would avoid it. In any case I don't like surnames as first names which I assume this is.

Arlo was on my list for DS for about 5 minutes before I decided it would date quickly. I do still like it though...

BlueChampagne Mon 14-Mar-16 22:43:33

Is Benji Norse enough for your DH? That would go well with your other DC names.

AKissACuddleAndACheekyFinger Mon 14-Mar-16 22:56:33

I'm afraid j agree with all the Corben=Jeremy. I know it's not the same but it sounds the same.

Arlo is nice...perhaps Arthur? smile

kavvLar Mon 14-Mar-16 23:01:12


RockUnit Mon 14-Mar-16 23:38:43

Corin, Milo, Reuben?

Alasalas2 Tue 15-Mar-16 00:42:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

harryhausen Tue 15-Mar-16 08:20:33


BlueChampagne Tue 15-Mar-16 13:19:33

Sorry, didn't mean Benji (though it's sweet), but Benny. Never was much of an Abba fan!

RoseDawson Tue 15-Mar-16 13:31:46

Your daughters FULL name is Tilly?

Baz13 Tue 15-Mar-16 17:49:17

I live South West England - FellOutOfBedTwice and never would have made that connection but thank you.
RoseDawson - yes her FULL name is Tilly - picked for sentimental reasons, but I didn't ask for opinions on my children's names smile.
RockUnit -like Milo (but auntie's dog is called Milo) and Reuben
AKissACuddleAndACheekyFinger - love Arthur, we had originally picked this name but my friend said how lovely it sounded and is going to name her son Arthur.
KavvLar - DH likes Torben

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