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Thoughts on Miles

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Blondie87 Sun 31-Jul-16 17:07:42

What do people think? It's growing on me. Had my heart set on Arthur or Benjamin but Miles seems a bit more unusual (is there a reason for this and am I being deluded with hormones haha)?

GoldPlatedBacon Sun 31-Jul-16 17:57:47

I prefer Miles out of your selection. I'm not a fan of Arthur and every other boy I was at school with was called Ben

Raines100 Sun 31-Jul-16 17:58:01

Love Benjamin. Arthur is not to my taste. You will get lots of positive comments about Miles on here, but personally, I thinks it's pretentious and drippy. It's a unit of measurement, not a name.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 31-Jul-16 17:59:07

I like it, nice strong name smile

FiveFullFathoms Sun 31-Jul-16 18:00:04

I love Miles. Benjamin and Arthur are very common round here but I only know one Miles (and he's 30!)

wigglesrock Sun 31-Jul-16 18:20:37

I quite like it. I know a 12 year old, he spells it Myles which I much prefer.

busymummy3boys1girl Sun 31-Jul-16 18:46:16

I have a 1 year old ds called Miles x smile

Mumblechum0 Sun 31-Jul-16 18:48:03

I have a 22 year old called Miles. He does occasionally say he's going to change it though hmm. I think there was a bit of gentle ribbing in primary about kilometers, blah blah but I still like it.

sonlypuppyfat Sun 31-Jul-16 18:52:53

Miles is nice, Arthur is awful I went to school with an arthur who was teased mercilessly

Sophronia Mon 01-Aug-16 04:49:31

I love Miles. Miles Benjamin would be nice.

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 01-Aug-16 07:39:03

I prefer Miles to Ben and Arthur, but the unit of measurement slightly puts me off. Especially in the UK where miles rather than kilometres are used.

How about Milo?

Middleoftheroad Mon 01-Aug-16 07:45:03

I have a Miles smile it suits him as he is really happy and we nickname him smiles. Of course there is the odd joke about mph! I have seen it spelt with a y, but prefer the trad spelling.

Jacobbay Mon 01-Aug-16 08:05:24

It's a great name.

allloveknows Mon 01-Aug-16 08:08:46

Much better with the y as Myles

Babymamamama Mon 01-Aug-16 08:09:40

Loving the name miles.

Blondie87 Mon 01-Aug-16 09:35:44

Thanks for all the feedback. It's such a big responsibility naming a human! Want to keep the name a surprise from family and friends so good to be able to get some objective opinions! Think I prefer it spelt 'Miles' and although a bit concerned there'll be some gentle teasing, there are other names which mean other things which are lovely, like Fin/Finn and Guy. No one would say to a Fin 'hey, you're named after the appendage on a fish?'??

florascotianew Mon 01-Aug-16 18:14:06

If it helps -though I'm sure you know this already - the name Miles is based on a Latin word meaning 'soldier'.

Just possibly, that might be useful ammo against any possible bullies. But there are so many names, from so many origins, in use at the moment ( and that's a good thing) that I doubt whether the name Miles would cause any problems.

marblestatue Mon 01-Aug-16 18:43:01

I like it, it's a great name.

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER Mon 01-Aug-16 19:21:36

Was my FiL's middle name - he was a tough nut and excellent tennis player!

Lovely strong, traditional name among all the current weird/cutesy/overused ones - go for it!

wizzywig Mon 01-Aug-16 19:23:13

Miles Colby! Am i showing my age?

lljkk Mon 01-Aug-16 19:44:51

I like Arthur best out of those... but really, you should go with what you know you love & you will make it work.

strawberrypenguin Mon 01-Aug-16 19:46:05

I like it. Ds2 was very nearly Miles but it didn't suit him as much as his name does!

LBOCS2 Mon 01-Aug-16 19:47:50

I like Miles a lot. If DD2 had been DS2, she would have been Miles Anthony.

Wordsaremything Mon 01-Aug-16 21:23:18

I like miles, love Arthur.
What about Guy? Same sort of feel but less well used.

Wordsaremything Mon 01-Aug-16 21:24:50

Aha! Guy is on your list didn't see that smile

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