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Ipanema01 Mon 22-Aug-16 12:46:19

Our gorgeous little boy arrived on Wed and is still nameless - really need to make a decision! We're pretty much down to Arlo or Fox - which do you prefer and why?

My concern is that Arlo is about to become mega popular, though on a par with what I'm not sure...


therootoftheroot Mon 22-Aug-16 12:48:41


arlo or fox are the two choices?

this is a human who is going to have to walk into rooms pf strangers and introduce himself.

can you imagine introducing yourself to someone' hello, i am fox?'

can you imagine the reaction he will get every single time?

i am really sorry but i wouldn't choose either

neonrainbow Mon 22-Aug-16 12:51:30

I agree with pp.

If it has to be one or the other then arlo.

Ipanema01 Mon 22-Aug-16 12:52:38

Thanks, so helpful! hmm

SpeakNoWords Mon 22-Aug-16 12:54:45

Arlo does seem to be increasing in popularity if that's a concern for you. If you like Fox then go for it.

MadisonAvenue Mon 22-Aug-16 12:55:30

Arlo I suppose but Fox? No...just no.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 22-Aug-16 12:59:09

I hate Arlo.

So Fox for me.

LuckySantangelo1 Mon 22-Aug-16 12:59:21

Congratulations! I like both names, Arlo is quite popular round where I live. I also like Fox but then I'm an X files fan!

LuckySantangelo1 Mon 22-Aug-16 13:02:05

I think when people react badly to unusual names they forget that there is a lot of regional variation in names. There's plenty of places in the country where no one would bat an eyelid if your child is called Fox.

blinkowl Mon 22-Aug-16 13:04:17

Love then both. How about Arlo Fox?

Piniatapearl Mon 22-Aug-16 13:05:48

I like arlo, heard of quite a few lately. Really dislike fox.

YABVVU Mon 22-Aug-16 13:06:20

Both choices are terrible. . .Please say there is a third choice?

PotatoBread Mon 22-Aug-16 13:06:53

Hate Fox. So on that basis, Arlo

Olbersparadox Mon 22-Aug-16 13:07:02

What does Arlo mean? I have seen it around a few posts - where has it suddenly come from?
I don't like your choices - sorry. Fox is an awful name to bestow upon your own child. Sorry.

What about Oscar?

ApocalypseSlough Mon 22-Aug-16 13:07:11

Fox is not good.
What about Otto?

pennyunwise Mon 22-Aug-16 13:08:11

Arlo is popular online but I don't think it's actually used THAT much. I mean, it wasn't even in the top 100 last year. It will probably break in this year but it's not like it's gonna be top 10, or even top 20 or 30.

And I think it's far better than Fox.

EasternDailyStress Mon 22-Aug-16 13:16:47

Lee Mack has a son called Arlo, which is also the name of his production company. I always think it sounds like Harlow spoken by a Cockney.

I'd think carefully about Fox though.

SirChenjin Mon 22-Aug-16 13:17:11

Arlo isn't so popular that you need to inflict him with Fox

EasternDailyStress Mon 22-Aug-16 13:17:37

Also, many congratulations on his arrival

toffeeboffin Mon 22-Aug-16 13:17:59


MrsJoeyMaynard Mon 22-Aug-16 13:18:23

I'd be surprised if Arlo's about to become mega popular. I've never come across a single one.

I prefer Arlo to Fox. Fox just makes me think of the animal, and i don't have the most positive associations for that.

toffeeboffin Mon 22-Aug-16 13:18:57

Mind you, walking into a room and introducing yourself : 'Hello, I am The Fox' would be very impressive grin

GinIsIn Mon 22-Aug-16 13:19:35

I would go with Arlo. Fox is cute for a child, but with the exception of Mulder from the X Files, can you think of one person called Fox in a sensible, grown up position of responsibility?

MrsNuckyThompson Mon 22-Aug-16 13:19:50

Could you use either one as a middle name maybe?

toffeeboffin Mon 22-Aug-16 13:20:04

I knew a guy called Dune (as in, sand dune) and he really owned the name. Very successful, grad job at Microsoft HQ etc etc)

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