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Arthur or Joseph??

(50 Posts)
buckyou Fri 30-Sep-16 19:53:41

Which do you prefer? Middle name i think William.

Plus are there any good nn's for Arthur apart from Art/Artie? Or just stick with Arthur?

braceybracegirl Fri 30-Sep-16 19:54:11

Both lovely names! I like Arthur.

Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Fri 30-Sep-16 19:54:15

Joseph William is fab!!

Wheresthattomoibabber Fri 30-Sep-16 19:56:12

We call our Arthur Arth. Or Arth Vader. My dad calls him Bath Buns <outs self totally>

crayfish Fri 30-Sep-16 19:57:01

Oh Arthur, definitely.

Wheresthattomoibabber Fri 30-Sep-16 19:57:04

And we call him Boots. Short for Arthur Barthur Boots. I need to get a life.

Ohdofuckoffplease Fri 30-Sep-16 20:19:36


CPtart Fri 30-Sep-16 20:41:58

But I prefer William Joseph

ThursdayLastWeek Fri 30-Sep-16 20:43:31

I think Arthur has peaked.
I prefer Joseph but would call him Joe.

DramaAlpaca Fri 30-Sep-16 21:28:08

Hard to choose but I think I'd probably go with Joseph.

MissCalamity Fri 30-Sep-16 21:55:51

Joseph definitely biased

Castleonacloud Fri 30-Sep-16 21:59:40

What about both as in Arthur Joseph?

PalaceResident Fri 30-Sep-16 22:00:19

Love Arthur.

katemess12 Fri 30-Sep-16 22:02:32

Ooh, I love both.

It depends whether you like Art or Joe more as a nickname, because they'll get shortened (certainly Joseph will, anyway). I actually don't have a preference.

And they both sound great with William

(No help, sorry!)

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Fri 30-Sep-16 22:03:12

I prefer Joseph

Arthur is nice too but very 'now'. I know at least half a dozen Arthur born in the past 7 years.

Joseph is more of a timeless classic IMO

Nospringflower Fri 30-Sep-16 22:04:03

Joseph is a nice classic name. Arthur is a more trend name. Not keen on Arthur at all.

sonlypuppyfat Fri 30-Sep-16 22:11:04

I went to school with an Arthur his every day was made miserable because of his name, funny how times change

idontlikealdi Fri 30-Sep-16 22:12:50

I like William Joseph.

mishmash1979 Fri 30-Sep-16 22:15:45

We affectionately call our Joseph William " Jo Jo". Love him xxx

dementedma Fri 30-Sep-16 22:19:54

Joseph.doesnt have to be abbreviated. Our 14 year old Ds is a Joseph,not aJoe

LowAMH Fri 30-Sep-16 22:26:25

Joseph William is fab

mishmash1979 Fri 30-Sep-16 23:12:03

Absolutely dement; our Joseph is only allowed to b called Jo Jo by us. I actually don't like him being called Joe

NuffSaidSam Fri 30-Sep-16 23:59:36

I actually prefer Arthur, but would go with Joseph just because Arthur is so 'on trend' at the moment.

I prefer William to both of those though. I'd go with William Arthur.

FiveHoursSleep Sat 01-Oct-16 00:06:16

We have a Joseph William. We call him Jofish as his youngest older sister couldn't pronounce Joseph.

Superstar90 Sat 01-Oct-16 00:09:08

Love both! Slightly preferring Joseph though as more long lasting and less 'faddy'

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