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Felix or Arthur?

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CyrilSneer30 Sun 13-Nov-16 20:35:20

Evening all,

DS2 due end of December, we have a nearly 2 year old called Theodore. Until a couple of weeks ago I had my heart set on Felix, but have started to have major wobbles over it - I've suddenly become really concerned that people / other children will take the mickey out of his name, and therefore started to consider another old favourite - Arthur. What do you all think? Am I being hormonal or is a justified concern?

Thanks smile

Pluto30 Sun 13-Nov-16 20:37:07

Arthur goes better with Theodore.

I like Felix too. I doubt anyone will make fun of him for it. It's a fairly popular name now, and the cat associations have died down significantly.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 13-Nov-16 20:39:31

Arthur is nicer and it works better with Theodore imo

albertcampionscat Sun 13-Nov-16 20:40:10

Both great.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 13-Nov-16 20:41:42


DramaAlpaca Sun 13-Nov-16 20:42:39

Both names go really well with Theodore.

I like Arthur better, but Felix is fine too.

17caterpillars1mouse Sun 13-Nov-16 20:43:18


goodbeans Sun 13-Nov-16 20:45:06

I love Felix! Wish we had used it as a first name.

Cosmicglitterghoul Sun 13-Nov-16 20:46:07


user1470686892 Sun 13-Nov-16 20:48:05

Both not to my taste but prefer Arthur because I did automatically think cat.

Chinlo Sun 13-Nov-16 20:55:21

Love Felix!! And not a fan of Arthur at all.

Also think Felix goes better with Theodore. With Arthur it would be too many -th- sounds.

Sophronia Sun 13-Nov-16 21:18:00

I prefer Arthur

CyrilSneer30 Sun 13-Nov-16 21:38:24

Thank you all! Arthur seems to be edging it, although I did have the same thoughts about the 'th' sounds chinlo...

I guess I know where my heart is now as I'm finding myself a bit gutted about it! I do love Arthur, can't figure out why I love Felix so much. Suppose we're going to have to wait for him to arrive and see what we think then! Another possible was Tobias, but as our Theodore is known as Teddy I thought it far too twee to have a Toby as well. This is by far my husband's favourite so haven't completely discounted it!

notagiraffe Sun 13-Nov-16 21:42:49

I prefer Arthur but Felix goes better with Theodore. (Felix is probably a great name, I just associate it with someone who gives it a less than good press.)

HardcoreLadyType Sun 13-Nov-16 21:43:03


This was an absolute front runner for DS.

I'm not so keen on Arthur, to be honest, but it's a good solid name.

notangelinajolie Sun 13-Nov-16 21:45:46


Buntysoven Sun 13-Nov-16 23:11:56

Felix. Great meaning too.

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 14-Nov-16 00:00:04

Love Felix.
But quite like Arthur too.

Coey2016 Mon 14-Nov-16 06:09:15

I like both. Know one little Felix and one little Arthur. I don't think Felix would cause them any problems. Whichever you go for will be great in my opinion

Gruffalosfriend Mon 14-Nov-16 06:43:02

I prefer Arthur. Felix is such a well known cat good brand.

abear Mon 14-Nov-16 06:55:10

DS aged 10 is called Felix and as far as I know has never been teased about his name, if that helps.

Raines100 Mon 14-Nov-16 07:00:19

Love Felix! Love Theodore, too.

Don't like Arthur.

AnnetteKertan Mon 14-Nov-16 08:20:41

I love how you've chosen two favourite cat food brand names. I may as well add Jasper, the archetypal cat name according to mnwink

I prefer Felix but if Teddy ever decides to go by Theo, Theo and Felix is a bit of a tongue twister.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 14-Nov-16 08:40:04

Theodore and Felix sound much better together.

KlingybunFistelvase Mon 14-Nov-16 08:57:28

Love both! Slightly prefer Felix I think, but it's pretty even.

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