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Edward, Charles, Alfred or Archiebald

(40 Posts)
ps2304 Sat 18-Feb-17 20:38:26

nicknames Teddy/Ed, Charlie, Freddie or Archie

Middle name Francis

Please can you rank them. We are struggling so much with a boys name confused

NeverTwerkNaked Sat 18-Feb-17 20:40:34

It's Archibald. I'd spell it right on his birth certificate if you must use it.

I like Edward and Charles

Archie and Alfie sound cute on babies but the full names are pretty awkward for grown ups to carry off

DeathByMascara Sat 18-Feb-17 20:40:37

I'd make sure I spelt Archibald properly firstly...

Dh is Edward - so while biased I do like that one! Charlie & Archie are lovely too. Not so keen on Freddie.

SuperBeagle Sat 18-Feb-17 20:40:54

Not Archibald. Archer is infinitely nicer if you want the nickname Archie.

Edward is my favourite. Ed/Eddie and Ned are my favourite nicknames; am not fussed at all on Ted/Teddy but I think I'm in the minority on that.

I like Charles/Charlie too.

I don't like Alfred, and think he would be more likely to get Alf?Alfie as a nickname. What about Frederick if you want Freddie? My DS2 is Frederick and has been Fred since birth. smile

Thisrabbitthatrabbit Sat 18-Feb-17 20:42:11

I love Edward, DS1 should be Edward but DPs nickname made it unusable <bitter>

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 18-Feb-17 20:43:33

Charles Francis is lovely.

ps2304 Sat 18-Feb-17 20:46:27

Sorry Archibald blush blush

MrsHathaway Sat 18-Feb-17 20:50:44

Freddie Francis is a bit ... yeah, so I wouldn't use them together. You seem set on Francis so I think Freddie is out.

Edward - I have one. He is neither Eddie nor Teddy but a different nickname. I thought I'd like and use Eddie but actually when he arrived I couldn't bear it. Weird.

Charles - another of my sons was very nearly Charles but we changed our minds very close to the due date. If he'd been early he probably would have been Charlie!

Archie is fine but trendy. Archibald is awful. Archer is very cool indeed.

So I'd rank

Archer top
Edward / Charles equally - I dislike Eddie and Charles but like Edward and Charlie.
Archie next
Archibald dead last.

If our Edward hadn't been Edward he would have been registered Robert and known as Robin.

strawberrypenguin Sat 18-Feb-17 20:59:35


Imaginingdragonsagain Sat 18-Feb-17 21:09:39

Edward Charles Alfred - like them all. Archibald a very distant last!!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 18-Feb-17 21:49:41

Charles Francis.

BirdsongTweets Sat 18-Feb-17 21:56:00

Agree with Mrs much prefer Archer to Archibald, Archi-bald hmm, dont like the 'bald' bit at all.

Ordinarily Sat 18-Feb-17 22:37:14

1. Charles
2. Edward
3. Alfred
4. Archibald

I'm going to disagree with the others and say Archer is worse than Archibald.

sonlypuppyfat Sat 18-Feb-17 22:40:17

Archibald and Alfred are indeed rank

Sophronia Sat 18-Feb-17 22:43:44

I like Alfred best

EggsEleven Sat 18-Feb-17 22:55:56

I like Edward. I like Ed, Eddie or Teddy as a nn.

There are so many little Charlies, Archies, and Alfies running about I wouldn't chose any of those 3 options.

ElvenMoonwings Sun 19-Feb-17 01:30:16

None are to my taste, apologies, but I really dislike Archibald - I don't like the bald bit - and, male people dread baldness, so I would guess that's likely to strike a really bad and sour note in the mind of a son too.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 19-Feb-17 01:33:08


BroadcastHouse Sun 19-Feb-17 05:50:50

I like all of the full names, especially Alfred and Archer (as suggested above). Of the nicknames I like Teddy/Ed the most. Not as keen on Freddy, Alfie or Charlie, they're still nice names just slightly more over-used.

KoalaDownUnder Sun 19-Feb-17 06:41:47

Charles (love this)

Then the other two very far behind!

MadameJosephine Sun 19-Feb-17 08:34:12

My favourite is definitely Edward with the others way way behind

CakeRattleandRoll Sun 19-Feb-17 23:30:43

Edward, definitely.
I do like Archie as a nn, but agree with other ops that Archer is preferable to Archibald as full name.

ShowMeTheWayHome Mon 20-Feb-17 08:57:27

Charles would be my first choice

MrsMeeseeks Mon 20-Feb-17 13:25:10

'Archer' sounds like someone from the Midlands pronouncing Archie.

Edward is my favourite from your list, OP.

LarrytheCucumber Mon 20-Feb-17 13:27:50

I had a great uncle Archibald, known as Uncle Arch.
Edward is lovely.

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