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Opinions on boys name Archer

(44 Posts)
TileTileTile Wed 29-Mar-17 15:44:03


We are really struggling for boys names but have plenty girls names.

Opinions on the name Archer for a baby boy - what do you think?

Thanks muchly! Xx

Munchkin08 Wed 29-Mar-17 15:46:10

Really nice X

Nospringflower Wed 29-Mar-17 15:46:56

I like it.

TileTileTile Wed 29-Mar-17 15:48:02

We like it but only mentioned it to 1 person in real life and they laughed and said 'oh god no you can't use that'


Now wondering if it is too strange a name, so keen to sense check on here.

Thanks for replying xx

greeeen Wed 29-Mar-17 15:48:59

Have you googled archer the adult spy comedy? That is what popped into my head straight away. Have no idea if anyone would know/care but I couldn't use it for that reason.

MamaLazarou Wed 29-Mar-17 15:52:58

My first association is 'Jeffrey' or 'The Archers'.

Or someone from Loughborough pronouncing 'Archie'.

Jooni Wed 29-Mar-17 15:58:00

It's nice. He'd probably become yet another Archie though so you'd need to like that too.

Reow Wed 29-Mar-17 16:02:39

Ha! Have you seen the show?

Marcipex Wed 29-Mar-17 16:07:19

I like it.

AddictedtoSnickers Wed 29-Mar-17 16:10:20

I think it's popular in Australia. I like it.

MissWimpyDimple Wed 29-Mar-17 16:11:41

Not keen on surnames as first names but as they go it's ok

nursebickypegs Wed 29-Mar-17 16:15:47

Love Archer and it's a great TV spy.

cece Wed 29-Mar-17 16:26:34


Giraffesaretootall Wed 29-Mar-17 16:49:17

I don't like it. It's a surname imo.

Ontopofthesunset Wed 29-Mar-17 16:51:23

I see it as a surname and a way to give a child the shortening Archie without calling him Archibald. Also (possibly showing my age) Peach Schnapps.

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Wed 29-Mar-17 16:51:27

Sure, it's nice. smile!

it's in the same category as Hunter imo. smile It's really nice.

Mrsknackered Wed 29-Mar-17 16:55:09

I like it, I didn't even immediately think of it being a surname.
Did think of the Archers but that's not bad - is it?

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Wed 29-Mar-17 16:56:47

However, it's a mormon name to me personally, not sure why. Sorry.

Sallygoroundthemoon Wed 29-Mar-17 17:00:54

Makes me think of Archers peach schnapps too. It's OK but very American, like Carson or Harrison.

Pemba Wed 29-Mar-17 17:02:43

Don't like it - it's in the same category as Hunter, Fisher, Carter etc., surnames that very clearly come from occupations that people still do today, so sounds silly as a first name, IMO.

Why not Archie?

Bitchfromhell Wed 29-Mar-17 17:03:59

It's not my favourite, but I certainly wouldn't judge anyone else for using it. It actually sounds quite middle class to me. We live in Range Rover land which seems to be entirely populated by tiny Saylors, Pipers and Hunters.

PodgeBod Wed 29-Mar-17 17:04:45

I like it, I think it's sweet

Ontopofthesunset Wed 29-Mar-17 17:22:57

I suppose I just think of an archer being someone who shoots someone with a bow and arrow, like at Agincourt. So it seems rather violent to me, like Hunter. I also (showing my age again) think of Jeffrey Archer. And the meaning of the word 'arch' in the sense of 'knowing, superior, affectedly playful' which isn't great.

But I don't hate it.

Cosmicglitterpug Wed 29-Mar-17 17:23:47

Not keen.

BorisJohnsonsHair Wed 29-Mar-17 17:24:50


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