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22Names Mon 22-May-17 23:38:53

Love the nn Archie but I feel like Archibald is way too much.

Not a fan of nickname names so would want a full name. Can't use Arthur, and don't like Archer.

Any other ideas to create Archie?

SuperBeagle Mon 22-May-17 23:56:38

Archibald is awful, sorry.

Archer is the only one I know.

22Names Mon 22-May-17 23:59:33

I know! But I really love the name Archie, so it's frustrating

SuperBeagle Tue 23-May-17 01:07:19

Just use Archie, especially if you're going to use it all the time anyway.

WatchingFromTheWings Tue 23-May-17 02:29:22

Archie is nicer than Archibald and perfectly acceptable to use!

HeyCat Tue 23-May-17 04:31:40

Archard? It's a French name and means "powerful.

Also think just Archie is fine.

17caterpillars1mouse Tue 23-May-17 07:30:08

I love Archibald it was the name of my first car lol. I'm the opposite to you, love Archibald but wouldn't use it as I'm not a fan of Archie

Kazzawazza69 Tue 23-May-17 09:06:04

Archibald is awful, just use Archie - it's a name in its own right as far as I'm concerned.

Leonardo44 Tue 23-May-17 09:07:44

Just use Archie then!

There is no other full name except Archer or Archibald.

MiniMaxi Tue 23-May-17 09:27:28

Personally I like Archer so would go for that but realise you don't like it.

Do you dislike Archibald or just find it a bit long / formal?

If the latter and you defo don't want to put nickname on birth cert, go for it!

Lemondrop99 Tue 23-May-17 10:13:53

Archibald is awful.

I normally advocate a full name on the birth certificate if going with a nicknamey type every day name (Alfie, Archie, Albie etc). But in this case I'd just use Archie, it's much nicer.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 23-May-17 10:35:46

Okay bit of a stretch - any Russian/Polish links? How about Arkady?
Or any Greek blood - Archimedes. (I know it has a 'k' sound).

A formal name and just use Archie for everyday.

I think on reflection later you may go with something you've vetoed!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 23-May-17 10:49:26

Archer is very nice (Archie).
Just call him Archie, if you want to. 😄

grufallosfriend Tue 23-May-17 11:02:03

I don't like Archibald and agree that Archie it too cutesy/nicknamey.

Perhaps look for another name?

Kalina1 Tue 23-May-17 11:09:17

Please don't name your child Archibald, please.

22Names Tue 23-May-17 11:14:16

Minimaxi - Archibald sounds very stupid in my accent, like I'm trying to be something I'm not

DonkeysDontRideBicycles - I appreciate your research immensely but no links unfortunately

HeadDreamer Tue 23-May-17 11:15:47

What's wrong with just Archie?

MrsPringles Tue 23-May-17 11:16:37

I have an Archie. Just Archie.

Although when he's naughty (he's 2 so that's kind of all the time) I do tend to call him Archibald grin

FeedTheSharkAndItWillBite Tue 23-May-17 11:49:08

I acrually quite like Archibald blush There's nothing wrong with, is there?

There is of course Archembald... But. I personally don't like it.

What about Archimedes?

chainedtothedesk Tue 23-May-17 12:15:13

Archie is cute, but I can't imagine it on a 15 yr old... Not a big fan of Archibald, sorry.

Mclaren37 Tue 23-May-17 19:19:32

I can't think of any alternatives to Archibald, Archer and Arthur at a stretch. Personally I like Archer and don't mind Archibald at all! But that's not much use to you. You might need to think again if you can't live with just Archie.

HeyCat Tue 23-May-17 20:38:22

Everybody has ignored my Archard suggestion sad it's a real name and everything

FeedTheSharkAndItWillBite Tue 23-May-17 20:40:05

Hey

So is Archimedes. It has also been ignored grin

itssquidstella Tue 23-May-17 20:45:05

I like the name Archibald. I think the idea that it's too posh/pretentious/whatever is self-perpetuating - the more people who use it, the less of a mouthful it will seem!

HeyCat Tue 23-May-17 20:45:34

I like Archimedes. I think I'm done having children but it would be a good cat name.

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