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Opinions on Arthur

(23 Posts)
Lyndsay131187 Wed 31-May-17 17:40:24

I am expecting my second boy and we like the name Arthur William
We already have a Leo Robert
What are your opinions x

allegretto Wed 31-May-17 17:43:09

Love it! It was my favourite choice but we had to abandon it as nobody could pronounce it where I live!

Sophronia Wed 31-May-17 17:44:56

Love it!

Garnethair Wed 31-May-17 17:46:17

Great name. Goes well with your first boy's excellent name too.

ScarletSienna Wed 31-May-17 17:50:10

I really really dislike the name Arthur. I find it incredibly dreary sounding and just drab. It conjures up the image of wading slowly through murky, sludgy swamp water in the mist.

However, it is incredibly popular here and I know lots of under 3s with that name so I'm clearly in the minority!

ScarletSienna Wed 31-May-17 17:51:08

Leo is a cheerful sounding name however! William is lovely too. Leo and Will go well together.

wheresthel1ght Wed 31-May-17 17:55:26

I love the older traditional boys names, Arthur, henry, Harry were all firm favs

Moomins67 Wed 31-May-17 17:58:22

Arthur is nice, I've know people say they'll use the nickname Artie. But I've never known an Arthur to actually go by Artie so who knows if they succeeded

MissisBee Wed 31-May-17 18:02:38

My 4 week old Arthur is currently snoozing on my knee. He was 6wks early and in SCBU for a week - every single nurse and midwife we met loved his name, positively effusive about it

DramaAlpaca Wed 31-May-17 18:05:18

I love Arthur.

I know one in his teens and one in his 90s and it suits both of them perfectly.

Rockaby Wed 31-May-17 18:05:41

Lovely! One of my favourite names.

CleopatraTheCatLover Wed 31-May-17 18:06:45

I love it, my ggf was an Arthur.

beela Wed 31-May-17 18:06:50

Love it! Would have been one of our choices if dc2 had been a boy.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 31-May-17 19:42:12

Very nice.

SealSong Wed 31-May-17 19:46:03

Like it.

Jooni Wed 31-May-17 20:02:09

Love Arthur and Arthur William is very handsome.

Jemimapuddleduk Wed 31-May-17 20:07:34

Adore the name! It means bear so I think it works really well with Leo. My little Arthur is strong, energetic, loving and has risen to some very big challenges in his short life.

Buntysoven Thu 01-Jun-17 00:26:41

Sorry but Im in the don't like it camp. Sounds stale and sour to me

chipsnmayo Thu 01-Jun-17 04:27:53

I don't like it either, too old man for my liking, however that could be because my 80 something uncle is an Arthur.

FenellaMaxwellsPony Thu 01-Jun-17 04:49:06

I love it, ir was between that and the one we went with for DS.

EccentricPickle Thu 01-Jun-17 06:13:55

I really like it. Quite like Artie as a nn too.

MollyHuaCha Thu 01-Jun-17 06:36:43

It's lovely. Unless you live in an area where th is pronounced f.

howthelightgetsin Thu 01-Jun-17 06:56:48

Yep agree with Molly. Arthur is a lovely name but Arf-er is NOT.

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