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Eric or Archie?

(32 Posts)
SpongeCake23 Mon 16-Oct-17 20:03:21

Which do you prefer?

Eric is a family name and DP really likes it.

I've always had a soft spot for Archie.

Surname: Black

We're not pregnant yet but hope to be soon!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 16-Oct-17 20:05:16

❤️ Eric Black, very cool !

ScarletSienna Mon 16-Oct-17 20:06:14


ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 16-Oct-17 20:06:19


WanderingTrolley1 Mon 16-Oct-17 20:06:46


Chaffinch4 Mon 16-Oct-17 20:17:19

Eric. Archie sounds like it should be short for something.

Eric Black sounds very cool.

MikeUniformMike Mon 16-Oct-17 20:18:32


Liadain Mon 16-Oct-17 20:27:01

Eric. Not loving Archie!

Mayhemmumma Mon 16-Oct-17 20:27:32

Archie but eric is cute

glovesonstrings Mon 16-Oct-17 20:29:10

Eric. Archie is too often used.

LadyNutmeg Mon 16-Oct-17 20:36:01


Smoliver Mon 16-Oct-17 20:55:15

Definitely prefer Eric. Eric Black sounds like a cool name that can work both on a child and a grown man.

DiegoMadonna Mon 16-Oct-17 20:55:49

100% Eric

Redpramlady Mon 16-Oct-17 21:04:01

Eric by a country mile
Eric black is v cool!

Sophronia Mon 16-Oct-17 21:14:50

Definitely Eric

CuckooClockChimes Mon 16-Oct-17 21:15:46

Most definitely Eric

TatianaLarina Mon 16-Oct-17 23:13:47

Eric God no. Archie for sure,

I know a lovely Archie.

ohhelpohnoitsa Mon 16-Oct-17 23:17:35

ERIC no question

sonlypuppyfat Mon 16-Oct-17 23:19:58

Eric as in Eric and Ernie?

TatianaLarina Tue 17-Oct-17 00:20:41


As in Eric Sykes - it’s an old man’s name.

stopbeingadramallama Tue 17-Oct-17 00:26:19

I love the name Eric!

DiegoMadonna Tue 17-Oct-17 00:41:14

It's gone from 234th in the ONS national rankings to 147th in the last five years, and most of the replies on here have been positive about it, so I'm pretty sure it's not going to be an old man's name for much longer.

Names are cyclical and Eric is definitely on its way back in

ThaliaLuxurySpa Tue 17-Oct-17 01:56:55


Joeybee Tue 17-Oct-17 03:30:18

Prefer Archie, but Archibald on birth cert.

Littlebear88 Tue 17-Oct-17 04:01:24

My son is Erik and he's a darling so definitely Eric!

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