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Boy’s name Marcus or Charlie?

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Biebs88 Sat 28-Oct-17 16:02:43

Hello everybody!
My partner and I are expecting our first baby in February, a boy! We are beyond excited but can’t decide on a name. A few of my favourites have been vetoed (Leon, Theo, Julian...) and the two names remaining on our list are Marcus and Charlie.
To me they are quite different... Charlie sounds to me like a name for a goofy, playful child and Marcus sounds more serious/artistic to me. Sounds a bit weird - I know smile
What are your opinions on this matter? Or some more name suggestions in the line of Marcus, Charlie, Leon...

Many thx!

mondler Sat 28-Oct-17 16:05:18

I love the name Marcus- it's on my list! Does popularity bother you? There's lots of Charlie's at the moment but not many Marcus's. Also, with Marcus he could shorten it.

BernardBlacksHangover Sat 28-Oct-17 17:35:43

I prefer Marcus.

ChocolateCrunch Sat 28-Oct-17 17:48:11

I prefer Charlie as not a fan of Marcus, myself.

How about Ethan, Benjamin, Freddie?

bridgetreilly Sat 28-Oct-17 17:49:37

I prefer Charlie.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 28-Oct-17 17:50:17

I prefer Charlie.

mikeyssister Sat 28-Oct-17 17:54:56

Try them both with the babies surname and see which one feels better

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Sat 28-Oct-17 17:59:59

I prefer Charlie.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 28-Oct-17 18:08:14


Thesqueezermustghost Sat 28-Oct-17 18:13:29

Marcus. I imagine someone dark with that name.

PhatSlag Sat 28-Oct-17 18:15:29

Love Marcus. I met a puppy bulldog called Marcus the other day. Such a cool name.

Beammeup11 Sat 28-Oct-17 18:17:34

Marcus is such a cool name smile

PurpleGrapePip Sat 28-Oct-17 18:23:13

I love both but I love Charlie more.

sonlypuppyfat Sat 28-Oct-17 18:23:35

Marcus is fab a proper blokes name

daisypond Sat 28-Oct-17 19:21:41

I greatly prefer Marcus,

AnyaMoondial Sat 28-Oct-17 19:52:38

How about Leo instead of Leon?

FizzyGreenWater Sat 28-Oct-17 19:53:35

Against the grain, I hate Marcus. Just a bit depressing for some reason.

FizzyGreenWater Sat 28-Oct-17 19:53:55

Agree - Leo? Much better than either!

GPolly91 Sat 28-Oct-17 20:30:34

I vote for Marcus. I would love the name myself if it wasn't for our surname. Charlie I dislike- although I'm not keen on many names ending in ie as I think it sounds like more of a nickname.

Sophronia Sat 28-Oct-17 22:19:09


SuperBeagle Sat 28-Oct-17 23:35:48

I prefer Charlie.

I like Mark more than Marcus.

ScarletSienna Sat 28-Oct-17 23:37:25

Marcus makes me think of mucus.

Charlie is great.

BernardBlacksHangover Sun 29-Oct-17 07:28:42

I feel like that^^ about Lucas - Lucas / Mucus. But not Marcus, which is lovely and not at all mucussy - so nerr wink.

Fwiw, Charlie makes me think of class a drugs, but that's because I'm a bit immature (as demonstrated in the above paragraph grin).

SardineJam Sun 29-Oct-17 07:30:08

Thinking of when he's an adult - Marcus is definitely better!

ScarletSienna Sun 29-Oct-17 07:34:33

Bernard grin

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