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AverageMummy Tue 10-Sep-19 07:41:25

Really sorry for posting so many threads but this naming malarkey is hard work & I love the brutal honesty I can get here ! grin

Please let me know what you think of these for a boy. We’d also like a name that doesn’t scream a particular class (any) - are we achieving that?


OldSpeclkledHen Tue 10-Sep-19 07:47:14

Jesus, I opened this thread thinking you were going to call your kid "Sorry"

CassianAndor Tue 10-Sep-19 07:48:38

Me too!


No idea about class, they all seem classless to me.

ChChChChangez Tue 10-Sep-19 07:53:02

Rowan — middle class, bit girly
Arthur — grandad chic without the chic
Robin — also a bit effete
Peter — solid boy’s name but not used too much, classless, timeless, would be my pick

QOD Tue 10-Sep-19 07:53:06

Not Arthur. It’s soooo common as in popular
Robin or Peter or Peter Robin are lovely and unusual in this generation
Rowan is a bit meh

Lavenderblues Tue 10-Sep-19 07:58:21

I'd be more worried about popularity than 'class' (whatever that is supposed to mean).

I d choose Peter or Robin. Both strong classic names.

Arthur is way too popular imo.

Littlechocola Tue 10-Sep-19 08:00:13

You have fabulous taste in names.
Peter is my least favourite and I think Robin is my favourite (Hard to choose!).

Missillusioned Tue 10-Sep-19 08:01:52

I know a man called Robin and people always think he's a woman before meeting him. Especially if they're American.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 10-Sep-19 08:03:47

Rowan. I like it more for a girl.
Robin. See above.
Arthur. FFS when is this Arthur obsession going to end. It’s not even a cutest old man name or so awful that’s its cute name. Say like Boris for example. Not suggesting you name your baby after BJ. Just giving an example
Peter. Finally I can be positive. Great name

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Tue 10-Sep-19 08:06:10


HamWater Tue 10-Sep-19 08:19:30

I'm going against the grain here, but Arthur is my favourite. I know babies and adults with this name and it suits them all.

AJPTaylor Tue 10-Sep-19 08:20:11

Out of those Peter. Pete to his friends.

TheWorstWitch11 Tue 10-Sep-19 08:23:50

Said it before and I'll say it again - Peter. Would be my DS's name if it wasn't already my brother's. Adorable on a baby and grows with them. Classic but not commonly used. Rowan is my fantasy daughter name!

CherryPavlova Tue 10-Sep-19 08:31:30

Rowan - an archbishop, warm, kind, quirky.
Arthur - secondhand car dealer. Wide boy. Common.
Peter - reliable, traditional, a leader, dependable
Robin - either a December baby or a bit wet. A bit of an outsider.

MikeUniformMike Tue 10-Sep-19 08:32:22

All of them are OK but Peter stands out.
Lots of R names around at the moment and Arthur is a bit popular.

CampfireZen Tue 10-Sep-19 08:32:24

My 1st vote definitely Rowan

(personally, I think it works equally well for a boy or girl.
I just immediately think 'nature name'.

Love its 'Tree Of Life' connection to Celtic mythology, and what's not to like about courage, wisdom and protection?)

2nd place goes to Robin

Milicentbystander72 Tue 10-Sep-19 08:32:51

Most definitely Peter. It's a great name and I haven't heard it in years.

howells Tue 10-Sep-19 08:35:24

Peter. Not keen on any of the others I’m afraid.

TequilaMockingbird0 Tue 10-Sep-19 08:43:06

I'd pick Rowan as the best from that list although I don't love it. Arthur is really overused I think. Robin and Peter are up there with Thomas in terms of really wet names!

MissHenty Tue 10-Sep-19 08:49:35

I really like Arthur Robin and Peter

Though I do like Rowan it is very similar to other names which are dramatically rising in popularity of the past couple of years in particular RoMan but also RoHan and RoNan.
The name RoMan is about to enter the top 50 names in the uk and shows no sign of slowing so it depends if you mind being asked “is that RoMan with an M or a W?” (As I’ve heard people asking at my local playgroup). Again, a couple of years ago this wouldn’t have been an issue but it’s only going to get worse because there’s a couple of famous RoMans which I think is driving the names popularity (radio and YouTuber)

I also agree that rowan is quite feminine and also a girls name. Depends if you mind that. I don’t really mind myself.

How about Ralph or Jasper or Otis or Wilfred?

user1493494961 Tue 10-Sep-19 08:54:34

I would choose Peter.

MissHenty Tue 10-Sep-19 08:56:05

Arthur is popular already but it’s a classic

Rowan is dramatically increasing in popularity (now well within top 100) and may date very quickly (together with RoMan and RoHan)

Peter and Robin are more rare nowadays but are classics that won’t date

elliex1 Tue 10-Sep-19 09:01:18

Rowan by far is the nicest

elliex1 Tue 10-Sep-19 09:01:35

Imho of course smile

Astronica Tue 10-Sep-19 09:02:47

I like Arthur and Peter best. Arthur is stylish right now and Peter is more low-key and traditional. I've known so many Robin/Robyns as girls I just can't picture it on a boy, though Robin and Rowan are both okay.

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