(13 Posts)
Liv5417 Sun 28-Jun-20 08:23:10

Just heard this boys name on TV and OH told me he really liked it! I hadn't heard it before and can't decide what I think about it. I looked on namesdarkgreener and there were 48 Arlen's born in 2018.

Arlen, what do you think?

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PurBal Sun 28-Jun-20 08:25:27

I think it's fine but I did assume it was a girls name, probably because I hadn't hear it before. I like Arlo too. Choose what you love.

Liv5417 Tue 30-Jun-20 20:40:33

Thank you ♥️

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Daisylookslost Tue 30-Jun-20 23:07:56

Love this name it’s so original and sounds nice. If it goes well with last name go for it!

FizzyGreenWater Tue 30-Jun-20 23:09:51

Sorry, no. It just sounds made up. Arlo would be much better!

Starthere Tue 30-Jun-20 23:12:42

Love it. Nearly chose it for DS. There was an Arlo in my NCT group born days before so felt like it would be too similar. We went with a more traditional name with a very similar sound.

Love Arlen. It has a very regal sound

JamMakingWannaBe Tue 30-Jun-20 23:27:59

Not a fan.

It reminds me of Ardal O'Hanlon from Father Ted.

I also think it could be misread as the girl's name Arlene.


whatausername Tue 30-Jun-20 23:37:36

Just sounds like "our Len" in a Northern Irish accent.

ParsleyPot Tue 30-Jun-20 23:44:55


Wheresthebiffer2 Tue 30-Jun-20 23:48:45

It looks like the female name Arlene, with the e missed off.
It does sort of sound like Ireland too, which is odd.
I'm not keen on it. Sorry.

ChrissyPlummer Wed 01-Jul-20 05:51:07

Where I’m from it would sound like you meant ‘Harlen’ or had missed the e from Arlene.

Ellmau Wed 01-Jul-20 10:16:49

Never heard it as a name.

I prefer Harlan.

redwoodmazza Wed 01-Jul-20 10:29:29

I don't like ANY of the above mentioned names!!! smile

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