(46 Posts)
Coco784 Fri 31-Jul-20 18:09:34

Is there actually anyone on MN's who likes the name Archie? It seems to be so badly hated...

Personally I think it is lovely and cannot see the problem - so many people saying it is a cutesy name however I know men of 30/40/50/60 called Archie and it works?

My friend adored the name Archie until she saw the dislike towards it

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MrsStavrum Fri 31-Jul-20 18:11:51

I love the name Archie!

MikeUniformMike Fri 31-Jul-20 18:13:15

It was Cary Grant's real name.
Character in Emmerdale (a long time ago)
Monarch of the Glen, but that popularised Lexi, so nuff said.

Gets shortened to Arch, another word for sly.
Don't like it sorry.

Spied Fri 31-Jul-20 18:14:42

I don't like it. I also think of Balamory.
Archibald is horrendous too and am sure many wouldn't use 'Archie' on a Birth Certificate.

MikeUniformMike Fri 31-Jul-20 18:21:36

Archer is even worse. It's fine as a surname, but not as a first name.

FluffyEggsontoast Fri 31-Jul-20 19:18:56

I love it! In real life it's popular, I think it has a lovely sound to it

123Dancewithme Fri 31-Jul-20 19:25:27

I think it’s fine. It is very popular though.

123Dancewithme Fri 31-Jul-20 19:27:42

It also kind of blends in with similar names like Alfie and Albie. I think they will all sound quite dated in a few years.

whatausername Fri 31-Jul-20 19:30:29

Dislike - I can't see anything redeeming about it at all. Maybe that it is so popular that most people in the UK will be able to spell it easily? Definitely not my style though.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Fri 31-Jul-20 19:40:54

I detest the use of diminutive as 'full' names, almost as much as I detest hyphenated first names...

mummy2myJJ Fri 31-Jul-20 19:57:16

Absolutely love it, works for every age... only ever met sweet little boys with the name xx

RowboatsinDisguise Fri 31-Jul-20 19:59:26

It’s fine. There’s just a lot of them about at the moment. I just imagine a little gang of Archies, Alfies, Ronnies and Reggies running around in tiny flat caps at primary school 😂

SomeWateryTart Fri 31-Jul-20 20:40:13

I love it! It is a lot nicer than Archibald as well. Just Archie on its own is lovely. I like Archer though. Think that's quite cool.

I think the problem is that it often gets lumped in with Alfie, which I don't like at all.

I love Albie as well, but actually would have Albert on the BC for that one.

MaverickDanger Fri 31-Jul-20 20:43:11

It’s just a bit cutesy for me.

Just loads of Archies, Alfies, Freddies, Harrys, Poppys, Daisys and Avas running around - cutesy and unimaginative.

SpeedofaSloth Fri 31-Jul-20 20:46:05

It's OK, bit I am not keen on diminutives on birth certificates so the name would be Archibald which I like less.

DramaAlpaca Fri 31-Jul-20 21:20:41

It's an awful name, so cutesy.

Miljea Fri 31-Jul-20 21:22:37

There's your problem Archie is a diminutive of a clumsy old fashioned name, Archibald.

I'm not a fan of BC diminutives.

VerbenaGirl Fri 31-Jul-20 21:26:36

I like it!

Grufallosfeiends Fri 31-Jul-20 22:17:53

I hate Archie. So ugly (Archibald) and cutesy at the same time.

Poppydaisies Fri 31-Jul-20 22:19:43

Awful name. The Arch sound is so ugly.

Lavenderbluesy Fri 31-Jul-20 22:23:19

Archie, Alfie, Albie etc are so cutesy and childish sounding. I think they will date badly.

RuthW Fri 31-Jul-20 22:25:28

Awful name imo. Archibald is ok though. It's half a name.

Puppilangstrumpfi Fri 31-Jul-20 22:35:43

I hate it. It's cutesy. And it's short for Archibald!

BackforGood Fri 31-Jul-20 22:40:16

It's alright. Same as many of the names been given to babies over the last 5 years or so. I think they are old fashioned, but I am a generation older than people having babies today. When the babies being born today have dc, they will probably be named after my parents' generation and then their dc will be named after my generation etc etc.

I don't mind 'Archie' at all, but don't really like the name 'Archibald'

I haven't seen hate for it on MN.

worstwitch18 Sat 01-Aug-20 05:37:38

I think it's an OK nickname but I don't like it as a full name.

But then it's short for Archibald which I can't imagine being used on a real person.

Or Archer I suppose, but I don't really love that as a name either.

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