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Louis or Archie for a boy

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ltrue Tue 26-Aug-08 16:31:45

These are the top two contenders for our baby boy..the middle name will be David - opinions greatly welcome, ladies please...

MrsMattie Tue 26-Aug-08 16:32:13

Archie is over used. Louis is lovely.

BellaBear Tue 26-Aug-08 16:35:55


(pronounced loo-ee)

pagwatch Tue 26-Aug-08 16:37:55

my beautiful biggest boy is Louis
He is 15 now.
He does get a bit fed up with dimwits who pronounce it Lou -iss but he likes it.
I still love it.
and he is so gorgeous and lovely..

stillstanding Tue 26-Aug-08 16:41:21

Think these are both lovely names. MrsMattie has a point tho that Archie is becoming a little too popular (for my liking anyway) so would go with Louis

chocolatespiders Tue 26-Aug-08 16:43:23


belgo Tue 26-Aug-08 16:44:14

Louis, as long as you make it clear from the start it's pronounced Louie.

ltrue Tue 26-Aug-08 16:52:37

Wow, didn't even occur to me that Louis may be mis-pronounced...
That's interesting about Archie, I live in Scotland and I would say it's still fairly uncommon here.

pagwatch Tue 26-Aug-08 16:54:29

It does get mis-pronounced a lot.

elijahblue Tue 26-Aug-08 17:04:30

Definitely Louis David. Archie will date.

LouMacca Tue 26-Aug-08 17:04:47

LOVE Archie (only know of one). Sorry not keen on Louis (know of at least four).

HonoriaGlossop Tue 26-Aug-08 17:10:58

Agree that Louis David is a lovely name - has class. Agree Archie will be very much 'of a time'. And it's not a full name.

Hopefully you won't get many people misunderstanding it; If I see Louis I think Lou-ee not Lewis.

Lovely name.

LunarSea Tue 26-Aug-08 17:11:52

Both pretty popular around here. Two Archie's in ds1's class, along with a Louis, a Lewis, a Luke, a Lucas and a Luca!

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 26-Aug-08 17:14:51

I have both.

Louis is more common than Archie ime. When we chose the name Archie it was unheard of, then there was that blasted Monarch in the sodding Glen and it became popular (Balamory too hmm)

People call my Louis all sorts of variations. Really you would think it was easy to get right wouldn't you!

pagwatch Tue 26-Aug-08 17:15:37

ooh jimjam
we both have louis'

ltrue Tue 26-Aug-08 17:20:27

Thanks ladies, you've given me some food for thought..
My dh is already addressing my bump as Louis, so I suspect it may be a fait accompli anyway! smile

2point4kids Tue 26-Aug-08 17:21:25

Definitely Louis

MadBadandDangeroustoKnow Tue 26-Aug-08 17:40:07

Lovely names but quite a few of them in this neck of the woods.

pointydog Tue 26-Aug-08 17:41:07


Communion Tue 26-Aug-08 21:26:52

Louis is lovely.

You may get an occasional misprounciatoin from poele you don't know,but I don't think that should be enough to put you off.

yogabird Tue 26-Aug-08 21:37:53

i love Archie

dinkymum Tue 26-Aug-08 21:39:07


Wezzle Tue 26-Aug-08 21:52:09

Love them both

If I had to choose I'd go for Louis

berolina Tue 26-Aug-08 21:57:08

Louis in particular is lovely, really lovely.

AbbeyA Tue 26-Aug-08 21:57:12

I always think Archibald because I think this is where it must have come from originally.
I prefer Louis but think I would rather have Lewis.

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