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KAEKAE Mon 15-Sep-08 17:21:53

Do you think this goes with Oliver? (DS1 name).
I really liked this name a few years ago before I had DS1 but decided on Oliver because I thought that Archie had become too common verging on the chav side. However, I do like it!

Anyway, what are your thoughts? The other name I liked was Sebastian but again not sure.
I am finding boys names really hard!

Lomond Mon 15-Sep-08 17:25:50

I love it, was clessed with two girl though so guess what our hamster is called? wink

Sebastian is nice too though!

TheNaughtiestGirlIsaMonitor Mon 15-Sep-08 17:57:12

I really loved Archie, but wanted something less obviously trendy so I went for Richie. I've no regrets there. I think Richard goes better with Oliver.

squeaver Mon 15-Sep-08 17:58:36

I like Archie, we had it on our boy's list.

It's quite "posh Scottish" I'd say not chavvy at all

ethanchristopher Mon 15-Sep-08 17:59:36

Archie and Ollie

awwwww yes!!!

belgo Mon 15-Sep-08 18:00:18

Archie is very much of the moment, and will date terribly. But then so do many names.

piratecat Mon 15-Sep-08 18:06:44

i liked archie a few yrs back but it really is very popular now and has personnaly put me off it.

I like Sebastian, it would be my name if i have ever had a boy.

What about


bloomingfedup Mon 15-Sep-08 18:27:08

Like it - don't think its that popular. Alfie is used

FairyTaleEnding Mon 15-Sep-08 18:29:12

My DS is called Archie and I love it even more now than I did when he was born. There are annoyingly quite a few around now but I still think it's a great name. Hope it won't date ... surely not as much as Alfie, and there are hundreds of them out there?!

NorthernLurker Mon 15-Sep-08 18:31:23

Archie is a nice name but I think you would find Sebastian to be less frequently used and so I would go for that - it's a lovely name as well.

MlleFingeot Mon 15-Sep-08 18:31:36

I can't like it - I really can't. It reminds me of the name Archibald which is just wrong smile

I like Oliver very much though.

JamInMyWellies Mon 15-Sep-08 18:32:20

My DS is Archie not heard of many other children named this.

JRocks Mon 15-Sep-08 18:33:20

I like Sebastian

platypussy Mon 15-Sep-08 18:39:27

Jam - it must be the most popular boys name for new babies where I live at the moment. I pity the teachers in 4-5 years time!

nooka Mon 15-Sep-08 18:40:26

I like Sebastian better, and love Seb as a shortening (I prefer full names, and if you don't like Archibald I don't think you should use Archie). Richard is lovely, and quite unusual now (dd was going to be Richard Ezra). Alfred is fab (Alfie less so, see above).

Pen74 Mon 15-Sep-08 18:58:48

I know so many Archies born in the last year. Someone mentioned that it is in Eastenders now.. this will give it the same boost as it did Alfie no doubt!

That said, it is a good name. I wouldn't say it was posh though..

nuthacuppatea Mon 15-Sep-08 19:19:03

I know loads of Archies. But as with all my fav names, they always become popular. If you like it that much you should go with it or you may regret it when you hear other parents using it and think 'that was MY name'. My sons name is unusual but my daughter has a really popular name and I'm fine with that. I got over my brief spell of cringing every time i heard someone use it for their child because I like it and that's what matters. Archie goes really well with Oliver btw as does Edward, Harry, Oscar(could get confusing with 2 O's), Barnaby, George and how about this Monty - very cute! (forget about that gardener and the snake!)

charx Mon 15-Sep-08 23:12:40

I love the name, it was on our list too for a boy (we had girls) 5 years ago but now I know sooo many Archies. (like 8 personally and a few more if counting friends of friends).

Our daughters don't have unusual names but I wanted them to at school be know by first name only, not first name and initial of surname. (now I regret it slightly as not so easy to play down when one of he little b**gers gets into trouble at school (which is too often))

KAEKAE Tue 16-Sep-08 00:03:30

I don't like Archibald - I also agree its just wrong! DP has said that if we do go for Archie then he would like Archibald on the BC. hmm this puts me off!

I keep coming back to Sebastian, the only thing about the name that puts me off is people calling him Seb, which I'm not too keen on.

nuthacuppatea - I love Oscar...DP doesn't says its a dogs name?!?!? Grrrr!

clairebear88 Tue 16-Sep-08 09:09:45


My friend has an Oliver and Oscar and it sounds great
I like Archie and I only know of one but I know quite a few Alfies

Lomond Tue 16-Sep-08 10:16:20

You all know I meant blessed don't you! blush

Now I really don't like Archiebald but Archie is a name in its own right now.

Alexander is a name close to my heart, it was my Grandfathers name. Problem is it always gets shortened, but then I suppose most names do.

KAEKAE Wed 24-Sep-08 16:22:50

Thanks for all your comments. I think I agree with most of your points too! xx

clareygill Wed 24-Sep-08 17:33:44

DS1 is an Archie (& Archie on his birth cert) & I still love it. He couldn't be called anything else. I think, though, that 2 boys both ending with 'ie' is a bit twee. My friend has just had a Jonah which I think is great. I'm in same place as you - what goes with Archie?! I really like Monty but Archie & Monty sounds like something out of Dad's Army! I also like Clement but everyone else in the world (apart from DH) hates it.grin

notsoteenagemum Wed 24-Sep-08 17:45:04

I love the name Archie, and don't think these kind of names will date. There are lots of older men called Archie, Alfie, Reggie etc and they sound fine for an older man as well as cute for a little boy.
clarygill I love Clement.

groovergirl Thu 25-Sep-08 12:47:27

My two little cousins (who are brothers) are Archie and Oliver. Dunno about UK but Archie is becoming so popular in Australia that I suspect it will date; it will mark the man as a turn-of-the-millennium baby, just as Jack is sooo '90s. If you do go for Archie I implore you to give him the full Archibald on his birth cert; that way he'll have both a grand formal name and a cute nickname, instead of just the latter, and can use whichever when he likes.
Clarygill and notsoteenagemum, I love Clement too.

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