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do you know an Atticus?

(45 Posts)
Momino Sun 15-Feb-09 21:43:51

I love the name Atticus and would like to use it if we have a boy in May. However, I'd feel better knowing there are a few out there - anyone know any children named Atticus?

Penthesileia Sun 15-Feb-09 21:49:32

You a "To Kill a Mockingbird" fan?

Don't know an Atticus, although know a few kids with very unusual names, which I've never seen again.

thequietone Sun 15-Feb-09 21:52:04

yes I know one born very recently.

Boco Sun 15-Feb-09 21:52:53

Yes, I know one. He's about 7 I think.

Hulababy Sun 15-Feb-09 21:53:45

No, never met one before.

Sidge Sun 15-Feb-09 21:58:03

Yes, there is an Atticus in DD2s reception class.

Momino Sun 15-Feb-09 21:59:36

I love to kill a mockingbird, both book and film. incidentally, our top girl name choice is Harper.

I'm american and think Atticus would be more accepted in the US than in the UK where people have just raised their eyebrows at me when I've mentioned the name. Guess if we have an atticus, maybe we should move back there hmm.

PollyGarter Sun 15-Feb-09 22:00:17

There are a few celebrity baby Atticus'.

Loved the name, and wanted to call the pfb it.
Dh wasn't as keen. There's a street clothing line called Atticus also.

I'm pretty sure it will take off as a name over the next 10 years though, so get in early!

FlorenceDaphne Sun 15-Feb-09 22:00:21

I don't have a DS, but if I did, he would be named Atticus, because the character in the novel is such a shining example of how to live your life. Good choice. Go for it!

Momino Sun 15-Feb-09 22:01:25

wow, that's 3 in a couple of minutes. so not too horribly unusual (?).

Mintyy Sun 15-Feb-09 22:03:12

I know two!(both young children, no adults).

Poledra Sun 15-Feb-09 22:04:29

I know one (boy, rather than man).

walkingprimrose Sun 15-Feb-09 23:19:14

Yes, I know of a baby boy Atticus - probably about 18 months old now. I quite like it.

Boobz Mon 16-Feb-09 12:29:40

I know an Atticus, born in South London in November. Great name, IMHO.

jennylindinha Mon 16-Feb-09 12:35:31

Love the name. I don't know an Atticus, but I do know a Scout!

WinkyWinkola Mon 16-Feb-09 12:36:24

I love the name. I'm going to use it if I ever have another baby boy.

herbaceous Mon 16-Feb-09 16:13:40

I'm having a baby boy, and I might steal it from you! If he'd been a girl, I would have called her Harper, after Harper Lee, so Atticus is perfect.

Let's keep it just the two of us, though. We don't want it to become too popular, after all...

Oovavu Mon 16-Feb-09 16:27:54

as long as you don't come on AIBU in a few years' time with "AIBU to get really pee'd off with ds having to answer comments about TKAM and Gregory Peck every time he goes into a new environment" grin

Momino Mon 16-Feb-09 17:17:58

herbaceous, steal away. I don't mind a handful of Atticus' out there at least I'm sure there won't be a glut.

In any case, i feel like this babe's a girl (have 2 already). Harper is our 1st choice for a girl but was also in the list for the last two births yet we didn't use. I guess we'll see.

MrsMattie Mon 16-Feb-09 17:43:07

PMSL!@Atticus. I wouldn't.

I heard a woman call her child rather loudly across a busy museum today. 'Titus! Titus!'. The sniggers were audible.

WinkyWinkola Mon 16-Feb-09 19:28:11

I think Atticus is a noble name. It's very fine. It's mine! And whoever else wants it. wink

PollyGarter Mon 16-Feb-09 20:36:57

I think shortening it to 'Atty' could be real nice... nb. in museums, call out 'Atty'

SoupDragon Mon 16-Feb-09 20:37:28

My cat is called Atticus.

IroningBored Mon 16-Feb-09 22:43:57

There's a column in the Sunday Times by Giles Hattersley called Atticus

Tclanger Mon 16-Feb-09 23:32:18

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