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Alexander AND Atticus?

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We have a DS1 Alexander, we are thinking of ttc again. If we do and if we have a boy I want to call him Atticus but my DH thinks it will sound weird having an Alexander and an Atticus. I think the amount of times you actually say the names together it doesn't matter PLUS I LOVE the name Atticus.

Opinions?

lowrib Mon 15-Jun-09 08:19:49

I think it's a great name, and both together are good too.

Go for it!

annasmami Mon 15-Jun-09 09:48:10

Really like Atticus!

Linnet Mon 15-Jun-09 09:52:18

I like the name Atticus, it sounds good with Alexander as well.

KerryMumbles Mon 15-Jun-09 09:54:06

Alexander is nice. Atticus is not. It's rather awful actually.

Crumpets Mon 15-Jun-09 09:59:10

My cousin is called Atticus. We were all a bit surprised initially but he's now in his early teens and an exceptionally well rounded child, clearly likes being called Atticus becasue he suggested I call my baby it too. It suits him beautifully. Go for it. Can't see any reason why it wouldn't go with Alexander either.

Sunshinemummy Mon 15-Jun-09 10:08:11

Yes I like it and think they go well together.

dizzydixies Mon 15-Jun-09 10:10:35

I like it too smile

"Alexander is nice. Atticus is not. It's rather awful actually."

lol, I can't think of one baby name thread where everyone likes the name. That would be boring.

dizzydixies Mon 15-Jun-09 10:27:15

Libra you are absolutely right, I've just been told that DD3's name is awful and sounds like a china dolls name grin

I couldn't care a jot as I like it and I don't think we're on here for 100% reassurance - if I got that I'd probably change my mind and go for something else grin

KerryMumbles Mon 15-Jun-09 10:34:54

In that case. I LOVE Atticus

Now you are just trying to cause trouble smile

crokky Mon 15-Jun-09 11:00:48

Alexander is nice, I have never heard of Atticus and so it does sound strange to me. If I was your DS2, I would be gutted that I had not been born first and got the name Alexander.

I sort of think that it's best to give your kids equally popular names. Both my kids have popular names - I think if I wanted a more unusual name, I would have done the same for both kids.

Just my opinion!

wotulookinat Mon 15-Jun-09 11:09:27

I've not heard of the name Atticus. Sounds very Roman and regal to me. I'm not sure I like it really, but people would get used to it.

Syb Mon 15-Jun-09 11:52:14

I have really unusual name, older brother got the normal name. Hated it as a kid. Be prepared for primary school kids to be unkind.
My mum gave me a normal middle name, and said I could choose between them if I didn't like it. Kept the unusual one, love it now I'm an adult, realise kids will tease each other no matter what, its your attitude to it that makes the difference. Gave mine the most normal names! That said, love Atticus, character in one of my favourite books!

Thunderduck Mon 15-Jun-09 12:09:03

I don't like Atticus at all.

SoupDragon Mon 15-Jun-09 12:12:17

My big lazy cat is called Atticus. Too poncey for me as a child's name. I don't think it is overly teasable though - not until everyone's read To Kill A Mocking Bird. There are far worse names about

mopsyflopsy Mon 15-Jun-09 12:13:12

My 8 year old nephew is Atticus and he loves his name. Really suits him!

19fran76 Mon 15-Jun-09 12:16:37

I like it & it goes well with Alexander too.

Supercherry Mon 15-Jun-09 12:20:17

What an interesting name choice. I like it. But then To Kill a Mockingbird was my favourite book for a while as a teenager. Is that what gave you the idea?

A friend mentioned that one of her friends named one of her children Atticus and I just thought wow I love that name. I do know the To Kill a Mockingbird reference but haven't read it in YEARS. Would give very normal second name, probably something like Thomas.

Syb, the thing about children being unkind is that if they are going to tease a child then they will find SOMETHING to tease them about IYSWIM.

TwoSunnyDays Mon 15-Jun-09 13:01:42

They sound fine together. My only advice would be to have different middle initials to prevent confusion over post.

jellybeans Mon 15-Jun-09 14:01:35

I don't like Atticas. it's abit too OTT IMO.

ramonaquimby Mon 15-Jun-09 14:03:45

I like the name but I have 2 girls with the same first initial and it drives me nuts!!!! <altho I did choose the names.....and love them both....>

not worried about their mail when they get older, am sure can sort that out when they start to get some

Momino Mon 15-Jun-09 15:17:47

i love atticus and would have used it if we'd had a boy, sigh. instead we had our 3rd girl so called her Harper (To Kill a Mockingbird fan). guess I'll have to settle for getting a goldfish and name it atticus.

I hopeyou use it, it's a sound, classy name smile.

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