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Arthur - great or awful?

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Belgrano Sun 21-Jun-09 21:19:02

Canvassing for ideas on Arthur. It's a good strong name and I like it not being too popular. I can't work out if I actually like 'it' though. Is it horrendous or lovely? Can't help thinking it's v old fashioned and maybe a bit ugly as a word. But I'd love love my son to have a name that isn't ten a penny all through his growing up years and can't think of any others. It's a bit of a family name so works from that point of view too.

Other names we like are Sam and Oliver but they are SOOOO common (ie. there are millions of them).

Middle name could be Brian (family name) but Arthur Brian might be a bit unfair on the poor little thing. Thoughts??

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 21-Jun-09 21:20:18

Love it, was my first choice for DS but DH said no.

leakyR Sun 21-Jun-09 21:21:07


FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sun 21-Jun-09 21:23:08

It's cool. I knew a little boy called Arthur, he was a super dude! Reminds me of Olive from on the buses "Arfur!" grin It's a wicked name. Maybe not Arthur Brian though, could be bullied and called 'half a brain' IYSWIM.

hocuspontas Sun 21-Jun-09 21:24:24

I like it. Arty. Art. Not Arthur Brian though. Some wit at school will start calling him 'Alf a brain' grin

DiamondHead Sun 21-Jun-09 21:24:30

Like Arthur.

hocuspontas Sun 21-Jun-09 21:25:01

Ha! Separated at birth Fluffy!

Marthasmama Sun 21-Jun-09 21:26:15

Arthur is a good solid name. I fancied for dd is she had been a boy, also like Albert.

Hulababy Sun 21-Jun-09 21:27:18

I like it.

I also like Oliver, and Sam is fine too.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sun 21-Jun-09 21:27:26


19fran76 Sun 21-Jun-09 21:30:57

Good name smile

goodasgold Sun 21-Jun-09 21:34:45

I love it.

I wanted to use it on my son too.

screamingabdab Sun 21-Jun-09 21:35:11

Good name, but as you say, adding Brian may be a step too far ...

Thunderduck Sun 21-Jun-09 21:37:17

I don't like it.

Bonneville Sun 21-Jun-09 21:37:59

Yes - a good proper name. Not made-up or silly. Love it!

DandyLioness Sun 21-Jun-09 21:42:54

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campion Mon 22-Jun-09 01:33:39

Yes, it's a good, strong name - I wish I'd used it for DS's.
But please don't add Brian!

daisy99divine Mon 22-Jun-09 01:40:55

Yes, Like Arthur a lot, but you said you wanted an unusual name and sorry, I think there are loads of arthur's around at the mo! smile

EachPeachPearMum Mon 22-Jun-09 01:40:57

Great name!

MamaLazarou Mon 22-Jun-09 09:25:02

Love it - we're having Arthur for a middle name, after my dear old Grandad.

dizzydixies Mon 22-Jun-09 11:03:27

I adore it with nn Art smile its a fabulous name

LittleWhiteWolf Mon 22-Jun-09 11:24:49

I love it. I think it is a strong, traditional name and I love that for boys (our choice should this one turn out to be a boy is Leonard). I'd happily use Arthur for my own son.

But I wouldnt call him Arthur Brian. I didnt immidiately think what PPs have (rightly) pointed out about Halfa Brain, but I just dont think they sit well together when said outloud. SOrry!

traceybath Mon 22-Jun-09 11:27:19

Its DS2's name and always gets a very positive reaction.

Certainly haven't noticed very many round my way. For us it was traditional, good for child and adult and not massively popular.

His middle name is Montgomery which i think goes very well with Arthur smile

Frasersmum123 Mon 22-Jun-09 13:07:40

I love Arthur, but please dont saddle him with Brian.

magbags Mon 22-Jun-09 16:19:32

I don't like it at all (makes me think dirtly old man) and Brian makes it even worse imho. Sorry.

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