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Atticus, Magnus, Seamus - which do you like/ hate & why?

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LetThemEatCake Sun 09-Aug-09 18:54:50

thanks smile

Metella Sun 09-Aug-09 18:57:53

Okay - thinking of associations.

Atticus Finch

Magnus Magnuson

Seamus Heaney

I'd probably go for Seamus.

Tillyscoutsmum Sun 09-Aug-09 19:01:16

I absolutely love Atticus and would definitely be on our list for ds if we hadn't already used Scout as a mn for dd.

I quite like Magnus.

I'm not so keen on Seamus (unless you're Irish, in which case I suppose it would be ok).

lena522 Sun 09-Aug-09 19:06:07

Not sure why, but not keen on Atticus and Magnus. Magnus makes me thing of World's Strongest Man and Mastermind, and Atticus sounds Ancient Greek, and as a general rule I'm not keen on them.

I like Seamus though. Possibly because I have Irish roots so I do like most Irish names

EachPeachPearMum Sun 09-Aug-09 19:07:30

love Magnus, like Atticus, don't like Seamus at all

AitchTwoOh Sun 09-Aug-09 19:08:40

oddly fond of Magnus, esp for a big baby. seamus is great if irish and not keen on atticus, too fussy.

Paolosgirl Sun 09-Aug-09 19:10:35

Magnus has grown on me over the years, Seamus is OK if you are Irish, but Atticus is just too poncey.

notsoteenagemum Sun 09-Aug-09 19:16:33

I really like Atticus,
not keen on Magnus,
don't like Seamus at all.

LetThemEatCake Sun 09-Aug-09 20:36:35


here are my thoughts:

Seamus - love the name, love Seamus Heaney - but it's the Irish form of James which means 'usurper' - not the nicest of meanings.

Magnus - love it, it sounds very mythical/ regal but does it sound a little ponderous? My other 2 dcs have quite mythical-sounding names but they both sound quite swift, quite fleet of foot if that makes at any sense at all??!! Worried that Magnus sounds a little heavy?

Atticus - not sure whether I love the name or whether it's my lifelong crush on Atticus Finch and Gregory Peck. I think it's the name too. And I like the meaning, too.

Anyone else?

bluebump Sun 09-Aug-09 20:39:18

Love Magnus
Like Atticus
Not keen on Seamus

nickytwotimes Sun 09-Aug-09 20:39:49

Atticus - very poncey
Magnus - meh
Seamus - fantastic name.

BottySpottom Sun 09-Aug-09 21:13:48

Love Atticus, but would be only brave enough to use as a middle name personally.

Seamus OK.

Not sure about Magnus - probably link him still with a very slimey chap at university called Magnus

Tommy Sun 09-Aug-09 21:21:29

Atticus - great associations
Magnus - isn't that the bloke in LazyTown hmm
Seamus - if you are Irish, fine. If not, then no

MaggieBelleVirgo Sun 09-Aug-09 21:42:01

Atticus is trying way to hard.

I like Magnus. Doesn't seem that unusual to me, as there are a lot of old men called Manus n Ireland(the gaelic version of magnus).

Seamus I like now. 6 years ago I wasn't ready for a baby seamus, but I am now. I know of two young seamuses now

I also like Fergus which has a similar vibe to Magnus and Seamus.

LetThemEatCake Sun 09-Aug-09 21:42:06

yes, Magnus someone - Scheving? - is the creator, star, director, etc etc etc of Lazytown. More commonly known as Sporticus. My kids love him.

Platesmasher Sun 09-Aug-09 21:43:58

I like them all.

Lotkinsgonecurly Sun 09-Aug-09 21:49:08

Friend has child called Atticus, lovely boy but I snigger everytime I think of his name. Others are lovely though.

LetThemEatCake Sun 09-Aug-09 21:49:29

'Atticus is trying way too hard' - to do what? how do you mean??

Platesmasher Sun 09-Aug-09 21:52:01

Your other children have unusual names. None of these names you've suggested would seem out of place in context with the rest of the family.
(dragonbutter here btw)

LetThemEatCake Sun 09-Aug-09 22:02:47

as in, nevergoogle???

hi!! how's it going?

Platesmasher Sun 09-Aug-09 22:07:13

yeah, that's me.
i have to go to bed right now.
this is my new name though so will catch up next time....i already know your news now!

MaggieBelleVirgo Sun 09-Aug-09 22:07:56

it is trying too hard to sound erudite

LetThemEatCake Sun 09-Aug-09 22:09:44

but supposing you are erudite???

MaggieBelleVirgo Sun 09-Aug-09 22:11:05

well, if you are erudite, remember what oscar wilde said. Wear your education like a timepiece, pull it out when you need it. do not display it for all to see all the time."

(I can't remember the exact quote, that's the gist)

LetThemEatCake Sun 09-Aug-09 22:15:49

Interesting. He also said that no man is rich enough to buy back his youth. Which I interpret to mean, no amount of cash will buy you a plastic surgeon good enough to give you the butt you had when you were 11.

But hey ho. I'm not sure I agree about Atticus sounding that way. Surely everyone has read TKAM? It's not like Chaucer...??

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