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Arthur or Albert?

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Zil131 Fri 23-Oct-09 14:10:34

Both just new entries on a list of names we are unsure of; but given the recent trend in "Grandad's name", these two don't apear to have made the top 100 yet - opinions?

Also, DH thinks Albert will alwas be a Bertie - is he right?

FiveGoMadonTheDanceFloor Fri 23-Oct-09 14:11:32

Either are lovely, I wanted Arthur for DS but DH said no.

GrimmaTheNome Fri 23-Oct-09 14:15:36

My dear dad was an Albert and was never abbreviated. If you want an abbreviation and don't like Bert(ie) it could be Al I suppose.

strongblackcoffee Fri 23-Oct-09 14:15:46

Both lovely! I have an Albert - we always intended him to be Bert, but never got round to it, and he's just Albert. He also has a friend at creche who's an Albert, and he's Albie.

Fruitbatlings Fri 23-Oct-09 14:17:42

Both! My friends have just called their baby Albert - Albie for short.
I also love Arthur, it's DS2's middle name smile

teameric Fri 23-Oct-09 14:19:34

love Albert and Albie for short is lovely

strongblackcoffee Fri 23-Oct-09 14:24:09

hooray for grandad names - love them! grin

strongblackcoffee Fri 23-Oct-09 14:24:30

dammit grin

Mammina Fri 23-Oct-09 14:26:50

Albert - Albie as a nn is really cute

pippylongstockings Fri 23-Oct-09 14:39:41

I really like both and would be hard pushed to choose. They were on my short list but FIL said they were both 'east-enders mockney' names - Whatever that means ? hmm

I think Albie as a shortening is great - and I really quite like Bert too.

Arthur is a bit more classic.

issy123 Fri 23-Oct-09 15:46:27

Pefer Albert/ Albie, but I have one, he is 10 months old and gorgeous.

susie100 Fri 23-Oct-09 15:49:00

Ooooooh I love them both!

PumpkinJollster Fri 23-Oct-09 15:58:47

oh bless
dad was Arthur, his big bro was Albert (called Alf, as their dad was Albert too)

PippyLS we ARE Eastenders and not your Mockney kind either grin

I have used Arthur as DS1 middle name, and Bertie is our first cat...

LOVE the traditional names.

Zil131 Fri 23-Oct-09 16:51:49

Oooh wasn't exepcting this positive response!! DH is half German and a research scientist - so was going to sell it to him on the 'Einstein' connection... Think I will push harder grin

MRSwereWOOLFhasabroomofherown Fri 23-Oct-09 17:11:56

Like both, but marginally prefer Arthur.

ParanoiaBigPumkinDestroyer Fri 23-Oct-09 17:13:55

I have a beautiful bouncing 8 month old called Albert. He's Al for short but we use the full name a lot.

strongblackcoffee Fri 23-Oct-09 18:35:22

My friend has an Arthur, and a german friend of hers laughed heartily at the name choice and said (with heavy german accent) 'ha ha, it is funny, in germany ve sink Arthur is very old man name'. She had to explain it was the actually just same here...

said Fri 23-Oct-09 18:37:48

Albie and Bertie are great

Clary Fri 23-Oct-09 19:40:08

I know two Arthurs and no Alberts under 12 FWIW.

Don't think either would therefore be classed as popular (I know a lot of children wink).

DS1 who happens to be sitting nearby says he prefers Arthur. So do I but both are nice. grin

pugwash Sat 24-Oct-09 21:00:37

My Nephew is an Albie, not short for anything though.


halfcut Sat 24-Oct-09 21:06:10

I hate granddad names just awful...sorry but I can't imagine a baby or a teenager called Albert or Arthur

dizzydixies Sat 24-Oct-09 21:14:02

I love Arthur nn Art and Albie for Albert is fab too smile

why not see which one suits him best

DougalDoneGood Sat 24-Oct-09 23:29:26

Great names, both of them smile

LaDiDaDi Sat 24-Oct-09 23:31:31

I like both of them, prefer the nn of Albie to Art but prefer the formal name Arthur to Albert.

That's not very helpful, is it?

hatwoman Sat 24-Oct-09 23:32:50

I know 2 Arthurs and an Albert. plus my dog.

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