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Opinions on Marlow please

(42 Posts)
polkadottytotty Sat 10-Jul-10 08:54:04


I really like the name Marlow for a boy. What do you think?

I'm worried that it sounds too much like Marlon which i don't like.

Also how would you spell it - Marlow, Marloe, Marlo etc?

And what could it be shortened to if anything?


SandyBits Sat 10-Jul-10 09:02:07

Really, really don't like it. Sorry.

valiumSingleton Sat 10-Jul-10 09:05:22

Lovely village.

I like names that end in O but your are combining two trends here with a place name and a name ending in O. That is going to date massively. JMO

If you care about this, how about choosing a more classic name with the same feel.


HerHonesty Sat 10-Jul-10 11:29:42

the town is very nice. the name is not.

CapitalText Sat 10-Jul-10 13:04:34

A few similar names


polkadottytotty Sat 10-Jul-10 13:57:11

I didn't know it was a town.

30andMerkin Sat 10-Jul-10 14:00:39

Um, I really like it.

You could add an e, as per the poet/playwright. Poncy, but original grin

pranma Sat 10-Jul-10 18:12:29

Milo is nicer I think

mathanxiety Sat 10-Jul-10 18:19:27

I like it a lot, spelled Marlow.

Rockbird Sun 11-Jul-10 20:19:09

Ridiculous, sorry. There are about a squillion better names out there.

dublinmom Sun 11-Jul-10 20:22:16

I like it as Marlowe.

There was an American singer/actrees called Marlo (so could be mistaken for a girl)

cece Sun 11-Jul-10 20:25:18

Not my cup of tea at all.

Call the poor thing John if you you want to be different.

CoupleofKooks Sun 11-Jul-10 20:26:07

i like it

GladioliBuckets Sun 11-Jul-10 21:11:06

I would spell it Marlowe like the writers Christopher and Philip.

domesticslattern Sun 11-Jul-10 21:46:43

I know one.
It's a hard name to carry off in the playground TBH.

CakeandRoses Sun 11-Jul-10 22:12:42

Hmmm, it's not the type of name I'd usually go for as it does sound a little bit made-up/surnamey/place-namey but because I'm a fan of The Wire and there's a great character called Marlo Stanfield on it, I'm actually liking it grin

Fimbo Sun 11-Jul-10 22:24:52

I know one - a girl - spelt Marlowe.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Sun 11-Jul-10 22:27:39

I love Marlow (easiest to spell) or Marlowe (famously gay and stabbed playwright/poet) - think it's lovely. Everyone has heard it (albeit in different context) and can have a good crack at spelling it, nice sound etc.

blueshoes Sun 11-Jul-10 22:39:11


char3mum Sun 11-Jul-10 22:43:45

christmas carole??

Kathleen123 Mon 12-Jul-10 18:06:02

I personally dont like the name, but if you really like it, IMO spelt Marlow is best.

DomesticG0ddess Tue 13-Jul-10 19:53:57

I like it. Cakeandroses, I LOVE the wire and we have joked about Omar, Avon, Brodie... grin

Jessie6564 Sun 08-Feb-15 01:02:51

I know this thread is totally out of date but I joined mumsnet just to comment on it. We have a little boy named Marlow and we love the name. It's unusual but not "weird" IMHO. Also I think "Mars" is a fun nick name.grin

carolinehi Mon 16-Mar-15 13:18:59

Totally agree with Jessie6564 and am shocked at how rude and opinionated some people are in their comments. It's a cool name. Name is far better than some of the awful names people call their kids.

Tapwater Mon 16-Mar-15 15:59:22

Jessie, did you actually search for your child's name and join Mn in order to tell people what opinions they could and couldn't express on a thread that is 5 years old??? Clue: when someone starts a thread on a names forum asking for opinions on a name, people are allowed to give them.

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