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EllaJ21 · 02/08/2022 12:23

The name Arlo for a boy

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mac1974 · 02/08/2022 12:24

Don't dislike it but I know someone with a dog called arlo so I always think of him when I hear that name.

Fivemoreminutes1 · 02/08/2022 12:24

I heard of quite a few children being called Arlo a couple of years ago, which made me go off it, but I haven’t heard it as much since and starting to like it again!

girlmom21 · 02/08/2022 12:26

I really like it. It was one of my boy choices.

SummaLuvin · 02/08/2022 12:28

Popular and trendy right now which shows a lot of people like it. For me it’s fine, but it’s not a name I love.

Aquamarine1029 · 02/08/2022 12:29

Sounds like a dog's name to me.

Zott · 02/08/2022 12:36

I did like it but it’s become very popular now if that affects your decision. The last two baby boys I know (this year) are both called Arlo.

AppleBottomRats · 02/08/2022 12:53

Not a fan personally. It does sound like a dog name.

PancakesWithCheese · 02/08/2022 12:58

Really like it. I know a 9 year old Arlo.

babyjellyfish · 02/08/2022 13:20

I think it will date badly.

SunshineAndFizz · 02/08/2022 13:33

babyjellyfish · 02/08/2022 13:20

I think it will date badly.

^ This

Louise0701 · 02/08/2022 13:35

Quite common but not my cup of tea. Reminds me of the film the good dinosaur which most children will probably watch at some point.

SummerSummer8 · 02/08/2022 13:36

Not a fan personally.

Zuve · 02/08/2022 13:38

I like Arlo but really love John. As its Cheerful.

Becknutmeg · 02/08/2022 13:40

SummerSummer8 · 02/08/2022 13:36

Not a fan personally.

Whattttt??? No way! Totally thought you’d be all over it?? 🤣

DuchessOfSausage · 02/08/2022 13:49

I don't like it.
It's become popular extremely quickly, so will probably date badly. See
It fits in with all the -o names and vowelly names that are everywhere at the moment.

Friffle · 02/08/2022 14:00

it's very trendy. might be this generation's Wayne.

emmathedilemma · 02/08/2022 14:01

Not a fan either, feels very "on trend" at the moment but I can't imagine how it's going to date. Also too much of a doggy name.

pinklavenders · 02/08/2022 14:07

Not classic enough imo.

AmandaMirandaPanda · 02/08/2022 17:44

It makes me think of US folk singer Arlo Guthrie (born in 1947, and Arlo is his original, legal first name). It has become really popular lately in the UK, as have other -o ending names for boys. Which doesn't mean you shouldn't use it, but be aware that it might spike and fall, so you have a lot of little Arlos now and in 30 years people are saying "eeew, what a '20s name!!" 😀

Not sure if you're looking for alternatives, but there are still a few less-popular -o names. I really like Arno, which is both a traditional German-language shortening of Arnold and also the name of an Italian river that runs through Pisa and Florence.

Depoisthedevil · 02/08/2022 19:17

It's a cat's name to me.

TheVanguardSix · 02/08/2022 19:19

It’s a great name! I know an 8 year old Arlo.

Mumofgirls2017 · 02/08/2022 21:59

It’s nice, but I know lots of arlo and think it will become quite dated. But will fit in well with friendship group etc

DramaAlpaca · 02/08/2022 22:12

Not my style at all

Cindie943811A · 02/08/2022 22:14

It seems incomplete to me as if you’ve dropped the H

SatinHeart · 02/08/2022 22:32

Only ever seen it on MN, don't know any in real life. It's not awful but like pp I wonder if it will date badly.

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