Boy's Name Dilemma: Arthur, Edmund, or William - Thoughts?
Hi, name enthusiasts! Our baby (unknown sex) is due in just 5 weeks, and we haven't settled on a boy name. If it's a girl, her name will be Verity with Claire and Katherine as possible middle names. We have 3 boy choices so far:
Virtue names are part of my husband's family tradition. He and his brother have virtues for first names. I'd rather do middles, except for the girl possibility.
We've loved William True for years now, but my objections are two: 1) popularity (there are FOUR Williams in our social group!!) and 2) husband's non-beloved grandfather was named William (he caused my MIL, to whom I'm very close, a lot of pain while he was alive). So I had moved onto Edmund, another longtime favorite of mine, but recently began to consider Arthur. It's familiar, honorable, traditional, has ties to romantic legends, and is underused. But is Arthur a reasonable choice? Is it likeable? Does it work for a little boy? I find myself drawn irresistibly to it but wonder if I'm nuts. We aren't discussing names with family and friends, so any thoughts would be much appreciated!
Thu, 07/05/2012 - 11:05pm