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#1 piggyp

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:17 AM

So, we think we have narrowed names for our baby boy, due at the end of April, down to Archer or Oscar.

MN will probably be Maxwell or Max (a family name). Surname is one syllable beginning with P.

We already have a DD called Florrie.

Which do you prefer (if either)? How about MN?  Maxwell or just Max? Do they go well with Florrie? Ahhh...!  unsure.gif

Honest opinions would be great as we are finding boys'  names so hard!!

Thank you!!

#2 B.feral3

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:23 AM

I really don't like either name OP, especially Archer. Oscar is the one I dislike the least out of your first name options. Both have been used to death these last few years though.

Max and all the variations are nms either. I do like family names as middle names regardless of whether it's a 'nice' name or not though so definitely us it.

Sorry, I'm not much help.

#3 Zanbam

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:35 AM

Archer is my fave boys name (unfortunately Our best friend used it for his son 8 years ago so it is out) I also love Oscar but not Oz as a nn.

Given your last name is one syll I would go with Archer Maxwell ...

#4 No girls here

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:47 AM

I really like Archer Maxwell

#5 kerilyntaryn

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:50 AM

Oscar Maxwell

#6 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:00 AM

I dislike both, but think Archer is way too trendy, particularly with a classic MN and with the very old-fashioned Florrie in a sibset.

Oscar is more timeless, so I would vote for that.

#7 Magenta_

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

Hi there,

I like Oscar Maxwell or Archie Maxwell.
Florrie and Arthur would be lovely together and there aren't many of them around!

Good luck!

#8 Poss and Soss

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:39 AM

Not Archer. IMO it is a little pretentious.

Oscar Max sounds nice.

#9 Nerileeway

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:44 AM

I really like both names and they go with your middle name.  I also love Archie.

My new ragdoll kitten is Oscar, we call him Ossie or Oscie.

#10 Kreme

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

Definitely Oscar. I always assumed Archer is just a made up name that is used by people who really want to call their son Archie as a nn.

#11 Gudrun

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

Oscar Maxwell hands down.

Both options are a bit of a mismatch with Florrie but not terrible or anything.

#12 VeritasVinum

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:14 AM

Oscar for me.

My GF has an Oscar and an Archer

#13 little lion

Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:56 PM

I love Oscar (it was on my short list) but it sounds a little rhymey with Florrie.

#14 TinyTeddys

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:31 PM

Prefer Archer to Oscar....only cause I alway think of Oscar the grouch!

I like a PP suggestion of Arthur (Artie as a NN)

A friend has a Augustine (NN Augie)

#15 carlakoala

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

I like Archer. To me it is a strong, masculine sounding name. It is easy to spell and pronounce and I like the NN of Archie.

#16 Therese

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:40 PM

Oscar original.gif

#17 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:43 PM

I like both, probably Oscar has the edge.

#18 la di dah

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:19 AM

Archer wins by default as I hate Oscar.

I've known Arthurs that go by Archie and that seems the best fit with Florrie to me. Or Arthur NN Ari?

#19 Iris37

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

Out of the two names I like Oscar the best original.gif

#20 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

My vote is Archer Maxwell

#21 Jessie_T

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:41 AM

QUOTE (piggyp @ 31/12/2012, 07:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, we think we have narrowed names for our baby boy, due at the end of April, down to Archer or Oscar.

MN will probably be Maxwell or Max (a family name). Surname is one syllable beginning with P.

We already have a DD called Florrie.

Which do you prefer (if either)? How about MN?  Maxwell or just Max? Do they go well with Florrie? Ahhh...!  unsure.gif

Honest opinions would be great as we are finding boys'  names so hard!!

Thank you!!

I LOVE Archer original.gif I no eerily think either middle names will go original.gif

#22 Bam1

Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

QUOTE (Sassy Girl @ 31/12/2012, 10:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oscar Maxwell  wub.gif

Like a PP said Archer sounds like a made up name. I'd go even further and say it's a bogan name that is going to date very quickly  sick.gif

Can you go even further and expand your vocabulary and find maybe one other adjective to describe names you don't like, its like the pot calling the kettle black as someone with a limited vocabulary could easily come under the bogan banner.

I would go for Archer, it was a great racehorse in the 19th century and one of the better Australian historical names now in use. It also goes better with Florrie than Oscar.

#23 Jekaho

Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

Oscar Maxwell.

What about Felix? I also like the suggestion of Arthur.

#24 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

Archer Maxwell original.gif Very lovely name, I'm fairly sure Archer will be the name of my DS2. Although I love Arthur with the nn Ari and that was my first pick it's not going to happen (damn you DF!)

I do like Oscar, but where I live it is very popular

#25 Jimmy Moon

Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

I LOVE Archer, and think the nn Archie is fantastic original.gif

Not really a huge fan of Oscar tbh.

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