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#1 FEdeRAL

Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:36 PM

For a boy, obviously original.gif
What do you think??

Edited to add that the only Argus I know is the caretaker at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry  wacko.gif  he looks pretty scary  tongue.gif

ETA again: stupid spelling mistake! I meant Argus sorry!

Edited by Leeloomina, 20 February 2012 - 11:57 PM.


#2 Shoop

Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:55 PM

Argus or Angus? I'm a bit confused.

Angus - YES, I think it is a gorgeous name

Argus - NO. It reminds me of the UK store Argos! And it sounds quite harsh to me.

#3 fancie

Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:08 PM

Argus is a great name for a newspaper.

Not a good name for a little boy.

#4 mumto4boys

Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:12 PM

The Argus - yes, definitely a newspaper. Google will probably have the history of The Argus somewhere.

Angus - quite a nice name.



#5 bubblebear

Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:12 PM

QUOTE (fancie @ 20/02/2012, 11:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Argus is a great name for a newspaper.

Not a good name for a little boy.


I agree with this. I like Angus though.

#6 BadgerBasher

Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:28 PM

Argus Filch

Not a fan of Angus either. Makes me think of steak.

#7 KristyMum-

Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:37 PM

Argus?  not for me, sorry.

#8 Amber Spyglass

Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:45 PM

Argus - NMS

Angus - Lovely

#9 FEdeRAL

Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:56 PM

QUOTE (BadgerBasher @ 21/02/2012, 12:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not a fan of Angus either. Makes me think of steak.


Same here BadgerBasher! I used to love the name! I blame it on the hype created by Mcdonalds and Hungry Jack.

Thanks everyone. Yes I am aware of a few newspapers with Argus as part of their name.
Oh well, back to the drawing board, good thing I am not too attached to the name yet!

#10 Shoop

Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:04 AM

Have you considered another Scottish name? Maybe Hamish, Campbell, Alastair, Finlay?

#11 ~Supernova~

Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:40 AM

I don't like Argus, or Angus for that matter. As per pp, it reminds me of steak...

#12 lizardqueen

Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:00 AM

Argus is a many-eyed monster in Greek mythology. I don't think that sits well as a child's name.  wacko.gif

LQ

#13 Monroe

Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:13 AM

I don't like Argus, for none of the reasons stated, I just think it's too harsh as a name.
I don't mind Angus.

#14 treefalls

Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:56 AM

How about Argent? (meaning Silver)

#15 Vanilla-Cupcakes

Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:00 AM

I don't like it sorry, it looks like a typo of angus.

#16 Le-a

Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:05 AM

I don't mind it. Angus is a breed of cattle.

How about Arlo?

#17 Polly Esther

Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:06 AM

It's a horrible name IMO. It makes me think of Haggus... which is horrible stuff... even if you like the taste of it, it's not exactly a nice thing to think of when you see a baby. lol.

#18 CleverChook

Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:14 AM

A newspaper to me.

#19 FEdeRAL

Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:14 AM

QUOTE (ThorungLa @ 21/02/2012, 01:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have you considered another Scottish name? Maybe Hamish, Campbell, Alastair, Finlay?

We are considering names starting with A only original.gif I love Alastair but DH is totally against it. He knows a few Alastairs that he isn't very fond of...


QUOTE (lizardqueen @ 21/02/2012, 09:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Argus is a many-eyed monster in Greek mythology. I don't think that sits well as a child's name.  wacko.gif

LQ

Some websites also state that Argus is a Danish name - meaning vigilant.


QUOTE (Vanilla-Cupcakes @ 21/02/2012, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't like it sorry, it looks like a typo of angus.

Yes, I even mistyped it as Angus in my opening post! It's why I am having doubts about it.


QUOTE (MelbChick @ 21/02/2012, 09:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How about Argent? (meaning Silver)

MelbChick I like the sound of Argent! Will see what DH think tonight original.gif



#20 *Lib*

Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:17 AM

My husband is Aigars (I pronounce it Argus) but thats not how its officially pronounced.

#21 Jax12

Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

I've only known Argus as a surname - NMS sorry.

If you're only interested in A names, how about Asher?  I'm biased though as that's my DS's name wub.gif

#22 50ftqueenie

Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:26 AM

Any 30 Rock fans out there?  Argus is the name of the peacock that Jack inherits when Don Geis dies.  For this reason I like it.

(For the life of me I struggle to remember the PIN to enter DD's daycare and yet little "facts" like this stay with me!  Aaaargh!)

Also like PP's suggestion of Argent.

#23 Babushka Doll

Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:30 AM

We own a 'Angus' LOVE LOVE LOVE it (obviously!)  

Dont' like Argus - sorry!

#24 Franny Glass

Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:59 AM

QUOTE (50ftqueenie @ 21/02/2012, 11:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any 30 Rock fans out there?  Argus is the name of the peacock that Jack inherits when Don Geis dies.  For this reason I like it.


Ditto. I quite like it.


#25 blenheim

Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:08 PM

I really like Argus but I agree, it looks like a typo of Angus - I think you'd be forever correcting people.

Argent is pretty cool too original.gif




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