Arthur vs. Alastair

Well these are the 2 finalists. [name]Love[/name] them both. [name]Just[/name] seeking your impressions or opinions. Maybe something I haven’t thought of to help me decide. Thanks in advance.

This is a tough one. [name]Arthur[/name] (I prefer this spelling) has a more manly, studious feel while [name]Alastair[/name] is a bit more dashing. I think if I absolutely had to choose, I’d go with [name]Arthur[/name]. It would be really refreshing to meet a little guy named [name]Arthur[/name] these days!

[name]Arthur[/name] nn [name]Artie[/name] for me. [name]Uber[/name] trendy in the UK at the moment! x

Thank you Olivegreen, did’nt realize I had mispelled [name]Arthur[/name] at first.

I love [name]Arthur[/name]! And between these two names, I think [name]Arthur[/name] embodies all of the regality you are going for while still remaining sensible and approachable. [name]Alastair[/name], while I can see the appeal, seems a little bit too far out for a real live baby (sounds more like a prince in a fairy tale; I think it would be overwhelming on a baby, be subject to teasing on a little boy, and sound aloof if not effeminate on a grown man).

I love both of them so much. Hmmm…
[name]Arthur[/name] has the nn’s [name]Art[/name] and [name]Artie[/name]. [name]Arthur[/name] is shorter and easier to spell.

[name]Alastair[/name] could have the nn [name]Alex[/name], and is a dashing and handsome name.

There is also [name]Sandor[/name], a Hungarian diminutive of [name]Alexander[/name]. [name]Love[/name] [name]Zander[/name], too!

I really like both of these names, but I think I prefer [name]Arthur[/name]. Where do you live? If you live in the UK, or somewhere with a prominant Scottish, or even just British, heritage then [name]Alastair[/name] would definitely work, it’s a name you don’t hear very often but is really handsome. Either name is a good choice!

I live in the Southern United States. Husband is Scottish. [name]Arthur[/name] is used here, but never for babies. [name]Alastair[/name] is practically unheard of here. So basically both of these names would be considered different & perhaps odd by regional folks, and we are ok with that. I feel like both of these names may come into favor in the US soon, with all the vintage names popping up. We have a [name]Noah[/name]& an [name]Imogen[/name] already-but this baby’s name doesn’t need"match" those at all.

No contest I vote for [name]Alastair[/name] a beautiful version of the perenially loved [name]Alexander[/name]. This is a heartstopper name, handsome, classic, Scottish.

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[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Gordon[/name]

PS [name]Love[/name] that you love [name]Imogen[/name], it is the top of my daughter’s list for her new baby.

Like I said before, I like both names, and seeing that you do have a Scottish connection, I would use [name]Alastair[/name], even though I do love [name]Arthur[/name] as well. [name]Noah[/name], [name]Imogen[/name] and [name]Alastair[/name] sound great together.

I vote for [name]Arthur[/name]. [name]Just[/name] seems more solid or grounded somehow. An [name]Arthur[/name] can weather any storm.

Another vote for [name]Arthur[/name]! I do love [name]Alastair[/name], too, but I really, really love [name]Arthur[/name]. :slight_smile:

Good luck!

I [name]ADORE[/name] the name [name]Arthur[/name]!

I am gobsmacked at all the [name]Arthur[/name] lovers, it would be on my list next to the Herberts.

Oh, I love [name]BOTH[/name]! I think on this occasion I’ll stick up for [name]Alastair[/name], it’s just so handsome and fresh sounding.

Good [name]Luck[/name] with whichever you choose, you really can’t go wrong:)

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I prefer [name]Arthur[/name], but think [name]Alastair[/name] is nicer with [name]Imogen[/name] & [name]Noah[/name]

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Personally, I prefer [name]Arthur[/name]. When I ask myself what it is about [name]Alastair[/name] that puts me off, I’m forced to admit that the sound is charming but it’s very rich-old-guy-in-a-soap-opera to me. Perhaps with more exposure to it, I could change my mind, 'cause the sound of [name]Alastair[/name] is more in keeping with my general name tastes. At any rate, good luck, and it’s refreshing to see these overlooked, substantial names in the running. :slight_smile:

I love both of these names but I like the [name]Alisdair[/name] spelling better…it somehow seems more manageable than [name]Alistair[/name]. [name]Arthur[/name] is on my faves list, so I am partial to that name as well. Great choices! Good luck!

I adore [name]Arthur[/name], but with [name]Noah[/name] and [name]Imogen[/name] I think [name]Alastair[/name] works nicely, too. I like the spelling Alastor, too. However, [name]Arthur[/name] is a bit easier to pull off for a little one, and it’s one of those names that has its own adjective:Arthurian! My vote is for [name]Arthur[/name] =)

I prefer [name]Alastair[/name], but I really like the nn [name]Artie[/name].
Also, I think that [name]Arthur[/name] sounds better with [name]Noah[/name] and [name]Imogen[/name].