[QUOTE=babtr1ll;2073694]@bailibsmum - Thankyou for your suggestions - I particularly liked Arthur and Theodore (Theo is another one I love, but my husband doesn't much like the long form). Also, I'd never really thought about nicknames for Arthur, so thanks for that. Not quite sure about Archie, but it's got me thinking! I agree, Archie and Alfie/Bertie is cute, but not too keen on two names beginning with the same letter :/
Yes i thought of that with the same letter.. and if not a fan of the full form plenty of people use theo.. If not Alfred why not bertram that can have a bertie nickname.. :)) xx
naming is soo hard.. im trying to come up with name ideas and im stumped.. xx
@bailibsmum - Bertram is actually quite cool! Again, not sure would my husband would think - I'll have to ask him!
Arthur is an ancient name of great depth and majesty so I think something similar is in order for his twin. From your list, I think these have the history to match Arthur's.
I would eliminate...
Finley - too unisex and childish for Arthur's twin
Cosmo - sounds like a dog's name
Clancy - too surnamey and cutesy
Robin - doesn't have the chops
Jasper - similar ending to Arthur
Alfred - if you don't mind the shared initial
@mischa - Thankyou very much, I completely agree that Arthur is a name full of history. I know exactly what you mean about Finley being too childish, but I wouldn't dream of using it on a girl, so it doesn't seem unisex to me. As for your suggestions, I'm not really a fan of two boys with the same initials, so Alfred's out as a first, but I do like it - so maybe the middle spot? From the others, I particularly like Edmund, Felix, Silas and Ivan. Thankyou :)
I like Arthur and James, Arthur and Henry and Arthur and Louis (if pronounced louie not lewis). They just seem classy to me.
@charliemc09 - Thanks for your suggestions, I think James and Henry are both lovely names, but are a little too popular for my liking! As for Louis, I like the French connection, but not too sure, what with the new Prince and everything :/
Ok, so after all of these wonderful suggestions, the name list for the second twin has indeed been updated, and it is as follows:
Robin (But only as a middle)
As for Arthur, what does everyone think about middle names - one, or two?
@cannebella - So sorry for not thanking you, I must have just missed your post! I'm now beginning to think that Frederick might actually be my favourite so far! Thanks for the example, I'm not too keen on Fred, but Freddie is cute :) Don't really like Art though, I think he'll just be Arthur.
@saracita00 - Hmmmmm... You do make me think! I know what you mean about nicknames, and I'm not really digging Fred or Rick, but Freddie is cute, so I wouldn't mind that. I wouldn't shorten Arthur's name, and I guess I could just call Frederick "Frederick". I'm not really too fussed, and I do really like Frederick! :)
I love your naming taste. Arthur Florian Edward and Frederick Lucian Jude would be my picks for two middle names - which I'm voting for!