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July 7th, 2005, 09:51 AM
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Its got a distinguished history (King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table). Its got fame (Tennis legend Arthur Ashe, legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini, Honeymooners' actor Art Carney). It's a company ( Arthur Anderson) and even a cartoon ( Arthur on PBS Kids )

So why isn't this name more popular?
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July 7th, 2005, 11:39 AM
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My initial impression of the name is nerdy. That is just what comes to mind. It isn't an awful name or anything and I don't know if I connect it that way. That is just the first thought. I am not sure why it isn't more popular.

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July 7th, 2005, 10:24 PM
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I agree Christa. I just don't know why. Its one of those names that seems to have alot of interesting ingredients, but somehow the sound of it always trumps that factors in support it.

One thing I liked about it is that its common enough that people aren't stumped by it, but uncommon enough that he won't be one of 1000 Aidans in a classroom. (no offense to any little Aidans!)

THough I guess that same argument could be used for Herbert too LOL

Interesting sidenote - I read a name book that said that every name that ends in ..bert (with the sole exception of "Robert") has completely fallen out of use in the recent decades.

So no little Herberts, Norberts, Edberts, or plain old Bert's out there anymore!
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July 9th, 2005, 07:44 AM
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I'm with Christa..It does sound nerdy. Plus the only Arthur I think of is the cartoon.
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