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    Call him Archer and then nn him Archie - perfectly fine

    Cute name btw!!

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    My 22 yo brother is Archy... But he has always been Arch until recently when he decided to be known as Archer. So could easily go the other way! Btw, I think Archie is a gorgeous name and a super cute spelling!!!

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    Either option is fine. I have a friend whose son is called Archie as his full first-name. I think it's serious enough for a prime-minister or high court judge. I love the name Archer too. I guess it just depends on what goes best with his surname.

    One benefit to calling him Archer is it will give you a 'good' name and a 'bad' name...

    "Oh, Archie, you are such a little treasure!"
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    "Archer. Will you get off that table NOW!"

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    I love Archer but don't like Archie.

    This is what they make me think of:

    Archie: http://globaltoynews.typepad.com/.a/...3518970b-500wi

    Archer: https://www.google.com.au/search?hl=...D4yXiQfNnu2_Bg (or similar)

    Nerdy dork kid or classic Hollywood gentleman. It's no contest for me!

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    Thanks everyone! Your replies really do mean a lot.

    Quote Originally Posted by babybabycakes View Post
    We had the same dilemma with the name. Our son is Archer- with Archie or arch as his nickname.

    Aside from commending your good taste in names All that remains to be said is it suits our son- but can be a more grown up name when needed.our only niggling sadness is how popular it's become- but that's why he has an awesome middle name too
    Is it really that popular? I thought perhaps it was in the top 30, but not the top 10. Would that be about right? I don't really mind about the popularity of names (mine was apparently the top name in the year I was born and I have never met another in my social/family/work circles!!).

    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    My 22 yo brother is Archy... But he has always been Arch until recently when he decided to be known as Archer. So could easily go the other way! Btw, I think Archie is a gorgeous name and a super cute spelling!!!
    I thought it was the only way to spell it! I'm pretty sure "Archie" is the traditional spelling. Your brother would be fairly unique in his age group with his name wouldn't he? Very cool of your parents! Hehe.

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilWombatQueen View Post
    One benefit to calling him Archer is it will give you a 'good' name and a 'bad' name...

    "Oh, Archie, you are such a little treasure!"
    vs.
    "Archer. Will you get off that table NOW!"
    Yes hahaha I like names that have a long version for this reason too!

    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    Nerdy dork kid or classic Hollywood gentleman. It's no contest for me!
    Haha it's funny how names can conjure up certain images. For Archie I imagine a scruffy, independent kid with a good sense of humour. Archer I imagine a toffee-nosed, very dull and serious guy wearing a cravat and working as a curator of a historial house (which is why I hesitate at it hahaha)!! Hahaha funny.

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    Just found an Australian source that says Archie was number 31 in 2010. I can live with that! Hahaha. (Archer wasn't in the top 50). My other son's name is from the 30s rank as well!

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    I like Archer

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    My son is named Archer I don't like him being called Archie as if I wanted him to be called that I would've named him so. I don't think Archie as a nick name for Archer it's the same amount of letters and it isn't really shortening the name we do call Him Arch though. I was hesitant at first using Archer as it isn't very common but it is a very strong name and will suit him in adult life. I love it now and it suits him. My other son is called Cooper and it's shortened to coops most times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmyB View Post
    Haha it's funny how names can conjure up certain images. For Archie I imagine a scruffy, independent kid with a good sense of humour. Archer I imagine a toffee-nosed, very dull and serious guy wearing a cravat and working as a curator of a historial house (which is why I hesitate at it hahaha)!! Hahaha funny.
    Lol. Kinda like mine, but I think cravat-wearing toffee-nosed curators are pretty awesome too. lol. My tastes are generally a bit different to others though. lol.

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    I would just use Archie as the first name


 

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