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We named our son Atticus in 2002 and have nothing but very positive feedback. The only pronunciation issues are with the "cus" as many want to pronounce it "kiss" instead of "cuss". People also wanted to say "Addy" but that has stopped. It is a great, positive, uncommon name that most people love.
-- olmedilla  8/31/2005
Greek tutor to young Constantine the Great in "Priestess of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Diana Paxton
-- Alane  10/14/2005
I think Atticus is a very strong name, and very masculine-sounding. In Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" Atticus was a very intelligent lawyer with good moral principles.
-- Arowen Half-Elven  12/6/2005
I think that Atticus is a very attractive name for a man, except with the nickname "Addy".
-- Riley115  12/29/2005
This name is a name brand. Atticus is a skater/punk clothing company sponsored by Blink 182 (punk/rock band).
-- Anonymous User  1/16/2006
I have always loved this name, but I say it quite fast, so I don't really know how I pronounce it.

In 'To Kill A Mockingbird' his full name was Atticus Finch.
-- Sneasel  10/11/2006
Oded Fehr named his son this.
-- Anonymous User  11/30/2006
Atticus is the name of a clothing brand created by a member of the band Blink-182 & +44.
-- LMS  1/23/2007
Actor Daniel Baldwin has a son named Atticus.
-- ScarletCrow  1/24/2007
I absolutely adore this name; I'd love to name my son this in the future.
-- dark  3/2/2007
It is pronounced AT-i-cus. When said fast it more or less becomes AD-i-cus.
-- Aqua  4/1/2007
I love this name. My wife is expecting and if it's a boy we're almost certain to use it. I think it's a bold choice, but I like it's meaning; ethical. It's of Roman heritage (I'm Italian) and Atticus Finch is a strong, moral character. So that's a plus.

I really think it's one of those names that other people like, but are afraid to use for their own children because it does sound rough. I'd be happy to be the one choose it for my son. Like my own name (Sebastian) I find Atticus to be both classic AND cool.
-- sbaraldi  4/20/2008
This is a powerful and intelligent name. I will use it if I have a son.
-- number1212  5/20/2008
Titus Pomponius Atticus was the longtime friend and correspondent of Cicero. The letters they exchanged have been used to teach Latin to students for centuries.
-- Raymondmorgenthau  11/29/2008
I love this name, Atticus Finch is really great; it's just too bad there's really no good nickname.
-- willarose93  3/14/2009
This is a very strong name. Atticus Finch of "To Kill a Mockingbird" is one of the most noble characters of literature because of his goodness. If I had a son I would love to give him this as a first name or a middle name.
-- Genevieve_M  4/2/2009
Ever since I read "To Kill A Mockingbird," I've always wanted to use Atticus as a middle name. I couldn't really imagine calling my son Atticus, but it would be a good middle name.
-- meggsxx3  5/18/2009
This name is very hipster trendy. Check out the popularity.

I think it's dumb. No one in the world has been named Atticus except Atticus Finch before this string of hipster babies.
-- Anonymous User  7/17/2009
I don't care for this name. People using it are probably just doing so because of that stupid clothing brand, not because they care about the literary character bearing the name. Not to mention that stupid celebrities have gotten their hands on it.
-- bananarama  8/5/2009
I've just started reading To Kill a Mockingbird, borrowed the book from school. I have to say that I've fallen in love with the book, Atticus Finch's character and the name Atticus. The rise in popularity is bothering me, however, I fear it'll end up in the top 100 and over-used. But, I think you'd have to be pretty brave to name a child it, so it may not rise too far.
-- alicehartley4884  7/17/2010
Makes the parents concerned seem as though they haven't picked up a book since required reading at age 14. I'm not dismissing 'To Kill A Mockingbird' as the novel itself is a classic, but the association is so obvious. Parents of 'Atticus, like Atticus Finch!' are as annoying as parents of 'Nevaeh, it's Heaven backwards!'
-- vomiting  9/8/2010
I simply adore any Roman (Italian) names, or of close relation, as I am myself Italian. Greek titles are magnificent, additionally. But, even I, must admit that the name "Atticus" is more than a bit pretentious. I find parents use it as more of an "ornate" name, a fast-coming "trend" or "fad" name; unfortunately or not. It is no doubt a strong name, and perhaps someday your son(s) will forgive you... but I cannot imagine any male in his young years to be particularly fond of it (unless you devise a clever nickname).
Not to mention, for it to even remotely work you need an Italian (or conceivably: Greek) surname. Atticus White? I think not. Atticus Melchiorre? A chance.

Having said that. If it were not for the tainted and affected relation to the overambitious, showy, ornate, inflated, and pretentiousness: I would very likely select this name as a favorite.

To your health!
Arrivederla!
-- Francesca  12/16/2010
This name is really really cool. Love it.
-- Chrila96  12/18/2010
At first I really didn't like this name at all, but after seeing it about more often and hearing it, after much deliberation I have begun to really warm to this name, and now I quite like it, and I'm so glad that this name and names like it are being used more often nowadays. :-)
-- walesgal92  2/5/2011
I really like this name, but it's getting so popular that I myself would never consider using it, even as a middle name. Atticus Finch was an outstanding character of literature, but it seems that no one naming their child this nowadays really cares about him, or they just want to be able to say "Like Atticus Finch!" to everyone they meet. *sigh* Damn popularity ruins everything.
-- Black_X  2/24/2011
My son's name is Atticus. I read To Kill a Mockingbird at age 21 and loved the name Atticus right away. My husband was worried that people would associate it with the book and that it would sound too pretentious, but it's not pretentious if you genuinely like it and like the book which we do. Also, he over estimated others' intellects. Most people have no idea where it came from.

And for those who think it's "way too popular", I've lived in London, UK, the Midlands in the UK, Chicago and Iowa since I had kids and NEVER met a little boy named Atticus at any of the playgroups or classes etc. Never. I think of all my kids he's the most likely to meet another person with the same name, but I think that chance is still small. I have a friend who's sons middle name is Atticus (and her daughters middle name is my daughters first name as well!), but aside from that, never met another one.
-- magdasephicus  3/22/2011
Atticus Shaffer plays Brick, the Heck family's youngest son, on The Middle.
-- mrose19  5/28/2011
I can't believe someone would name their kid Atticus. It sounds like it should be a maximum security prison! There is no way I would consider it.
-- GibsonGirl  8/22/2011
I named my son 'Atticus' back in the beginning of 2009. It wasn't popular then at all, but I have gotten nothing but good feedback about his name! It has jumped in popularity now, which is kind of sad but still a good strong name and much better then the 'Aiden trend' that we seem to have going on. Some people have asked us if we got the name from 'To Kill a Mockingbird', it doesn't bother me. I love the name and it fits him. :)
-- MandiLee  10/6/2011
This name should not just be in the Literature section, but also in the Ancient Roman section as well. After all, the name has been borne by real persons since ancient Roman times.

Examples of these bearers are:

- Titus Pomponius Atticus (1st century BC)
- philosopher Atticus (2nd century AD)
- Christian martyr Atticus (4th century AD)

And so on. :)
-- Lucille  2/19/2013
Atticus Higginbottom, commonly referred to as Tick, is the protagonist of James Dashner's The 13th Reality series.
-- GreyMan  5/30/2013

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