Benedict, Joseph, Rudy etc

(20 Posts)
Kyrptonite Wed 17-Jul-13 20:54:22

I'm stumped. Me and DP are coming up with our compromise list after realising we have wildly different taste in names!

So far we have:

Joseph
Benedict (Ben most probably day to day)
Reuben (too popular now?)
Rowan (bit feminine?)

I'm looking for opinions and other suggestions really. Sibling to Lilly-Ann, Jack and Alexandra.

bassingtonffrench Wed 17-Jul-13 20:57:10

I think they are all nice. Rowan is not especially feminine and I don't know many Reubens.

Kyrptonite Wed 17-Jul-13 21:00:31

I should have put on the list Rudy but I can't find a suitable long name for it!

brokenhearted55 Wed 17-Jul-13 21:08:01

Change Rowan to Rohan?

KnittedC Wed 17-Jul-13 21:14:25

I only know two Rowan's IRL, both female.

Rudy is a lovely name.

harbinger Wed 17-Jul-13 21:32:15

Randolph = Randy,Raz
Rudolph = Rudy
The Rowan's are all girls with one much older boy (20s).
Reuben getting vv popular. Started about 9 years ago.
Like Benedict the best.
You have an eclectic choice....Jewish,Irish,Scottish!

RappyNash Wed 17-Jul-13 21:34:04

I love Rudy - wouldn't bother with a long form. It's a great name by itself.

5madthings Wed 17-Jul-13 21:36:00

I have a rudi but slept with an I rather than a y. Its fab!
One of my other boys has Reuben as a middle name, really like it but it is more popular, not massively so tho.

Like rowan, I know a very cute rowan smile

Benedict is nice.

Joseph is fine, its a neither like nor dislike name for me iykwim?

5madthings Wed 17-Jul-13 21:37:08

Spelt with an i rather than a y that should say...

Layl77 Wed 17-Jul-13 22:08:48

Joseph is way more popular here than the others. So is Ben , all nice though Benedict not my cuppa tea but Ben is nice

shoobidoo Wed 17-Jul-13 22:42:52

I like Rowan.

Rudy sounds like someone very Rude! Like Nicey grin. And Joseph and Ben are very widely used already.

Or how about Robin, Quentin, Sebastian, Lucas?

ThePeppermintHippo Wed 17-Jul-13 23:15:44

I love Joseph, Reuben and Rowan. Also Ben but not keen on Benedict. I don't like rudy.

Other suggestions...

Samuel
Elliot
Ellis
Oscar
Noah
Jonah
Owen
Ewan
Nathan(iel)
Seth
Leo
?

bigkidsdidit Wed 17-Jul-13 23:17:35

I have a new baby Joseph. Of you like that, the others on our short list were Edward, Gabriel and Leo...

Kyrptonite Thu 18-Jul-13 08:49:43

I love Edward, Noah and Nathaniel but DP doesn't. He now doesn't like Rudy and I'm going off Reuben rapidly. It's a nightmare.

Thank you for the suggestions.

NowPlayingZone Mon 22-Jul-13 22:11:52

Solomon
Jude
Barnaby

Leeds2 Mon 22-Jul-13 22:45:39

Rudi/y can be Rodolph as well as Rudolph. And a name in its own right!

I think of Rowan as a girls' name.

MaryPoppinsBag Mon 22-Jul-13 22:55:31

Love Benedict.

bouncingbelle Mon 22-Jul-13 23:55:22

I like all your suggestions! What about...

Roderick (roddy)
Isaac
Struan
Lachlan
Samuel

bouncingbelle Mon 22-Jul-13 23:55:54

Lewis
Dominic

dementedma Tue 23-Jul-13 22:35:12

Like all your choices.
We have a Joseph Benjamin.

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