Barnaby, Rupert, James, Benjamin?

(37 Posts)
yummymumtobe Tue 30-Jul-13 08:32:21

Needs to go with Annabel. Dh thinks Rupert is too posh but we live in sw London so think we can get away with it! I like names with more than one syllable so think James would end up being Jamie. I love Hugo but our surname ends in 'ow'.

weblette Tue 30-Jul-13 12:19:24

I have a James and a Benjamin, their little brother is Toby

Lionchair23 Tue 30-Jul-13 12:48:56

Love James and Jamie

Chocolateteabag Tue 30-Jul-13 20:54:16

Rupert is top of my list - but I am a Jilly Cooper fan

I'm married to a Tristan - not met another up here in the wilds of the North. It's always seen as posh, but really French IYKWIM

Also love Lysander and Siegfried (JC again and James Herriot)

yummymumtobe Tue 30-Jul-13 21:18:22

I love jilly too and also suggested Lysander but it was vetoed and is also v similar to the name of my dads boat!

Ah, Rupert Campbell black, a king among men!

Canidae Tue 30-Jul-13 21:27:19

I would want to shorten baby Rupert to Roo, like Kanga and Roo from Winnie the Pooh!

SolomanDaisy Tue 30-Jul-13 21:52:32

Barnaby rudge is a Dickens novel and he doesn't have a happy end! I am probably a bit superstitious about names of ill fated characters!

SolomanDaisy Tue 30-Jul-13 21:52:35

Barnaby rudge is a Dickens novel and he doesn't have a happy end! I am probably a bit superstitious about names of ill fated characters!

justhayley Tue 30-Jul-13 23:42:21

I like them all. really helpful Be nice to hear James used as a first name though. Not 100% on Rupert out of all of them.
How about about
Robin, Noah, Josh/ua, Oliver

Mollie272 Wed 31-Jul-13 00:40:13

I really like Rupert - it's on my list if I ever have a DS. I also like Edward (nn Ted), Hugh, Alexander (nn Xander), Angus, Fergus & Theo

sleepingbeautiful Wed 31-Jul-13 04:28:28

I have a very normal un-posh relative called Rupert, so I don't find it posh. Just a nice, under-used name, probably due to the bear in a yellow scarf!
Barnaby is ok, but don't like nn Barney.
Love James and Ben, but not if you really want something less used.
Hugo, meh. I know a few and they have Hyacinth Bucket type parents...
For the Kit suggestion earlier with poster not liking Christopher - this came up on another thread and someone suggested Kester nn Kit...
Also: Austin, Julius, Julian, Giles, Marcus.

Southeastdweller Wed 31-Jul-13 07:18:05

James and Benjamin are OK but a bit boring and very common. Barnaby is nice - classic and a name that won't ever be overused but my favourite is Rupert for the same reasons as Barnaby, plus I like the nicknames for it - Roo, Rupey, Rupsey (I've read Rupert Everett's two books). I think it's good to have a name that's a bit unusual - like mine - as long as you don't stand out too much, so no problem in your bit of London. Don't know what your DH is on about saying it's 'aspirational'.

Littlecherublegs Wed 31-Jul-13 17:16:27

Rupert and Barnaby are a bit 'posh' for me.
Benjamin is ok though much prefer Benedict (though know you have ruled this out).
Like James but would never risk it as a first name as Im sure it would end up as Jim / Jimmy which I dislike! Like Jamie though.

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