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Thoughts on Rupert?

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KiwiBanana Fri 04-Apr-14 18:32:46

DP loves it, I like it but not sure I can get past the bear association.
What nickname would he have? Also what middle name would work with it?

We also like
Henry
Thomas
Jesse

So feel free to suggest anything else we might like smile

squoosh Fri 04-Apr-14 19:26:07

I'm not a fan. To me it's a comedy posh name. And it's a bit wet.

Seminyak Fri 04-Apr-14 19:43:23

Cute but works well for a grown up too smile from your list I also like Jesse

Seminyak Fri 04-Apr-14 19:44:13

The Rupert I know went by Ru, but I think Rupert is better
(He was actually a Jonathan but went by his middle name!)

EyelinerQueen Fri 04-Apr-14 19:44:53

Rupert is awful. Bland and insipid and posh to a comedy degree.

Jesse is great.

Weegiemum Fri 04-Apr-14 19:45:09

I've got a posh (ex-Malborough) friend called Rupert that I met at Uni. Lovely bloke. His 3 dc have equally posh names. But Rupert rocks it well!

KiwiBanana Fri 04-Apr-14 19:55:46

Well we're not in the slightest bit posh, would you still think of it that way knowing he's a commoner?

I do love Jesse but don't know if it works very well with our surname Lee.

pinkgirlythoughts Fri 04-Apr-14 20:10:46

The Rupert I knew at school was only mildly posh, we all called him Rupsy.

Rupert Grint is cute but feet on the ground isnt he - name works well for him.

Methe Fri 04-Apr-14 20:13:53

Rupert is a fantastic name smile

firstchoice Fri 04-Apr-14 23:03:05

Great name. Classic, masculine, unusual, what's not to like?
Ru, for nn.
I think the Rupert Bear thing is much less prevalent these days.
Only the 'posh' thing which might be an issue?

PigletJohn Fri 04-Apr-14 23:09:51

Army officers who are complete twats with no grasp of reality or ability to comprehend the common man are referred to as "the Ruperts."

TheHamster Fri 04-Apr-14 23:17:11

No. Sounds posh and dated imo.

OverAndAbove Fri 04-Apr-14 23:17:51

I think that very few people, these days, will think of "the Ruperts" or Rupert Bear. It's a nice name, so if you love it, go for it!

CountBapula Fri 04-Apr-14 23:20:46

DH's brother is called Rupert. He's not remotely posh. We briefly considered it for DS2 (went with Leo in the end).

AlpacaYourThings Fri 04-Apr-14 23:21:54

I love it. I also like Henry on your list.

wishIwasonaBeach Fri 04-Apr-14 23:50:05

Hi OP. I know a Henry Michael Louis. X

AddUpToNothing Fri 04-Apr-14 23:51:33

I LOVE Rupert. It's my favourite boys name. If I'm ever lucky enough to use it, he'll be Rupert Henry.

RabbitPies Fri 04-Apr-14 23:51:49

I think it's awful. A bit of a comedy name,and very wet.

Your other choices are much nicer.

trainersandaches Sat 05-Apr-14 00:06:28

I love all your names OP. Henry would be my name of choice for my DS. Would also chuck Jasper into the mix.

I have a cousin who is a Rupert and goes by Roo, he is really cool so I think it's a good name.

HauntedNoddyCar Sat 05-Apr-14 00:07:10

I was going to offer up the army officer thing but was beaten to it. Although it does mean he could never join the army which could be an advantage from a mother's viewpoint.

runningandjumping Wed 09-Apr-14 10:09:14

It is getting increasingly popular - there are 2 Ruperts in my DC's class (London).

VinoTime Wed 09-Apr-14 10:15:42

Love Rupert!

Henry is my number one name for the boy I will likely never have grin

Thomas is classic.

Think Jesse is fab but put it together with Lee and it ends up sounding white trash - sorry.

clairealfie Wed 09-Apr-14 11:12:30

I don't mind it, it does have a posh 'vibe' but if you're not posh in any way I doubt it'll matter. Just be careful you don't combine it with a double barreled surname.

I love Jeremy or Jasper but we're double barreled so it'll just sound ridiculous in our very working class northern town.

Ilovexmastime Wed 09-Apr-14 11:16:21

I don't like it, I'm now singing the theme tune to Rupert the Bear! I also associate it with thick posh blokes, not sure why though! Was there a TV comedy with a Rupert in it?

I like Thomas best from your list, I like Tom as a nn.

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