Opinion on Rupert anyone?

(45 Posts)
chocosaurus Sun 17-Feb-13 19:56:21

Been strolling through recent discussions and can't see a mention of it.
One week away from eviction day and can't decide on names.

CheddarGorgeous Sun 17-Feb-13 19:59:32

Love it. Met a recent one, great name for a baby and grows with them.

farmersdaugther Sun 17-Feb-13 20:42:45

Do it, great name!

cookielove Sun 17-Feb-13 20:45:23

Ahhhh a really cute little Rupert ran across my pathway yesterday, i love the name and boy was he a cutie pie smile

PuffPants Sun 17-Feb-13 20:48:57

I do like it but it does scream bear, doesn't it? Or Murdoch?

cookielove Sun 17-Feb-13 20:52:20

PuffPants i didn't make either of those connections blush

Branleuse Sun 17-Feb-13 20:53:11

fabulous name

MarshaBrady Sun 17-Feb-13 20:55:34

Love it, ds2's middle name.

ceramicunicorn Sun 17-Feb-13 20:56:08

Love it

chocosaurus Sun 17-Feb-13 21:04:06

DH thinks it's too poncy and queer sounding. I really like it but am one of those people who can't finally decide until I see him/her (we don't know the sex). DS1 was actually nameless for 4 days. Is anyone else like this?

PhyllisDoris Sun 17-Feb-13 21:06:01

Ruperts are usually posh or gay, or bears. Or all three grin

chocosaurus Sun 17-Feb-13 21:12:13

PhyllisDoris my DS just laughed when I read him your comment and said that's exactly what he thinkssad

MarshaBrady Sun 17-Feb-13 21:16:07

Ha at gay posh bears. I love it. But am aware of its aura, probably why it's middle name.

Chavvytastic Sun 17-Feb-13 21:17:07

I quite like it but i do think that Ruperts do generally suffer from stereotyping.

mrstowers Sun 17-Feb-13 21:20:47

Yes awful gay posh bears name! Yak!

lucywiltshire Sun 17-Feb-13 22:16:48

Rupert Campbell-Black - Jilly Cooper's most gorgeous male character so forget the fact there is a bear also called Rupert (no little kids will have heard of him will they?) and go for it. Love it!!

boxoftricks Sun 17-Feb-13 22:29:54

Friend wanted Rupert. She went for Ruben in the end as she couldn't shake the bear.

deleted203 Sun 17-Feb-13 22:32:44

Very posh. Depends where you live, I suppose. Any 'Rupert' round here would have the piss ripped out of him, I'm afraid.

BlingBubbles Sun 17-Feb-13 22:33:49

I do like the name but I did immediately think of the bear grin

OkayHazel Sun 17-Feb-13 23:36:27

Rupert Grint is not gay, posh or a bear.

deleted203 Sun 17-Feb-13 23:40:50

No...but he'd still have had the piss ripped out of him for his name if he lived round here.

OkayHazel Sun 17-Feb-13 23:49:29

Then I'd be looking to move. 'Round here' sounds terrible.

germyrabbit Sun 17-Feb-13 23:51:50

nor is rupert penry-jones

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sun 17-Feb-13 23:53:59

My first thought was Rupert Giles from Buffy.

I really love it though!

PixelAteMyFace Mon 18-Feb-13 00:10:10

I had a schoolfriend whose younger brother was called Rupert.

At home his nickname was Poo grin

MidnightMasquerader Mon 18-Feb-13 00:16:27

I think Rupert's on the up, amongst certain liberal circles.

Get in before the masses follow. wink

BackforGood Mon 18-Feb-13 00:18:32

Def what Phyllis said.

noblegiraffe Mon 18-Feb-13 00:30:40

The only Rupert I've ever met used his middle name instead. It's a bit wet IMO.

isambardo Mon 18-Feb-13 09:41:27

I love it! When naming my son we came down to a choice between Rupert and Rufus.
Nothing wet about the name in my mind, I think it's quite strong actually.

Astley Mon 18-Feb-13 12:21:03

I love it, DH said a massive no.

He said Bear, followed by 'posh twat' hmm there is no way he'll budge!

PhyllisDoris Mon 18-Feb-13 12:35:25

I reckon a Rupert would have the piss taken out of him just about anywhere, not just "round here".

chocosaurus Mon 18-Feb-13 14:44:36

my dh has said a definite no. hmmm really don't know what name to choose. We used our fave name for ds1 Henry and we can't agree on anything else. Still got another 10 days to come up with something.

lljkk Mon 18-Feb-13 14:51:54

Meh, kind of wet. What about

Edward, George, William (surprisingly on the decline but still a great name), James. Any Thomas-the-Tank-engine name, really.

kalidanger Mon 18-Feb-13 14:54:05

Pixel shock

I was just coming on to say that precise thing but from the older sister's viewpoint.....

mrstowers Mon 18-Feb-13 15:23:20

What about Little Lord Fauntleroy instead? grin

ChunkyPickle Mon 18-Feb-13 15:25:49

I couldn't use it myself, but every Rupert I've known has been lovely. Plus the nickname 'Roo' is cute.

dogsbreath Mon 18-Feb-13 15:33:49

Its my son's name. We know two others, one the same age and the other two years older. We are not posh, hopefully he isn't wet. Many people, including his form teacher, shorten it to Rupes, I often call him Roo. In my son's year (approx 45 boys) there are 5 James, two Williams, one Edward. He is the only Rupert in his year at school. I wanted something easy to spell and not too common.

dogsbreath Mon 18-Feb-13 15:39:01

Oh yes, forgot to add I had thought George for a boy. However, after giving birth discovered 3 others in the same hospital - spent nearly two weeks deciding.

lucywiltshire Mon 18-Feb-13 16:58:34

Rupert Penry-Jones - how gorgeous is he!!!!!!!!

Purplecatti Mon 18-Feb-13 18:58:57

I wanted this name before I found out my baby was a girl. OH wouldn't have allowed the name though. Booooo. I love it. And Rufus live that too, and Hugo, Giles (love buffy), Peregrine.
OH hated all those names. Good job baby was a girl and we found something we both liked.

Rupert, Rufus and Reuben are our top 3 names.

We just love the nn Rue though.

I think it's a fab name.

Astley Tue 19-Feb-13 09:40:44

Ahh now Reuben DH and I agree on. Great name.

notso Tue 19-Feb-13 09:58:32

I really dislike Rupert, though I've never met one apart from the Bear.
I really like Rufus though.

howdoyouknowjenny Tue 19-Feb-13 10:04:28


kalidanger Tue 19-Feb-13 11:53:09

I doubt any DC born in 2013 will have the faintest clue who Rupert the Bear was by 2021 grin

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