Which of these do you like most/ hate least!

(78 Posts)
mootime Fri 15-Nov-13 19:52:22

I have become aware that I choose marmite names so interested to hear what you think of our current short list!


I've had opinions on some before but we are still really up in the air.

Go on, let me have it!

MrsNormanBates Fri 15-Nov-13 19:53:43

I like Monty and hector. Not keen on the others.

SootikinAndSweep Fri 15-Nov-13 19:55:18

My order of preference is:


I'm not mad keen on any of them to be honest, but that's just different taste, these all feel a bit landed gentry to me.

With a one syllable surname they'd all be pretty striking.

Rupert is wet, though, IMO.

Confitdecanard Fri 15-Nov-13 19:55:30

Monty and Rupert are my preferred two.

sonlypuppyfat Fri 15-Nov-13 19:56:51

What have you been drinking?

CountingStars Fri 15-Nov-13 19:57:24

If I were to pick one, it'd be Rupert.

squoosh Fri 15-Nov-13 19:57:50

All very quite posh. I'd go for Hector, which is pretty cool, the rest sound like comedy characters from a Boy's Own annual circa 1932.

dementedma Fri 15-Nov-13 19:57:55

Personally, not keen on any of them but if I had to choose one I would say Hector

SpookedMackerel Fri 15-Nov-13 19:58:58

I like Clement, great name.

I don't like the others, but Monty is the worst IMO.

JuliaScurr Fri 15-Nov-13 19:59:47

Clement (after Attlee smile)

I love them all!


SandStorm Fri 15-Nov-13 20:01:17

Monty - I know one and he's a true little tike.

Meringue33 Fri 15-Nov-13 20:02:06

Love Hector, tho its becoming v popular
Like Clement
Loathe Rupert (posh villain in chick flick)
Monty = Uncle Monty from Withnail & I

IslaValargeone Fri 15-Nov-13 20:03:08


Love Rupert, Hector and Monty. Don't like Clement.

GideonKipper Fri 15-Nov-13 20:08:44

Not keen on any of them. Possibly Clement but known as Clem, and that's a push.

Idespair Fri 15-Nov-13 20:12:30

Not keen on them. Would go with Hector.

sandfrog Fri 15-Nov-13 20:25:14

Monty and Rupert are too wet.

Clement and Hector are more interesting.

Frontdoorstep Fri 15-Nov-13 20:59:58

Woudnt use any of them myself but none of them are really awful, at least they are all (what I would call) proper names, people can identify with them and spell them.

I like Hector a lot.
Clement is nice.
Rupert is not to my taste at all.
Monty - I know a couple of cats named this.

ZeroTolerance Fri 15-Nov-13 21:36:27

Hector is best. Hector Protector smile

SatinSandals Fri 15-Nov-13 21:43:49

I dislike them all equally.

sittinginthesun Fri 15-Nov-13 21:59:20

Monty good. Hector good. Knew a very dodgy Rupert so not keen.

TidyDancer Fri 15-Nov-13 22:05:29

Rupert is the best but I dislike them all quite strongly.

pygmy Fri 15-Nov-13 22:22:20

I like them all smile
Hector and Rupert are the best.

Lubiloo Fri 15-Nov-13 23:01:50

Clement is the best. Love it. Strong, masculine and underused. Rupert is quite nice too.

Hector reminds me of the verb 'to hector', Monty is too cutesy.

Matchthecase Fri 15-Nov-13 23:22:04

They are all awful.

Vijac Fri 15-Nov-13 23:28:58

Monty best then Rupert (though for some reason I always want to sat woopert in a lame voice). Clement is awful, so can't say why. Hector is also don't like but can't really say why, maybe it could grow on my. Perhaps it's just not that melodic, a bit harsh. Tbh though people will get used to any of those names.

DitsyDonkey Fri 15-Nov-13 23:40:34

Monty Monty Monty.......I really like Monty blush

CooEeeEldridge Fri 15-Nov-13 23:44:18

Rupert the best! The rest are horse names! However, if you have lots of cash and plan to privately educate the kid-all are fine.

Pachacuti Fri 15-Nov-13 23:50:27

I like Hector, and Clement is interesting and unexpected. Monty seems over-used now, and there's nothing wrong with Rupert but I personally find it hard to warm to as a name.

KateCroydon Sat 16-Nov-13 08:28:11

Clement! Great meaning, Attlee was a dude and Clem's a nice NN. What's not to love?

KateCroydon Sat 16-Nov-13 08:28:11

Clement! Great meaning, Attlee was a dude and Clem's a nice NN. What's not to love?

Thants Sat 16-Nov-13 08:41:51

I like Rupert a bit. The others are horrible! Clement!

gemmal88 Sat 16-Nov-13 09:24:26

Sorry, none of them are really my cup of tea!

Karbea Sat 16-Nov-13 09:32:12

I like them, not sure about Clement, but like Clem.

Bowlersarm Sat 16-Nov-13 09:40:00


Really love Rupert.

Not keen on the others.

lljkk Sat 16-Nov-13 09:42:20

Rupert is almost tolerable. Monty is a pet. Clem is a hillbilly. Hector is distant uncle in the Adams Family.
Here are my marmite names (I like, others hate): Alfred (Freddy), Edgar, Raymond.

Mumpiring Sat 16-Nov-13 09:58:21

All a bit odd but at least monty and hector will have company as thwy're more used.

lljkk Sat 16-Nov-13 10:16:25

Only one I vaguely know IRL is a 10yo Rupert. And then there's Rupert Grint. The others not at all. How many babies born today will ever hear of Clement Freud?

Leeds2 Sat 16-Nov-13 10:51:50

Don't like any of them.

My least favourite is Rupert.

RobinVanPrissy Sat 16-Nov-13 11:08:53

I like Hector. Its quirky and bit Spanish sounding.

Monty is unbelievably twee.
Rupert and Clement, I'm afraid I hate.

okthen Sat 16-Nov-13 11:11:24

Hector is the best- it's a great name in some ways- strong etc. But I can't get away from the association with the verb 'to hector'

Not keen on others unless child is going to grow up in vehhhh, vehhhh posh surroundings!

ThreeTomatoes Sat 16-Nov-13 11:12:37

I don't like any of them but if I was forced to choose one I'd choose Monty.

I know an adult Rupert who managed to get everyone to call him by his middle name instead.

Putitonthelist Sat 16-Nov-13 13:00:31

Rupert? Seriously? Sorry don't like any of your choices but if I absolutely had to choose one it would be Monty.

somewhereinessex Sat 16-Nov-13 13:07:16

Good names for dogs not boys.

scarletforya Sat 16-Nov-13 13:07:24

They are all awful and drippy. Except Clement, which is alright.

Very unmasculine set of names.

scarletforya Sat 16-Nov-13 13:09:02

Rupert is the worst, it's more or less a joke name.

TidyDancer Sat 16-Nov-13 14:44:21

They are actually all 'no way, never, over my dead body' type names for me, but Rupert is by far the best of a bad bunch. Monty in particular is very try hard.

Bearandcub Sat 16-Nov-13 14:51:45


Matchthecase Sat 16-Nov-13 15:49:07

RobinVanPrissy Spanish doesn't pn the H so it would be pn 'Eck-tor' I'm not sure which is worse tbh lol

mootime Sat 16-Nov-13 17:38:52

Gosh. I'm getting too pregnant and hormonal for some of these comments.
The comment about Them bring un-masculine really stung. There are lots of boys names that I can't stand though so I'm sure we might just be in different name camps.

Baby coming Monday so I think we will see how he looks!

ohmymimi Sat 16-Nov-13 17:48:52

I only like Rupert if it's followed by Penry-Jones, but I really like the other 3 - and Clem is a great diminutive, so that would swing it for me.

moo I love all of the names,they're all perfectly nice and on many previous threads they've been universally liked by all confused

CarryOnDancing Sat 16-Nov-13 18:44:35

I love Monty, like Clement and dislike Rupert and Hector.

mathanxiety Sat 16-Nov-13 20:14:59

I love Clement and like Hector a lot.

I greatly dislike Monty and agree Rupert is a joke name.

Shoutymomma Sat 16-Nov-13 20:24:59

Clement Freud
Rupert Bear
Monty Python
Hector's House


TheNunsOfGavarone Sat 16-Nov-13 20:36:25

I love Rupert and Clement but don't like Hector and Monty at all.

Rtfairy Sun 17-Nov-13 11:51:51

Like Rupert the most, not keen on the others.

Rtfairy Sun 17-Nov-13 11:54:21

Don't think the others are horrible or anything though, just not my cup of tea

KLou1105 Sun 17-Nov-13 23:33:43

Love rupert, Hector's okay, don't like clement, and really dislike monty as my friend has a very annoying dog with this name x

nooka Mon 18-Nov-13 02:33:22

We thought about Hector, as the original Hector is a great (if tragic) hero. My only issue with it, as with Clement is that it doesn't lend itself to any shortenings (neither Hec not Clem are really very nice IMO).

I know a lovely Rupert/Rupe, so like that, Monty to me will be forever a cat, plus I don't like diminutives as given names.

Hopefully when your baby arrives (good luck!) one name will just seem right for him.

InTheFace Mon 18-Nov-13 03:45:39

Clement is the only one for me.

Monty - diminutive, not for a grown man unless he's a gardener or artistic

Rupert - just a bit wet, really.

Hector - ok, but fits certain personalities better than others.

None of these would work especially well outside the UK, incidentally. May be an issue for your son down the line.

Good luck for Monday, and congratulations!!

Mumpiring Mon 18-Nov-13 07:24:01

mootime I know some people hate it when posters suggest other names, but other posters welcome it, but what about Victor ?

It's unusual enough but not trendy like Hector, sounds very similar but instead of being a verb to nag, it means ... Victor!

AnAdventureInCakeAndWine Mon 18-Nov-13 07:45:41

"None of these would work especially well outside the UK, incidentally"

Clement is a top 20 name in France and a top 100 name in Belgium.
Hector is a top 50 name in Spain.

HyvaPaiva Mon 18-Nov-13 07:52:29

Hector, I love.

The others I don't like very much but in order of 'hate least' as you asked:


Mattissy Mon 18-Nov-13 09:36:31

I have friends Rupert and Hector. Rupert is a super cool guy. Hector is cool, the name is used more widely in Hispanic countries, he's Venezuelan. Love both names, Monty is ok too.

Clement is hideous! Lol

southerngirlNZ Mon 18-Nov-13 09:37:30

None if them are my cup of tea probably because i had a really annoying teacher called Rupert and don't like Hector, Monty's alright but if i had to choose it would be Clement (my best friend is Clementine!)

Mim78 Mon 18-Nov-13 16:24:54

I like Clement.

SteeleyeStan Mon 18-Nov-13 18:36:14

I like Rupert, the others not at all.

amothersplaceisinthewrong Mon 18-Nov-13 18:37:51

They are all dreadful names. The least dreadful is Clement, the most dreadful Rupert.

mootime Wed 20-Nov-13 09:35:39

Baby born. Despite much MN negativity he is Hector, and a very cute one indeed!

AnAdventureInCakeAndWine Wed 20-Nov-13 09:42:18

Oh, lovely. Congratulations!

pygmy Wed 20-Nov-13 10:02:29

Congratulations! Great name smile

sandfrog Wed 20-Nov-13 10:02:37


SootikinAndSweep Wed 20-Nov-13 10:39:22

Congratulations! And well done for avoiding Rupert flowers

Mattissy Wed 20-Nov-13 10:54:06

Love it! Congratulations x

VirtuallyReal Wed 20-Nov-13 12:26:55

Woo hoo, Hector was my choice - love it. What's his mn?

Congratulations!! I bet he's gorgeous smile

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