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Richard or Robert?

(30 Posts)
lucysnowe Fri 24-Jun-11 14:31:49

Like both but not sure about the nns associated with Richard!

Hedwig3 Fri 24-Jun-11 14:33:00

Bob is fab!

pjani Fri 24-Jun-11 14:45:03

Prefer Robert. Richard makes me think of a balding middle-aged man with a moustache.

MackerelOfFact Fri 24-Jun-11 14:52:38

Prefer Robert. Rob, Robbie, Bob and Bobby all good nicknames for various points in life. Richard just doesn't sound as nice, and Dick and Rich are rubbish nicknames (unless true).

cat64 Fri 24-Jun-11 14:56:27

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Awomancalledhorse Fri 24-Jun-11 15:50:17

I don't like the nicknames of Robert (or the full name)!

oohlaalaa Fri 24-Jun-11 15:57:44


arfanarf Fri 24-Jun-11 16:03:52

Dick or Bob, I know which I'd prefer.
Oo-er missus!

PandaG Fri 24-Jun-11 16:05:59

Rick, Ricky or Ritchie all possible nn for Richard if you don't like the obvious.

happylittlebear Fri 24-Jun-11 16:20:53

I really don't get this thing of not liking the don't HAVE to use it, my brother has one of these names and has never been called by the nickname even though he is now 36.
my parents always called him his proper name and he carried that on himself.
My sister has a v common name for her age which most people would prob shorten but we/she never have so she doesn't get called it by anyone.
Choose the name you like in whatever form you are likely to use yourself.

cat64 Fri 24-Jun-11 16:53:10

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tummytickler Fri 24-Jun-11 17:06:11

Richard. Richie is very cute.
I cannot stand the name Robert, although I like all the other Bert names, and I adore Roberta.

tummytickler Fri 24-Jun-11 17:06:48

I meant Ritchie not Richie!

lucysnowe Fri 24-Jun-11 17:22:56

Oh is Bert a shortening of Robert? Never thought of that before.

I like Rob/Bobby too, but quite like Dicky smile

minipie Fri 24-Jun-11 17:34:58

Robert. Nice name and underused.

Bandwitch Fri 24-Jun-11 18:04:51

Love both. Two underused classics for once.

I love Richie and Robbie. Both of these names were on my list. I wouldn't worry about the nick name. It'd be like hank or chuck for Henry or Charles, totally out of fashion. NObody is going to say to your child 'hey dick'. and if they do, well, men seem to cope very well with names that are penis names. Mickey, Willy for eg. but Rich seems a more obvious nn to me anyway.

lucysnowe Fri 24-Jun-11 18:36:16

Hmm yes it is true, I am not sure kids these days know about 'dick' for Richard. I am a bit worried tho DH would call DC that as a joke and it would stick smile OTOH I do like the full name Richard v. much.

everlong Fri 24-Jun-11 19:11:56

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larry5 Fri 24-Jun-11 19:20:25

My ds is called Robert but is known by most people as Rob. One of our old friends calls him Bob which really winds him up. My brother is called Richard and everyone calls him that.

I would go with Robert because that is the name I choose for my son.

poppydaisy Fri 24-Jun-11 19:21:43

Richard is nice and Richie is a cute nickname. I'm not keen on Robert/Bert/Robbie.

Janoschi Fri 24-Jun-11 20:22:31

I've got a baby DD called Robin. Nicknamed Bob, Bobbins, Bubble etc etc. Bob's a fab name regardless of gender!

MelinaM Fri 24-Jun-11 20:32:28

Robert nn Bertiesmile

jcscot Fri 24-Jun-11 20:33:11

Our second son is called Richard - lovely name IMO and underused!

bibbitybobbityhat Fri 24-Jun-11 20:33:58

Robert. Wonderful name.

jcscot Fri 24-Jun-11 20:35:05

Meant to add - I love Robert as a name as well.

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