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Favorite Jilly Cooper names?

(33 Posts)
EmilyRoo Sat 25-Aug-12 20:17:14

I've just started Riders (having never picked up a Jilly Cooper novel before) and am fascinated by how Rupert is such a lout. Then there are loads of characters and dogs....

So, any names from any of her novels you'd use on an actual child? (or maybe you already have wink )

ellangirl Sat 25-Aug-12 20:29:01

Not saying i'd actually use these, but...

Aggie (agatha)
Fen (fenella)


coffeeandcream Sat 25-Aug-12 20:32:02

(I love Shakespeare names!)

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 25-Aug-12 20:32:33


peeriebear Sat 25-Aug-12 20:33:23

I named my friend's dog Ethel...

nulgirl Sat 25-Aug-12 20:33:24

Jake and Billy are pretty normal.

Oooh I love Jilly Cooper books. Haven't read one for years. I remember reading Rivals when I was about 16 and it blew me away.

Might see if I can buy it on the kindle. Got a bank holiday to myself as am off work but kids are at school. 6 hours of romps and naughtiness. Perfect.

Susieloo Sat 25-Aug-12 20:37:17

I was desperate to call ds Ace or Red and had just talked dp into it when Matt and Emma Willis called there son Ace so I went of it, I nicknamed my friends little boy ace when he was born and it's stuck, I think he'll thank me when he's oldergrin

Badgerina Sat 25-Aug-12 21:02:29

Who are Matt and Emma Willis when they're at home?? confused

Susieloo Sat 25-Aug-12 21:29:38

He was the bloke from busted and she is a tv presenter and does those programmes on itv2 after the main itv show like I'm a celebrity etc, think she is doing the same for celebrity big brother at the moment.

Badgerina Sat 25-Aug-12 23:42:11

Ah right. Thank you for enlightening me grin

thenightsky Sat 25-Aug-12 23:46:53

DH is nagging me to get my holiday books ordered frm amazon... reckon i'll nip down the oxfam book shop and see if I can find Riders, Rivals and Polo grin

Not read em since the years they came out.

Due a revisit i reckon

Cydonia Sun 26-Aug-12 03:31:28

I wanted to call DS Rupert but wasn't allowed sad I didn't help my case by saying his nn would be Ruby, after I discovered that the jockey Ruby Walsh's name is Rupert.
I like Francesca/Chessie for a girl (Polo) but her character was a bit of a cow!
I actually did look through the character lists in all my Jilly books for inspiration!

LetsKateWin Sun 26-Aug-12 03:46:50


fedupofnamechanging Sun 26-Aug-12 15:57:19

Riders and Rivals are available on kindle for about £4 for the two. Just finished rereading Riders this morning.

Love the names Malise (Gordon) and Tory (Lovell)

ColouringIn Sun 26-Aug-12 16:00:22

Ooh but wasn't Chessie a grin

I like Agatha (Taggie)

blondiep14 Sun 26-Aug-12 17:47:03

My dsis has always vowed to call her son Red since the day she read whichever JC book(s) he featured in!
I think I'll be a bit upset if she doesn't!

thenightsky Sun 26-Aug-12 21:10:21

Wasn't Tory short for Victoria?

thenightsky Sun 26-Aug-12 21:10:59

I do wish I'd called DD Perdita though. She is such a 'Perdita'.

colleysmill Sun 26-Aug-12 21:21:31



Although Id love to have the balls to have named ds Rannaldini smile

frutilla Sun 26-Aug-12 21:48:14

Love Perdita but can't use it as have a relative with that name.

Stiefeliblue Sun 26-Aug-12 21:58:29

My Ds is called Declan grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 27-Aug-12 20:14:33

Declan O'Hara swoon. Does your DS have catsick yellow socks? grin

GetDownNesbitt Mon 27-Aug-12 20:15:35


Binkybix Wed 29-Aug-12 21:14:34

ooooh I LOVE these books and am currently reading Riders for the millionth time! I like: Dino (prob would not use), Fenella, Luke, Perdita, Red, Bibi, Francesca (chessie), violet....can't think of any more at the moment but there's loads more I'm sure smile

fivegomadindorset Wed 29-Aug-12 21:16:18


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