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Opinion on Rupert anyone?

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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.

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

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


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.

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

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

MadameCastafiore Mon 18-Feb-13 19:21:10

Rupert, Rufus and Reuben are our top 3 names.

We just love the nn Rue though.

I think it's a fab name.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

What about Little Lord Fauntleroy instead? grin

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.....

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.

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.

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".

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!

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.

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.

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

Def what Phyllis said.

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

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

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

My first thought was Rupert Giles from Buffy.

I really love it though!

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

nor is rupert penry-jones

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

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

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.

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