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WYOO the name Rupert James?

(33 Posts)
wedontplaywithelectrics Tue 19-Mar-13 15:28:24

Strong and classic? Or other?! Opinions please ladies. Thanks in advance :-)

Abigail9580 Tue 19-Mar-13 15:33:20

Would he be called the full name or shorted? I like it. My DS is called Finley James ( James is his middle name) but he is always called FJ, his dad started it and it kinda stuck.

Puddlelane Tue 19-Mar-13 15:34:05

Really nice classic names

wedontplaywithelectrics Tue 19-Mar-13 15:35:12

Known as just Rupert or nn Roo/Rupe

notso Tue 19-Mar-13 15:44:29

Not keen on Rupert, it's not my kind of name but I love James.
The names do flow well together though.

Gwennan Tue 19-Mar-13 15:54:17


Timetoask Tue 19-Mar-13 16:01:44

Rupert is lovely! Hopefully he will be known as rupert rather than rj

AlisonClare Tue 19-Mar-13 16:03:53

Strong and clean - like it

landofsoapandglory Tue 19-Mar-13 16:05:10

I like it.

<whispers my hamster is called Rupert!>

BeeBopDingALing Tue 19-Mar-13 16:50:24

Rupert is a bit of a wet name. Really like James, classic and lovely. If definitely using both I would reverse them.

Beatrixpotty Tue 19-Mar-13 16:58:08

They sound good together, nice classic names.

dragonflymama Tue 19-Mar-13 17:16:44

Love them together!

shoobidoo Tue 19-Mar-13 17:50:39

Lovely combo but then almost any names works well with James as middle name - hence why it's become somewhat of a default middle name (we have one too: Quentin James!).

OkayHazel Tue 19-Mar-13 17:51:15

Love them!

AKissIsNotAContract Tue 19-Mar-13 17:52:02

I love Rupert, great name.

wedontplaywithelectrics Tue 19-Mar-13 17:52:04

Thanks for your comments. The Murdoch connection doesn't bother us tbh. Rupert Murdoch's son is a James too,haha!
We were more concerned about it being viewed as a "poncey/wet/posh" name,but the general feeling and feedback is that it has a certain classic,elegant appeal. I think this baby will be our little Roo :-)

WormCanner Tue 19-Mar-13 17:58:05

I agree with you, OP. You could say the same of Roland, another name which I like.

BeeBopDingALing Tue 19-Mar-13 18:13:09

If you like the nn Roo you could go for Rueben, Ruaraidh or Rudiah which are a bit stronger than Rupert.

WormCanner Tue 19-Mar-13 18:51:46

Or Rudolph which can also be Rudy.

olivertheoctopus Tue 19-Mar-13 23:10:22

Love Rupert. Is on our list!

shoobidoo Wed 20-Mar-13 12:09:01

Rupert is great and much nicer than Rudolph imo!

Sunshineandwaves Wed 20-Mar-13 12:10:45

I think it's a great name!

dashoflime Wed 20-Mar-13 12:10:55

Really nice combination. Makes me think of Rupert Giles from Buffy.

mayanna123 Thu 21-Mar-13 12:31:47

Lovely name combo - Rupert is a great name!

Mrsrobertduvall Thu 21-Mar-13 12:35:03

Love James but Rupert no.
I imagine a chinless wonder.

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