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BoyMeetsWorld Thu 11-Jul-13 19:45:45

I could be being hormonal as just found out today I'm having a boy when desperately wanted a girl.

However....the more I think about it, the more I really really want to call our new son after my Dad who was the love of my life and sadly died 3 years ago. His name was Russell nn Russ.

I know this isn't a popular or immediately cool name...but could it be trendy again (especially as Russ) on the right little boy?

Would value your opinions as I'll have to fight for this one with DH if I fix on it. At the moment it's the only name my heart is shouting "yes!" to

Summersun1983 Thu 11-Jul-13 19:51:20

I think it's a lovely name and Russ sounds fine, not uncool at all. Listen to your heart xx

Rhubarbgarden Thu 11-Jul-13 20:25:38

Lovely. Do it.

CPtart Thu 11-Jul-13 20:31:48

My brothers name, also named after my deceased DF.
Suits him. Do it.

By the way...boys are fab!

Hekkie Thu 11-Jul-13 22:10:21

My hubby is a Russell nn Russ. He's very cool.

BoyMeetsWorld Fri 12-Jul-13 08:18:11

Thank you lots...really pleased to get some positive responses, although is this just because anyone who clicked on the thread thinking 'noooo don't do it' saw the bit about my dad and decided best not? Don't want to give DS a name he'll hate...

flipchart Fri 12-Jul-13 08:20:01

Tbh I'm not a fan of Russell but funny enough I do like Russ.

bruffin Fri 12-Jul-13 08:22:24

My grandad was Russell and i wish i had used it for DS. I know a one or two teenagers called Russell and it does suit them.

doublecakeplease Fri 12-Jul-13 08:31:47

I love it - DH vetoed it for DS. I worked in a restaurant whilst at uni and the guy who regularly came tp fix stiff there was Russell. He was seriously cool and maybe a tiny bit handsome which is maybe why I still remember him 20 years later

Choccyhobnob Fri 12-Jul-13 10:24:04

I have to admit I immediately thought why would you do that to a child? As the only ones I know are age 60+. However I DO like Russ and I'm not just saying that!

Blanketsandpillows Fri 12-Jul-13 11:39:30

I do like Russ. I think it's quite cool. Go for it!

burberryqueen Fri 12-Jul-13 11:41:10

Go for it, it has a certain timelessness and coolness

LoriGrimes Fri 12-Jul-13 11:42:36

I know a little Russell. Nn Rusty.

Homebird8 Fri 12-Jul-13 11:44:57

I only know one Russell and he is a dependable, caring, intelligent, sociable type. How could I dislike the name given that? It's unusual but not invented. I think it's a great choice.

bassingtonffrench Fri 12-Jul-13 11:47:55

What do you call a man with a bag on his head?


I actually really like Russ as a name andyou have a lovely family connection too.

burberryqueen Fri 12-Jul-13 11:48:43

it is a bag of leaves actually!

bassingtonffrench Fri 12-Jul-13 11:52:17

or a paper bag!

Sorry, should get my jokes right!

DespicableYou Fri 12-Jul-13 11:54:14

I've never met a Russell who wasn't lovely. And I like Russ as a nn smile

bassingtonffrench Fri 12-Jul-13 11:57:21

there is a Russell group of Universities and a Russell group of comedians.

<really getting into the name>

brokenhearted55 Fri 12-Jul-13 20:53:21

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CharlieCoCo Fri 12-Jul-13 21:34:48

Oh i like Rusty as a nn grin

Casualty Fri 12-Jul-13 23:08:25

Love Russ, go for it! Wanted it for my DSs but DH was having none of it - probably would have for personal connections like you though smile

Tubemole1 Fri 12-Jul-13 23:51:02

...The Sheep.

DownyEmerald Fri 12-Jul-13 23:55:18

I thought it was a man reading a newspaper?

Funny, we were having a joke telling session in the car tonight and I came up with that one. And then realised dd didn't know any child called Russell! There was the occasional one my ageish (early 40s), but it's one of those names I think maybe another generation needed to be cool.

Always liked it as a name tho'.

DramaAlpaca Fri 12-Jul-13 23:57:01

I like it too.

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