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What do you think of Rupert and Walter?

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flipflopsonfifthavenue Mon 18-Aug-14 19:03:24

Both names slightly out of my comfort zone and within my "great names but would I really call my son it..?" zone but I have a soft spot for both.

Especially liking Roo and Walt for nicknames.

What do people think of them?

florascotia Mon 18-Aug-14 19:21:47

Both absolutely fine, IMHO.

ButterflyOfFreedom Mon 18-Aug-14 19:21:59

I find them b

ButterflyOfFreedom Mon 18-Aug-14 19:22:34


SublimeCorpse Mon 18-Aug-14 19:23:42

Love Walter! Not too keen on Rupert, though I don't know why - it's not a horrible but not a name I would pick.

ButterflyOfFreedom Mon 18-Aug-14 19:24:19

Stupid phone! Was meant to say I find them both a bit 'wet' if Im honest.
Not to my taste, sorry.

scarletforya Mon 18-Aug-14 19:25:28

Yep, wet. Sorry.

LilyandGinger Mon 18-Aug-14 19:28:41

Not Walter.

Rupert is ok

EvilHerbivore Mon 18-Aug-14 19:34:36

I said this on another thread where somebody was considering the name Walter, but its the name of a "character" in the family tree we've just done (several wives, some at the same time, children with the maid, mad-cap businesses etc.) so I've got a bit of a soft spot for the name!

Sophronia Mon 18-Aug-14 22:50:13

They're both fine. I prefer Walter of the two.

temporaryusername Tue 19-Aug-14 02:06:17

I don't think Rupert is 'wet' at all, the opposite really but then I know two who are both quite 'boisterous'. I like the name. Walter, hmm - I do get the 'wet' thing a bit, but I'm not sure that is reasonable and in other ways I like it. I think it could grow on me and Walt is kind of cool.

GrapefruitILoveIt Tue 19-Aug-14 02:08:00

wouldn't choose them but i like Victor and Howard which sound a similar age category. so i don't dislike them as much as most people will i suspect

Floop Tue 19-Aug-14 02:12:02

LOVE both. 'Wet' is such a horrible word to describe names.

puthyjip43 Tue 19-Aug-14 02:14:27

Love rupert! Walter just makes me think of Walter White from breaking bad..

DeadCert Tue 19-Aug-14 02:26:53

Bit wet. Sorry.

How about Reuben if you like the nickname Roo?

Squirm Tue 19-Aug-14 02:39:28

Rupert and Roo are very wet. Reuben is even soggier.
Walter on the other hand is flippin amazin!

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtle Tue 19-Aug-14 03:10:48

I know an adult Rupert. Tough as nails, nothing wet about him at all!

There was an article in the papers last week about the surprise increase in babies called Walter... Believed to be linked to Breaking Bad... Wouldn't be my first choice!

Wibblypiglikesbananas Tue 19-Aug-14 03:23:50

DS's middle name is Walter after my grandad. We now live in the US and everyone thinks he's named for Walter White from Breaking Bad... There's also the Disney connection! I think it's a much more popular name stateside than in the UK to be honest. Personally I don't like Rupert but I know a Rupert in the UK who's almost 3 so it's not unheard of.

diggerdigsdogs Tue 19-Aug-14 03:30:28

Love Rupert and Roo. I know a toddler and a (vair posh London property type) 30 year old.

Walter - no.

BananaHammocks Tue 19-Aug-14 06:33:27

I love Walter but would be put off that people might nickname him Wally!

burgatroyd Tue 19-Aug-14 06:42:30

I know a man who changed his name to Rupert. I always have a sift spot for that name because he was my favourite bear.

Was? IS!

Bugaboom Tue 19-Aug-14 06:50:52

I love Walter but Breaking Bad has ruined it for me. Rupert is cool too and I love Roo.

Flossiex2 Tue 19-Aug-14 06:53:34

You can't call a child Walter! It's not a young boy's name.

Andcake Tue 19-Aug-14 06:54:04

Don't like rupert ( although love rupert Everett so go figure) but like Walter - have ex colleague/ friend Walt who is lovely - gentle kind funny man. So like it grin

SetPhasersTaeMalkie Tue 19-Aug-14 06:57:14

I like Rupert but I am a Jilly Cooper fan. I'm not fond of Walter and I don't really know why.

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