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StellaLuna82 Tue 09-Dec-14 18:29:01

What do you think?
We're not in the UK at the moment.
Could a child get away with being called Buddy? We might put this as his middle name and call it him anyway.

Also really like the name Rudi, though it does remind me of the word 'rude'. Which do you prefer?

Thanks in advance smile

shakemysilliesout Tue 09-Dec-14 18:34:35

Rudy is ok-short for Rudolph?

Im not mad on buddy as a name. Too cute for me! I'm anti teddy as a bc name too. I'm old fashioned.

As an aside I loved the buddy books in school. So sad though.

StellaLuna82 Tue 09-Dec-14 18:38:45

Rudolph just makes me think of the reindeer!! ;)

florascotia Tue 09-Dec-14 18:42:48

Would you call your child 'Mate' or 'Pal'?

shakemysilliesout Tue 09-Dec-14 19:45:54

Yes- that's my first association too.

The real life story of Rudolph is a really lovely one.

Paul young has a son called rudy I think.

Are u a buddy holly fan? His name was charles

BlueGreenHazelGreen Tue 09-Dec-14 19:48:25

I much prefer Rudy.

I really don't like Buddy. It doesn't pass the High Court Judge test IMO.


thesmallbear Tue 09-Dec-14 19:50:55

My aunty's dog is called Buddy.

Bowlersarm Tue 09-Dec-14 19:51:42

Buddy is terrible.

Rudy is better (slightly!)

Roomsdoom Tue 09-Dec-14 19:52:53

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pictish Tue 09-Dec-14 19:54:10

We have a Rudi, so I think it's fab.
Buddy no - unless it's a labrador you're having.

rockybalboa Tue 09-Dec-14 19:56:09

Buddy (as in the elf) or Rudi (as in Rudoplh)? This is a festive wind up right? Although I actually like Rudi. Just not for a child born in December!

pictish Tue 09-Dec-14 20:47:02

Our Rudi is 20th December.
We didn't actually make the connection at the time...we just liked the name.

StellaLuna82 Tue 09-Dec-14 20:49:17

Yes, we do like Buddy Holly, I also know that Bud is a nn for William. like I say, could use Buddy as a middle name. We just really like it!
pictish does your son get any 'rude' jokes?
Tbh, I'm much more clear on girls names, I don't LOVE any boys names, but don't know what we're having so have to think about both!!

TimelyNameChangey Tue 09-Dec-14 20:53:43

What about Rocky? I'm only half joking. My DH likes Buddy and Rocky...we have no boys by the way but they were his faves. I preferred Anthony or Seth!

Clarabumps Tue 09-Dec-14 20:55:32

Buddy reminds me of Buddy the Elf.

Rudy is nice.

Micah Tue 09-Dec-14 20:56:17

I really don't like buddy. I know a 2 year old called it and I thought his mum used it like mate or pal (or little man these days ;) )- I was just about to ask what his name was when I heard her telling someone it was his name.

sillymillyb Tue 09-Dec-14 20:57:20

My friend has 2 King Charles spaniels called rudi and buddy!

Sorry, I realise this isn't a helpful input, but I got a bit excited at the coincidence grin

Bowlersarm Tue 09-Dec-14 20:58:46

Bud is a nn for William? I never knew that. How did that come about?

pictish Tue 09-Dec-14 20:59:26

OP - not so far. He's nearly 7.

MehsMum Tue 09-Dec-14 20:59:28

I know two young lads called Buddy.
Both are dogs - a Jack Russell and a golden retriever.

So for a baby.... no. Sorry.

AlpacaYourThings Tue 09-Dec-14 21:01:45

Fuck the High Court judge test... <yawn>

If you like the name, go for it.

I like it, personally.

playftseforme Tue 09-Dec-14 21:03:06

NDN's dog is called Buddy!

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 09-Dec-14 21:04:25

If someone chatted to me about "Buddy" in vague terms I would assume they were talking about a dog.

Bowlersarm Tue 09-Dec-14 21:10:19

I don't think you should fuck the high court judge test, it may be important.

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