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chillytonight Thu 22-Jan-15 14:19:28

Honest opinions on Rupert please. If you have one, please let me know your experiences.

I absolutely love it, I think it is traditional, handsome, soft but strong, known but not too unusual. BUT...I know it has connotations and I'd hate to give my son a name that will cause him problems down the track. What do you think?

Thank you.

squoosh Thu 22-Jan-15 14:24:07

It's a PG Wodehouse style name to me. A bumbling toff who is unburdened by too many brain cells.

'Oh Woopert you awful wotter'.

squoosh Thu 22-Jan-15 14:25:46

It seems to be on the rise though so I may be in a minority.

Sophronia Thu 22-Jan-15 14:30:01

I know a toddler Rupert whose parents aren't toffs/posh. It suits him smile

loislines Thu 22-Jan-15 18:13:07

I like it. DH always says it's too posh when I suggest it.

Leeds2 Thu 22-Jan-15 18:23:12

I don't like it at all.

Zsazsabinks Thu 22-Jan-15 18:44:41

I LOVE Rupert. It's been my boy name since forever but I have girl after girl! Beautiful, strong, smart but not too 'overheard in waitrose'.

turdfairynomore Thu 22-Jan-15 18:46:06

Nope. Not for me.

Bowlersarm Thu 22-Jan-15 18:46:58

I love it.

Only know one child Rupert; he's 15.

BiancaDelRio Thu 22-Jan-15 18:48:46

I have a strong negative reaction when I see/hear the name Rupert despite never knowing one.

It's the ultimate posh toff name. It sounds insipid and limp lettuce-y. I could never fancy a Rupert.

Becles Thu 22-Jan-15 19:00:46

Love it.

ireallydontlikemonday Thu 22-Jan-15 19:02:12

I love it.

shoobidoo Thu 22-Jan-15 19:33:13

Great name!

TendonQueen Thu 22-Jan-15 19:35:40

Sadly it immediately makes me think of Murdoch, who has taken over from The Bear as the best known one.

SoonToBeSix Thu 22-Jan-15 19:36:08

I just think bear, sorry.

shakemysilliesout Thu 22-Jan-15 19:53:48

Love it but posh.

dementedma Thu 22-Jan-15 19:58:01

It does sound very upper class and toff-ish.
Weirdly, I only know one genuine, upper class Toff and his name is ....Paul. So who knows? [Smile]

chillytonight Thu 22-Jan-15 20:02:26

Looks like you either love it or hate it! I didn't grow up here so I don't really get the posh/toff/poncy association, as a name itself written down/heard, I think it is lovely. I also don't mind the bear association, most names these days are associated with a children's character.

Hmmmm, still undecided about whether to use it in RL though. Keep the comments coming, would love to hear from a Mum of a Rupert!

Letmeeatcakecakecake Thu 22-Jan-15 20:57:22

I hate it, it sounds really wimpy!

ChanceBeAFineThing Thu 22-Jan-15 21:16:44

I have a Rupert. We are not posh. Only ever had good comments about his name. Known as Roo or Rupes to immediate family.

He is definitely not a wimpy or wet child, he's determined, knows his mind, and has an incredible mischievous streak.

I think almost any name could have negative connotations or associations, and you would be hard pushed to find someone that actually commented to you that they hated your child's name.

Iamblossom Thu 22-Jan-15 21:20:00

I love it, but biased, as it is my dad's name.

SaltySeaBird Thu 22-Jan-15 21:21:22

It's my boy name if I ever have one. Love it.

BentFinger Thu 22-Jan-15 21:27:01

I love it! My soon to be born grandson is going to be called Rupert.

caker Thu 22-Jan-15 21:29:52

Royal Ballet principal dancer!

Penguinotterfoxbadger Fri 23-Jan-15 06:02:46

Posh. Wet.


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