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(25 Posts)
JanuaryJuniper Tue 09-Jun-15 13:35:30

I'm thinking of this name as a possibility for a sister for Eli and Aphra. I think it goes really well, but know that it's a real love it or hate it name.

I'm sure those that associate it with Rumer Godden will love it and those that just think rumour will hate it.

So what is the consensus? smile

ooerrmissus Tue 09-Jun-15 13:37:31

I immediately thought Rumer Godden. I've always loved the name.

Thelastthneed Tue 09-Jun-15 13:42:14

I love it. smile

sweetpeame Tue 09-Jun-15 14:38:32

First thought - Rumer Godden (although I have a feeling that Rumer was actually Rumer Godden's middle rather than first name). Second thought - Rumer Willis. I don't like it though.

DramaQueenofHighCs Tue 09-Jun-15 14:43:39

I immediatly thought Rumer Godden too! 'The Rocking Horse Secret' was one of my favourite bedtime stories as a kid, I had it on cassette tape for car journeys too! (Goes and looks for tape...)

timelyreminder Tue 09-Jun-15 14:54:50

It just makes me think of the word "rumour".

heritagewarrior Tue 09-Jun-15 14:56:44

I'm in the Rumer Godden camp and really like it (goes well with your other names too)....

00100001 Tue 09-Jun-15 14:56:58

IT would get spelled Rumour a lot smile

JanuaryJuniper Tue 09-Jun-15 14:58:52

Yeah Rumer Goddens first name was actually Margaret but it's interesting that she went by her middle name Rumer over the more conventional Margaret.

The fact that it sounds identical to rumour doesn't bother me really but of course it can lend itself to silly annoying teasing easily, though from what I have seen children are actually very accepting of each other's names!

Mitzimaybe Tue 09-Jun-15 15:21:28

I wasn't familiar with Rumer Godden (although it turns out I've read at least one of her books!) and I would have assumed it was a boy's name. I don't really know why. I do think it goes well with Aphra and Eli.

IsadoraQuagmire Tue 09-Jun-15 15:22:05

Rumer Willis was named after Rumer Godden. I don't really like it very much just as a name, but I do love Rumer Godden's books, so the association with her makes me think it's a cool name.

Sophronia Tue 09-Jun-15 15:29:32

It makes me think of Rumer Willis

florascotia Tue 09-Jun-15 17:29:37

Rumer was a family surname - in private life, Rumer Godden was known as Peggy.
Some experts say that the surname Rumer comes from an old German word that means 'boastful person'.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 09-Jun-15 17:33:14

I love it, we had it on our list but had dses.

JanuaryJuniper Tue 09-Jun-15 19:42:38

Rumer Willis association doesn't bother me really, she is pretty inoffensive as far as I know.

Dh loves it, which is great as it took ages to agree on dd's name.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 09-Jun-15 19:46:50

It just makes me think of 'ruminating'. Not keen, really.

meandjulio Tue 09-Jun-15 19:49:37

ooooooohhhhhh i love it. goes brilliantly with others. i think of rumer godden but also all the fantastic ruths i know

CakeRattleandRoll Wed 10-Jun-15 04:59:56

Makes me think of 'rheumy' but I suspect I'm in the minority!

sleepywombat Wed 10-Jun-15 05:20:52

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formerlyofLadysmith Wed 10-Jun-15 14:47:03

I love Rumer Godden.

PallasCat Thu 11-Jun-15 16:00:13

Great name, and I think it goes really well with the siblings. Do it!

ThursdayLast Thu 11-Jun-15 16:05:41

It's not my cup of tea, but I think it fits really well with your sibling names smile

undoubtedly Thu 11-Jun-15 16:08:06

Rumer doesn't mean boastful or anything else in German.

I like it, and it goes with your other names. Great names btw!

reuset Thu 11-Jun-15 18:26:30

I like it. A nice 'fit' with sibling names also

florascotia Thu 11-Jun-15 18:44:31

No not now it doesn't. But:
an altered spelling of English Rummer.German: variant of Ruhmer, a nickname from Middle High German ruomære ‘braggart’.German: from an old personal name formed with Old High German hruom ‘fame’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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