Rupert - honest opinions, please!

(64 Posts)
raf79 Fri 03-Jul-15 20:55:42

I really like the name Rupert, but my hubby thinks it sounds a bit 'overheard in Waitrose'! I can see his point, but I also think it's a good traditional name that will work well with his older sister's name (Martha) and sounds good on a boy and a man. However, I'd hate to think it would lead to bullying in the playground.

What do people honestly think? Thank you!!!

OttiliaVonBCup Fri 03-Jul-15 20:57:25

The world's not ready for it yet.

nipplequestion Fri 03-Jul-15 20:59:22

I'm sorry to say that it sounds like one of the 'poshest' of boys names to me. That and Barnaby and Tarquin.
It is also very connected to 'the bear' in my head.
Having said that, children of this generation won't have those connections, so I wouldn't say it would be a name that would necessarily lead to bullying!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 03-Jul-15 21:00:35

I love it.

quesadillas Fri 03-Jul-15 21:00:56

I like it. Alas husband hates it.

ShadowFire Fri 03-Jul-15 21:05:43

I think it sounds a bit wet.

And there used to be a Rupert Bear cartoon on Milkshake (channel 5) early in the morning a year or 2 ago. Not sure if they still show it, but I wouldn't count on today's children having never heard of Rupert Bear.

Magicalmrmistofeles Fri 03-Jul-15 21:06:10

I love it. Husband would think bear.

DressingGownFrown Fri 03-Jul-15 21:08:01

Love love love it. Favourite name, I called my dog it (hope that doesn't put you off) and I've now realised its really stupid because the dog will die and the name have been 'used' envy

OhHolyFuck Fri 03-Jul-15 21:10:51

I really like it too, sweet enough for a baby and toddler but still serious enough for a grown up

Yika Fri 03-Jul-15 21:12:06

Very posh and wet. I still like it - we had a much loved cat called Rupert. But I wouldn't call my child it.

alicemalice Fri 03-Jul-15 21:12:21

Awful, sorry.

KittyBennett Fri 03-Jul-15 21:12:55

Love it. Goes really well with Martha

Y0la Fri 03-Jul-15 21:12:57

No. I'm quite adventurous with names but it sounds like a parody. It's so self-consciously upper middle class.

humlebee7 Fri 03-Jul-15 21:17:40

Says Jilly Cooper randy anti-hero to me. I like it but called the rabbit it instead of child.

Stoppissingonthefloor Fri 03-Jul-15 21:25:03

Dd's best friend is called Rupert. He is a lovely child and she affectionately calls him Roo. I think it's a great name

Magicalmrmistofeles Fri 03-Jul-15 21:25:27

See, I love Roo!

grabaspoon Fri 03-Jul-15 21:26:27

I know a Rupert (aged 3)

Not a fan

MamaLazarou Fri 03-Jul-15 21:49:40

A very silly name.

Whenwillwe3meetagain Fri 03-Jul-15 21:52:36

Posh, bit thick and probably an estate agent. Sorry

scrivette Fri 03-Jul-15 21:56:28

Love it even though it makes me think of bear.

Petal7 Fri 03-Jul-15 22:00:06

Love it

MyPelvicFloorTrainsItself Fri 03-Jul-15 22:01:27

Love it

Fatstacks Fri 03-Jul-15 22:02:24

Rupert is also squaddie slang for officer.
Meaning posh, dim, over educated toff.

nooyearnooname Fri 03-Jul-15 22:03:02

I like it. I know an adult Rupert and he is really lovely, it suits him.

Sansfards Fri 03-Jul-15 22:04:45

the bear

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