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marmiteontoast76 Mon 17-Aug-15 21:15:03

We had pretty much settled on the name Rory for a boy, but now I'm having a wobble.

Our other DC have popular names - one trendy and one classic. We want something a little less popular for DC3 and one that is not about to rocket in popularity. I don't actually know any little Rorys but I've read on here that it's getting quite popular now.

Do you know lots of Rorys?...and would you consider it a fairly classic name?

spanisharmada Mon 17-Aug-15 21:17:36

Love it, don't know any. I don't know that it's a classic name, I'd more say its an... established name?

AdorabeezleWinterpop Mon 17-Aug-15 21:20:24

I know two under three. Lovely name!

Frogqueen13 Mon 17-Aug-15 21:20:30

Rory is our chosen boys name was 'Rory jack' alternatives were Toby Lewis and Lewis James

marmiteontoast76 Mon 17-Aug-15 21:21:16

Thanks Spanish. Think I agree with you. Established is good, just want to avoid trendy.

marmiteontoast76 Mon 17-Aug-15 21:22:35

Middle name would be James by the way.

SnakeyMcBadass Mon 17-Aug-15 21:22:39

I have a 12 year old Rory. He's the only one we know. He bloody hates that racing car, though.

silverglitterpisser Mon 17-Aug-15 21:23:00

I like it, Laurie is similar n nice too but not gaining in popularity like Rory smile .

EmmaWoodlouse Mon 17-Aug-15 21:23:15

I think Rory is an excellent name. I wouldn't call it classic exactly, but it is well established without being stuffy - I think it would fit in well with both classic and trendier names in the family.

marmiteontoast76 Mon 17-Aug-15 21:23:56

Yes that annoying theme tune. Haven't noticed it on tv for a while though so hopefully it's disappeared.

EmmaWoodlouse Mon 17-Aug-15 21:23:59

Oh, cross post - would just like to add that I think Rory James is a very nice combination.

marmiteontoast76 Mon 17-Aug-15 21:25:57

Yes Silver - really like Laurie too! It's actually next down on our list. Only prob is DH has uncle Laurence/Larry and maybe it's a bit close to that.

Highlandbird Mon 17-Aug-15 21:26:16

Quite common in Scotland, I know a few. But good, strong name though I love it!

marmiteontoast76 Mon 17-Aug-15 21:27:52

Thanks Woodlouse. Rory James just feels right. I don't want to be wobbling about it.

marmiteontoast76 Mon 17-Aug-15 21:31:23

All positive comments so far.

Noticed on darker green names thingy it's been hovering around the 100 mark for about a decade. It's suddenly jumped up on todays ONS list though.

Yes I'm over-thinking.

Enkopkaffetak Mon 17-Aug-15 21:48:12

I know 5 who have got different variations in the spelling of Rory. They are between 2 and 18.

Personally I prefer Rhuaridh to Rory

I would agree it is an established name. I suspect it will rise a bit more but not likely to hit the 20's ever.

Daphnedolittle Mon 17-Aug-15 21:54:56

Great name. Know Rorys of all different ages, but not overly popular.

marmiteontoast76 Mon 17-Aug-15 22:09:26

Thanks, these comments have made me feel much better. Only a couple of weeks until scan when we will find out if we have a Rory or a Rosa.

DramaAlpaca Mon 17-Aug-15 22:23:50

Love it, and Rory James is great.

Topsyloulou Tue 18-Aug-15 14:54:49

I've got a Rory and I don't know any others. Lots of people have said what a lovely name it is & they don't know any others. He was very nearly Rufus until about a week before he arrived & Rory was only decided on the way to hospital to be induced!

CakeRattleandRoll Tue 18-Aug-15 15:52:53

Great name. As is Rosa.

pilates Tue 18-Aug-15 16:09:00

Rory is great and Rory James perfect.

Also love Rosa and marmite smile.

Coffeemarkone Tue 18-Aug-15 16:13:42

I love the name Rory or Rhuraigh or whatever it is, lovely name.
Just dont use it if, like me, you cannot say your R's pwoperly

Glindathegoodwitch Tue 18-Aug-15 16:29:13

Ruari James is lovely if you fancy an alternative spelling!

fuckweasel Tue 18-Aug-15 16:32:20

Ruairidh (and the many Gaelic various spellings) is not pronounced the same as Rory. It's more Roor-ree.

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