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Robin or Reuben?

(23 Posts)
roleypoley Mon 16-Nov-15 15:18:45

...or neither?! Can't decide on our boys name. Like both of these & have also considered Miles, Sebastian, Dylan & Austin. Not too sure on any though... Help and other suggestions much appreciated!

celtictoast Mon 16-Nov-15 15:22:07

I prefer Reuben to Robin. I also like your other suggestions, particularly Dylan.

CoolSummer Mon 16-Nov-15 15:22:35


Reuben is ugh!

AnotherEmma Mon 16-Nov-15 16:03:24


susurration Mon 16-Nov-15 16:05:03

Prefer Reuben but Robin is easier to spell.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 16-Nov-15 16:07:16


I dislike Reuben.

Or Robert?

I like Sebastian and Miles.

Dylan is ok. Not keen on Austin.

ExitPursuedByABear Mon 16-Nov-15 16:08:11

Prefer Ruben as a spelling.

BlueBananas Mon 16-Nov-15 16:11:47

Reuben, Dylan & Austin (in order of preference) were all on my list with 2 week old DS
He ended up neither of them but Reuben would've been my choice is DP hadn't vetoed it
Love it!

roleypoley Mon 16-Nov-15 16:40:16

Thank you! I feel drawn to Robin, maybe because it's less common. His big brother is Henry which I love but do wish it wasn't so popular. I've always loved Dylan but don't think friends & family are keen.

0utForAWalkBitch Mon 16-Nov-15 16:42:36

I think Robin is nice, I met someone the other day with a son called Robin and was gutted I hadn't thought of it! It's classic but a bit unusual to see these days.

RiverTam Mon 16-Nov-15 16:53:04

Reuben. Should be no problem with spelling as there's only one way to (correctly) spell it!

I really dislike Robin as a boys' name.

CormoranStrike Mon 16-Nov-15 17:01:29

I love them both.

I think Robin suits Henry a little more.

ExitPursuedByABear Mon 16-Nov-15 17:03:52

There so is not only one way to correctly spell Ruben!

roleypoley Mon 16-Nov-15 17:39:54

For spelling we'd go Reuben as it's the most common. I have an unusual spelling of a common name and have had it misspelt my whole life!

ILoveNiceGunas Mon 16-Nov-15 17:43:07


RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 16-Nov-15 17:43:31

Robin - great name.

DurhamDurham Mon 16-Nov-15 17:44:44

Both lovely but if I had to choose one right now I'd go for Rueben.

I know this is completely besides the point but I love the name Robyn for a girlsmile

Bishboshbash Mon 16-Nov-15 17:47:17

Reuben, Robin just makes think of a girls name.

Sunshine511 Mon 16-Nov-15 18:11:46

Robin definitely goes better with Harry. Both quite classic names smile

cally0 Mon 16-Nov-15 18:20:28

Def Robin! Henry and Robin goes together better X

chocolatecheesecake Mon 16-Nov-15 18:33:17

Robin! I know both and Robin is definitely the nicer name that works well for child or adult

roleypoley Mon 16-Nov-15 19:04:53

Thank you all! I agree Robin is also lovely for a girl.

Sunshine511 Mon 16-Nov-15 19:06:44

Apologies, I meant Robin goes better with Henry. My phone decided to change it! Lol.

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