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baby boy still nameless! Bertie, Rufus, Frankie???

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cherrylola Fri 18-Dec-15 14:38:07

DP and I just can't agree! We have a very short list and even that we don't agree on!
Middle name is set at DP's dad passed away recently, but the initial is causing problems. Middle name 'A' surname 'T' so we would have;
FAT (Franklin nn Frankie)
RAT (Rufus nn??)
(Albert nn Bertie)

I love Bertie but DP hates it.
I like Franklin/Frankie but I can't possibly give him the initials FAT.
Rufus I like too but not sure about a nn, Roofie? Isn't that a date rape drug??

This poor baby will never have a name!

Any thoughts on the above conundrum or other suggestions we might like? Or even second middle name suggestions to break up the awkward initials?

The middle and surname is ...Anthony Talbot.
Brother is Edward nn Ted/ Teddy.

Thank you! Let's give this baby a name for Xmas smile

BendydickCuminsnatch Fri 18-Dec-15 14:51:45

Ooh congratulations smile Franklin is fictional DS2's name smile shame that it spells out FAT... Could you add a 2nd middle name?

Bertie/Albert not my taste at all (although Alberta is high up our list for a girl, go figure confused).

Rufus is cute but makes me think of a dog, and nn Rufie is not good! Ru is cute though.

BendydickCuminsnatch Fri 18-Dec-15 14:53:44

Sorry. My post is utterly pointless as you mentioned a 2nd middle name in your OP. I hate it when people don't RTFT blush

Franklin Anthony James
Franklin Anthony Rufus!
Franklin Anthony George

BendydickCuminsnatch Fri 18-Dec-15 14:55:36

Franklin Anthony Rufus T worse than FAT grin

Oh god I'll just give up and back away quietly, sorry!

BikeRunSki Fri 18-Dec-15 14:56:07

Could you put Anthony first? Even if he is known as Frankie?
Anthony Franklin Talbot?

Or add another middle name to break up the initials:

Franklin Anthony Rufus Talbot?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 18-Dec-15 14:56:32

Rufus. Really lovely name. But break up RAT with another middle name.

BikeRunSki Fri 18-Dec-15 14:56:57

Sorry, no FART no good, ignore me! blush

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 18-Dec-15 14:57:26

I think I'd rather be FAT than FART.

cherrylola Fri 18-Dec-15 15:01:16

Haha! Yes, FART isn't going to cut it grin.

Love Ru as a nn and think DP is coming round to Rufus, why the hell have I only been able to think of Roofie??

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 18-Dec-15 15:03:49

Roofie fgrin. Would be cute on a tiny baby though.

squoosh Fri 18-Dec-15 15:07:40

Rufus is great.

JE1234 Fri 18-Dec-15 15:08:35

I have a DN who is Rufus and is now 10. I just asked my DSis and she said he's never been called Roofie. Generally just shortened to Ru or Roof but most stick to Rufus.

cherrylola Fri 18-Dec-15 15:09:32

I did consider putting Anthony as a first name but I fear it would get adopted by school / officials etc and become his 'proper' name and as much as I'm happy to honour FiL I don't like the name itselfconfused

Borninthe60s Fri 18-Dec-15 15:11:19

Put another middle name in there X

Allalonenow Fri 18-Dec-15 15:12:42

Rufus is my favourite, and as it's quite a short name it shouldn't need a nn.

cherrylola Fri 18-Dec-15 15:13:19

JE1234 that's really good to know, thanks!

Ok, so any suggestions for second middle name for Rufus Anthony Talbot??

cherrylola Fri 18-Dec-15 15:14:49

Bendy, I actually don't mind if it makes people think of a dog, my other son is Teddy afterall grin

squoosh Fri 18-Dec-15 15:15:46

Rufus Anthony John Talbot sounds quite distinguished.

Or James. Something with one syllable.

sooperdooper Fri 18-Dec-15 15:17:08

Rufus is my favourite and there's no need whatsoever to have to know what a nn would be right now, that evolves through time so doesn't need worrying about

I don't think the initials are that bad, just me though!

cherrylola Fri 18-Dec-15 15:18:29

DP's family have a history of dodgy initials, even he is BLT! His sister is Jenny nn by DP of Jenny-Talls blush. Luckily she took her husbands surname when she got married!

Footle Fri 18-Dec-15 15:19:02

Hope he's redheaded so you can call him Red for short.

JE1234 Fri 18-Dec-15 15:20:09

Rufus Anthony Bertie Talbot
Rufus Anthony Charlie Talbot
Rufus Anthony Harry Talbot
Rufus Anthony George Talbot
Rufus Anthony Frankie Talbot

All ace IMO!

cherrylola Fri 18-Dec-15 15:20:41

Red and Ted grin. He is 4 days old and currently dark haired but so was his brother who is white blonde now so god knows what he will end up! I was red haired when I was born but went blonde, DP has always been dark

JE1234 Fri 18-Dec-15 15:22:03

Red and Ted is the cutest name combo!

5madthings Fri 18-Dec-15 15:25:46

Love Rufus it was almost ds4's name, we went with rudi Instead.

I like Franklin as well.

I would go with Rufus and add in Franklin as another middle name but fiddle about with the order if you are worried re initials, in reality middle names don't come up often enough for initials to be a problem I don't think.

Congratulations smile

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