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Xander or Rudy?

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Oysterbabe Wed 30-Dec-15 11:43:10

Baby due in 4 weeks and we don't know the gender. We have decided on our girls name, which is Heidi, and have narrowed our boys name to Xander or Rudy.
Which do you prefer?

AuntieStella Wed 30-Dec-15 11:44:57

Xander (by quite a long way)

DontKillMyVibe Wed 30-Dec-15 12:21:45

Do you like The Specials? Rudy automatically makes me sing their song in my head. Think Edith Bowman called her baby boy Rudy. It is a nice name and I prefer it to Xander I think.

Sophronia Wed 30-Dec-15 13:01:17

I prefer Rudy

Zhabr Wed 30-Dec-15 15:02:51


DannieDanDan Wed 30-Dec-15 15:06:06

I prefer Xander, only because... Rudy will probably be Rude, not as like an official NN, but every now and then, you may shorten it to Rude and I just prefer Xand smile

Oysterbabe Wed 30-Dec-15 19:18:01

Thanks. It's nice to get some different opinions. I change my mind between them daily. Maybe we should wait and see what he looks like and if it's a girl we won't need to pick.

xmasseason Wed 30-Dec-15 22:01:55


Rudy reminds me of the word "rude".

Artandco Fri 01-Jan-16 16:14:42

Rudy. Although I would be tempted to use Rudyard as long name and Rudy as nickname

bangbangprettypretty Fri 01-Jan-16 16:21:29

Rudy by miles, I think Xander is a bit try-hard (sorry!).

All the Rudys I know are nn Roo rather than Rude which I think is really sweet (including one in his late 20s).

alltouchedout Fri 01-Jan-16 16:26:44

Xander, I think.
Why does my phone autocorrect Rudy to Tudy? Tudy isn't even a word!

IoraRua Fri 01-Jan-16 18:40:59

I just can't hear Rudy without thinking rude.

doceodocere Fri 01-Jan-16 19:22:40

Rudy for me.

Xander I just can't feel the love for.

tictactoad Fri 01-Jan-16 19:27:43


Oysterbabe Fri 01-Jan-16 21:46:18

The baby arrived yesterday, 4 weeks early, and is a girl. So nevermind smile

IoraRua Fri 01-Jan-16 21:48:59

Congrats op smile

xmasseason Sat 02-Jan-16 21:14:43


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