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Rufus, Ralph or Rupert?

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Shropitlikeitshot Thu 29-Sep-16 22:35:13

Those are my three favourites if it's a boy (due Weds).

Would you mind picking your favourite of the three please?

And incase I've missed the perfect girls name, perhaps offer a name that might suit me if I like the above?

Thank you.

Shropitlikeitshot Thu 29-Sep-16 22:35:55

They are all "R's" by coincidence btw.

Ladybird333 Thu 29-Sep-16 22:38:39

Ralph, closely followed by Rufus. I have a friend who has one of each! I would have been called Rupert had I been a boy!


Good luck!

Shropitlikeitshot Thu 29-Sep-16 22:41:42

Thank you. I'm awaiting a barrage of abuse, so thank you for not slating them.

My current girls name of choice is Phillipa. Thoughts?

This baby will be a sibling for Henrietta.

Ladybird333 Thu 29-Sep-16 22:52:03

Ooh, I love Phillipa! Or is it Philippa?

Shropitlikeitshot Thu 29-Sep-16 22:54:18

And I love you. Had lots of negative feedback but you've made my night!

Think I prefer Rufus to Ralph. But don't want him to be a doofus. DH likes Wilf, so I just have him to convince.

Optimist3 Thu 29-Sep-16 22:58:27

Rufus or Ralph.

Optimist3 Thu 29-Sep-16 22:59:16

Rafe is another similar name. Adore wilf also

weasle Thu 29-Sep-16 22:59:43

All good but Rupert best to me.

Ladybird333 Thu 29-Sep-16 23:00:02

Aw, bless you! Rufus is lovely too. My friend's Rufus doesn't get doofus but he's still pre-school. And of course there's the gorgeous Rufus Sewell we've just seen in Victoria! He definitely isn't a doofus!

DramaAlpaca Thu 29-Sep-16 23:02:20

Of the three I like Rufus best, but I think Rupert goes best with Henrietta.

I also like Philippa (with that spelling).

katemess12 Thu 29-Sep-16 23:13:47


Ralph is nice, but I will always picture Ralph Wiggum from The Simpsons when I hear it. And I don't like Rufus.

I like Wilf when short for Wilfred, but not as a stand alone name.

Sophronia Thu 29-Sep-16 23:48:34

Rupert. I prefer Philippa spelled this way.

Usernamer Fri 30-Sep-16 03:54:23

LOVE Rupert, not so keen on the other two boy options.

Philippa is nice too, do you plan to shorten it to something in particular?

sonlypuppyfat Fri 30-Sep-16 04:00:07

Wilfred and Rupert oh they would have gone down a treat at my schoolhmm Rufus and Phillipa are lovely, all the best for the birth

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 30-Sep-16 04:20:35

Love Rufus and Rupert.

And Philippa.

EuroCarpediem Fri 30-Sep-16 04:42:46

We have a little Rupert in our extended family.

He is the sweetest toddler and it suits him. I have come to love the name.

AmeliaJack Fri 30-Sep-16 04:50:40

Rufus is my favourite from your list

Philippa is beautiful.

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 30-Sep-16 06:24:34

I like Rufus best.
Agree that Philippa is better spelling.

Shropitlikeitshot Fri 30-Sep-16 07:07:37

Thanks gang.

Would it bother you having two daughters with feminine versions of masculine names?

I like Pip, Pippy or Philly as nn. Pippa I like but prefer the above. Just worry that Pip is a bit tomboyish.

I've gone off Ralph over night so Rufus or Rupert it is.

acsec Fri 30-Sep-16 07:09:38

I like Ralph but pronounced Rafe (like Ralph Fiennes). All nice names.

I too am due Weds!

Ohdofuckoffplease Fri 30-Sep-16 07:09:51

Rufus over Rupert by miles for me! I only like Ralph if it's pronounced Rafe and people will always mispronounce it that way. Rufus is very cute. I love Roo for short.

Ohdofuckoffplease Fri 30-Sep-16 07:10:10

Haha X-post!

Optimist3 Fri 30-Sep-16 07:11:24

Rufus. The one I know isn't called dufus.

Not keen on Rupert. Too 'try hard' posh sorry.

girlandboy Fri 30-Sep-16 07:17:49

I know a Rufus, who within days of his birth has been called Roo instead, which I think is a bit of a shame.

And yes he's also called Doof...short for Doofus.

can't see the point in naming him Rufus if no-one ever calls him it

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