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Is this opening him up to teasing...?

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Constantlurker Mon 25-Sep-17 21:20:22

Baby is due mid December. Not sure if it's a boy or girl yet but we love the name Rudy for a boy. I can't help worrying though that as it's so close to xmas he's inevitably get teased about the Rudolph connection. I wouldn't even think about it if baby wasn't due at xmas, but I worry! Is it mean? Do you think he would get teased badly?

NearLifeExperience Mon 25-Sep-17 23:33:38

It is a diminutive of Rudolph though, isn't it?

But I do like it, and I doubt there'd be much serious teasing, TBH

kittydetective Mon 25-Sep-17 23:41:13

Love it! Our NN is a Rudy

Shemozzle Tue 26-Sep-17 23:35:32

I was due Christmas day and had a Rudy! He was born a few days before in the end. Honestly if he'd have been born in summer I probably would have actually gone with Rudolph on the birth cert.

Pemba Tue 26-Sep-17 23:41:55

It works in Germany , maybe, but not over here I think. Like pp said, it's not so much the reindeer associations, but that it sounds like 'rude'. Also sounds very similar to the girls' name Ruby.

It just sounds a bit, well, silly really.

coolaschmoola Tue 26-Sep-17 23:44:34

Where I live 'rudies' and 'rudy' are naff euphemisms for sexual activities.

overmydeadbody Wed 27-Sep-17 06:34:14

Children don't get teased for their names, so I don't think you need to worry about that.

sonlypuppyfat Wed 27-Sep-17 06:40:28

Sorry I think it's daft

user1487372252 Wed 27-Sep-17 06:43:13

Ruben instead?

eurochick Wed 27-Sep-17 06:47:41

I've heard rudies used as a euphemism for sex. I wouldn't.

WanderingTrolley1 Wed 27-Sep-17 06:49:10

Love Rudi!

123MothergotafleA Wed 27-Sep-17 06:55:41

Sorry, but it's plain daft.

Ifailed Wed 27-Sep-17 06:57:52

Children don't get teased for their names They certainly do.

DressedCrab Wed 27-Sep-17 06:58:25

Children don't get teased for their names, so I don't think you need to worry about that.

Yes they do. Saw it so many times when I was teaching.

SexNamesRFab Wed 27-Sep-17 07:14:17

There is a Rudy at my DC after school club, he is proper cute. I'd never have thought of the rudolf connection and my DC didn't bat an eyelid at the name. I vote yes, and I'm usually v picky and play it safe.

nooka Wed 27-Sep-17 07:33:42

I really prefer full names to their shortened forms but Rudy to me is a name in it's own right and I didn't realise it was a diminutive of Rudolph. As Rudolph is a pretty unusual name in the UK I suspect I'm not alone in not making that association.

Google gives lots of links to an American football player called Rudy Mancuso but I think of this Specials song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbqiCxEIeEo

pipilangstrumpf Wed 27-Sep-17 09:29:38

"Children don't get teased for their names"

Maybe not for unusual names.

But certainly names like Willy or Rudy - childish schoolchildren will find it hard to resist the teasing imo.

2014newme Wed 27-Sep-17 09:34:57

It won't be because of rudolph he gets teased. He'll be teased all yer not just at xmas!

Montsti Wed 27-Sep-17 16:01:15

I don't like the name but that might be because we referred to a fart as a rudy when we were growing up...

eyebrowsonfleek Wed 27-Sep-17 16:04:18

I think that he won’t be teased because of Rudolph but he’ll be teased because rudy = slang for sex.

OhTheRoses Wed 27-Sep-17 16:06:23

We had a Christmas day baby. I wouldn't have done it. Sorry. We gave him Caspar as a third name and joked about Ebeneezer DH might not have been joking

Constantlurker Wed 27-Sep-17 18:05:25

Oh flippin eck, I had no idea Rudy was slang for sex. Thank god for Mumsnet! The poor kid...! Ok. Back to the list grin

Mustang27 Wed 27-Sep-17 18:12:13

I love Rudy it was one of my top my wee one is due December too. I’m not going to bother now though as it seems on the upward trend.

Crabbo Wed 27-Sep-17 18:12:48

I think it's a really cool name, wouldn't make me think of Christmas at all.

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