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Oliver, Rudy or Dylan

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Irisincense Sat 11-Jan-20 18:10:04

We have to names our son next week. We can’t chose between Oliver , Rudy and Dylan. Opinions please! 🙂

Winkywoop Sat 11-Jan-20 18:12:15

They're all nice!

I'm sure people will tell you Oliver is too common (most popular boys name however many years in a row etc etc)

But I think that's my favourite of the 3 smile

Whynosnowyet Sat 11-Jan-20 18:13:14

Dylan unless you love Ollie and Rudy isn't my cup of tea. Rude Rudy.....

Zoflorabore Sat 11-Jan-20 18:14:44

When I was pregnant with ds ( 17 in March so born in 2003 ) I had 2 boys names- Oliver and Dylan smile and we went with Oliver NN Ollie. He really suits his name and often asks for more....

devilishlygood Sat 11-Jan-20 18:25:22

I have a I’m biased!! But Dylan was my second choice, and it only lost out because our surname has Ls and Ys that made Dylan a little tongue twistery

Ellmau Sat 11-Jan-20 18:56:40


PlantPotting Sat 11-Jan-20 19:02:57

Oh wow you have amazing taste I really love all 3!!!

HettytheHoover Sat 11-Jan-20 19:07:58


Refreshingly different. Nicknames like Rude Rudy could occur for any reason tbh

PlantPotting Sat 11-Jan-20 19:24:13

Yeh a name like Rudy isn’t startlingly unusual these days. It’s a bit different but if you’re going to get teased I highly doubt it’d be based on your name (whether it’s Oliver... Rudy... or even Fox or Wolf)

Lavenderblues Sat 11-Jan-20 20:03:39

OMG not Rudy - it sounds like a rude-y!

I like Dylan. Oliver is overused.

PlantPotting Sat 11-Jan-20 20:12:32

Rudy isn’t that shocking these days @Lavenderblues - it’s entered the mainstream and has increased from being outside the top 1000 names to being number 271 and is on the increase! There’s a Rudy at my daughters school and a friend of a friend had a Rudi (both boys) x

cptartapp Sat 11-Jan-20 20:17:15

Rudy is dreadful, the one I know gets teased. Dylan is, dare I say a naughty boy's name round here, so popular as it is I'd go Oliver.

yikesanotherbooboo Sat 11-Jan-20 21:03:32

I have a soft spot for Dylan. I'm a bit tired of Oliver and think Rudy carries a risk in that the little boy has to 'carry it off'.
Purely my personal opinion!

Thefaceofboe Sat 11-Jan-20 21:16:53

Rudy is my favourite. I hate Dylan and I don’t know why. Oliver is common but I do like it... I know 6 Olivers under 5

PlantPotting Sat 11-Jan-20 21:19:09

Impossible to predict who will get teased. There was a girl at my school with surname Dick- no teasing. But Abigail was constantly teased and called “Abi National Bank”

SaorsaSolasta Sat 11-Jan-20 21:23:58

My favourite is Dylan, also like Oliver. Not keen on Rudy

Grufallisfriends Sat 11-Jan-20 21:32:44

Rudy is awful! And full name Rudolph not any better...

I'd choose Dylan.

Grufallisfriends Sat 11-Jan-20 21:34:20

Rudy is so teasable as it sounds like Rude-y, someone rude! The opposite of Nicey grin

miamiibiza Sat 11-Jan-20 21:38:00

Rudy definitely

poppydaisys Sat 11-Jan-20 21:38:39

Oliver is so overused imo, it's a little dull.

Rudy is awful, sorry.

Dylan is quite nice.

Gogolego Sat 11-Jan-20 21:43:13

In order of preference
2) Dylan
3) Rudy

But it was a close call between Oliver and Dylan

lopdedop Sun 12-Jan-20 00:59:27

Great names, all of them. My favourite is Rudy. I know one, grown up, he spells it with an I though. He's really cool, and loves his name.

Jossina Sun 12-Jan-20 03:28:18

Either Oliver or Dylan. Please not Rudy unless it's a nickname.

poppydaisys Sun 12-Jan-20 08:54:00

I know an older Rudolph who hates the nickname Rudy so is generally known by his full name.

Flymetothestars Sun 12-Jan-20 09:17:49

I love all 3 names

Favourites are Oliver and Rudy. Closely followed by Dylan

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