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What do people think of Rudy?

(56 Posts)
samuel447 Wed 23-Sep-09 19:48:30

I am due with my 3rd child this month and I really do love this name.. but have reservations about how well received it will be. I don't want to saddle my son with a name that potentially could cause problems..

I wonder if people are more aware of it as a proper name sice edith bowman had a rudy last year?

bluebump Wed 23-Sep-09 19:49:59

I really like it. I always forget Edith Bowman has a Rudy.

said Wed 23-Sep-09 19:50:20

Like it but, hmm, not sure I'd be brave enough. Don't know. But do like it a a lot. Better than Randy though.

rubyslippers Wed 23-Sep-09 19:51:01

I like it but prefer Rory i think

it was briefly on my boy list this time around

mwff Wed 23-Sep-09 19:51:07

a message to you...

top song, not keen on name, would assume short for rudolph.

hester Wed 23-Sep-09 19:52:06

It's cute. Maybe a little too cute/trendy? I like it, though. I know of a little girl called Rudy.

nickytwotimes Wed 23-Sep-09 19:54:47

It will date very quickly.
<bitter experience of seriously 70s name>

yama Wed 23-Sep-09 19:58:57

The only Rudy I am aware of is the youngest child (girl) in the Cosby Show.

She was cute if a little precocious,

jenniferturkington Wed 23-Sep-09 20:01:10

really really like it, but since considering it I have known of two people using it locally. Agree it will probably date quickly. Still love it though!

chegirl Wed 23-Sep-09 21:08:11

Its on my list for DC2 if babe is a boy.

Lurve it.

Rudy, a message to you Rudeeeeeee.

Stop your messin around ah ah
Betta tink of your future.....

inveteratenamechanger Wed 23-Sep-09 21:09:44

I love it.

paisleyleaf Wed 23-Sep-09 21:11:28

I really like it
I think of the Supertramp song - but that's my age.

feedthegoat Wed 23-Sep-09 21:12:28

I'm not keen. We were only discussing this name at work last week as someones sil has just named her ds Rudy and noone really liked the name.

pattymc Wed 23-Sep-09 21:12:46

love it but for a girl not boy

Bathsheba Wed 23-Sep-09 21:14:13

Its, like most names, an association thing...

I know one, his mother thinks she is some sort of princess gracing us with her presence every time she turns up scowling at something dressed like a WAG...

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Wed 23-Sep-09 21:17:37

i like it

mrswoolf Wed 23-Sep-09 21:54:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

loler Wed 23-Sep-09 22:06:34

I like it but I would be wary of using it in parts of the country.

We were in the local park a few weeks ago when my dc and their friends started playing with another boy. I over heard their conversation with the boy. He happened to be called Rudy - and after the other dc had finished with him I felt quite sorry. went along the lines of Ruby is a girls name/are you rude/that's not really a name.

However we live in an area where everyone is called Josh, max and oliver and if you are called anything else people can't cope!

MaggieBeauLeo Wed 23-Sep-09 22:08:32

I like it. Sadie Frost has one too, so a sleb name! but it is nice. go for it. It's not apple.

ButtercupWafflehead Wed 23-Sep-09 22:09:52

I know a Rudy, nickname for Reuben.

I think of it as more of a nickname, to be honest.

MaggieBeauLeo Wed 23-Sep-09 22:10:57

I like Reuben and Rory too.

What about Reuben Diarmuid (eg) with nn rudy?

4andnotout Wed 23-Sep-09 22:13:14

I like it a lot.

dogonpoints Wed 23-Sep-09 22:16:27

not keen

hulabula Wed 23-Sep-09 22:23:30

Don't like it at all. I also know too many Rudolf's aged about 50-60yrs, so to me it's too early for a 'revival'.

dizzydixies Wed 23-Sep-09 23:11:07

Rudy nn for Reuben has been on our list for all 3 of our DD'ssmile

and I wouldn't count Edith Bowman as influential enough to make you think twice about a name tbh

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