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mollybob Thu 05-Nov-09 21:05:09

My DH really wants this name if DC3 and last is a boy. I had my way with DS and I like the name but it seems too grown up a name for a baby. Am I nuts?

It was our chosen name if DD had been a boy so been on the table for years


lockets Thu 05-Nov-09 21:06:43

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LaDiDaDi Thu 05-Nov-09 21:07:51

I like it but dislike Bobby as a nn.

LowLevelWhingeing Thu 05-Nov-09 21:08:42

I like it.

feedthegoat Thu 05-Nov-09 21:09:44

A have a friend with a baby Robert. smile How do you feel about the shortened nickname versions (Robbie, Bobby) if you really don't like Robert for a baby?

Tbh though, they are babies for such a short time in comparison to how long you have to live with a name as an adult. Surely it is better than picking a name that is sweet for a baby, but sounds silly for an adult.

cat64 Thu 05-Nov-09 21:10:46

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RealityBites Thu 05-Nov-09 21:20:43

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rasputin Thu 05-Nov-09 21:23:01

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BakewellTarts Thu 05-Nov-09 21:23:22

I love Robert but then it is my DBs name. Lots of lovely nicknames too...

Disenchanted3 Thu 05-Nov-09 21:24:43

my DS1s middle name after my dad

great name with lots of cute baby nickname possibilities

pippylongstockings Thu 05-Nov-09 21:26:19

I agree it is a very 'normal' name that it is due a come-back in much the same way as Paul, Ian, James, Michael, and the like.

Hulababy Thu 05-Nov-09 21:30:26

My BIL is called Robert - sometimes shortned to Rob, usually used in full and esp when he was younger.

DH's cousin is also Robert - nn Rob.

Oh, and one of our friends (DH known him since babies) is Robert as well - again nn Rob.

The above are all in 20s or 30s. Not met any little ones yet.

I really don't like the nn Bob/Bobbie/Bert/Bertie personally.

TeamEdward Thu 05-Nov-09 21:30:36

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cloelia Thu 05-Nov-09 22:30:57

My nephew aged 2 is a Robert and his parents have always called him the full name and it has stuck; I like it. Just correct people if they shorten it.

pointydogg Thu 05-Nov-09 22:45:50

You are nuts. Robert is fine for any age.

shockers Thu 05-Nov-09 22:46:13

There's a little Robert at my school (very cute!)and I have never heard anyone try to shorten his name.

southeastastra Thu 05-Nov-09 22:47:44

nice normal name

jellybeans Thu 05-Nov-09 22:53:59

I'm not keen, not sure why, seems abit dated like Simon, Ian etc. I like Robbie though. I know of two primary age Roberts.

KEAWYED Thu 05-Nov-09 22:54:30

Its DS1 middle name and my brother and Grandads name.

Its a classic you dont hear often

voulezvou Thu 05-Nov-09 22:55:07

Great name - call him Bobby or Bertie as that is soooooooo cute for a little laddy!

KristinaM Thu 05-Nov-09 22:57:12

i think Robert is great - Robbie for a baby or little boy, Rob is a cool teenage name and Robert is proper grown up name

and it won't embarrass him when he collects his pension grin

what more can you want??

I love traditional names so I'm bound to say that wink

KristinaM Thu 05-Nov-09 22:57:42

oh even better, Bertie like the bus

choosyfloosy Thu 05-Nov-09 22:57:43

Love it.

nooka Fri 06-Nov-09 06:57:36

Great name. ds's last best friend in the UK was a Robert. Known as Bobsie by his parents grin

mollybob Fri 06-Nov-09 14:12:34

Thanks - clearly just pregnancy induced insanity on my part

DS has a nice traditional name and Robert does sound good with our surname so I am reassured

No doubt I'll shorten it into some embarassing baby name if DC3 is a boy - I have done that for the other two and much to their disgust the baby names get churned out occasionally still (they're 8 and 11)

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