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#1 happyapple

Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:53 AM

Opinions please? I appreciate honesty. The boy most likely won't have red hair!
Is it still a legit name?
Not sure of nn Rus tho!
Cheers again!

#2 FrogIsAFrogIsAFrog

Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:57 AM

I'm not keen on it.  

It reminds me of the Chevy Chase 'Vacation' movies, or something to name a Kelpie.

#3 countrymel

Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:58 AM

It's a nickname - a very sweet nickname, but not a full name for an adult human.




#4 codswallop

Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:58 AM

Sorry OP - great name for a dog but not for a person.

#5 MrsLexiK

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:00 AM

My boss is Russell and his NN is Rusty. I think it is ok until the child is an adult.

#6 librablonde

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:02 AM

My nephew's name is Rusty, he's 15 and rocks his name. He doesn't have red hair or American parents, his parents just liked the name. I wasn't a fan of the name when he was born but it's grown on me over the years and I can't imagine him being named anything else now.

#7 B.3

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:18 AM

It reminds me a lot of the National Lampoons movies!! (Rusty and Audrey!!) I'm not sure if that's a good or a bad thing but the name is definitely nms.

#8 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:22 AM

What about Dustin NN Dusty?

#9 nouseforaname

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:23 AM

Fine as a NN, but otherwise should be reserved for a red cattle dog or similar.

Sorry.

#10 laridae

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:25 AM

Its a nickname for Russell.  Not a name by itself.  Unless its for a dog.

#11 I'm Batman

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

I think its a nickname, a cute one.

I love most names, but that really pushes my boundaries for an adult or child as their full name.

Edited by I'm Batman, 24 February 2013 - 08:28 AM.


#12 hayzee fantayzee

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:38 AM

Like pp's, National Lampoons movies or a dog.



#13 TheGreenSheep

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:46 AM

It's a no for me. Just too many thoughts about dogs when I see Rusty. I think there are a million names that you could choose ahead of that.

#14 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

Cute nickname but not actual name for me.

#15 IsolaBella

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:49 AM

I know someone who goes by this name (nearly 40). He didn't like his name so decided to rename himself after his dog.

I don't like it.



#16 cantstayaway

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:49 AM

I also reminds me of National Lampoon.  Actually I'm pretty sure that the boy's name was actually Russell and Rusty was just a nickname.

#17 TillyTake2

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:58 AM

For a dog: Yes
For a human: No

#18 Peppery

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

I think as a nickname for Russell it's fine.

#19 Banana Pancakes

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:06 AM

QUOTE
Is it still a legit name?


No, I dont think it is at all.

#20 Bel Rowley

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

Cute nickname, but as a full name, awful.

#21 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:21 AM

QUOTE (happyapple @ 24/02/2013, 07:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Opinions please? I appreciate honesty. The boy most likely won't have red hair!
Is it still a legit name?
Not sure of nn Rus tho!
Cheers again!

perfect name for a kelpie.  That's what my Dad called his dog when he was a kid.

Prefer Russell as the 'real' name and Rusty as a NN if you had to.

Sorry, not my style.

#22 kerilyntaryn

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:21 AM

as a legil American name,  but no sorry dont like it

Russell perhaps with nn Rusty

#23 amabanana

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

Makes me think of a dog.  Sorry OP.

#24 Chelli

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

I also think it sounds like a dog's name or a nickname

#25 rainycat

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

My friends beautiful border collie was called Rusty.




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