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#26 MsLaurie

Posted 24 October 2018 - 08:44 PM

Is is a little out of fashion, but it’s easy to say, easy to spell, a name with history.
A Robert could just as easily be a mechanic as a doctor as a salesperson.
In terms of nicknames, the Roberts I know (in their 30s) get mostly Rob.

#27 Sancti-claws

Posted 24 October 2018 - 09:31 PM

View PostBam1, on 24 October 2018 - 02:23 PM, said:

Names have trends and there are certainly old person’s names - doesn’t mean the kid isnt cute, unique or whatever - just that they have a name that was really popular in an older generation and then its popularity waned so its linked with that generation.

Lord - tell that to all the Jacks and Harrys and Adas and Mollys running around today - they were SUCH old people names when I was a kid!!!

My real name was incredibly popular (apparently) in the 1920s and then not again until I was in MY 20s - its been constantly in top 20 for the last 25 years, but when I was a child it was a very rare child who shared my name...

#28 Ollie83

Posted 25 October 2018 - 08:37 AM

I’ve known a few Roberts, Bobby, Robbie under 10, it’s not my taste but it’s a good solid, well known name that’s not common for current children.

#29 Plaxy

Posted 26 October 2018 - 01:14 PM

It's okay. I love however the very similar Rupert!! Now there's a cool name!

#30 Imaginary friend

Posted 26 October 2018 - 10:30 PM

I think Robert is fine - not in the extreme grandpa category of, to me, names like Arthur or Walter.

Classic name, bit out of trend now but I know Roberts from early 20's to 80 and just about every age in between.

Easy spelling and pronounciation ( pluses in my book) and a name that people are familiar with, but not too many around.
Perfectly good name OP.

#31 Eggg

Posted 27 October 2018 - 04:42 AM

Great name.


#32 kerilyntaryn

Posted 25 November 2018 - 05:58 AM

I think Robert is a great name for all ages and Robbie is a great nn

#33 born.a.girl

Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:28 AM

View Postalwayshappy, on 24 October 2018 - 11:21 AM, said:

Too old fashioned and dated for me, but if it's what you like, go for it.

I'm old enough to remember William & Harry being named.

Considered awfully old fashioned, until boom, five million boys were named William afterwards, and suddenly it's not an old person's name any more.

40 - 50 year old Williams are thin on the ground.

#34 born.a.girl

Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:29 AM

View PostSancti-claws, on 24 October 2018 - 09:31 PM, said:

Lord - tell that to all the Jacks and Harrys and Adas and Mollys running around today - they were SUCH old people names when I was a kid!!!

My real name was incredibly popular (apparently) in the 1920s and then not again until I was in MY 20s - its been constantly in top 20 for the last 25 years, but when I was a child it was a very rare child who shared my name...

Yep. When I was pregnant in 1991, I nicknamed the baby Mabel, after a great aunt, whose photos is on our wall.  People were quite horrified thinking I meant that to be her name.  Wish I had now!

#35 EmmDasher

Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:32 AM

I love Robert. It’s one of my favourites for a boy. I am a big fan of classic style names and I’m happy to see them revived.

#36 born.a.girl

Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:32 AM

View Postseayork2002, on 24 October 2018 - 12:04 PM, said:

I like the name Robert but with any name I would only use it if you happy re for any nickname.

You may like Robbie but others may say Rob, Bob or whatever.

But if you like Robbie you can just use Robbie


That doesn't tend to happen though.  Just as names go through waves of popularity, so do nicknames.

There are now gazillions of Williams, never heard of a single one being nicknamed Bill.  The Victorias of my era became Vicky, the Victorias of my daughter's era became Tori.

I just wish Lotte would come back for the Charlottes.  I love it.

#37 newmumandexcited

Posted 25 November 2018 - 05:57 PM

Sorry to be negative but no.

#38 BBC

Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:02 PM

I like it.

I know a year old Robert.

Classic name.

#39 Future-self

Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:21 PM

View PostAimee_87, on 24 October 2018 - 10:33 AM, said:

Thanks all!

I think the fact that I don’t know of a single baby or small child called Robert is putting me off the most...


I know two - One is 4 and one is 3 so they're out there if that helps!

#40 Kreme

Posted 25 November 2018 - 08:22 PM

Many of the names that are swooned over at the moment were very much “old person” names when I was a kid. Names like Percy and Winifred and Ivy and Olive.

I know Roberts in their senior years, but also in their 50s, 40s, 30s. And I know three under 12. So it doesn’t seem like an old person’s name to me. I like it, and I like all the variations of it.

#41 Sparkles16

Posted 25 November 2018 - 08:25 PM

We have our son with Robert as a middle name after my dad, I wouldn’t use it as a first name because of that, but I don’t hate the name so if it wasn’t dads name I might use it

#42 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 26 November 2018 - 09:38 AM

Great name. Classic but not Old-Mannish. DD(24) was at school with a Robert. He was known during his school years as Bobby but now answers to Robert or Rob.

#43 Mollyksy

Posted 26 November 2018 - 10:01 AM

Love it. Great strong classic name.




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