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ivanapoo Fri 26-Oct-12 21:22:04

I think we have reached some name decisions...!

Boy: Rafferty (Raf or Raffy for short)

Girl we're still unsure of though, short list is currently:

Emmeline
Serena
Iona
Iris
Alexa

Thoughts, criticisms, praise etc most welcome.

ivanapoo Fri 26-Oct-12 21:23:15

Oh and Kitty!

Zipadeedoodah Fri 26-Oct-12 21:23:22

All lovely -Rafferty and Serena faves

Toughasoldboots Fri 26-Oct-12 21:24:22

Serena, not keen on the others, more unusual too.
I know a very cute raffy.

DorsetKnob Fri 26-Oct-12 21:24:25

Love all your girl names.

I also like Rafferty, but always dither about names beginning with R incase they couldn't pronounce there R's.

TequilaMockingMagpie Fri 26-Oct-12 21:25:11

All lovely , apart from Kitty .

out2lunch Fri 26-Oct-12 21:28:01

raffa and serena - tennis theme??

ProcrastinatingPanda Fri 26-Oct-12 21:29:28

I don't like any of them sorry, apart from Iris.

ivanapoo Fri 26-Oct-12 21:30:03

Er outtolunch my husband is a tennis nut! No wonder he liked those suggestions... Luckily we ruled out Roger and Venus...

ivanapoo Fri 26-Oct-12 21:31:32

Thanks for replies so far, didn't think about the r pronunciation thing...

baskingseals Fri 26-Oct-12 21:45:29

i love Iona. really love it, it's by far my favourite. also like Kitty.

i like Raffi, but much prefer Rafael to Rafferty.

Have i been worse enough? grin

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 26-Oct-12 21:47:55

Rafferty and Serena are both lovely.

Ham69 Fri 26-Oct-12 21:48:11

Love Rafferty.
Emmeline would probably be shortened to Emma or misheard as Emily.
Iona just sounds like 'I own her' to me. Not great.
Serena - Williams
Iris- love it!
Kitty- like it.

Rafferty and Iris get my vote.

OwedToAutumn Fri 26-Oct-12 21:48:58

I like them all except Serena. I like Iona the most.

PuppyMonkey Fri 26-Oct-12 21:49:04

Love Kitty.

messagetoyourudy Fri 26-Oct-12 21:52:37

I know an Emmeline and she is know as Meena, which I think is a lovely nn,

I really like Kitty but then my neice is called this so maybe I'm biased.

KateShmate Fri 26-Oct-12 21:59:55

Ahh I like them all - very very similar to my girls names, infact I have an Alexa Kitty!

We've got an Emme, and FWIW she has never been misheard or called anything else smile

Only one I'm not too sure on is Iona - maybe its just me but I'm just not keen on the way it sounds? Sorry!

out2lunch Fri 26-Oct-12 22:22:50

grin op cute

AreYouAbleMabel Fri 26-Oct-12 23:16:26

Rafferty is fab. Kitty would be my pick from your girls followed by Iris.

echidnakid Sat 27-Oct-12 03:54:38

Don't mind Rafferty, love Iris and really like Kitty.

ditzydrawers Sat 27-Oct-12 16:14:56

Love Rafferty and all your girl choices except Iona. Alexa is my fave.

jellybeans Sat 27-Oct-12 16:20:42

Emmeline..reminds me of old ladies (used to work with many called that)
Serena...love it
Iona...like it
Iris....reminds me of eyes..
Alexa..love it

jellybeans Sat 27-Oct-12 16:21:16

Oh forgot rafferty..hugely dislike it sorry

mathanxiety Sat 27-Oct-12 19:29:03

I love Emmeline and Serena. Kitty is nice but I would use Katherine on the BC.

Not keen on Rafferty. Reminds me of 'riff raff'.

MrsHBaby3 Sun 28-Oct-12 08:25:00

Emmeline because I think of Pankhurst

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