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We have two names...can't decide...please help.

(26 Posts)
Mentos Thu 03-Jan-13 23:18:07

Boys names are so hard. We like unusual names but not too unusual. we have seemed to favour surnames which can be used as first names. Which of the two is better? Rafferty or Prescott.

ThisIsMummyPig Thu 03-Jan-13 23:21:09

Not Prescott - I will never get the image of John Prescott with a raw egg sliding down his face out of my mind. I believe his secretary described shagging him as having a wardrobe falling on her with the key still in the door. Do you really want those connotations for you son.

Sorry if that's a bit harsh, but it is what leaps into my mind. In a few years it will all be forgotten though.

VBisme Thu 03-Jan-13 23:22:08

Definitely rafferty, please not Prescott.

honeysmummy1 Thu 03-Jan-13 23:22:18


RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 03-Jan-13 23:22:42

Not fond of either, sorry - but Rafferty is at least use-able, I guess, and I don't think Prescott is.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Thu 03-Jan-13 23:23:42

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Mentos Thu 03-Jan-13 23:25:20

Haha...that's too funny. I also had reservations about Prescott because of
John Prescott.

Any unusual boys names suggestions would be gladly appreciated also!

EllenParsons Fri 04-Jan-13 00:02:09

Rafferty definitely better

onedev Fri 04-Jan-13 00:11:20

Prescott is awful purely because of the John Prescott association!

I'm not that keen on Rafferty but agree that it's use-able!

BinarySolo Fri 04-Jan-13 14:58:12

Dexter, Preston, Tyler, Cooper, Davis

Not keen on Rafferty or Prescott for the same reasons others have given.

amck5700 Fri 04-Jan-13 15:20:24

Rafferty is a bit wet.

If you like surnames then pick a strong one


Onezerozero Fri 04-Jan-13 15:21:52


Clarano5 Fri 04-Jan-13 15:24:29


ponchopink Fri 04-Jan-13 15:24:38

Rafe is cool and timeless, similar to Rafferty?

zenoushka Fri 04-Jan-13 16:23:08

Rafferty definitely.

MoonHare Fri 04-Jan-13 18:22:11

Love Rafferty.

Unusual about; Wyatt, Selwyn, Corben, Wesley.

BaileyBillyBooBoo Fri 04-Jan-13 19:07:29

Rafferty is lovely!

lovedimsum Fri 04-Jan-13 22:31:23

Rafferty was tops on our boys list, just found out its a girl so we won't be using it now!

BehindLockNumberNine Fri 04-Jan-13 22:33:44

I love Rafe and Rafferty!! Not Prescott, it not only has the negative association with John Prescott, it is also quite a hard-sounding name, not a pleasant name to the ear...

rhondajean Fri 04-Jan-13 22:35:18


DessieLou Sat 05-Jan-13 04:32:15

Ooooi Garrett, good suggestion! I don't like either, I'm afraid but would go with Rafferty if I had to. How about greyson, Everett, Fletcher (love this!), Ambrose?

WildEyedAndHairy Sat 05-Jan-13 05:11:04

I like Rafferty but Prescott - what ThisIsMummyPig said.

Garrett and Everett are better than Prescott.

Addison, Cooper, Edison, Ellis, Gilbert, Parker?

ChristmasSpiritEndorphins Sat 05-Jan-13 05:12:43


ChristmasSpiritEndorphins Sat 05-Jan-13 05:16:39

I wasn't sure of the spelling, there are a few variations, anyways Ryley means courageous. I have no idea why I am suggesting this name, it just popped into my head.

everlong Sat 05-Jan-13 17:27:18

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