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(29 Posts)
WaterBiscuit Fri 08-Mar-13 23:35:59

DH has asked me to ask you. One of us likes it, one of us does not.
(for a boy, obvs!)

abbyfromoz Sat 09-Mar-13 22:28:07

Ranolph? Then red nosed reindeer?

EssieW Sat 09-Mar-13 22:23:15

Like it! There's some good shortenings too - rafe, ran

Casserole Sat 09-Mar-13 22:18:09

No. Just no.

DontmindifIdo Sat 09-Mar-13 22:16:54

I like it! Aged explorer connection is fine.

bouncysmiley Sat 09-Mar-13 22:15:06

Not for me

PurpleStorm Sat 09-Mar-13 21:44:11

No, don't like it. Sorry.

starsthatshine Sat 09-Mar-13 21:43:33

I quite like it! My DH would haaaaate it & I agree it's got potential to become Rudolph! Don't think I'd use it myself,but yes, quite like it.

BeeBopDingALing Sat 09-Mar-13 21:24:38


birdofthenorth Sat 09-Mar-13 21:07:30

Bad. Sorry.

I like Ralph, though not Rafe. Ranulph and Rafe sound amusingly posh to my northern ears. He'd get killed in a Manchester secondary school. Sorry!

LuluLovesYou Sat 09-Mar-13 14:16:43


WaterBiscuit Sat 09-Mar-13 14:04:13

Glad to hear the balance is in my favour. Thank you all!

Badvoc Sat 09-Mar-13 10:24:54


DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sat 09-Mar-13 10:20:26

It is probably a question of getting used to it, on first hearing it I'd think was that Randolph?, I read this 20 minutes' ago and already feel more kindly towards it. Maybe spell it Ranulf?

Just tried it out on DH, like me middle-aged WASP, he said no no no.

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Sat 09-Mar-13 09:21:02

I like it, but it does always feel to me like its missing letters.

FranKatzenjammer Sat 09-Mar-13 09:12:27

I don't like it either, sorry.

MorphandChas Sat 09-Mar-13 09:09:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mathanxiety Sat 09-Mar-13 05:33:42

It sounds as if it's missing a letter or two. It sounds very turn of the twentieth century to me, like Randolph Churchill. There's an air of smoking jackets and shooting parties to it.

I don't dislike it. Wouldn't be my first choice by any means though.

FellNel Sat 09-Mar-13 05:08:19

Not keen, sorry. Rafe, Rudy, Rufus, Rafael, all lovely. Ranulph not lovely.

getmeoutofthismadhouse Sat 09-Mar-13 04:58:39

No definitely not. Sounds too similar to rudolf for me ...

thezebrawearspurple Sat 09-Mar-13 01:17:38

No, sorry.

WaterBiscuit Fri 08-Mar-13 23:47:37

Thanks all so far . . .

Wonderland121 Fri 08-Mar-13 23:46:20

Sorry I don't like it.

anonymosity Fri 08-Mar-13 23:43:48

I also like Raef - not sure of the whole Ranulph thing. I just can't see the name on a baby, iyswim - more an aged explorer....

OkayHazel Fri 08-Mar-13 23:42:39

I love it!

BabyRoger Fri 08-Mar-13 23:41:07

Not a fan. Raef is quite nice.

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