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TallRedhead Thu 30-Jan-14 22:46:09

Ranulph - what do you think?

I'm 37+3 with DS.

Too out there?

will it be shortened to Ran?

TallRedhead Thu 30-Jan-14 22:49:16

DD is Heidi.

Heidi & Ranulph ???

Jenda Thu 30-Jan-14 23:08:18

It sounds unfriendly to me. But that might be because I have met rather strange and unpleasant man with that name. Obviously if you like it then you should chose it, I think it goes with Heidi and Ran works for NN

Do you like Ralph?

sleepingbeautiful Fri 31-Jan-14 00:17:32

Heidi and Ranulph sound ok together I think.
Probably will get Ran, but that's not a bad nn.
Ralph is easier in theory but then you get the Ralf or Rafe pronunciation thing...

SoonToBeSix Fri 31-Jan-14 00:56:11

Not really how about Rueben

Innogen Fri 31-Jan-14 02:31:29

I love it!

So much better than Ralph. Sophisticated.

lebkuchenlover Fri 31-Jan-14 07:06:22

Ranulph is a great name - cool, classic and underused!

RalphRecklessCardew Fri 31-Jan-14 07:12:22

More of a cat name, but would probably grow on me. The trad mumsnet advice of a fall-back dull middle name is good though.

SS3J Fri 31-Jan-14 09:33:40

I like it. A good strong name!

TallRedhead Fri 31-Jan-14 10:08:51

Thanks for all your replies.

I love it and know that once he is named he will 'become' the name so to speak.
I love that it is different but worry it is too different!!
Such a big decision that once they become their name seems so small in hindsight!
My husband loves it as he admires the climber/explorer Ranulph Fiennes!!

BNmum Fri 31-Jan-14 14:45:52

I love it, have considered it too. My biggest concern would be people using Randy as the nn which I hate. Although no one as mentioned it as a likely nn so maybe I was worrying over nothing.

tammytoby Fri 31-Jan-14 14:48:14

Ranulph is a great name. Strong and not overused! I don't think it would need to be shortened, it rolls off the tongue easily.

Cinderelephant Fri 31-Jan-14 18:31:33

That was our boys name choice with all pregnancies but we had three girls.

Writerwannabe83 Fri 31-Jan-14 18:39:05

Is he going to be subjected to songs like, "Ranulph the red nosed reindeer...." ..... hmm

TallRedhead Fri 31-Jan-14 20:26:42

Good good. I think you've all helped me decide. I'm going to go for it!

Ranulph the red nosed reindeer la la la la la la......... wink

BNmum Sat 01-Feb-14 07:35:49

Good choice, have you got a middle name lined up too?

TallRedhead Sat 01-Feb-14 12:52:27

Ranulph Peter surname begins with N.

Peter is meaningful for us & wider family.

BNmum Sat 01-Feb-14 14:34:12

That's lovely!

TallRedhead Mon 03-Feb-14 19:25:02

Thanks BN smile
Now he needs to hurry along!!

TallRedhead Wed 12-Feb-14 19:39:29

He is still not here!!

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