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which one do you prefer? - boys names

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scratchandsniff Sun 14-Dec-14 20:24:41

We've pretty much decided on a girls name but really struggling for a boys name. So far we've come up with:

Sid (DH wants Sidney but I don't like it and much prefer just Sid)

Poolbirthx2 Sun 14-Dec-14 20:25:33

I really like Ralph. Not keen on Reuben

Rivercam Sun 14-Dec-14 20:25:47


Bowlersarm Sun 14-Dec-14 20:25:51

Really dislike Sid.

Of your list I'd go with Ralph.

CaptainAnkles Sun 14-Dec-14 20:26:47

Sid, followed by Reuben.
Not Ralph. Really and truly.

AnythingNotEverything Sun 14-Dec-14 20:27:14

I don't like Ralph - it means to vomit around here.

I quite like Sid. Would prefer a full name on the birth certificate though (which I know some think is daft).

I love Reuben. Think current bump might be a Reuben.

carbolicsoaprocked Sun 14-Dec-14 20:27:19

Love Reuben, it's on our list. Not keen on the others I'm afraid.

MonkeyPuzzler Sun 14-Dec-14 20:28:44

I like Reuben. It's a lovely name smile

divingoffthebalcony Sun 14-Dec-14 20:29:04

I'd afraid Ralph is a euphemism for vomiting for me too!

Reuben is my favourite. I don't like Sid.

DoItTooJulia Sun 14-Dec-14 20:29:19

Ralph pronounced Rafe? Like that!

Not keen on the others

Trills Sun 14-Dec-14 20:29:34

Don't like Sid on its own at all.

Iamblossom Sun 14-Dec-14 20:31:39

Ralph was the name of the willy in Judy Blume's book Forever, so, no...

Reuben was one of the first guys I ever snogged who had terrible breath, so no...

I love Sid. Fabulous name.

loislines Sun 14-Dec-14 20:33:04

I like Ralph. Never heard of the vomiting thing...

Threeplus1 Sun 14-Dec-14 20:36:46


ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Sun 14-Dec-14 20:37:28

Calling for Ralph! (Generally used when people have been drinking!). Loislines - it's a very common, but regional, word for vomiting.

OP - what have you chosen for a girl?

scratchandsniff Sun 14-Dec-14 20:43:39

Sid was the front runner for quite a while but starting to have my doubts.

Pretty sure we will opt for Holly if it is a girl.

I'd forgotten about Ralph being a term for puking. Don't feel it would be too much of an issue as I never hear it used for that around here. My friend has got a dog called Ralph though grin

elotrolado Tue 16-Dec-14 19:34:51


BrightestAndBest Tue 16-Dec-14 19:38:16

Ralph. Awesome name and much less common than Sid or Reuben (I know multiple small boys with these names).

GloriousGloria Tue 16-Dec-14 19:39:31

Reuben is the best a good name that carries through from child to adult

Sid was the naughty boy in toy story and

Ralph is rude Ralph from Horrid Henry grin

wadjet78 Tue 16-Dec-14 19:40:38

Love Reuben.

Flingingmelon Tue 16-Dec-14 19:41:16

Another vote for Reuben, I think of Judy Blume when I read the name Ralph.

Noellefielding Tue 16-Dec-14 20:38:56

I think Ralph pronounced 'Rafe' is a potential burden for a child forever spelling their name. I know a lot of people feel it's a distinction to have a weird name but I feel a bit sorry for the child never being spelt correctly.
My ds's name is only spelt correctly 30% of the time, very irritating

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