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LumpySpaceCow Sat 06-Feb-16 22:06:47

Still can't think of a boy's name and he is nearly here! Is Axel too wacky? Any suggestions appreciated. Just struggling to find the perfect name! We want something unique but I don't want him to be mocked!
My older girls' names are traditional but not too common. Others that we have banded about:
Artie (DH likes Artemis but have since realised that this is a girls name!)
.....that's pretty much it at the mo and I don't love any of them!

MarlenaGru Sat 06-Feb-16 22:10:35

I have a Swedish friend with a son called Axel. It is great for him, but he is Swedish. Most people mention Axel Rose until they realise he is Swedish.

MagicalHamSandwich Sat 06-Feb-16 22:11:38

Sorry, but it's horrible! It's pronounced (but not spelled) the same as the German word for 'armpit' - makes me think of pit stains.

Like Rafe, though!

LumpySpaceCow Sat 06-Feb-16 22:14:44

Haha! Lol at armpit!
Yeah, I'm have no Swedish connections so most people would assume we were fans of Guns n Roses!

Natsku Sat 06-Feb-16 22:17:26

Rafe makes me think of Rafael which I think is a bloody good name, I suggest that!

Axel just makes me think of mechanics. Finnish version would be Akseli which sounds nicer to me.

WileHallion Sat 06-Feb-16 22:19:04

I think it's truly hideous.

A harsh, ugly name that wouldn't suit any squidgy gorgeous new baby.

All your other names are infinitely better.

Tartyflette Sat 06-Feb-16 22:22:15

Art or Artie is short for Arthur, which is a great name. Can't go wrong with former names of Kings (well, apart from Ethelred, obvs. Or Aethelstan. Or Egbert.) sees flaw in argument and slinks off

LumpySpaceCow Sat 06-Feb-16 22:22:57

I'm beginning to agree wile!
I really like Rafael actually - thanks!
Just checked out another thread and someone had posted a link to a full list of names in Charles Dickens novels.... Abel was on there which I quite like and Sullivan was on another thread.
Really loving Rafael though!

LumpySpaceCow Sat 06-Feb-16 22:24:20

Egbert grin
I like Arthur but my DH isn't keen.....girls names are just so much easier!

RockinHippy Sat 06-Feb-16 22:24:35

Sorry but I also think it's awful. Not because it's too whacky, I prefer whacky, but it makes me think Axel Rose of Guns & Roses & he's a knob head & it just doesn't roll off the tongue well

Acer has a similar, but much better ring to it ? Or perhaps Amos

BlimeyCrikey Sat 06-Feb-16 22:24:36

Rafael is so so cool! Love.

Natsku Sat 06-Feb-16 22:26:34

Damnit now I want to name my potential future son Rafael even though I've already picked out Aslak for him!

mrsschu Sat 06-Feb-16 22:38:12

It's quite ugly IMO. And yes it's pronounced the same way as the German word for arm pit and I just can't get past that! From your list Tobias is my favourite but pronounced To-be-as. Can't stand the To-by-as pronounciation I hear used sometimes.

Lj8893 Sat 06-Feb-16 22:39:53

Makes me think of axel rose too, and he's an idiot.

tsipka Sun 07-Feb-16 01:36:57

It's not wacky at all! (Among my friends' kids it'd be the least wacky of all.)

Kamalena Sun 07-Feb-16 01:50:02

Rafael is great Zachary is nice. I'm not fun of Axel, sorry x

FlatOnTheHill Sun 07-Feb-16 02:32:05

Axel hmm

"Yeah the back axel has gone on me car"

Sorry OP but that is what it reminded me of.


"Aww, look at little bubby Axel. Axel wave to Daddy"

Its just all wrong.....sorry thanks

Izzy82 Sun 07-Feb-16 04:02:56

Immade me think of Axel Foley- but them in a child of the 80s!
That said, I like it!

MadameDePompom Sun 07-Feb-16 04:23:25

Nothing wrong with Axel. Pretty run of the mill name in Sweden I believe.

I do prefer Rafael though.

LumpySpaceCow Sun 07-Feb-16 06:33:55

Thanks everyone! Rafael now top of the list!

Justputyourshoesonnow Sun 07-Feb-16 06:55:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LumpySpaceCow Sun 07-Feb-16 06:55:20

So which spelling then....
Think we would call him Rafe or Raffi for short.....not yet told my DH what out son is going to be called....grin

surroundedbyblondes Sun 07-Feb-16 07:15:06

Axel is very standard here in Sweden and I know some cute baby Axels as well as some cool ice-hockey-playing teenage Axels.

Natsku Sun 07-Feb-16 07:26:56

Spell it with the f if you're going to call him rafe or raffi for short.

BikeRunSki Sun 07-Feb-16 07:44:19


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