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Redpramlady Fri 13-Jan-17 17:33:17

So... have been looking through my family tree and the name Raile has been used for generations as a middle name. Anyone heard of it? Will probably use it for a future ds middle name if we have a third!

Redpramlady Fri 13-Jan-17 17:33:43

Am aware that it sounds like rail as in rail way!

Waterfeature Fri 13-Jan-17 17:34:48

Bit odd but nice to keep a family tradition going IMO.

Bobbybobbins Fri 13-Jan-17 17:35:33

Interesting and why not for a middle name.

Bobbybobbins Fri 13-Jan-17 17:36:44

Sorry didn't phrase that very well, I meant 'go for it'! smile

LadyMonicaBaddingham Fri 13-Jan-17 17:39:25

Keep the family name going! Great idea as a middle name, plus it could be used as a 'known as' when older if he wants to stand out from the crowd of Charlies, Daniels, Jakes and Joshuas...

RachelRagged Fri 13-Jan-17 17:42:41

Is it pronounced as Rayleigh OP ?

Either way its unusual and I'd use it as a middle name.

Redpramlady Fri 13-Jan-17 17:46:55

I'm thinking as in rail but I can't be sure it's a fair few generations back. I do like it a lot and think it's sits well as a middle name wouldn't be brave enough for first name because of the whole Railway thing!

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Fri 13-Jan-17 17:48:20

I clicked to say no no no no no no no

But with the family connection and as a middle name you have won me over! So yes.

WellErrr Fri 13-Jan-17 17:49:23

Lots of family middle names are weird. Go for it.

Redpramlady Fri 13-Jan-17 17:54:18

No I'm thinking whether it is pronounced ray Leigh? Or like rail ha!

Redpramlady Fri 13-Jan-17 18:00:12

I meant now I'm thinking

Sophronia Fri 13-Jan-17 19:32:48

I think it's fine as a middle name

Jooni Fri 13-Jan-17 22:16:47

We have a family friend Raili (prn like Riley). It's a Finnish name. Wonder if yours is connected?

Either way, it's different and meaningful and not embarrassing- as a middle name why not?

FrancisCrawford Fri 13-Jan-17 23:36:16

The family connection makes it meaningful and require cool

Pluto30 Fri 13-Jan-17 23:46:15

I would've thought it'd be pronounced either like Ray-lee or like Riley.

It's fine as a middle name smile

Redpramlady Sat 14-Jan-17 08:43:34

Thanks all! I'm going to have a further look in to the name it history see f I can figure out how it's pronounced! :-)

Raines100 Sat 14-Jan-17 08:59:14

Think it might be a German surname, pronounced 'rye-luh'. Do you have any German heritage?

Joeybee Mon 23-Jan-17 09:20:56

Never heard of that name. But I love that it's a family name, and probably works quite well as a middle name.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 23-Jan-17 10:13:46

It is indeed pronounced 'Rail', I have just googled it.
I would definitely use it as your Son's middle name, keep the family name alive.

Redpramlady Mon 23-Jan-17 14:14:53

Thank you! certainly will do!

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