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Opinions on this baby name please

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pixiehollow Sun 12-Mar-17 13:02:03

I've narrowed down my baby's names, OH wanted Summer, I have so many that I love but he didn't like any of them. (I love hippy unusual earthy names) I Like summer have always liked it, but didn't find it stood out enough for me, and also have a friend with a daughter called summer. I said to him I would like Rae in the name, half from my name and from a baby girl that we lost, her middle name had Reya in it, he said what about Summer-Rae and it stopped me in my tracks.. I felt goosebumps and think this might be THE name, so what do you guys think?

daisypond Sun 12-Mar-17 13:09:03

I really don't like double-barrelled first names, sorry. But Summer is very nice.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 12-Mar-17 13:23:31

Summer Rae Last name.
Drop the hyphen.
You can still refer to her, as her full title.
It's a lovely name, and a lovely tribute to your baby daughter.

theothercatpurred Sun 12-Mar-17 13:25:52

Summer Rae is lovely.

Summer-Rae is awful, sorry sad

SimplyNigella Sun 12-Mar-17 13:27:27

It's fine with Rae as a middle name but I hugely dislike hyphenated names.

Mumzypopz Sun 12-Mar-17 13:32:30

Too long with the hyphen. I always think hyphenated names are a bit chavvy sorry.

LizzieMacQueen Sun 12-Mar-17 14:01:43

Will she be born in the summer?

Sophronia Sun 12-Mar-17 17:44:55

I'd use it without the hyphen.

googietheegg Sun 12-Mar-17 19:39:48

I totally understand the importance of Rae but I can't help thinking your daughter might not feel like 'her own person'.

Puremince Sun 12-Mar-17 19:45:39

I'd also avoid the hyphen, because I think the two names run into each other. Summer Rae is lovely.

ineedamoreadultieradult Sun 12-Mar-17 19:48:23

Summer-Rae runs together too much and is too long also it reminds me of Summer Bay from Home and Away. Summer Rae Surname is fine though.

passingthrough1 Sun 12-Mar-17 19:53:45

Without the hyphen

SuperBeagle Sun 12-Mar-17 19:56:36

I have a DD with a double barrelled first name (without the hyphen though), but I'm not a fan of Summer-Rae. It's too wordy. It sounds like a description.

KeepCalm Sun 12-Mar-17 20:04:15

As the owner of a hyphenated name please don't.

As the mother of a DD with Rae for a middle name please do smile

NuffSaidSam Sun 12-Mar-17 20:05:29

I think it sounds like you're saying 'summery' with a speech impediment.

What's the weather like?

It's ver-ray summer-ray.

Also, the Home and Away thing. Also the chav thing.

But, if you love it then you should go for it. I've heard a lot worse and tbh the Rae will get dropped from everyday use quite quickly and she'll just be Summer.

I would have Summer and then Rae as a middle name. I would probably have another middle name inbetween Summer and Rae as well.

oleoleoleole Sun 12-Mar-17 20:28:02

It immediately makes me think summer ray of sunshine!! Or Summer Rays

ChippieBeanAndHorro Sun 12-Mar-17 20:31:42

Summerrae or Summer Rae imo.

It's a lovely sentiment.

HOWEVER; if you love Summer-Rae? Go for it. I'm not a fan of the hyphen. But it's not absolutely dreadful.

Buntysoven Mon 13-Mar-17 00:46:29

Sounds a bit like summary to me sorry. Rae is lovely as a mn tho

Elbi Mon 13-Mar-17 01:27:52

If it gives you the feels, go for it smile

It did make me think of Sugar Ray though! "Every morning there's a halo hangin from the corner of my girlfriend's four post bed..."

LouisevilleLlama Mon 13-Mar-17 01:54:55

Summers not bad but Summer Rae I'm not a fan of, sorry

LouisevilleLlama Mon 13-Mar-17 01:56:04

I also agree with the summary comments

sycamore54321 Mon 13-Mar-17 02:03:17

Like another poster, I don't think you should name a child in memory of a previously lost baby. That is too much baggage for her to carry and understand - although im sure it's not your intention, she might feel like she is merely a 'replacement' and not wanted and cherished in her own right. I don't say this to be hurtful and I am sorry for your loss.

ILikeSalmon Mon 13-Mar-17 05:49:07

Another vote for no hyphen

Hyphens are VERY chavvy
And there's really no need for a hyphen.

ChippieBeanAndHorro Mon 13-Mar-17 09:02:52

What about Summer Rose?

KeepCalm Mon 13-Mar-17 19:46:53

Thanks ILoveSalmon, nothing nicer than hearing someone call my name of 40yrs 'chavvy' hmm

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