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Hoptastic53 Fri 17-Mar-17 23:35:59

I have never met a Ralph and I can't work out if there's something terrible about the name that I'm missing. I think Ralphie is cute for the baby years and Ralph is good for an older child and adult. What do you think?

ScarletSienna Fri 17-Mar-17 23:37:14

I like the pn Rafe but less keen on Ralph. Too many Judy Blume memories grin

DramaAlpaca Fri 17-Mar-17 23:39:51

Rafe isn't too bad, spelled that way, but to me Ralph looks and sounds awful.

And it's slang for vomiting, which is not a good association.

reuset Fri 17-Mar-17 23:41:59

Not keen. Too many negative associations. Seconding Rafe, that spelling.

Hoptastic53 Fri 17-Mar-17 23:46:07

Ralph doesn't mean vomiting where we live confused

The other names I like are Caspar and Rory but I'm really struggling to find anything I love or could actually imagine using.

Sallysadlyseescertainty Fri 17-Mar-17 23:52:48

I know a Ralph. Can't say I'd choose the name myself.

Have you any other favourites?

Bloopbleep Fri 17-Mar-17 23:58:03

Ralphie makes me think of chief wiggum's son in the simpsons... but it's cute.

LadyB49 Fri 17-Mar-17 23:59:57

Couldn't go for it myself....our blonde Labrador is called Ralph. Sorry.

ScarletSienna Sat 18-Mar-17 00:04:22

I like Rory and Casper. Rory more. If I could pronounce my Rs better, I'd use it!

Sallysadlyseescertainty Sat 18-Mar-17 00:05:00

I see you have other names you like. The later is a very strong name. Shorter or one syllable names tend to be.

memyselfandaye Sat 18-Mar-17 00:12:15

Judy Blume for me too. Infact dicks are what I think when I hear the name Ralph.

30yrs later it still makes me snigger like the 12yr old I was when I read it.

ScarlettFreestone Sat 18-Mar-17 00:17:34

"Forever" for me too I'm afraid. Maybe it's generational.

Rory is nice.

DizzyDigestive Sat 18-Mar-17 00:19:52

I actually really like it! Ralphie is cute and sounds just like Alfie which is very popular.

Redlocks28 Sat 18-Mar-17 00:20:10

It's the name of a penis for me, sorry!

ilovepixie Sat 18-Mar-17 00:22:10

What about Ralph Hughiesmilesmile

FirstSeemItThenBeIt Sat 18-Mar-17 00:24:21

Of all the gorgeous names in the world for your beautiful baby...Ralph???

ZombieApocalips Sat 18-Mar-17 00:37:29

Ralph Wiggum makes it a big no for me.

Love Rory though.

SuperBeagle Sat 18-Mar-17 00:40:33


I like Caspar a lot. Rory is better than Ralph too.

Jooni Sat 18-Mar-17 06:52:35

I like Ralph! Don't see the problem with it personally. I had no idea it was slang for penis or vomit or anything else. Just a strong, simple, classic name to me.

Thanksforasking Sat 18-Mar-17 06:58:09

I know a Ralph aged 50 from when we were in primary and it was really old fashioned then. Everyone else was called Mark and Paul.

I also know a Ralph in his seventies.

Awful name.

Don't mind your other two choices.

emilybrontescorset Sat 18-Mar-17 07:00:01

Ralph ( pronounced Rafe) Is gorgeous.

rollonthesummer Sat 18-Mar-17 08:40:06

It isn't particularly slang for a penis, but the name of a chap's penis in a Pan Horizon book many of us read in our formative years!

geordiedench Sat 18-Mar-17 08:44:12

Weird. Why do so many people dislike the name Ralph? It's fine. Rafe is nice, Ralfie is very cute. And it's a normal name without being very popular, which is hard to find.
I love Rory too, though prefer the Scottish spelling.
How about Rafael? Raffie is cute too.

SchnitzelVonCrumb Sat 18-Mar-17 08:50:47

I'm not in the UK

Do most people read Ralph and pronounce it Rafe?

I'm confused

Bloosh Sat 18-Mar-17 08:53:01

I like it! Suddenly strikes me as a really good cool name.

I haven't read Judy Blume though

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