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WDYT? Boys

(24 Posts)
17caterpillars1mouse Tue 16-May-17 16:30:31

What are your thoughts on the following boys names?


pieceofpurplesky Tue 16-May-17 16:32:11

Don't like Nolan. Love the other two

SirNiallDementia Tue 16-May-17 16:33:20

Don't like Nolan but the other two are lovely.

Popskipiekin Tue 16-May-17 16:34:15

I confess I haven't heard of Nolan aside from surname - so makes me think of the Nolans! grin
Raphael and Jude are both top names. Personal pref for Raphael as I like a name which can be abbreviated. But that's just me.

mayoli Tue 16-May-17 16:34:46

Jude is gorgeous.

Rockaby Tue 16-May-17 16:45:27

I love Jude.

Raphael is perfectly nice, but far from my favourite name.

I don't like Nolan very much at all as it makes me think of the sisters. It's also quite a common surname where I come from, so it's hard to imagine as a first name. It also sounds a lot like the girl's name Noelene.

CrispyBathTowel Tue 16-May-17 16:48:47

Jude is my favourite. Raphael is a bit frilly for me and Nolan just reminds me of the twat Stephen Nolan and The Nolan Show (probably only applicable if you live in NI though)

Floggingmolly Tue 16-May-17 16:50:20

Love Jude. The other two are awful, but Nolan particularly so.

Jooni Tue 16-May-17 17:33:59

I like Jude best, then Raphael. Not a fan of Nolan, it's a bit surnamey for me.

I love Rafe/Raff short for Raphael but the full name is a bit much for me. Perfectly nice, but Jude is much more my style.

MrsCharlieD Tue 16-May-17 18:03:19

I love Jude but I am biased as I have one. I was really gutted how popular it's getting though. It's been my favourite name for 20 years!

CricketRuntAndRashers Tue 16-May-17 18:39:33

I honestly love Raphael. Jude is fine.

I really don't like Nolan.

Lemondrop99 Tue 16-May-17 18:42:31

Jude best

Raphael is nice enough

Dislike Nolan

DissonantInterval Tue 16-May-17 18:43:45

Like Judge, love Raphael, not keen on Nolan (can't help but think of the Nolan sisters when I hear it).

Sophronia Tue 16-May-17 18:50:20

I like Raphael best.

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mum2be2boys Tue 16-May-17 23:20:28

I really like the name Jude. Raphael is ok but I'm not a big fan. Really don't like Nolan.

YouWhatMate Tue 16-May-17 23:34:05

I don't see what the problem is with Nolan. It's nice. Raphael is okay and Jude is horrible.

C0untDucku1a Tue 16-May-17 23:35:57

Jude and Raphael are nice. Nolan not so much

DramaAlpaca Tue 16-May-17 23:37:43

I like Jude and Raphael.

BackforGood Tue 16-May-17 23:40:03

I would presume 'Nolan' was a surname if I heard it called out / saw it written down.

The other 2 I don't really like, but it's down to personal taste and the fact I have known a lady for most of my life who is always known as Jude.

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Mrsknackered Tue 16-May-17 23:43:27

Love Raphael, don't feel too much towards Jude. Dislike Nolan.

DianeSelwyn Tue 16-May-17 23:48:39

Like both Raphael & Jude.
Prefer it spelled Rafael (but only because it makes more sense to me culturally - love love love shortening it to Rafe! 😍)

BalloonDinosaur Wed 17-May-17 01:30:55

Love Jude, I liked it for my DS but DP vetoed it.
Raphael is good too.
Not a fan of Nolan.

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