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Which if these names for a boy?

(33 Posts)
Cami12 Thu 08-Jun-17 19:49:41

I really like Archer, but also thinking about Ralph (Ralphie). Which do you prefer? Do they conjur up different boys? I normally like more vintage/old man boys names, is Archer too trendy? (And is Archie ok as a baby nn?) Thoughts on a postcard please!

Cami12 Thu 08-Jun-17 19:52:52

Oops, title should say 'Which OF these names for a boy?'smile

Northgate Thu 08-Jun-17 19:54:17

I prefer Archer. Not at all keen on Ralph.

Onceafortnight Thu 08-Jun-17 19:55:33

Not keen on either but Archer at a push.

Jooni Thu 08-Jun-17 20:20:02

Archer is nice, Archie's cute for a baby but a bit overdone.

I like Ralph/Ralphie. I'd go with that one, it's more "vintage/old man" and far less popular.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 08-Jun-17 20:27:56

I'd also go with Ralph/Ralphie.
I do like Archer, but not Archie.

Benedikte2 Thu 08-Jun-17 20:58:31

How would you pronounce Ralph? The American way sounding the L or the trad English way of Rafe? I like the latter but not so keen on the American way.
Archer is ok but not Archie. To me it's like a finger Mail on a blackboard -- really unpleasant screeching sound

bridgetreilly Thu 08-Jun-17 21:01:02

Archer is not a name.
Ralph is lovely.

Nospringflower Thu 08-Jun-17 21:09:51

Dont love either but think Archer is a bit better.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Thu 08-Jun-17 21:11:53

I'd go with Ralph. Archer is peach schnapps.

Mclaren37 Fri 09-Jun-17 06:40:59

I like Archer, we have one, but Ralph is now on my list. So either is one fab, sorry not much use! What about Rafe?

grufallosfriend Fri 09-Jun-17 10:57:53

Ralph is a lovely international name! Classic and underused.

I don't like Archer much but really dislike Archie.

Sophronia Fri 09-Jun-17 11:09:16

Ralph is better. Archer isn't really a name, it just seems to be used by people who want a full name for Archie but don't like Archibald.

MrsPringles Fri 09-Jun-17 11:12:48

I'm not keen on Ralph but it's definitely becoming more popular, I know a handful of baby Ralph's and don't really think that Archer is a proper name but I have an Archie so perhaps that clouds my judgement on that one grin

(Most of MN dislikes the name Archie I've learnt though!)

picketfences Fri 09-Jun-17 11:24:36

I love Archer, but I'm put off using it as I mentioned it to a friend who exclaimed 'you can't call a baby that!' And started laughing sad

I do love it tho. Very masculine.

picketfences Fri 09-Jun-17 11:25:24

Not keen on Ralph, but that's just my personal preference.

chipscheeseandgravy Fri 09-Jun-17 11:45:15

I hate Ralph. I have no idea why confused. Love archer smile, agree that it makes a nice difference to Archie which is every 6th child where I live.

MikeUniformMike Fri 09-Jun-17 11:51:11

Dislike both.

sonlypuppyfat Fri 09-Jun-17 11:53:38

Both are awful, sorry

BendydickCuminsnatch Fri 09-Jun-17 13:44:00

I like Archer but Archie is terrible. Asher? Ash is pretty bad though. Ralph dull IMO.

Abetes Fri 09-Jun-17 13:50:20

Sorry I don't like them either.

MrsEricBana Fri 09-Jun-17 13:50:53

Archer? What?

indigox Fri 09-Jun-17 13:55:51


silkpyjamasallday Fri 09-Jun-17 16:24:45

Ralph yes lovely name. Archer sounds try hard to me.

harderandharder2breathe Fri 09-Jun-17 18:28:17

I know several dogs called Ralphie so I vote Archer for a human baby

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