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Hamish, Ralph or Gilbert?

(68 Posts)
Mclaren37 Wed 01-Nov-17 20:51:15

Four weeks to go and we're down to our final three, a mix of mine and DH's favourites. (Won't say which is mine in case I need to use this thread in evidence against himgrin). Which one do you prefer? Thanks!

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Wed 01-Nov-17 20:52:48

I like them all but have a particular soft spot for Gilbert (Anne of Green Gables fan 💕)

AdaColeman Wed 01-Nov-17 20:53:44

Ralph, though I prefer the Rafe pronunciation.

moreshitandnofuckingredemption Wed 01-Nov-17 20:55:37


Coey2016 Wed 01-Nov-17 20:57:38


RusholmeRuffian Wed 01-Nov-17 20:58:19


ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Wed 01-Nov-17 20:59:55


DramaAlpaca Wed 01-Nov-17 21:00:18


I'm not keen on the other two, but I do like Hamish.

Santawontbelong Wed 01-Nov-17 21:02:53


MikeUniformMike Wed 01-Nov-17 21:05:50


Clawdy Wed 01-Nov-17 21:29:11

Depends if you watch Neighbours! They have a portly little villainous old man called Hamish. Ralph is nicer.

PandorasXbox Wed 01-Nov-17 22:02:04

Gilbert by a long way.

WolfieInTheWoods Wed 01-Nov-17 22:05:30

Ralph (love Ralphie as a nn) and Gilbert (love Bert as nn).

Please don't use Hamish. I think it's horrible and reminds me of a horse (sorrygrin)

NannyR Wed 01-Nov-17 22:06:57

Definitely Hamish, it's a lovely name.

BabloHoney Wed 01-Nov-17 22:07:36

Hamish!! Love a strong Scottish name

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 01-Nov-17 22:09:10


GothAndTired Wed 01-Nov-17 22:31:28

I have an ex boyfriend called Gilbert. He was a nice chap. Great name.

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Wed 01-Nov-17 22:33:46


HappySpade Wed 01-Nov-17 22:34:18


FrancisCrawford Wed 01-Nov-17 22:35:16

Love Hamish

Gilbert is ok

Ralph is awful!

Mcakes Wed 01-Nov-17 22:43:04

Is a lovely word to say and it's a name that can suit a wide range of personalities IMO.
Makes me think of Robert Carlyle's very lovely Hamish Macbeth.
Am presuming you have a Scottish connection? To be honest I would find it a slightly odd for someone without one to call their child Hamish. Not in a judgey way I don't think, I would just automatically assume there was some sort of link.

pipilangstrumpf Wed 01-Nov-17 22:46:12

Ralph! Strong, manly and international.

Really don’t like Hamish, it sounds like an adjective to me and just not like a mans name.

pipilangstrumpf Wed 01-Nov-17 22:47:09

Also, would Hamish be known as Ham?!

Woody67 Wed 01-Nov-17 22:49:39

My son’s friend is Hamish. He is generally known as Hamish. Never heard referred to as Ham! grin

SundayNC Wed 01-Nov-17 22:51:01

Ralph is adorable

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