Opinions on the name Rafferty please?

(102 Posts)
seethebeauty Thu 13-Sep-18 20:01:17

Hey, I would be grateful for opinions on the name Rafferty for a boy, please. My husband and I are having a massive difference of opinion on this one - I think it's 'cool' but he thinks it's 'posh' and we cannot see where the other is coming from at all! Any thoughts on who is right?

Thank you!

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LyndorCake Thu 13-Sep-18 20:02:12

It's a tiny bit "try-hard" for my liking. Sorry

billybagpuss Thu 13-Sep-18 20:06:29

It would make me constantly sing Baker Street, but probably quite cool.

MitchDash Thu 13-Sep-18 20:07:14

What makes it 'posh'? Did he want a 'common' name? Personally I love it.

itbemay Thu 13-Sep-18 20:08:24

I love it

hollywear Thu 13-Sep-18 20:08:41

I'm not keen on the name at all - however I'd say it's more 'cool' than 'posh'!!

VickyMcQueen Thu 13-Sep-18 20:09:07

I knew a lovely dog called Rafferty.


SomethingAboutNothing Thu 13-Sep-18 20:13:30

Hmmm I like it but would agree with your husband that it is a posh name... and a bit try hard as a PP said. Sorry!

Excitedforxmas Thu 13-Sep-18 20:14:28

I love it.

Snoopychildminder Thu 13-Sep-18 20:14:45

I love it!! Especially nn rafe 😊❤️

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Thu 13-Sep-18 20:16:15

It’s far from posh...

seethebeauty Thu 13-Sep-18 20:16:36

No need to apologise for any negative comments about it, all honest opinions welcome! I suppose it is a bit try hard, but I like a bit of a 'different' name, but not too batshit crazy, if you know what I mean?!

MitchDash, ha, I know, I have no idea why he thinks it's posh and don't think he wants a common name (I hope!), but just doesn't want the kid to get bullied for having a posh name! He cannot even say the name without adopting this ridiculously posh voice and sounding like the queen!

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Susannach Thu 13-Sep-18 20:17:50

I like it. Raff/Raffy/Rafe all good nicknames too.

Shadow1234 Thu 13-Sep-18 20:20:57

I personally really like it as well, and agree with other poster
using Rafe as nick name.
You will always come across people that disagree, but at
the end of the day it only matters that you and OH are in
agreeance. If OH is not too keen, then maybe have a few
other names as contenders, just in case.
Good luck!

DiegoMad0nna Thu 13-Sep-18 20:22:12

I don't think he'd be bullied for it, but it does sound very posh to me.

HollyBollyBooBoo Thu 13-Sep-18 20:24:15

Love it!

Ontopofthesunset Thu 13-Sep-18 20:24:30

Not posh but a bit 'try hard' and trying harder to be cool.

Penguinsnpandas Thu 13-Sep-18 20:25:55

I don't like it but would see it as trendy rather than posh.

RockinRobinTweets Thu 13-Sep-18 20:26:51

Love it but I’m a fan of surname names: Cooper, Quinn, Spencer etc

BasicUsername Thu 13-Sep-18 20:27:20

Rafferty is an Irish surname. Its like calling your child Mackenzie. Definitely not posh.

MikeUniformMike Thu 13-Sep-18 21:24:57

It's neither cool nor posh. It's a bit naff. Great surname though.

popsanddolls Thu 13-Sep-18 21:28:34

It's not for me. But it's your baby and if you love it then go for it. Although Raff for short sounds cute. People gave me negative comments when I called my baby Dolly but it was my choice.

Sunflower321 Thu 13-Sep-18 21:29:52

Kids don't get bullied for having a 'posh' name anymore than those with a 'chav/common' name. Kids are pretty accepting and open minded.

The only names I've every heard teased are William with Willy and silly things like Artie Fartie etc.

Go for Rafferty if you both like it!

seethebeauty Thu 13-Sep-18 21:55:26

Thanks very much all. Wow, names are SO subjective, aren't they?!

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Japonicaisstillahorsygirl Thu 13-Sep-18 21:59:49

Totalt NOT posh

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