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jfoyo26 Tue 26-Nov-19 12:47:44

This is the only name my husband and I can totally agree on so is consistently top of our list for DD2.
Would be this spelling.
Just general thoughts please?

Thetimetravelerswife Tue 26-Nov-19 15:50:11


Exactly I agree. This is what I was explaining, that even “timeless, classic” names date. All names date. So a lot of other comments were like “it won’t date because it’s classic”.

The OP was asking for opinions, and my opinion is that I don’t like it! Sorry.

However if the OP feels that the name is beautiful and likes it, she should pick it regardless of my own personal taste.

TatianaLarina Tue 26-Nov-19 17:39:30

However if the OP feels that the name is beautiful and likes it, she should pick it regardless of my own personal taste.

😂 As if that needed saying.

holly40 Tue 26-Nov-19 17:43:24


platform9andthreequarters Tue 26-Nov-19 17:53:51

I love it. It is/was our name for DC2 if they were a girl, however we've recently discovered they're a boy.

If you wanted any other suggestions, I also rather liked Phillippa for similar reasons, classic but underused, nice nickname (Pippa/pip) and I've never met one I didn't like.

BelfastNonBlonde Tue 26-Nov-19 17:56:43

Lovely. I’m considering it.
I love Ray/Rae also.

Great with Louise also

QuestionableMushroom Tue 26-Nov-19 18:34:57

I love it. I have a dear friend called Rachel so it only has lovely connotations of a wonderful woman.

Practicalmagico Tue 26-Nov-19 18:40:29

Dated. The youngest I know is 27

daisypond Tue 26-Nov-19 18:43:27

It’s very nice.

haverhill Tue 26-Nov-19 18:48:24

Know two, both fabulous women.

Alsonification Tue 26-Nov-19 18:49:50

My Dd (21) is Rachel. I love the name (and coincidentally her second name is Louise lol). I heard the name when I was a kid & wanted it ever since.
My dd on the other hand wishes she had a more unique name. In school there were so many Rachels plus now in college theres a lot too. We are in ireland so it’s obviously more popular here grin

LennyLady Tue 26-Nov-19 19:43:08

My 17yr DD is also Rachael Louise! She loves her name and always has comments of how there are not many Rachael's out there and how the name suits her

BennyTheBall Tue 26-Nov-19 19:46:09

There were 6 Rachels in my year at school. But that was the 1980s so it has had it's overused phase and is probably due a revival.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 26-Nov-19 19:58:02

Love it.

MrsNoMopp Tue 26-Nov-19 20:01:45

It's a lovely name and due a comeback.

Leopardprintboots Tue 26-Nov-19 20:02:48

@Alsonification you’ll have to tell your daughter she has a super rare name in 2019- it’s outside the top 300 names now!

Spied Tue 26-Nov-19 20:07:43

Lovely. Use it.
I know two. One lovely. One not so muchgrin. Both adults.
Its a beautiful name.

Spied Tue 26-Nov-19 20:08:15

Agree it should be Rachel not Rachael.

JemSynergy Tue 26-Nov-19 20:09:44

I think if it is a name both you and your husband like and both agree on then that is the name to go for. smile

MrsSiriusBlack1 Tue 26-Nov-19 20:11:19

For once a name on these threads that I like! grinits lovely

Alsonification Tue 26-Nov-19 20:13:03


Thanks I will smile

BeanBag7 Tue 26-Nov-19 20:15:05

I think its lovely and would be pleasantly surprised to meet a young Rachel.

LadyRivers1 Tue 26-Nov-19 20:33:22

My DD2 aged 10 is Rachel smile

GoingBackTo505 Tue 26-Nov-19 20:35:53

I'm the odd one out here. I really don't like it. I've never met a nice or kind Rachel.

DariaMorgendorffer Tue 26-Nov-19 20:40:04

Love it.

PlasticPatty Tue 26-Nov-19 20:41:13

Please spell it 'Rachael'.
I know one beautiful, charming, intelligent and delightful Rachael.

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