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One more for the final mix...thoughts please?

(24 Posts)
Starfish83 Tue 14-Jan-20 13:44:39


This would be instead of Rafael which has been one of our top two.

(*@PlantPotting*, this is all down to you! 😂)

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Starfish83 Tue 14-Jan-20 13:45:55

@PlantPotting (even!) 😀

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WineAt4pm Tue 14-Jan-20 13:46:44

I really like it. It was in our top 3 for if DC2 had been a boy!

PlantPotting Tue 14-Jan-20 14:29:24

Whoops I’m so sorry. 🤣🙈
Horrible name. Just joking. I LOVE it (but I think you knew that!)

MopsRUs Tue 14-Jan-20 15:33:55

I prefer Rafael. Rafferty is too frilly.

PlantPotting Tue 14-Jan-20 16:03:31

Both have 3 syllables 🤷‍♀️☺️

PlantPotting Tue 14-Jan-20 16:14:25


The name seemed to get a pretty positive response on a relatively recent Mumsnet thread

I don’t want to keep on at you though 🤣 ❤️ I’ll stop commenting now

Let us know what you decide xx

frankincenseandmur Tue 14-Jan-20 16:18:04

I prefer Rafael too.

BoomZahramay Tue 14-Jan-20 16:21:11

I prefer Raphaël. Rafferty seems faddy.

BoomZahramay Tue 14-Jan-20 16:21:54


17caterpillars1mouse Tue 14-Jan-20 16:27:17

I love Rafferty, I like Rafael too but it just didn't feel very us at the end of the day

MikeUniformMike Tue 14-Jan-20 16:45:33

I don't like Raphael or Rafferty. I suspect they are naughty boy names.

Iamagree Tue 14-Jan-20 19:13:48

Love Raphael, Rafferty makes me think of an 80's "nite"club

sel2223 Tue 14-Jan-20 19:34:36

I like both!

Tillygetsit Tue 14-Jan-20 22:35:55

Naughty boys names? 😂 I thought Rafael was angelic! Naughtiest boy I knew was called Giles.

YikesFeelSoStressed Tue 14-Jan-20 22:40:40


Astronica Tue 14-Jan-20 22:41:12

I like both Raphael and Rafferty. If unsure I would edge towards Raphael as the more traditional one.

DramaAlpaca Tue 14-Jan-20 22:46:09

I dislike the trend for Irish surnames being used as first names so it's a no from me. I said as much on the previous thread that's been linked, but in that case it went so well with the sibling names that it just worked.

Rafael is much nicer anyway. Rafferty sounds a bit, well, scruffy, for some reason confused

Liverbird77 Wed 15-Jan-20 18:14:41

I like but could never use was the surnay of the boyfriend I had before dh!!!!

Liverbird77 Wed 15-Jan-20 18:14:54


Dyra Wed 15-Jan-20 19:33:47

Can I vote for neither? Rufus is still the best!

If forced to choose, keep Rafael. Rafferty is.... Well, frankly I detest it.

Spied Wed 15-Jan-20 19:37:34

Rafferty is better than Rafael imo.
Not keen on it though.

BrutusMcDogface Wed 15-Jan-20 19:39:51

I love rufus! Dp said no to that one.

I also like rafferty. Think I prefer it to Raphael.

AlpacaGoodnight Fri 17-Jan-20 20:13:15

Like both but agree with pp Rafferty is probably going to be 'faddy'

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