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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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


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

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

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

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.

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


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

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

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

I like both!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

I prefer Raphaël. Rafferty seems faddy.

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

I prefer Rafael too.

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

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

Both have 3 syllables 🤷‍♀️☺️

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

I prefer Rafael. Rafferty is too frilly.

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!)

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!

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

@PlantPotting (even!) 😀

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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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