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Rafferty?

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poisoniris Wed 30-Sep-09 15:04:51

I can't decide if I like this. It is from the list dh made.

What do you think?

rubyslippers Wed 30-Sep-09 15:05:30

prefer Raphael (personally)

nigglewiggle Wed 30-Sep-09 15:07:11

Are you a well-heeled, 4x4 driving, yummy mummy?

poisoniris Wed 30-Sep-09 15:10:08

Is that a must <worries>

cyteen Wed 30-Sep-09 15:14:04

I really hate this name (sorry!) It sounds...ruffley. Fussy.

Cortina Wed 30-Sep-09 15:15:25

To me it sounds made up or copied from a celeb with a son with this name. Sorry to Raffertys everywhere!

Thing is I'd never heard it used before Jude Law used it for his son. So to my mind it's like being called Brooklyn.

I think it's an Irish (?) valid name in its own right but originally a surname?

Raphael is classier and more classic to my mind.

HeadFairy Wed 30-Sep-09 15:15:41

A bit too Primrose Hill for me I'm afraid. Shame because it's actually quite a nice name I think. However, I'm sure associations with over paid non celebs in North London will fade pretty soon if your dh really likes it.

MamaLazarou Wed 30-Sep-09 18:27:39

It's truly awful. One of the worse trendy names doing the rounds at the moment. I can't think of anything good about it.

bibbitybobbityhat Wed 30-Sep-09 18:28:41

That is a very good name for a hamster.

herjazz Wed 30-Sep-09 18:29:00

It puts me in mind of someone scratching their genitals

Kirsty86 Wed 30-Sep-09 23:36:31

I like it, but I wouldn't dare use it.

dizzydixies Thu 01-Oct-09 19:35:12

its my MIL's maiden name and was a consideration of ours, we only had girls but it was on a list grin

pointydoug Thu 01-Oct-09 19:37:29

cheesoid

Dumbledoresgirl Thu 01-Oct-09 19:39:16

I love it. I want dh to have his tubes untied so we can have another baby and name it this. (Dh wouldn't agree though, to any of it!)

JeMenFous Thu 01-Oct-09 19:40:47

Jude Law and Sadie frost spring to my mind

mathanxiety Thu 01-Oct-09 19:40:56

Rafferty is very Dublin 4 or 6. It's an Irish surname (most Irish surnames were originally given names, very circular) I knew a Raftery once. But Rafferty always reminds me of riff raff, sorry.

Dumbledoresgirl Thu 01-Oct-09 19:44:47

Not sure why, but it reminds me of rakish which I know should be a negative connotation but in my mind is not. I feel any Rafferty would be fabulously good looking and easy in his own body.

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