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Rachel?
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jfoyo26 · 26/11/2019 12:47

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?

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TatianaLarina · 26/11/2019 12:53

Strong beautiful name. Classic. Not particularly fashionable so it won’t date.

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Paperyfish · 26/11/2019 12:54

Love it

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Leopardprintboots · 26/11/2019 13:02

What’s DD1 name out of interest @jfoyo26

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TheMonaOgg · 26/11/2019 13:03

Love it. It's also the name of one of my lovely SDDs.

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BabloHoney · 26/11/2019 13:16

Rachel is a lovely name!!

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BlueChampagne · 26/11/2019 13:16

Super.

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SayOohLaLa · 26/11/2019 13:29

Rachel or Rachael spelling? It's not one you hear so often now but it's a lovely name.

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Cookit · 26/11/2019 13:40

I really love the name Rachel.

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Aderyn19 · 26/11/2019 13:44

Beautiful name

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Thetimetravelerswife · 26/11/2019 13:48

Sorry I’m going to go against the grain here and say I don’t like it.
I find it quite dated to the 90s especially after Rachel Green from friends, there were lots of Rachel’s. I know it’s a “classic” name but classic names do date..eg Jane and now sarah is starting to become dated too.

However if you like the name that’s all that matters.
I would spell it Rachel

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Bogoffrain · 26/11/2019 13:52

Prefer the spelling Rachael

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bridgetreilly · 26/11/2019 13:57

Perfect.

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TatianaLarina · 26/11/2019 13:58

Why are people on here so obsessed with popular culture? I don’t see 5e relevance of a sitcom from 30 years ago.

When I hear name Rachel I think of The Moonstone, My Cousin Rachel, and The Rachel Papers, Rachel Weisz.

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elderlee · 26/11/2019 13:58

Love it :)

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BabyMoonPie · 26/11/2019 14:02

We have a Rachel, she's nearly 3. We thought we were picking a traditional and classic name but the reaction has been surprising. So many people (from hospital staff when she was born to a photographer a couple of weeks ago) have commented along the lines of "we haven't had a Rachel in a long time"! It's good to know she won't be one of several with her name at school

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Sugarfreejelly · 26/11/2019 14:09

I love the name but prefer Rachael.

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BonBon411 · 26/11/2019 14:42

Rachel is lovely

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Aderyn19 · 26/11/2019 14:54

Thetimetravelerswife all names date to a certain degree but that doesn't make them less beautiful.

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Lobsterquadrille2 · 26/11/2019 15:32

Love it and definitely that spelling. I know a few, much older - I think it's lovely at any age. Often seems to go with Rebecca - maybe the du Maurier connection.

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Confusedrelation · 26/11/2019 15:38

There are a lot my age but I’ve not met any amongst my DC’s friends/school. All the ones I know are lovely so to me it’s a good strong name

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Tonz · 26/11/2019 15:40

Lovely name and not too popular so there won’t be loads of Rachel’s in the same class at school

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jfoyo26 · 26/11/2019 15:48

Thanks for your thoughts so far!
@Leopardprintboots DD1 is Louise.
@BabyMoonPie I think it is a traditional and classic name but just not fashionable at the minute...That's partly why we like it, think it fits with Louise in that sense - short, classic and well known but significantly underused at present.

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1Bobbinwinder · 26/11/2019 15:49

I really like it, it was on our list. It's such a lovely name to say.

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milliefiori · 26/11/2019 15:49

Gorgeous name. Classic. Also Ray is a lovely nickname for a girl.

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Thetimetravelerswife · 26/11/2019 15:50

@Aderyn19

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.

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