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?
TatianaLarina · 26/11/2019 12:53
Strong beautiful name. Classic. Not particularly fashionable so it won’t date.
Paperyfish · 26/11/2019 12:54
Leopardprintboots · 26/11/2019 13:02
What’s DD1 name out of interest @jfoyo26
TheMonaOgg · 26/11/2019 13:03
Love it. It's also the name of one of my lovely SDDs.
BabloHoney · 26/11/2019 13:16
Rachel is a lovely name!!
BlueChampagne · 26/11/2019 13:16
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.
Cookit · 26/11/2019 13:40
I really love the name Rachel.
Aderyn19 · 26/11/2019 13:44
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
Bogoffrain · 26/11/2019 13:52
Prefer the spelling Rachael
bridgetreilly · 26/11/2019 13:57
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.
elderlee · 26/11/2019 13:58
Love it :)
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
Sugarfreejelly · 26/11/2019 14:09
I love the name but prefer Rachael.
BonBon411 · 26/11/2019 14:42
Rachel is lovely
Aderyn19 · 26/11/2019 14:54
Thetimetravelerswife all names date to a certain degree but that doesn't make them less beautiful.
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.
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
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
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.
1Bobbinwinder · 26/11/2019 15:49
I really like it, it was on our list. It's such a lovely name to say.
milliefiori · 26/11/2019 15:49
Gorgeous name. Classic. Also Ray is a lovely nickname for a girl.
Thetimetravelerswife · 26/11/2019 15:50
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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