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Ralph/Ralf

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Sunflower100 · 17/06/2008 09:02

What do you think? and which spelling? Is it a bit poncey - keen not to be!!!!!!!!

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BalletMum · 17/06/2008 09:03

Did you ever read "Forever" by Judy Blume in your youth?

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Sunflower100 · 17/06/2008 09:06

Ha ha - I did and now its coming back to me!!! (blush)
That rules that out then!

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BalletMum · 17/06/2008 09:14

No, just it's the first thing that springs to mind when I hear the name!!! However I like it still and the younger generation won't have heard of it.

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Tortington · 17/06/2008 09:14

no

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BalletMum · 17/06/2008 09:15

I know a boy whose name is pronounced "rayth" IYSWIM not sure how they spell it though.

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StripySails · 17/06/2008 09:16

I know a child called Ralph - I think it's cool. Apart from Judy Blume for the older generation I think there are no real associations, definitely no sterotypes. The hero in Lord of the Flies is called Ralph.

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nailpolish · 17/06/2008 09:22

yes makes me thing of judy blume too

(i thought it was Are You There God, its Me Margaret)

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nailpolish · 17/06/2008 09:22

"older generation"

thanks!

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StripySails · 17/06/2008 09:24

I meant "older generation" as in the mums rather than the babies contempories. As balletmum mentioned the "younger generation". No offence intended.

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MamaG · 17/06/2008 09:26

at Auld Naily

I rather like it actually (but not Ralf, just looks like you can't spell Ralph!) but at my old high school "to ralph" meant to be sick

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nailpolish · 17/06/2008 09:28

mamag ive been meaning to say to you

at the festival this year i see there is a play about the famous five "five go to the festival" i think - made me immediately think of you

i think ill take dd1

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stuffitllama · 17/06/2008 09:28

oh
no

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nailpolish · 17/06/2008 09:29

sorry for hijack

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MamaG · 17/06/2008 09:29

oh really? Edinburgh festival do you mean (or have i got you completely wrong, geographically?) - my DD would LOVE that

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nailpolish · 17/06/2008 09:30

Ralph Fiennes - he pronounces it "Ray-ph does he not

v posh

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nailpolish · 17/06/2008 09:30

yes in edinburgh

you should come up

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branflake81 · 17/06/2008 12:43

we've had this discussion before. for anyone who's read Judy Blume this name is a big no!

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LuLuBai · 17/06/2008 12:47

Yup - it's forevor going to have other associations for those of us who used to read Judy Blume.

But if it weren't for that book I would like the name a lot.

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LuLuBai · 17/06/2008 12:48

sorry I really cannot spell today forever duh

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LadyThompson · 17/06/2008 12:53

Well, there's a Ralph in The Simpsons. It's ok as a name though, quite unusual. As for Ralf, it's actually the German version of the name so perfectly acceptable.

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LuLuBai · 17/06/2008 13:01

I've got a German friend called Rolf

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lilyloo · 17/06/2008 13:02

lol was just going to say 'Judy Blume' connotation means a no for me

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AbbeyA · 17/06/2008 13:17

It would have to be the traditional spelling Ralph IMO. I would feel sorry for any DC given the name!

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Sunflower100 · 17/06/2008 14:48

Wow that book had some impact!! You all have better memories than me! And how sad that we are the older generation! Sniff!
A friend of a friend had called her boy Ralph and I just thought what a cool name it was.
Glad I posted- best to know these things now rather than after naming!

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