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#1 libbylu

Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

I am due in a week and we can't agree - help!
Sirname is Irish, 3 syllables and starts with M, so I don't want a first name starting with M (am against MM).  DS1s first name is an uncommon Irish name of 2 syllables starting with K.
We are about to have DS2.  We don't want anything too common.

List so far is;

Otis
Jonah (I love this but DH has pretty much banned it)
Oran
Flyn
Rafferty (Rafi) - We love the nickname Rafi. I know people probably prefer Raphael, but really, we have Irish ancestry and no Italian, and it doesn't sit right.  If we had any Italian history I would go Raphael but think it sounds silly with our other names and sirname. - ETA I stand corrected with Raphael being a Hebrew name. I guess it could work, but for some reason just doesn't go with our last name as well.

Any opinions or suggestions?

Edited by libbylu, 12 February 2013 - 10:21 PM.


#2 Musk Sticks

Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

love Rafferty.

#3 TurtleTamer

Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:13 PM

What does Italian have to do with it?  Raphael/Rafael is a Hebrew name, as is Jonah which you have on your list so I'm presuming that doesn't rule out names automatically.
I get that you have an Irish background but Rafferty is all surname to me.

Of your list my pick would probably be Oran.

#4 B.3

Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:16 PM

I absolutely love Jonah. I would have used it for sure if my last name was different.

#5 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:16 PM

Oran or Rafferty original.gif

#6 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

Unfortunately Jonah is the only one on the list I like - but I wouldn't recommend going against your DH's wishes on the name.

Flynn is okay but I prefer this spelling.

I really dislike both Otis and Rafferty.

#7 libbylu

Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

It troubles me a little that Rafferty, while Irish, is actually a last name not a first name.

#8 Onedayamum

Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:20 PM

Love Jonah but sounds like you're up against it with that one original.gif Flyn is sweet too.

#9 Magnus

Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:24 PM

I like Otis the best.

(And Jonah, but I think it's best if both parents like the name somewhat)

#10 kerilyntaryn

Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

Otis - sorry don't like
Jonah (I love this but DH has pretty much banned it) love it but it wouldn't go with DS1 name
Oran - sorry don't like
Flyn - good  but Flynn
Rafferty (Rafi) - not that keen on this one

Angus
Fergus
Donovan
Sullivan
Aidan
Alastair
Brennan
Brady
Ronan
Conner
Devin
Desmond
Liam
Nolan
Niall
Oscar
Patrick
Quinn
Rory
Rowan
Ryan
Seamus
Sean
Toren
Blaine
Bowen
Brendan
Brody
Caelen
Evan
Gavin
Dylan
Gerald
Grady


what is your other sons name



#11 libbylu

Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:17 PM

QUOTE (kerilyntaryn @ 13/02/2013, 12:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
what is your other sons name


It is pretty much Caelan, with a K.  So I am fairly keen to avoid other names that end with 'an' as it is probably too matchy.  I realise this includes Oran - but it's on the list because DH thinks it's great.

#12 kerilyntaryn

Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:22 PM

well that cuts out a number that I suggested then

#13 Gudrun

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:07 AM

I think you should go Irish two syllables with your second son as well, so Oran.   Otherwise Rafferty.


ETA: Otis goes OK. I like Flyn/n but it's not an ideal fit. Jonah and Raphael while fantasic names sound like they might be a bit mismatchy with big brother's name.

Edited by Gudrun, 13 February 2013 - 12:11 AM.





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