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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;

Jonah (I love this but DH has pretty much banned it)
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.feral3

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


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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