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June 5th, 2012 09:23 AM #1Senior Member
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I wanted something less used for boys than Rowan. (It's a common-enough male name here in Australia) and I like leaving nature names for the guys when possible as there's not many. My hope had been for Rosamund but my husband doesn't like it.
My husband is shockingly okay - we rarely both like a name - with Rain, and with Raina/Rayna/Reina.
Rain is a nature name, with the simplest meaning and spelling but also maybe the least "name" sounding? I can't decide if I like its single-syllableness or not.
The others mean "queen" or "pure." I don't know which spelling is best, though I generally lean away from y's. Has no gender identity issues. Used in several languages.
My husband also likes Raine. I'm not sure the e does anything for me, really, but it was the one he picked first (though he a minute later said "they're all good") so it has some draw.
I would be interested in which appeals to you?
None of them are on the Australian top 1000. They are more popular in the US. I am American though and we're not sure where we'll be later.
June 5th, 2012 10:27 AM #3Senior Member
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June 5th, 2012 10:42 AM #9Mother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^
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