Ranulf

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  1. kanga

    kanga Mummy Wummy

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    Thoughts on this name?

    Ranulph is the alternative

    The only shortener I can think if is Ran. Any others?

    Thanks ladies :flower:
     
  2. birdiex

    birdiex Guest

    Where's the emphasis, is it RAN-ulf or ran-ULF?

    Here's the meaning - (Ranulf is a cognate of Randolph)
    From the Germanic elements rand meaning "rim (of a shield)" and wulf meaning "wolf". The Normans brought this name to England, where there existed already an Old Norse cognate RandĂșlfr, which had been introduced by Scandinavian settlers. Randolf became rare after the Middle Ages, though it was revived in the 18th century (usually in the spelling Randolph).

    Shield-Wolf? It's pretty manly, I like it!
     
  3. kanga

    kanga Mummy Wummy

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    I dont think there is an emphasis on either the first or second half. Much like DA-VID is just da-vid. Nice to know someone likes it, thanks!!
     
  4. birdiex

    birdiex Guest

    Oh I see! Yeah it's quite medieval, which I like a lot - shame my OH doesn't! Nobody else will have the same name, will they!
     
  5. AngelBunny

    AngelBunny George's Mummy

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    sorry i don't like it sounds German to me & like Rudolf xx
     

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