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I am named Rae and I love it. No others in my class have the same name, although they get it wrong with spelling... (Really, Rey (Star Wars..), Ray).. I think Rae is cute and awesome, don't hate.
BeautifulNames  7/3/2017
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Not really unique anymore... I guess it's tolerable but sounds a bit hillbilly.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2017
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The name Rae is a female name in every country but the United States. My granddaughter's name is Gwenevere Rae. I love it.
― Anonymous User  4/4/2017
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Wow, I must say that the harsh comments from some of you has me at a loss of words. If you dislike the name Rae so much, then don't bother searching it. You ended up on this blog site for a reason. Anyway, I work in a call center, and there are several Jennifer's using different variants of the name. So I was going to go with Jemma and then decided I'll just go with my middle name RAE. Hideous... Unintelligent... Your opinion is rightfully yours. My Father's name is Ray. No brainer there. I think RAE is rare, unique and really cool for a woman, so there it is there.
Jennifer Rae  2/28/2017
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Rae Spoon is a nonbinary musician and writer.
namewx  2/18/2017
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Despite the change in spelling, this name still sounds completely masculine to me. I'd use Ray or Rae for a boy, never for a girl. I couldn't imagine calling a girl by a name I much prefer for a boy. It would be like calling a boy May\Mae or Fay\Faye.
― Anonymous User  9/30/2016
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My middle name is Rae and personally, I love it. I also love the different spelling of my first name: Kacee. In my case Rae is not short for anything but I like it as a nickname for Rachael, Raegan or any other variation.
I get 'you will always be our little Rae of sunshine' at the bottom of birthday cards and seeing as I'm a summer baby, it fits perfectly.
Kacee.R.Glynn  7/20/2016
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I like it only on girls as a middle name.
Eileen1209864  6/27/2016
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I love Rae for a girl.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2016
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The name Rae was given to 94 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
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This is my middle name, my mom was giving me and my sister unique names. My sister Natosha Renee, and me McKenzie Rae. I can't tell how many times people have misspelled "Rae", it was spelled "Ray" several times and than "Rye" once. -_-
KenniWinchester  6/13/2016
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In my opinion any spellings of Ray are masculine names including Rae, Rey and so on...
lilolaf  2/13/2016
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Rae was given to 87 girls and 7 boys in the USA in 2014.
lilolaf  2/13/2016
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As someone who is gender neutral, I absolutely adore this name. My mum named me Rachel and now that I don't identify as female, it's a great name that all my friends love to use. It also helps that on days when I present more masculine, I can tell people that it's short for Raymond.
RaeMau  2/9/2016
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Rae is a beautiful name!. Reminds me of a ray of sunshine. Sweet and simple!
― Anonymous User  7/30/2015
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Rae, or even Ray. This name sounds way more feminine to me. I don't like it for a guy.
― Anonymous User  7/30/2015
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My name is Raegan and I go by Rae. Raegan Julliete is my name and I loved the name Rae throughout my whole life. However when I got a job I started going by Raegan.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2015
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I don't care. The name Rae will ALWAYS sound masculine to me.

Rae\Ray: same name. Both masculine sounding.
― Anonymous User  6/18/2015
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I love this name. I was given it 51 years ago by a far sighted mother. It's been the most amazing conversation starter for as long as I can remember - so many people want to know about it, why I was called Rae and what do I think about "having a boy's name"? Luckily, people always say they love it too as it's so unusual.

I think it's a great name for a girl!
Original  6/16/2015
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Rae Sremmurd is an American hip hop duo of brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy. Their songs include "No Flex Zone" and "No Type".
― Anonymous User  12/19/2014
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This is a masculine sounding name no matter how you spell it. I pity any girls running around named *Rae* (Ray) due to foolish parents. Hmm sorry. I can still see Rae on a boy. Even with the spelling. Sorry but why not slap "Raemin\Raemyn\Raemynn" onto a girl as well?
― Anonymous User  12/8/2014
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My friend is going to name her child Rae and her name is Mary so it will be Mary had a (skip little) lamb.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2013
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The name Rae was given to 80 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
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My name is Raeleen. My nick names are Rae or Rae Rae. I always get complements on my name on how unique and beautiful it is. I love my name and nicknames.
Raeleen  5/11/2013
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Am I the only one who thinks this is a filler nickname given by redneck parents? It's not even pretty, although ray isn't terrible for a boy. "Rae", however, just sounds completely southern and unintelligent, as a middle name or a first name. And to the person who said it was modern, it's actually not even on the top 1000 anymore, but had been since the 1800's, so I guess the only credit I can give it is it's not trendy or modern.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2013
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A family friend had a baby last year that they named Summer Rae, such an adorable name!
― Anonymous User  2/13/2012
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My name is Kirsten Rae. I hate Rae. I have enough difficulty getting inattentive people to get my first name correct, but when I give my name for a pizza order they inevitably assume it is 'Ray' and I am just using my husband/SO's name. It is ENTIRELY too masculine to be cute as a given name. As a close family/ very personal nickname it can be cute but as a given name it is asking your daughter to become a hooker and give birth to her first or 14 children when she's 15.
Cuss10  2/7/2012
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Like many posters here, I write fiction. I have a character named Rachel and absolutely hated the thought of her being called "Rach." Say what you will about Rachel's beauty or lack thereof (I like it myself, obviously) but Rach is positively dreadful. I was so happy to discover the much cuter nickname Rae!
― Anonymous User  9/7/2011
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This traditionally a surname, particularly in Scotland and the Orkney Islands.
For example 19th century Scottish explorer John Rae.
KelpieRae  6/19/2010
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Quite a lovely first name, if I do say so myself.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2010
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I prefer this name spelt the Japanese way, Rei, like Hino Rei a.k.a Sailor Mars, who I love.
― Anonymous User  3/1/2010
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The coolest name I ever heard.
sailormars  6/16/2009
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One of the most horrible first names I have ever seen. The pronunciation of this name is WAY too masculine for a female. As a middle name though it isn't so bad, with the right first name (something very feminine) this could be cute.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2009
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ATTENTION! This is now my official nickname! My name's Rachel, so I think this will be a cute nickname, instead of Rachelle and Rach, and it's a lot less common. Yay!
LilSingstarEeyore  1/14/2009
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Rae is the name of a character from the short novel "There's No Such Place as Far Away" written by Richard Bach.
winterglow  1/4/2009
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A sweet modern name, which happens to be one of the only modern names that is pronounceable and not sucky. It expresses creativity without scaring your children.
magicalhannah7  12/29/2008
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Rae is a lovely name, nice and short. I know two girls called Rae as their full name.
tessafearnley  11/1/2008
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This name sounds like a generic middle name for a female redneck.
bananarama  10/7/2008
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In my opinion Rae is much, much prettier than the ugly name it's often associated with: Rachel.
Junidoe-Josephine  8/24/2008
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Too plain and minimalist.
slight night shiver  5/3/2008
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Clichéd, sort of trashy, masculine because it sounds like 'Ray', and the 'ae' part is ugly since it is at the end.
gretaelisif  11/19/2007
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I know a girl named "Anarae." Pronounced ANN-A-RAY.
gracielou16  8/29/2007
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The name of the heroine in "Black Snake Moan".
― Anonymous User  8/29/2007
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Rae can also be short for Raven. That is Raven-Symone's nickname in the show "That's So Raven".
CharlieRob  8/19/2007
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I think Rae is a good middle name for a girl.
joanie2007  8/13/2007
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Rae is a good name but gets old quickly.
raea  7/20/2007
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Rae is the female carachter's name in the movie "Dead Calm", starring Nicole Kidman.
sunbeam  4/8/2007
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I have also seen the name Raelee.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2006
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I know someone called Rae, who is a girl, and this is not a nickname! Rae for a girl's full name is absolutely hideous, and entirely masculine. No offence to all those Rae's out there.
― Anonymous User  10/24/2006
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My middle name is Rae and so far I have never met another girl named Rae. I like it for a short form of Raelyn or just for a first name. A unique spelling I've found is Rai or Raii.
― Anonymous User  9/22/2006
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I think it is a pretty name as well as a good nickname for someone named Rachel or Raegan. I have a friend who we call Rae-Rae to get on her nerves.
warriorsgirl  8/19/2006
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Unique and pretty.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2006
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I LOVE this name. I can't explain why but I just think it's a beautiful name, not only for a pet name for someone named Rachel or Raquel (as myself) but also as a first name. I love the sound of it! Reminds me of the sun, the summer and someone really brave and sweet.
Mary-Rach  3/2/2006
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I like the name Rae as a nickname for Raegan. :)
mum2bubba  12/4/2005

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