DS is a Raphael. I started a thread once and had 100% positive replies (was pg at the time). It's the MN baby names holy grail.
DS is called Rafe/Raph/Rafa/Raffy/RaphaRoo and just plain Raphael. It's a lovely name. Annoyingly, I taught a parent craft class when he was 11 days old and 2 of the other Mums liked his name so much they used it so unless we or they move, he'll have two others in his class.
One of the archangels, a painter and a teenage mutant ninja hero turtle ( or whatever they are called).
I have one, he s 11. He used to be Raffi, then Rapha, now increasinly Raf.
The name seems to develop and grow with him.
It is taditionally a Jewish or Catholic name, as the book if Tobit ( in which Raphael appears) is part of the apocrypha (part of the holy scrpiture, which s part of Catholic bible but not the protestant one).
I have had comments about it being too posh, or too artistic a name. That does not bother me.
Don't want it to become a super popular name though, so shhhhhhhh
my favourite boys name and has been for a long time, prefer Raphael. Too old to have a ds now but my dd loves it so you never know , I may have a dgs but not for a few years at least!!! Beautiful name, love dante as well but I don't expect many will like that!