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mammamiaaaaa Sat 08-Mar-14 15:04:53

Thoughts please

RachaelAgnes Sun 09-Mar-14 01:44:16


Amy106 Sun 09-Mar-14 01:21:20

Lovely name but I like Rachel best. Sorry, OP.

Wurstwitch Sun 09-Mar-14 01:16:35

Blaine, if you have a member of your family called Racheal, they can't spell. Catholic or not. Although I'm sure the Good Lord will forgive them.

rallytog1 Sat 08-Mar-14 22:23:29

I meant rare, not is. Obviously.

rallytog1 Sat 08-Mar-14 22:23:03

Rachel is very is these days. Something like 200 born in the last year of ONS baby name statistics (2012?)

Brabra Sat 08-Mar-14 20:32:26

I was thinking pheobe too! Racheal would be pronounced ray-cheel, just as pheobe would be pronounced fee-obe. Rachael is a pretty spelling though.

HotPanda Sat 08-Mar-14 20:24:12

It is Rachael. Easy to remember as A before E in the alphabet.
Of course I am biased. Rachel is acceptable if not common

Blaineisnotanappliance Sat 08-Mar-14 19:21:33

My dd is called Phoebe and yes we have had some choice spellings!

maitaimojito Sat 08-Mar-14 19:16:47

In my experience Rachels have always been lovely and Rachaels less so which would make me favour spelling it without the second 'a'.

I also think it looks much nicer when written down and reduces the issue of the 'Racheal' spelling error.

Nocomet Sat 08-Mar-14 19:03:57

Rachel from preference as that's the spelling used by the ones I grew up with.

My cousin recently married a lovely Rachael and my dyslexic brain makes the same mistake as the OP every time I write it.

Wurstwitch Sat 08-Mar-14 18:57:05

Oh dear, Thurlow.

You'd think the registry office would point it out... Those poor kids having to go through life with everyone remarking on it! I wonder if the parents ever realise they got it wrong and try to correct it?!

My dog is called Phoebe. The kennel can't spell it and it comes back written a different way each time. I don't think she minds, but a child would!

Oblomov Sat 08-Mar-14 18:52:31

Please don't do this.

usualsuspect33 Sat 08-Mar-14 18:47:14

Has she spelt it wrong by any chance?

Thurlow Sat 08-Mar-14 18:24:27

Rachel/Rachael - nice. One of DD's middle names after a family member but I've grown to like it. You don't hear it much nowadays, but everyone knows it.

Racheal - just looks like a misspelling.

(*Antoinette*, I think last year's name data had half a dozen Pheobe's on the list!)

AntoinetteCosway Sat 08-Mar-14 18:18:22

I met a Pheobe the other day. She pointed out that I was spelling her name wrongly when I wrote 'Phoebe'. OP, is your spelling deliberate too?

FWIW, I think both Pheobe and Racheal just look like errors, and even if they're deliberate I think most people will assume they're errors.

BOFtastic Sat 08-Mar-14 18:15:14

Rachael is the biblical spelling, rather than specifically Catholic, I think.

goodtimesinbontemps Sat 08-Mar-14 18:12:35

blaine I am Catholic and have never seen that spelling before, its always been Rachel around here. Nice name btw

SauvignonBlanche Sat 08-Mar-14 18:10:00


youbethemummylion Sat 08-Mar-14 18:09:30

Rachel is far easier for everyone to spell. Dont know about the name though seems a bit dated.

Blaineisnotanappliance Sat 08-Mar-14 18:07:59

I have a member of my family named this with that spelling. Apparently its the catholic spellinghmm

CurlyhairedAssassin Sat 08-Mar-14 18:07:06

If you google, there are people who DO spell it like that. Not many, though, I bet. And they are wrong anyway. grin

Innogen Sat 08-Mar-14 18:05:52


Your spelling.

^ In order of preference.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 08-Mar-14 18:05:43

I once had a client who spelt it like the OP did and I had to grit my teeth every time I had to read or write it

HyvaPaiva Sat 08-Mar-14 18:04:14

That's not how you spell it. It's Rachel or Rachael. Please don't give your child a name even her parent can't spell!

SadFreak Sat 08-Mar-14 17:57:33

Rachel is my preferred spelling and it is a lovely name imo.

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