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Gavreel James

(27 Posts)
CherryPineapple Sun 03-Jan-16 18:38:10

Opinions please?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 03-Jan-16 18:40:32

Never heard of it before. What are its meaning and origins .

CherryPineapple Sun 03-Jan-16 18:41:14

Gavreel is the Angel of Peace smile

Raxacoricofallapatorius Sun 03-Jan-16 18:41:44

The Angel of peace?

My youngest has an angel name so I'm quite fond of them. It's very different. Genuinely not sure what I think. I think I like it!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 03-Jan-16 18:41:52

Oh its quite nice.

Raxacoricofallapatorius Sun 03-Jan-16 18:42:21


I don't think many people will know it's history.

Raxacoricofallapatorius Sun 03-Jan-16 18:42:49


Ruddy auto correct

Pinklily1 Sun 03-Jan-16 18:44:11

Is it pronounced as it is spelt i.e Gav-reel?

I have never heard of it before but I actually quite like it!

Watto1 Sun 03-Jan-16 18:46:30

That's a lovely name. It's bound to be shortened to Gav though and then people will assume his name is Gavin! Would you be ok with that? I have a friend called Christian who everyone knows as Chris. He is forever being called Christopher. Drives him bonkers.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 03-Jan-16 18:46:42

He can always opt for Gav as a nn if he so wishes

CherryPineapple Sun 03-Jan-16 18:50:14

He's an angel, guys smile

DingleberryFinn Sun 03-Jan-16 18:52:25

Aka Gabriel/Gavriel.

I prefer Balonz...

CherryPineapple Sun 03-Jan-16 19:02:31

Gabriel is different, no?

xmasseason Sun 03-Jan-16 19:03:14

James is very popular as a middle name.

I quite like Gavreel although I haven't heard of it before.

CherryPineapple Sun 03-Jan-16 19:04:35

I am picking James because Gavreel is so different!

nooka Sun 03-Jan-16 19:11:51

Gavriel is a form of Gabriel, who is also known as the Angel of Peace (the angel who appeared to the shepherds in the nativity story). Gavreel would be an alternative spelling. The original being in Hebrew, so a different script with many possible translations.

If you like the meaning OP, then I'd use Gabriel. If you like the v sound more than the b sound but are worried about it being too unusual then I' use it as a middle name.

I've only heard of it from Guy Gavriel Kay the fantasy author.

DingleberryFinn Sun 03-Jan-16 19:12:09

Gabriel is different no?


scrivette Sun 03-Jan-16 19:13:05

I haven't ever heard of it but quite like it, although not keen on the shortened 'Gav'.

JoMalones Sun 03-Jan-16 19:15:08

Just saw you said he's an angel so I doubt Gav will be used. Sorry for your loss. I think he name is lovely

Watto1 Sun 03-Jan-16 19:17:25

I'm so sorry. I didn't realise that he was an angel. So sorry for your lossflowers

CherryPineapple Sun 03-Jan-16 19:24:15

Thank you smile we are religious though, so we know he'll be up there with God

JoMalones Sun 03-Jan-16 19:26:29

thanks then that makes the name even more fitting

scrivette Mon 04-Jan-16 16:35:00

The name is absolutely perfect for him thanks

Cattington Tue 05-Jan-16 00:46:35

It's a beautiful name. Gabriel is my favourite ever boys name and Gavreel is just another version of that. And it sounds good (and is fitting as is also biblical) with James flowers

mathanxiety Tue 05-Jan-16 06:23:05

Gavreell is the same as Gabriel, though Gavreel is usually spelled Gavriil -- which is Gabriel in Russian.

I don't know if this will post but the Cyrillic is Гавриил and the English transliteration is direct -- Gavriil (pronounced Gavreel but not normally spelled that way).

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