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Juliette, Raphaela, Mariella, Magdalene or something else entirely?

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EllenDegenerate Thu 23-Jun-16 21:29:44

Just that really.
DC5 due early December. If a boy will be Raphael James William.

Other DC are
Eden Leonard Patrick
Sylvie Jacinta
Reuben John Stephen
Delilah Elisabeth Amanda.

Any opinions or fabulous suggestions?

Thanks smile

Watchingdallas Thu 23-Jun-16 21:35:29

Jacinta and Delilah? I think most celebrity names would go with that set!

EllenDegenerate Thu 23-Jun-16 21:36:51

Theyre both biblical names hmm

onehellofaride Thu 23-Jun-16 21:38:04

I like Magdalene and Mariella

stiffstink Thu 23-Jun-16 21:44:34

I love your DCs' names OP. Of the 4 in your title, I think Mariella is too "ellellelly" (made up word for you there) with Delilah.

I would go with Raphaela nn Raffy personally (DH vetoed Raphael from our boys list though)!

bjornbaby Thu 23-Jun-16 21:48:22


Fink Thu 23-Jun-16 22:03:53

Raphaella/e and Magdalene are great, although I wanted Madeleine for Mary Magdalene instead of the direct spelling. I'm unlikely to have another child but if I did I would definitely go with them, lovely names.

Other nice names which I would think of as similar (you may disagree):
Faustina, Thérèse, Augustina, Kezia, Miriam, Rebecca.

thatsthewayitgoes Thu 23-Jun-16 22:33:33

I have a Raphael James and a Juliette! smilesmilesmile

julfin Fri 24-Jun-16 02:02:57

I'd like a little boy Raphael too - fabulous name, my favourite. Sadly my DH isn't convinced.

Of the girls names, I love Raphaela. Also juliette. The others are pretty too, but personally I'd go with Raphaela (and juliette as mn would work nicely with Raphaela).

BoboBunnyH0p Fri 24-Jun-16 06:10:02

I like Mariella and Juliette. I suggest Marcella.

EllenDegenerate Fri 24-Jun-16 08:03:59

Thanks for all of your input.
It looks like Raphaela might be the front runner so far.

I think that DP is going to veto Magdalene. He just really dislikes Maggie/Mags and thinks they are inevitable nicknames.

I love the suggestion of Faustina though and will definitely mull thste one over.

I think Raphael and Juliette are a fabulous sibset.

It Will be so much easier if the baby is a boy as it took us perhaps all of two seconds to settle on Raphael.

CourtJester Fri 24-Jun-16 10:26:39

Mariella or Juliette for me. i think they would go the best with your other names.

Magdelene sounds too harsh to me, and Raphaela is nice, but i don't think it goes with the other names very well.

PartiallyStars Fri 24-Jun-16 10:29:09

I used to live in Cambridge so pronounce Magdalene as "maudlin", which doesn't sound very nice as a name. I like Mariella, and Juliette.

Maverick66 Fri 24-Jun-16 10:31:45

Beulah Anne

Macarena1990 Fri 24-Jun-16 22:11:51

I have a Raphaella, but we call her Raffy. Obviously my favourite from your list!

Cakescakescakes Fri 24-Jun-16 22:16:03

I love Juliette

DetestableHerytike Fri 24-Jun-16 22:45:05

What about Juliana?

Wintersummerwintersummer Sat 25-Jun-16 09:36:17

Juliette is lovely. I prefer the Juliet spelling but either way that is head and shoulders prettier then the other names imho x

Honeybee79 Sat 25-Jun-16 20:31:26

Magdalena would be beautiful.

JazzAnnNonMouse Sun 26-Jun-16 00:09:56

I think any of those would sound great with the siblings
Love your name choices.

What would be the middle name/s?

1horatio Sun 26-Jun-16 14:59:19

Raphaela is lovely, I personally do not like Magdalena at all... Juliette and Mariella are also nice, but Raphaela is just so gorgeous smile
Your children have lovely names, btw.

cecilelliott Sun 26-Jun-16 20:11:02

Juliet (or maybe Julia?) is lovely
Not so keen on Mariella but what about Mary or Maria (v underused these days - in UK anyway)

landofmilkandhoney Sun 26-Jun-16 20:39:56

Love Mariella actually! Would probably be shortened but Mary is a nice shortening.

Not keen on Raphaella. The others are ok.

libellule1 Sun 26-Jun-16 21:07:50

Juliette! Great names though smile

omri Sun 26-Jun-16 21:23:19

Fabulous names. Love raphaella. What about Virginia, Fredericka, Valentina?

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