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If you have/are/know a Raphaela what is it shortened to?

(20 Posts)
EllenDegenerate Mon 24-Oct-16 08:18:14

I don't mind Raf/Rafi but really dislike Ella so please be honest.

Of course I prefer the full name but I'm aware how unrealistic it is to expect everybody to use it.

Thanks smile

NoahVale Mon 24-Oct-16 08:39:00

the one i know is shortened to bella

LadyPenelope68 Mon 24-Oct-16 08:40:18

Raffy or Ella.

frenchielala Mon 24-Oct-16 08:42:03


Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 24-Oct-16 10:13:27


Chinlo Mon 24-Oct-16 10:21:01


Pluto30 Mon 24-Oct-16 10:21:44

The one I know is always known as Raffy.

spankhurst Mon 24-Oct-16 10:22:39

I know a Raphael who is Raffa.

GetAHaircutCarl Mon 24-Oct-16 10:24:37


JasperDamerel Mon 24-Oct-16 10:57:17

Raffy/Raff/Rafty. Also (with great affection from family and v close friends) Riff-raff. But that's a teasing jokey nickname rather than an actual shortening.

GetAHaircutCarl Mon 24-Oct-16 11:03:11

Yes Rafty here too.

StressheadMcGee Mon 24-Oct-16 11:52:44

Raffi for the one we know - and she's a lovely little girl so it always has nice connotations.

harrietm87 Mon 24-Oct-16 14:42:02

The one I know is almost always raphaela. Sometimes raph.

HardcoreLadyType Mon 24-Oct-16 14:57:58

What about Faye?

EllenDegenerate Mon 24-Oct-16 16:34:19

Thanks, I'm glad there's not too many Ella/Ellie shortenings.

I quite like RiffRaffthlgrin

WitchesGlove Mon 24-Oct-16 18:57:16

Never met one- it's unusual

bluechameleon Mon 24-Oct-16 21:14:14

I taught a Rafaella who was always known by her full name. Only year 4 though, may have changed as she got older.

leopardchanges Mon 24-Oct-16 21:19:55

I know an adult one who is always the full name. Never even considered shortening it, but I can see kids would. She's Italian though, if that makes a difference.

ShowOfHands Mon 24-Oct-16 21:23:31

I have a Raphael who is Raf, Raffy or RifRaf.

cosmicglittergirl Mon 24-Oct-16 21:24:18


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