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What do you think of Rafael?

(19 Posts)
curiousmary Tue 31-Oct-17 22:02:37

Thank you

Mrsknackered Tue 31-Oct-17 22:03:46

I love it. DS2 was very nearly Raphael. He's got a similar (ish) name as DP was put off by ninja turtles.

glares at DP

Tawdrylocalbrouhaha Tue 31-Oct-17 22:04:08

Teenage mutant ninja turtle!

Piratesandpants Tue 31-Oct-17 22:06:50

Lovely name.

Nateismine Tue 31-Oct-17 22:09:11

I've got a Rafa. Named after the tennis player! Great name!

ajb17 Tue 31-Oct-17 22:10:29

It’s a great name and I love the spelling you’ve specified.

bridgetreilly Tue 31-Oct-17 22:23:44

Gorgeous. I think I slightly prefer Raphael, but Rafael is also excellent. Rafa is the cutest nickname, imo.

KissesAX Wed 01-Nov-17 10:19:08

I know a Rafael. His nickname is Raffy it's adorable.

TonicAndTonic Wed 01-Nov-17 10:20:30

Love it, but personally don't like any of the usual abbreviations/nicknames that come from it.

BernardBlacksHangover Wed 01-Nov-17 16:18:11


euanthesheepiloveyou Wed 01-Nov-17 16:22:15

Love it. Tried to convince OH that we should call no. 6 Rafael (whilst in labour!) but he was having none of it.

Itsanicehotel Wed 01-Nov-17 17:40:04

Love it.

averylongtimeago Wed 01-Nov-17 17:46:09

I'm sorry but it's either an angel or a ninja turtle in my head.
It is a nice name though, nn Raff or Raffy?

mondler Wed 01-Nov-17 20:29:23

I like it smile

LifeofClimb Wed 01-Nov-17 20:39:19

Jane the Virgin fan? grin

lisara79 Wed 01-Nov-17 20:39:42

Love it... Raffa for short...

Ttbb Wed 01-Nov-17 20:41:44

Agesvery poorly. Baby Raffy is adorable but 55 year old Rafael the banker, not so much.

Movablefeast Thu 02-Nov-17 05:35:38

Doesn't age badly at all. Michael and Gabriel both are great on grown men. Raf is great on a grown man.

Itchytights Thu 02-Nov-17 05:46:45

Used to like it an until an utter dick started working with us called Rafael. Massively put me off.

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