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Raphael or Benedict? Caspar or Jasper?

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peppapig3 Sun 31-May-09 15:05:57

Am edging towards Raphael but interested to know which you all prefer and why.

fizzpops Sun 31-May-09 15:10:11

Like Raphael and Caspar. Raphael I like more.

Benedict and Jasper I don't like mainly because of associations I have with them personally rather than what they sound like.

stripeypineapple Sun 31-May-09 15:27:17

Prefer Benedict and Jasper.

Raphael is a teenage mutant ninja turtle and Caspar is a friendly ghost.

nkf Sun 31-May-09 15:28:04

Benedict is the only one I like and I don't like it much.
Why? Jasper sounds like a dog's name to me. Caspar is a ghost. Raphael is an angel. Not particularly cogent reasons I know but that's baby names for you. smile

Lizzylou Sun 31-May-09 15:32:13

Benedict is a wonderful name, but wouldn't like it to get too popular wink

Poppity Sun 31-May-09 15:37:32

Benedict (but he will be shortened to Ben)

Raphael, lovely, great abbreviated too

annasmami Sun 31-May-09 16:15:25

Raphael would be my first choice - classic, masculine sounding name which isn't too common. Great choice!

Jasper and Casper would be my next choices - lovely names too.

The problem with Benedict is that it so long as to be mostly shortened to Ben - and Ben I find dull/boring and way too common.

lockets Sun 31-May-09 16:32:40

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LittleWhiteWolf Sun 31-May-09 16:33:23

I love Raphael. Raph for short! Personally I like the obvious associations that go with it: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (I'm a child of the 80s, me!), great artist, arch-angel...
I think its lovely.
To be honest I dont like any of the other choices, so Raphael would be a clear winner to me.

Hope that helps!

MarshaBrady Sun 31-May-09 16:34:31

Raphael is my favourite. Lovely infact.

Benedict next, but not really Ben.

Not keen on Jasper or Caspar.

peppapig3 Sun 31-May-09 20:48:37

So Raphael is the fave on here too!!

sleepyhead3 Tue 02-Jun-09 21:16:54

I really like Caspar but I can see I'm in the minority!

tiredandwornoutmum Tue 02-Jun-09 21:18:14

Not Casper..since thats the name of our white chinchilla..named after the friendly ghost....

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janeite Tue 02-Jun-09 21:25:55

Benedict = gorgeous.

Raphael - mmm not sure about this and Raph is not good imho.

Caspar - don't like.

Jasper - indifferent to this.

hulabula Tue 02-Jun-09 21:32:12

Benedict - ok, but Ben is SO dull...

Raphael - lovely, masculine name!

Caspar - ok, but sounds a bit silly in German (Kasper = clown)

Jasper - nice.

Caspar spelt with 2 'a's is actually one of the 3 wise men NOT the ghost who is CaspEr.
My DS2 (4) is Caspar and everyone always remarks what a wonderful and original name it is.
There are a lot of Jasper's out there at the moment!!

KleineMaus Wed 22-Jul-09 20:38:01

I once knew a very lovely Spanish Rafael who was Raffa for short. It gets my vote!

SuziDee Thu 23-Jul-09 11:23:42

I love Raphael have a DS Casper (who is not ghost) myself so biased to that I LOVE IT!and the Caspar spelling is nice too x

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