(Closed) Raphael nickname? Help

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1777 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well if you give him a J or C middle name RJ or RC are options 🙂  Could go with El as well for a nickname. 

Post # 5
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I know a girl with that name – she went by Raph.

If you feel that strongly about the name – why do you HAVE to have a nickname? If I was naming my child a name with family attachment, I would want to call my child by that name.

Personally, I don’t think your name is that hard to pronounce.

Post # 6
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Rafa! Like Rafael Nadal the tennis pro. or in your case Rapha

or Raphi/Rafi

Post # 7
988 posts
Busy bee

I’ve known Raphael’s who go by “Rapha”.

Post # 8
1128 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I don’t think its too hard to pronounce…I bet something will come to you once baby is here 🙂 It could be something totally unrelated to the name…

Post # 9
46421 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Raffi, Rafe, Rafer, Raph, Rafa, Rafi

Post # 10
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Honestly, I don’t think that it NEEDS a nickname really. Just use Raphael. Your kids will learn, and unless you want a non-related nickname, which personally doesn’t make sense, just go with his full name! 

Post # 11
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MarryMeTiffany:  How are you pronouncing Raph and Raphe? I would say good nicknames could be Rafe (like how Ralph Fiennes pronounces his name- rhymes with “safe”) or Raffi (like the children’s singer- rhymes with “taffy”), but maybe that is how you are pronouncing Raph and Raphe. How are your other kids saying the name- I can’t quit see how it is difficult to pronounce. Do kids still watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? If not, rent that movie for them and tell them the baby is going to be named after one of the turtles!!

Post # 12
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Every guy I know with this name goes by Raphi sorry. I have no other answers :/

Post # 13
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Maybe he’ll end up as a Ralph?

Post # 14
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t think it’s too hard to pronounce at all. And congrats!!  Otherwise what if you did Phae (faye)?  The name may be more of a female trend, but with a different spelling what’s to say  it can’t be the nexrt Alex, Jaden, Rae/Ray, Rylee, etc.??  Make a new unisex name! 🙂 

Post # 16
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

All the Rafael/Raphaels I’ve know have gone by Rafa/Rapha. I think it’s a great nickname… but I also think your kids will learn to pronounce Raphael.

I guess there’s always the second half of the name too, Phael (sounds like fi-el).

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