(Closed) The name Rafe?

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m going to agree with the PPs who think it sounds like “rape”…. sorry, OP, that was the first thing I thought of too. Never heard of the name.

Post # 19
4497 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

How is it pronounced? Like “Rafi” or ” Rafa” or literally Rafe?

Post # 20
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

The only person I’ve known who went by Rafe was a guy who’s real name was Ralph Waldo Emerson (and yes, he was related to THE Ralph Waldo Emerson). Given the alternative, I thought Rafe was a nice nickname. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I really like it…….I just don’t like the spelling of it. lol silly huh

Post # 22
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

how about Raef?

Post # 23
3134 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Don’t really like it sorry.  It’s the name of a radio personality here and he’s an old, opinionated guy that looks like Santa ๐Ÿ™‚  That’s what it reminds me of. 

It also kind of reminds me of “rape”, which is pretty awful ๐Ÿ™

Post # 24
2400 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Not a fan

Post # 25
1495 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I like it, but I don’t know if I would name my son Rafe.  There’s an educational author Rafe Esquith and that’s what I always think of.

Post # 26
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I immediately think of Rafe from Days of Our Lives, haha. I’m indifferent to it (don’t hate it, don’t love it). If you love it – go for it!

Post # 27
2160 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Not a fan.

Post # 28
7321 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Reminds me of rape. That’s what I thought it said when I first glanced at the thread title.

Post # 29
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012


Post # 30
1175 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Nope.  Reminds me of rape or Raffie

Post # 31
1308 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Don’t love it, but don’t hate it. Honestly, I had to look it up to see how it was pronounced since I had never seen it before. I think it also seems like it should be short for something. 

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