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July 12th, 2012 03:23 PM #1Junior Member
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We like old names that are actual names and not made up, but also not really common. I LOVE Gunnar in the MN spot and my SO LOVES Rafe. I like Rafe more and more each day but sometimes wonder if it's too out there for common use. I also debate the spelling in my head of Rafe/Raif/Raef. I don't usually like to spell names diferently than they should be spelled however since this is essentially the "Americanized" form of Ralph so that it is pronounced the way you want I'm not sure which is better in terms of spelling although I lean towards Raef.
Yes I am aware that some people see "rape or rake" when they read this name but those are not issues for me.
Thoughts or suggestions?
July 12th, 2012 03:48 PM #3Member
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- Alberta, Canada
Rafe is a rather nice,posh name, but may be hard for most westerners to pronounce. It is a rather upper class name in England. Raif may be a better way to spell it. I do much prefer the proper spelling however. I like the middle name Gunner to go with it, since Rafe can be a female name, Gunner gives a strong masculine sense to the name. Have you consider using Raphael or Rafferty as a full name and Rafe as NM. Also I have no idea how someone could get rape or rake from the name since they sound way different.
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