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May 3rd, 2014 11:18 AM #1Junior Member
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1st Child- need opinions
Im expecting my first child ( a little girl) and Im trying to finalize the name.
I really love Rafaella , especially since my fathers name was Raffaele and he passed away a few years ago. We were also thinking Simone as a middle name ( for Simone de Beauvoir) therefore. ... Rafaella Simone.
However...a good friend of mine recently suggested Raphaelle for a girl ( no "a"). And I kinda like it! I feel like its edgier and a little more unique. I know its used commonly in France and not North America but we live in Quebec so French names are an advantage
Just wondering if its really too masculine?
Ive always been a fan of boys names for girls ( Charlie, Noa, Jo )....but maybe Raphaelle is pushing it ?! What do you think?
Rafaella or Raphaelle? nn. Rafi !
May 3rd, 2014 11:23 AM #3Senior Member
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May 3rd, 2014 11:26 AM #5Senior Member
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May 3rd, 2014 11:37 AM #7"Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie
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May 4th, 2014 06:54 PM #9
Raphaelle is beautiful, and it does have that edgy vibe to it. The only negative for me is that it doesn't flow as well with Simone as Rafaella, ending in A, does. But, the first name is often the most important, so if you are really "feeling" Raphaelle, I'd go with that.
It doesn't feel too masculine because of the 'elle' syllable within the name, as well as similar, feminine names such as Emmanuelle. It also reminds me of names like Dominique or Frederique which are feminine, yet have a harder sound to them.Top Names
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