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    Wdyt Rafe???

    Hi everyone,

    I recently discovered Rafe and was wondering what people thought of it. Could it be a stand alone first name or should it just be a short form?

    Favourite long version?

    I’m liking Raphael at the moment but have a very common, English surname so not sure if that’s an issue, wdyt?

    Love to hear your thoughts as always 😊

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    It sounds like a nickname for Rafferty to me. I don't really like it as a full name.

    Raphael has always been a first name in my experiences.

    Overall, I prefer it as a nickname.
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    Thanks fearlessforefly!

    I think I’m feeling that way as well.

    Sorry I meant I’m not sure if our surname is a mismatch... something like Raphael Watson - does it look weird?
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    You're welcome!

    I don't think it looks weird. It has a good flow to it.
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    Finnian Keanu "Finn" ★ Fletcher Matteo "Fletch" ★ Felix Oliver "Fox"
    Freddy Rowan ★ Ford Gabriel ★ Forest Hugo

    Farrah Leilani "Fairy" ★ Felicity Marigold "Lissy" ★ Flora Nephele "Flo"
    Fern Penelope ★ Fatima Rosemary ★ Francesca Primrose

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    Hi there.

    I think that Rafe is super cool. It just sounds like a chill, nice guy who works w/his hands, you know? I like it on its own, but I also think that Rafael & Rafferty nn Rafe are very handsome.

    Hpoe this helps.
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    To me Rafe is all-in nickname for Rafael / Raphael, and I think it's great!

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    Thanks for the feedback!

    Now I’ll just have to see if I can get it over the line with DH who is not very adventurous but loves nicknames
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    Names on my mind:
    Ada, Alice, Aurora, Callista, Cecilia, Claire, Colette, Edith, Elisabeth, Emilia, Estelle, Florence, Georgia, Genevieve, Harriet, Lillian, Mae, Madeleine, Margot, Marlowe, Sylvie, Quinn, Theresa, Winifred.
    Amos, Arthur, Benjamin, Bryce, Calvin, Darcy, Edward, Elias, Everett, Evander, Ezra, Finley, Francis, Frederic, Henry, Hugo, James, Joseph, Julian, Lawrence, Leonardo, Miles, Oliver, Raphael, Rory, Simon, Sebastian, Theo, Thomas, Tobias.

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    Rafe is nice though i do prefer it as a nn to Raphael (which feels versatile and international to me)
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    Thanks greyblue! Appreciate your comments

    I really like Raphael nn Raph or Rafe ❤️
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    Names on my mind:
    Ada, Alice, Aurora, Callista, Cecilia, Claire, Colette, Edith, Elisabeth, Emilia, Estelle, Florence, Georgia, Genevieve, Harriet, Lillian, Mae, Madeleine, Margot, Marlowe, Sylvie, Quinn, Theresa, Winifred.
    Amos, Arthur, Benjamin, Bryce, Calvin, Darcy, Edward, Elias, Everett, Evander, Ezra, Finley, Francis, Frederic, Henry, Hugo, James, Joseph, Julian, Lawrence, Leonardo, Miles, Oliver, Raphael, Rory, Simon, Sebastian, Theo, Thomas, Tobias.

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    Rafferty, Raphael: I think Rafe can definitely stand alone. I think Rafe can go with any surname!

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