Rafferty or Raphael?

[name]Do[/name] you prefer [name]Rafferty[/name] or [name]Raphael[/name]?
[name]Do[/name] you think that [name]Rafferty[/name] will age well?
Thinking of the nickname [name]Raffy[/name]. Are there any others for [name]Raphael[/name] or [name]Rafferty[/name]?
Thanks :).

I like the nn [name]Rafer[/name] for [name]Rafferty[/name].

I like [name]Raphael[/name] better. It has an artistic feel (undoubtedly because of the painter). It is so elegant! [name]Raffy[/name] seems a little juvenile to me, but it could work. [name]Rafferty[/name] is nice too. I also love [name]Raphaela[/name].

[name]Hi[/name]! I really love both names, and think it depends on what you’re going for. [name]Raphael[/name] feels sophisticated and romantic to me, while I think of [name]Rafferty[/name] as more rugged.

You may also like the [name]Rafe[/name] nickname.

Good luck! :slight_smile:

[name]ITA[/name]. They’re both great, just different personalities. I imagine [name]Raphael[/name] in the library and [name]Rafferty[/name] on the soccer field!

I love the name [name]Rafferty[/name]. [name]Raphael[/name] is not my style. I think [name]Raff[/name] or [name]Rafe[/name] is cute and you could also use [name]Ty[/name] as a nickname too.

Good luck!

i like [name]Rafferty[/name] a lot buy dont like the nn [name]Raffy[/name]

[name]Rafferty[/name] because I think someone could wear that name well.

[name]Rafferty[/name] is a great name. [name]Raphael[/name] seems a little fanciful to me for a boy. However, if you are any other race but white, [name]Raphael[/name] seems perfectly masculine and acceptable. It just seems a little frilly for a white kid. LOL. I don’t exactly know why.

[name]Raffy[/name] is like [name]Daffy[/name] …as in Duck. I much prefer [name]Rafe[/name] as a nickname!