Raphaela or Ravenna?

See the results of this poll: Which do you like better?

Respondents: 57 (This poll is closed)

  • Ravenna nn Ravi : 16 (28%)
  • Raphaela nn Rafa: 41 (72%)

I like [name_f]Ravenna[/name_f], it feels more modern and feminine to me :)!

Both names are really pretty, but I voted for [name_f]Ravenna[/name_f]. [name_u]Love[/name_u] that one for a little girl.

As far as [name_m]Ravi[/name_m] as a nickname… every [name_m]Ravi[/name_m] I’ve met has been male/of [name_f]Indian[/name_f] decent (I’ve known 3 and I’m in my 30s). I believe [name_m]Ravi[/name_m] is a very common male [name_f]Indian[/name_f] name. Doesn’t mean you shouldnt use it for your little lady’s nn just wasn’t sure if that was on your radar. Best of luck!!

Yes, I worried about that at first but could not think of a better nickname lol!! Open to suggestions for sure :slight_smile:

I like [name_f]Raphaela[/name_f] the best of the two. It’s classic but underused and feels both vintage and international.

[name_f]Ravenna[/name_f] is pretty and also has the international angle in it’s favor, but looks a little like someone tried to hyper feminize [name_u]Raven[/name_u].

Really it came down to vintage versus modern and I tend to lean vintage. Both are great names!

As for nns for Ravenna, Renna, Venna, Vera, Raven, Renee, Renie, Vivi.

I chose [name_f]Raphaela[/name_f] because I just prefer the name and the sound, also [name_f]Ravenna[/name_f] just sounds slightly made up. Like Wrenna.

I love [name_f]Raphaela[/name_f]! It’s unexpected, rich in history, and very strong.

Oh, I love [name_f]Raphaela[/name_f] nn [name_f]Rafa[/name_f]! Also like [name_f]Rafaela[/name_f] spelling.

[name_f]Raphaela[/name_f] is utterly gorgeous and one of my favourite names! [name_f]Rafa[/name_f]/[name_m]Raffy[/name_m] is very sweet and sassy for short too.

I voted for [name_f]Raphaela[/name_f], although I’m not a fan of [name_f]Rafa[/name_f] - maybe I’m boring, but I’d go straight to [name_f]Fifi[/name_f]

I prefer [name_f]Raphaela[/name_f]! It feels very unique without being too out there, and is a very elegant choice. I do like [name_f]Ravenna[/name_f] but it feels a bit more unusual to me.

[name_f]Raphaela[/name_f] is so pretty!! It’s pretty international, strong and full of personality! [name_f]Rafa[/name_f] as a nickname is also pretty cool. I know a few little Rafas, both girls and boys, and they are all full of life.
[name_f]Ravenna[/name_f] is also cool but I always think about [name_f]Queen[/name_f] [name_f]Ravenna[/name_f] from [name_f]Snow[/name_f] White.