ruh-FELL? Pronunciation of Rafael

See the results of this poll: Is ruh-fell a valid pronunciation for Rafael

Respondents: 21 (This poll is closed)

  • Sure, that’s how I say it! : 1 (5%)
  • It’s a valid option, just uncommon : 1 (5%)
  • No, I think that’s a mispronunciation.: 19 (90%)

I think it was mispronounced. I have always heard it pronounced rah-fah-el. I did look it up at Behind the Name, they do not show a 2 syllable pronunciation.

http://www.behindthename.com/name/rafael