Thoughts and pronounciations

Hello all,

Lately iam loving [name_f]Raphaelle[/name_f] a lot! What do you think of it? [name_m]How[/name_m] would you pronounce it?

[name_f]TIA[/name_f] :slight_smile:

[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Raphaelle[/name_f]! However, I do prefer [name_f]Raphaela[/name_f]. Both absolutely gorgeous!! I pronounce it raf-ay-elle, or raf-ay-ella

Pretty! I’d say it something like raph-eye-elle first instinct, or raph-a-elle.

I like it! I say Raph-ah-elle

Thank you all very much! :slight_smile:
Is the pronounciation raf-EYE-el, accessible?

Id say rah-fah-EH-lla
I dont think raf-EYE-el is accessible, you cant just not pronounce the a in my opinion, but I could see raf-eye-EH-lla

Where is the a? :confused:

Although I personally prefer [name_f]Rafaela[/name_f], I think [name_f]Raphaelle[/name_f] is beautiful! I would pronounce it similarly to [name_m]Raphael[/name_m] but with more emphasis on the -elle i.e. rah-fay-[name_f]ELLE[/name_f]

I would automatically pronounce it raf-eye-el, so I think it’s accessible.

I’d say “raf-eye-[name_f]ELLE[/name_f]” with the stress on the final syllable. It’s a gorgeous name!

“Raf-eye-[name_f]ELLE[/name_f]” is the intuitive pronunciation!! A beautiful name.

I’m pretty sure raf-EYE-el is close to the correct pronunciation of [name_f]Raphaelle[/name_f], and that’s sort of how I pronounce it, although I think you gloss over the ‘eye’ sound a bit, so it’s less prominent.
I think this link ( has a pretty accurate pronunciation.

Definitely would automatically go for Raf-eye-elle, same as the male counterpart. So very accessible and a lovely name! I to prefer [name_f]Raphaela[/name_f], but [name_f]Raphaelle[/name_f] is still lovely.

Oh, I’m sorry, I accidentally misread it as Raphaella, apologies!
Raf-EYE-el does work then, though if I heard that name I would assume it as a boy and would have to be corrected

Rah-fah-yell! Not my favourite name, but it’s good :slight_smile: