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I think Raquel is a beautiful, sexy name.
-- Mommy2B  5/5/2005
I love my name! I used to hate it but as I grew up I fell in love with it. It's actually really common in Portugal, normally as a second name (Maria Raquel, Júlia Raquel, Filipa Raquel, and my very own Ana Raquel).
-- Mary-Rach  12/9/2005
Raquel Welsh is a famous actress.
-- breakofday  12/16/2005
Raquel Castro is a young actress, best known from the film Jersey Girl.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Raquel Ochmonek was the nosy neighbour on the 80's sitcom ALF.
-- Anonymous User  12/24/2005
I love my middle name. It just flows: Katarina Raquel. I actually wish it had been my first name and it will definitely be the name of my daughter.
-- Katarina Raquel  2/13/2006
I think that Raquel is a lovely name. I also think that Raquel is a nice, less common alternative to Rachel.
-- Kelly716  4/8/2006
I love the name Raquel. It's my middle name (Bárbara Raquel), and I think it's wonderful not only as a middle name, but also as a first name. I would name my daughter Raquel.
-- angelsariel  5/2/2006
Raquel is my middle name and I HATE it. It doesn't help that my first name is Gabrielle, either: Gabrielle Raquel. UHG! It rhymes way to much. I wish my name was "Gabrielle Hyacinth". That would be so cool. Also, the name Raquel makes me think of some sleazy lady.
-- Jesus_Freak  5/24/2007
I'm not sure of her last name, but there was a Raquel on Laguna Beach.
-- flipflops5  6/12/2007
A famous bearer of this name is a character in Only Fools and Horses. Her real name is Rachel, but I don't know why they call her Raquel.
-- Hushpuppy  2/20/2008
I really like my name (Raquel). I used to hate it, but now it's my favorite. My friends even call me Rocky (not rock-y but ro-cky). And I'm thinking about having a nickname like Roy or something.
-- aquarocky  5/31/2008
Raquel Zimmermann is a Brazilian model. She is currently ranked #1 on models.com 'Top 50 Models'.
-- Anonymous User  1/8/2009
I love this name - it's so pretty!
-- rachypiesheepbaa  2/14/2009
Very pretty! I know a girl named this, who goes by Rocky.
-- Chrila96  11/23/2010
The spelling "Rachel" is also used (pronounced "ra-CHEHL).
-- ely_riverbank  4/17/2011
My name is Rachel, but this is my nickname these days. I wouldn't have it as my real name, but it's really nice.
-- rachypiesheepbaa  7/14/2011
I love the name Raquel and greatly considered it for my daughter but went with another name in the end because so many family members I polled disliked the name; My husband could not stop associating the name with Raquel Welch (bombshell), others thought it wasn't a classy name, others thought inevitable nickname of Rocky to be terrible. I regret not using the name sometimes as I think it is a strong, feminine, and biblical name. The name Raquel is an intimidating name, it has presence, weight, strength and some people will not like it for these reasons. It is a sexy name too, which scares some parents. If you name your daughter Raquel you cannot fear that she will be sexy, assertive, or strong willed. A name does influence perception, and many imagine a girl named Raquel to be a bombshell.
-- wondertwin  3/9/2012
Raquel Welch (born 1940 in Chicago, Illinois) is a famous American actress.
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2012
Am I really one of the few people to dislike this name? Raquel sounds curdled and rough to me. The spelling is even worse - the sheer appearance is unattractive and looks terribly made up. Just because it is the name of Raquel Welch does not mean that the name itself is seductive or "bombshell"-esque. The only upside I see to it is the nickname Rocky.
-- Francesca  10/7/2013
I like this better than Rachel, it's more complex.
-- SH2237  6/9/2015
Raquel Wel(C)h is the movie star... Raquel Welsh is MY name. I was named after my grandfather which was A Ralph Welsh. I was supposed to be a boy but ended up as a girl. So the Doctor told my Father Raquel, Rachel, and or Rachele. He went with Raquel. I love my name, hated it growing up!
-- Raquel Welsh  1/12/2016
This name is kinda bad-ass, lol.
-- Jessica21  4/11/2016
I don't mind this name, I'm very neutral towards it but the spelling turns me away from it.

Sound of it: I like
Spelling wise: no. Then again, I can't think of a single way to spell this name that would look nice.
-- Anonymous User  7/10/2016
I love my name and always have. I grew up at a time when educational institutions had a habit of Anglo-sizing "foreign" names. My parents instilled in me the idea that my name was mine, it was special, and to never let anyone change it to fit them. I was not Rachel. I was Raquel. I will always be grateful for that. I learned later in life that the pronunciation of "Raquel" is much closer to the Hebrew pronunciation for "Rachel" than the modern pronunciation (ray-chel). That being said, I love all variations of this name. If I meet a Rachel, Rachelle or Rochelle, I feel an immediate bond. I think all variations of this name are very feminine and give an impression of gentle strength and intelligence. I was called "Rocky" in Jr. High. I think it was done ironically because I'm not that prize fighter. Oh, I'm a fighter, but not in that loud, obvious way. Read the Biblical story of Rachel and her sister. It took great strength to love and forgive.
-- Lunabahia  10/23/2016
My name is Raquel and I don't like it too much, but for other people like Rachel Weisz it's perfect.
-- Anonymous User  11/28/2016

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