Named Raphael (Part 1)

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet” – Shakespeare

“A name is a prayer” – meπŸ˜€

We gave a name Raphael Pandapotan Agustinus Simanungkalit for our first son.


For one big reason, I wanted give a name, started with an ‘R’ (like our names), which means someone who likes music, because while I was pregnant, my husband got addicted to play music, especially in playing keyboard instrument. He took a keyboard course PRIVATELY. Wow!!! Never seen this moment before.πŸ˜€

After a search in many sources, I got Raphael.

Yes, it is related to an art. An inspiration from Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance.

In other meaning, Raphael is God has healed.

Good name, good prayer.πŸ™‚

Other word, Pandapotan, is from Bataknese language. For giving a Bataknese name, my husband wished his child(ren) will not forget their ancestor. Our son is a special gift from GOD. We agree with a word Pandapotan — an income, we assumed an income/a Pandapotan is similar with a gift.

Agustinus is just a usual name, usual meaning, August. Many people use this name. It becomes special because the name is from opung. Raphael was born in August.πŸ™‚

Simanungkalit, a patent family name.πŸ˜€

Isn’t it a lovely good name and prayer?

The picture below shows the result of our prayer in his name, haha…