Found my girls name, let's see if negative reactions bother me!

(60 Posts)
Bluemonkeyspots Thu 10-Jan-13 12:22:24

Want something a bit unusual but no unheard off. Only seen this one a few days ago and love it but even though i can't find any negatives I'm sure you lot can ;)

So here it is........................

Romy

Viviennemary Thu 10-Jan-13 13:07:35

It's totally dire. What is it short for.

Permisson Thu 10-Jan-13 13:12:01

Afaik it's a full name in Germany...

Like it a lot- taught one once, it really suited her.

Bluemonkeyspots Thu 10-Jan-13 13:20:36

Seemingly there were only 41 registered in 2011.

sparkle12mar08 Thu 10-Jan-13 13:22:33

Said Rommy or Row-me? I don't particularly like either tbh, but pronounced Row-me it is dire, Rommy would be the better of the two.

jellybeans Thu 10-Jan-13 13:27:05

Love it.

atthewelles Thu 10-Jan-13 13:27:25

I like it.

GaryBuseysTeeth Thu 10-Jan-13 13:28:55

<channels inner 12yr old boy> Rhymes with blow me.
Only negative I can think of.

Sounds ok in every accent/dialect I can think of.

MadBusLady Thu 10-Jan-13 13:32:00

Totally new name to me, therefore sounds like a couple of syllables rather than a name.

That's as negative as I can do, it doesn't really inspire emotion either way. I would assume it was short for something.

lljkk Thu 10-Jan-13 13:35:58

I don't warm to it, the problems with pronunciation put me off.

NoGinorWine4Mu1berry Thu 10-Jan-13 13:37:26

I like it. I think there will be others though if that bothers you. Romillys shortened to Romys and I know of a Romy who is actually Rosemary. I would put Rosemary on the bc, but that's just me. romy is very pretty and I do like it. Good choice imo

I love it.

thegreylady Thu 10-Jan-13 15:52:15

Gorgeous name-I only ever knew one and she was one of the nicest women I have ever met smile
Hers was a nn for Romilly which I also like.

LentilAsAnything Thu 10-Jan-13 16:57:38

I like it! Sorry! smile I also really like Romany.

BornToFolk Thu 10-Jan-13 17:07:03

I don't like it, sorry. It's a bit meh for my tastes, sounds very much as though it should be short for something more substantial, if you know what I mean.

Don't like it, sorry - but hate Romilly so it's better than that!

MadBusLady Thu 10-Jan-13 19:36:02

Romiley is and always will be a totally unremarkable suburb of Manchester to me. It would be like calling a child "Catford" or "Bootle".

SugarMeFingers Thu 10-Jan-13 20:44:02

Love it, it was on my list for DC3 but he was a boy! Thought Callan would suit him more!

strawberryliv Thu 10-Jan-13 21:43:35

Cute! There shouldn't be too many problems with pronunciation...

KittyBreadfan Thu 10-Jan-13 21:46:02

I love it. FWIW I love the film as well, its stupid but enjoyable. Like Clueless.

eilonwy Thu 10-Jan-13 21:56:39

Nice name, and still fairly uncommon. 1st connotations - Romy and Michelle's.... film, and obviously the word 'roam' as in to travel, lol. Does it flow with surname? If you love it, why worry what anyone else thinks? It's your baby and your choice. xx

lechatnoir Thu 10-Jan-13 21:57:00

Love it

dixiechick1975 Thu 10-Jan-13 22:31:12

and Michelle

Love that film. Business womens lunch...because we are business women.

If you like it go for it. Prefer Romilly.

I'd never heard it before, so it sounds made up to me. Will it bother you if people assume/ask if it's made up?

trixymalixy Thu 10-Jan-13 22:51:39

My first thought was the film too.

SomersetONeil Thu 10-Jan-13 22:53:01

It's a lovely name. Romy Schneider is beautiful and there are not many people who you can genuinely use that word to describe. So, nice association - at least aesthetically, speaking.

However... I suspect you're on the cusp of a zeitgeist. I've seen it mentioned a few times around and about. It may be unusual-ish now, but I think others will start to latch onto it as well.

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