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

the female singer of The XX is called Romy

ravenAK Thu 10-Jan-13 23:23:14

It would make a nice nn for Rosaline/Rosalind?

Tbh I think people would always think it was short for something, if used on its own. Lovely for a little girl but she might want something a bit more substantial for when she picks up her Nobel prize, iyswim.

rockinhippy Thu 10-Jan-13 23:22:36

I know 2 with the name pronounced as Row-me, but they both spell it Roumi - one is adult, the other 10, & know of another DD - pretty name though, but I prefer the spelling they use, less likely to get mispronounced as Rommie -

I also know a Rohey, pronounced Raw hie - which I also think is pretty & even less common, so I prefer it

Loveisblue Thu 10-Jan-13 23:16:37

I have a Romy she is actually a Romilly but we have always called her Romy. We pronounce it Rom-ee. I love Romy Schneider have you seen the Sisi movies. I know another one and have been told there are another couple about locally.

TheCatInTheHairnet Thu 10-Jan-13 23:04:23

Love it. And love the movie too.

"Yeah. Well I hope your babies look like monkeys!"

Not thd OPs baby. Obviously...

IncognitoIsMyFavouriteWord Thu 10-Jan-13 23:00:23

I love it smile

MerylStrop Thu 10-Jan-13 22:57:11

Oh, a google of Romy Schneider suggests it's a derivative of Rosemary

Even better

I went to school with a Roamy. Pronounced same.
Lovely name.

MerylStrop Thu 10-Jan-13 22:54:51

I know a delightful little 6 year old Romy

I like it a lot

Reaa Thu 10-Jan-13 22:53:32

How about Romanie? I wanted that name for my DD but DH said no :-(

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.

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

My first thought was the film too.

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?

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.

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

Love it

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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".

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

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.

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

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

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.

I love it.

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