WYOO Rowan R

(22 Posts)
PinkyPie23 Tue 29-Oct-13 09:58:28

Our number one choice for a boy is Rowan, but our surname begins with 'R' and is two syllables long. What is your opinion, does it sound ok or silly? I've thought of nothing but names lately and no longer trust my own judgement!

SwimmingUpstream Tue 29-Oct-13 10:01:07

I wouldn't no. alliteration can work really well. Greta Gillespie - yes.
Sally Stone - yes. Moses Martin - no. Rowan Ryan - no.

PinkyPie23 Tue 29-Oct-13 10:17:43

I agree that Rowan Ryan sounds awful, but I think that might be due to them both ending in n (can you tell I'm desperately trying to rescue the name?!)

At the risk of outing myself, our surname is Roberts.

The only other strong contender is Noah, but that's far more popular and I wanted a name that is at least outside the top 50.

RosebudTheCat Tue 29-Oct-13 10:43:16

I think Rowan Roberts is fine, the kind of name you'd remember, in a good way. Much nicer than Noah Roberts.

squoosh Tue 29-Oct-13 11:05:47

I wouldn't, I think it sounds a bit tongue twistery.

'Rowan Roberts robbed a robin's roost'

I like Rowan Roberts - I think the sounds within the name are different enough.

I'm toying with an alliterative name for DC2 - Theo T..., but the surname is a hard 't' against the soft 'th' so it doens't sound awful (IMHO).

elcranko Tue 29-Oct-13 15:44:45

I really like Rowan Roberts, great name!

bebopanddoowop Tue 29-Oct-13 16:11:45

I like it!

I like it.

kelda Tue 29-Oct-13 18:35:42

The main problem is that it is a tongue twister and if he has any speech problem at all, however mild, it will sound like Wowan Woberts.

Bakingtins Tue 29-Oct-13 20:09:13

My surname is R and I liked Reuben, DH said no way, what if the poor child had a lisp?

PinkyPie23 Tue 29-Oct-13 22:12:10

Oh no, I didn't even consider speech problems! It's the only name I've liked enough to use for months. Boys names are so difficult!

It's still the frontrunner. Alexander will be the middle name after family.

CarryOnDancing Tue 29-Oct-13 22:37:22

I love it! I'm very keen to hear more little boy Rowans!

Shallishanti Tue 29-Oct-13 22:42:49

it's fine
a great name, suits all ages, go for it

sleepingbeautiful Tue 29-Oct-13 23:41:40

I like it. He sounds like an author.

Tikkamasala Tue 29-Oct-13 23:47:50

Rowan is a lovely name and I think Rowan Roberts is fine!

Tikkamasala Tue 29-Oct-13 23:48:15

What is WYOO by the way? Puzzling over it and can't work that one out!

PinkyPie23 Wed 30-Oct-13 07:53:19

What's Your Opinion Of/On

Thanks for all the replies! It seems liked more than disliked. Let's just hope he doesn't have speech problems or he'll be swiftly known as his middle name lol.

octopusinastringbag Wed 30-Oct-13 07:55:15

I love the name Rowan, I'd have used it if I had the chance. It sounds great.

JaxTellerIsAllMine Wed 30-Oct-13 08:00:54

I like it, but not for a boy, for a girl. sorry.

HoneyDragon Wed 30-Oct-13 08:06:26

I like it.

But then I have a boy with a R R alliteration. He's 10 now and has got by fine.

Emmabombemma Wed 30-Oct-13 23:03:00

I think it sounds lovely x

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