Romeo or Paris

(65 Posts)
Georgia3Rom Thu 31-Dec-15 20:53:01

Not really dead set on these names but I really like them for now, it's for a boy, I'm currently leaning towards Paris but it changes by the day, opinions are also welcome.

derektheladyhamster Thu 31-Dec-15 20:54:05

Paris smile

Both dreadful.

RoseDaisy25 Thu 31-Dec-15 20:55:16

100% Romeo smile

SpendSpendSpend Thu 31-Dec-15 20:56:17

I always thought Paris was a girls name.

I also think that with a name like Romeo he will get the piss taken out of him for life.

Romeo, Romeo, ooohhh Romeo!

He will get that said to him all his life

Mrsmorton Thu 31-Dec-15 20:56:17

Nope.

Motherwithflaws Thu 31-Dec-15 20:57:27

Neither.
Is your dp/dh a professional football player?

Movingonmymind Thu 31-Dec-15 20:58:24

No, bloody awful! And will date horribly.

DickDewy Thu 31-Dec-15 20:58:40

Neither. Both awful.

Georgia3Rom Thu 31-Dec-15 21:00:26

I'm still leaning towards Paris smile

AuntieStella Thu 31-Dec-15 21:02:19

Paris

(as in the prince of Troy)

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Thu 31-Dec-15 21:02:22

Sorry - not good.

PunkrockerGirl Thu 31-Dec-15 21:02:36

Sorry, I'm not keen. Unless you're a big Shakespeare fan in which case I could just about get it. If not, just no.
Paris is a capital city, not a child's name unless you're a huge Jilly Cooper fan

ElinorRochdale Thu 31-Dec-15 21:05:22

Paris was a boy's name in Ancient Greek mythology. Paris was the bloke who allegedly ran off with Helen of Troy.

Georgia3Rom Thu 31-Dec-15 21:05:54

Saying it's awful isn't really going to change my mind but @SpendSpendSpend however you have some good points, I know 2 Male Paris' both European, I think it's like the Name River, used more for girls but can be used for both genders.

Romeo jokes are an issue and one of the reasons, I haven't 100% latched on to the name.

Having said all that, I'm not strongly set on either name and I'm just contemplating

eastwest Thu 31-Dec-15 21:06:52

Romeo. Paris (the Trojan) was a jerk!

RoseDaisy25 Thu 31-Dec-15 21:06:57

People saying he will get the piss taken out of him, you're wrong... My beautiful nephew is a Romeo, he has never had any problems smile

eastwest Thu 31-Dec-15 21:09:19

I mean the connotations of Paris are: vain, cowardly, promiscuous, a guest who cheats and betrays his host and abducts his wife, leading to a massive war that kills thousands of people...!
What about Hector instead if you want something from the Iliad?

Paris

Georgia3Rom Thu 31-Dec-15 21:10:30

@ RoseDaisy25 that's brilliant smile I'm glad I'm not the only one that's considered naming their child Romeo and that your Nephew hasn't been burdened by it.

@Eastwest, He was such a coward but then Shakespeare's Romeo isn't much better in my opinion grin

ShesGotLionsInHerHeart Thu 31-Dec-15 21:11:09

They're both very 'oh we are so wonderfully literary' in my eyes.

If you have to use one, I'd go Romeo. Paris is much more feminine, I think of it as a girls name.

Georgia3Rom Thu 31-Dec-15 21:12:24

@eastwest I sadly don't like Hector, it's a nice name but for some reason Romeo and Paris won't leave my mind.

HortonWho Thu 31-Dec-15 21:12:44

What about Roman? Common in some parts of Europe. I'd pick Rome over Romeo. If I had to.

ravenAK Thu 31-Dec-15 21:13:43

I'd sack them both off for Mercutio.

In fact, if I'd been Juliet - I'd also have sacked them both off for Mercutio...grin.

AuntieStella Thu 31-Dec-15 21:14:02

If not leaping straight to Shakespeare, then Romeo makes me think of Romeo Challenger. Drummer of Showaddywaddy, and the person who played that instantaneously recognisable intro to 'Under the Moon of Love'

<waits for all the younglings to post their bafflement>

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