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

Bluemonkeyspots Thu 10-Jan-13 12:23:04

Btw have a very normal boring surname if that makes a difference

drjohnsonscat Thu 10-Jan-13 12:26:51

Like it smile

MulledWineAndScully Thu 10-Jan-13 12:27:07

I don't have feelings about it either way, so that's probably a tick in the box for you!

I only think of "Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion" when I hear it.

DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Thu 10-Jan-13 12:27:54

I would prefer Romilly!

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 10-Jan-13 12:28:01

Sorry cant give you a negative reaction I likes it too much smile
We're you inspired by the film? It's so funny

Pasiphae Thu 10-Jan-13 12:28:14

I like Romy.
As a child (in France) I used to love an actress called Romy Schneider, she was fascinating.

That name still means beauty and grace to me, thanks to her!

SuperSesame Thu 10-Jan-13 12:28:17

Romy lovely, is it for a girl? And is it short for something?

MummyCoolski Thu 10-Jan-13 12:29:02

I like it! Romily was on my list but vetoed by my dh (and then we had a boy!).

Bluemonkeyspots Thu 10-Jan-13 12:29:43

Aww no never thought of the film [glares at mulled] angry

Is that a bad connection?

AnAirOfHope Thu 10-Jan-13 12:29:53

You will get people calling her Ro?

Bluemonkeyspots Thu 10-Jan-13 12:31:04

I really don't like romilly and definitely don't like rosemary so it would not be short for anything, just Romy.

LaCiccolina Thu 10-Jan-13 12:32:33

Like it

MulledWineAndScully Thu 10-Jan-13 12:50:53

"is that a bad connection?"

I don't think so, but I barely remember the film - only the title! Sorry btw.

PoppadomPreach Thu 10-Jan-13 12:52:52

Really like it - friend name her baby Romy last year and I commented how much I liked it!

Merrylegs Thu 10-Jan-13 12:55:20

It' a pretty name but whenever I hear it I do think of Romy Schneider. She was v beautiful but had a v tragic life - if that kind of stuff bothers you.

QOD Thu 10-Jan-13 13:00:01

Like it!!

Pronounced row me? Lovely

CambridgeBlue Thu 10-Jan-13 13:00:12

I like it but would be unsure how to pronounce <clueless>. Is it Ro (rhymes with 'low') -my or Ro (like the start of 'olive') -my? And is the -my bit pronounced as 'my' or 'me'?

CambridgeBlue Thu 10-Jan-13 13:00:45

And I see that QOD has answered my question!

Thumbwitch Thu 10-Jan-13 13:02:54

Romy and Michelle's High School reunion - get it out on DVD and watch it to know whether or not you think it's a good or bad connection! (2 blonde girls who definitely came under the "different and a bit dim" umbrella but ultimately were the "nice girls who did good". I like that film)

Row-me is the pronunciation I'm familiar with.
I have a friend whose cousin is called Roma, that's nice too.

squoosh Thu 10-Jan-13 13:03:42

Romy is just lovely!

Yes, I would only connect it with Romy Schneider. It's not a name that would spring to mind as a choice but I don't hate it thought you were going to say a surname. Go for it!

seeker Thu 10-Jan-13 13:04:56

Trouble is, I don't think it's particularly unusual. I know 4!

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Thu 10-Jan-13 13:05:01

Romy is luffly grin

EbbNFlow Thu 10-Jan-13 13:07:23

I like it a lot.

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.

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

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

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

I know a delightful little 6 year old Romy

I like it a lot

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

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

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

Even better

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

I love it smile

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...

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.

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

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.

soaccidentprone Thu 10-Jan-13 23:28:35

the female singer of The XX is called Romy

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