Roy - yay or nay?

(66 Posts)
Purplelooby Thu 01-Aug-13 21:41:19

Family name but opinions invited.

valiumredhead Thu 01-Aug-13 21:50:37


Numberlock Thu 01-Aug-13 21:52:19

Makes me think of the Fast Show!

What did I say Roy?
You said you could shit through the eye of a needle.
No I did not Roy.

formicadinosaur Thu 01-Aug-13 21:53:12

Prefer Rex but Roy is quite nice.

VBisme Thu 01-Aug-13 21:53:40


ChristineDaae Thu 01-Aug-13 21:56:43

Nay sorry. If its a family name can you not use as middle name?

TheFillyjonk Thu 01-Aug-13 21:57:37

I quite like Roy, but I have a friend who, when considerably inebriated, likes to yell at people "ROY THE BOY!" Nobody knows who Roy the boy is.

TheSecondComing Thu 01-Aug-13 21:58:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PeoplesRepublicOfBerkshire Thu 01-Aug-13 21:59:04

No, no, no.

Flossiechops Thu 01-Aug-13 21:59:07

No no no!

Levantine Thu 01-Aug-13 22:00:24


scratchandsniff Thu 01-Aug-13 22:01:10


Fuzzysnout Thu 01-Aug-13 22:02:06

Coronation Street. No.

Nay, sorry.

My DS's middle name is Roy smile


Kikibee Thu 01-Aug-13 22:05:40

No, nor reg either

ShadeofViolet Thu 01-Aug-13 22:06:01

Awful, sorry.

Where I used to work we had to have aliases and the office jerk chose Roy.

Allalonenow Thu 01-Aug-13 22:07:10

Nay nay nay

Casmama Thu 01-Aug-13 22:08:34

No - it makes me think of Roy from eastenders

What about Royston.

Bowlersarm Thu 01-Aug-13 22:14:05


Roy doesn't sound like a cool teen. Roy doesn't sound like a trendy 20 something. He doesn't sound like a popular 30 year old family man.

He sounds a bit like a retired 70 year old!

Still18atheart Thu 01-Aug-13 22:14:52


Taffeta Thu 01-Aug-13 22:15:37

I prefer Ray.

nurseneedshelp Thu 01-Aug-13 22:16:11


KnittedC Thu 01-Aug-13 22:16:41

I like it

squoosh Thu 01-Aug-13 22:17:49

60 something who washes and waxes his Ford Mondeo every Saturday and then brings his wide Marjorie out for a spin on a Sunday. They bring their own flask and sandwiches, he's not one of those fools who pays silly money for a new fangled Panini! 'You might as well throw your money away Marjorie'.

filee777 Thu 01-Aug-13 22:20:04

Nope dislike

BeanoNoir Thu 01-Aug-13 22:20:53


Bowlersarm Thu 01-Aug-13 22:21:14

Ha ha squoosh very funny. I can just imagine his 'wide Marjorie'- the description fits her perfectly.

LazyMonkeyButler Thu 01-Aug-13 22:22:45

I take it you don't watch Coronation Street?

Roy Cropper anyone?

LazyMonkeyButler Thu 01-Aug-13 22:23:08

That's a firm nay by the way.

MyBoysAreFab Thu 01-Aug-13 22:24:00

Nay!!!! What about Rory instead?

Ikeameatballs Thu 01-Aug-13 22:26:28

My Dad is a Roy. He is lovely but squoosh's description wasn't far off!

And he doesn't like his name.

monniemae Thu 01-Aug-13 23:02:54

Yay! I have a cat called Roy and have already debated whether we could call firstborn after the cat... (but it's a girl). Great middle name too if you aren't sure. And what about Roy of the I.T. Crowd fame? I love it. (Also love Ray.)

Manchesterhistorygirl Thu 01-Aug-13 23:04:34

Used to work with a Roy. Had to leave my position because of him

NatashaBee Thu 01-Aug-13 23:06:30

No. Rory or Royce instead?

Rhubarbgarden Thu 01-Aug-13 23:12:09

Up there with Keith, Alan and Colin. It will take another generation to rehabilitate these names.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 01-Aug-13 23:26:43


Just no.

Wbdn28 Fri 02-Aug-13 00:16:04

Yay. It's a good solid name and not overused.

MrsBungle Fri 02-Aug-13 00:22:51

NAY. It is truly terrible.

Onesleeptillwembley Fri 02-Aug-13 00:43:54

Dear God, no! And I say this as the cousin of a lovely 60 year old Roy.

Stat Fri 02-Aug-13 00:49:39

I'm not keen on Roy, but don't see anything awful about it.

Although I quite like Leroy, or Ray/Raymond.

How about Rowan? Apparently from the same origin as Roy, but a bit more current.

No no no and thrice nay.
Ghastly name, it sounded old fashioned when I was a youth and I am just 49.
As someone said, it's in the same mould as Brian, Colin, Trevor etc.

Freemilk Fri 02-Aug-13 00:53:10

It is a bit dated
Second name maybe?

ZadokTheBeast Fri 02-Aug-13 01:15:10

isn't it short for Corduroy?

Quaffle Fri 02-Aug-13 09:41:13

God no.

ChairOfTheBored Fri 02-Aug-13 10:06:30

Nay - nothing against the name itself, but I work with a Roy who is one of the more irritating humans I've met, so am projecting my experiences of one onto the name as a whole!

Choccyhobnob Fri 02-Aug-13 11:07:36

Know 2 babies with Royston as a middle name, think it's totally cool but Roy on its own? For a baby? Nay.

Wbdn28 Fri 02-Aug-13 11:40:43

Royston is a town in Hertfordshire.

squoosh Fri 02-Aug-13 11:43:06

Royston reminds me of Royston Vasey.

southbank Fri 02-Aug-13 11:44:04

My neighbour,the most irriritating twerp of a man is called Roy.
Don't saddle a poor baby with this awful name.

bleedingheart Fri 02-Aug-13 11:46:26

No to Roy
No to Royston- Royston Vasey!!!
No to Royce

bleedingheart Fri 02-Aug-13 11:49:16

x-post Squoosh.

hatsybatsy Fri 02-Aug-13 11:49:56

not my cup of tea but it could work if you like it.

I know a 6 year old Vincent and a 35 year old Malcolm. I really don't like either name - both in the same vein as Roy IMO, but they sit well on the individuals and don't seem at all old-manish when I'm referring to those people.

If it means something to you and you like it, go for it. He'd grow into it and make it his own.

Hulababy Fri 02-Aug-13 11:51:08

It's my dad's name. Have to say he is a lovely man, great dad and amazing grandad. None of the negative associations some people have put on her apply at all!!!

But I wouldn't personally chose it as a baby's name. Mind you - many people chose names from two- three generations up - their grandparents and great grandparents - so in a few more years it may well become popular again.

ILikeRed Sat 03-Aug-13 22:57:28

Big big nay! Yuck!!!

Capitola Sat 03-Aug-13 23:01:32

We are not ready for a Roy revival.

It makes me think of this

nooka Sat 03-Aug-13 23:20:26

One of our best friends in a Roy. Lovely man, big gentle kind and helpful bloke. As a name I find it a bit too short though, I keep wanting to add to it a bit!

squoosh Sat 03-Aug-13 23:23:14

'of the Rovers' Nooka? wink

Theironfistofarkus Sat 03-Aug-13 23:29:22

Please no! I just can't imagine looking at a gorgeous newborn and calling him Roy. Buying a used car from a Roy I can imagine. Breastfeeding one, no.

ClartyCarol Sat 03-Aug-13 23:30:33

Roy can also be short for Roylance if you feel so inclined grin.

Amiee Sat 03-Aug-13 23:31:40


Anjou Sun 04-Aug-13 03:45:53

Sorry, I'm also going to give it a big fat "NO!". Not a nice sound, conjures up the image perfectly described up thread of the Mondeo washing OAP, and its very short so you can't do anything with it (which isn't always important, but it is if your name is Roy!).

Its nice that you want to use it because of family connections. Roy means 'king', so how about Rex, (also short, but sounds nice IMO!). Or you could google names that mean king?

Good luck!

crazycatlady82 Sun 04-Aug-13 03:49:16

I do quite like the name Roy


Purplelooby Sun 11-Aug-13 22:13:26

Thanks everyone! LMAO at the responses... Before DS1 was born I did similar with his name and it also got (almost) universal dislike so I went ahead with it knowing that it wouldn't get popular :D

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now