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Romy- is it too much like a nickname? Plus other names...

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thisisserious Wed 13-Jul-11 21:01:18

I was after a few opinions on some names I am toying with.

I like the name Romy but I'm not sure whether it is a bit unsubstantial as a given name. Does it sound too nick name like to you? (I don't usually like nns as full names eg Milly, Tilly, etc which are quite the thing at present but I do like Romy) and do you like it?

Other names:
Nola
Calla
Plum
Hazel
I saw Viola on another thread and liked that a lot also.

TableVamp Wed 13-Jul-11 21:04:49

What about Romilly an Romy as a nn?

thisisserious Wed 13-Jul-11 21:19:17

I don't like Romilly much, just Romy.
I wasn't after suggestions for full names to be honest, more whether you think it works well as a given name.
Many thanks.

TableVamp Wed 13-Jul-11 21:22:16

In that case yes I think it does work, and I like it.

romillysmum Wed 13-Jul-11 21:37:01

I have a Romilly who we always call Romy. I think Romy is a name that works on its own and I love it (but also love Romilly too!)

JessKM Wed 13-Jul-11 21:37:44

My sis is called Romany and we call her Romy, not a suggestion lol, fact! wink

Please steer away from Romy Plum....although it sounds delicious, sounds a bit too edible! Romy Nola is beautiful!

thisisserious Wed 13-Jul-11 21:55:24

Thanks table
jess-The other names aren't middle name ideas so no Romy Plum smile

If anyone has opinions on likes/ dislikes/ suggestions from the other name list, that would be great!

mathanxiety Wed 13-Jul-11 21:58:01

I love Romy, and know one who is 2. I think Romy is lovely as a full name, very acceptable. It's a German/Austrian nn for Rosemary afaik (thinking of Romy Schneider).

Of your other names, I love Hazel, Nola and Plum.

suspiria Wed 13-Jul-11 21:58:20

I think Romy is fine as a given name

Viola, Calla and Plum are also great names

jongleuse Wed 13-Jul-11 22:00:19

Romy is a very pretty name. Unusual too, at least in UK.

dinosaurinmybelly Wed 13-Jul-11 22:00:37

Oh Romy is just beautiful. I really like it..

LaTristesse Wed 13-Jul-11 22:02:45

Romy is lovely.

Don't really like your other names though I'm afraid. Nola reminds me of the Nolans! Plum: a bit try-hard, Calla: Calor...gas. Hazel is a bit dated. Prefer Violet to Viola...

PaperBank Wed 13-Jul-11 22:03:22

I like Viola, and Hazel is OK. Not really keen on the others, sorry.

Pelvicflooragogo Wed 13-Jul-11 22:05:20

Love Romilly and Romy but tbh Plum reminds me of Victoria Plum and boys' dangly bits! Sorry

Mortal Wed 13-Jul-11 22:06:36

I used to buy weed off a Romy, I liked the name, think it was actually short for Romeo.

Mortal Wed 13-Jul-11 22:07:40

Plum? Seriously?

Beauregard Wed 13-Jul-11 22:15:45

I love the name Romy

jade80 Wed 13-Jul-11 22:19:24

You thought of Remy? I like Romy as a shortened version of Romany but not so much as a full name.

romillysmum Wed 13-Jul-11 23:08:28

I am biased to Romy but I also like Hazel and Viola.

Hedwig3 Thu 14-Jul-11 09:52:55

Romy is fine as it is, I like it.

Really like Nola too.

razzlebathbone Thu 14-Jul-11 14:52:08

I like Romy best and think it's fine as a stand alone name. The only other one I like is Viola. I've only heard Plum as a nickname for Victoria. I loathe Hazel and Calla is weird.

Bandwithering Thu 14-Jul-11 15:49:58

Rosemary Hazel (Romy) would be beatiful.

And it's middle-aged chic, to replace old-lady chic. I wouldn't have liked Rosemary five years ago, but I love it now. I have Isabella/sofia/Amelia/Lucia fatigue

Bandwithering Thu 14-Jul-11 16:28:15

ps, Romy on its own is fine too. I just love Rosemary as well. Also, nothing against any of the names I listed there, just feel stronger more middle-aged sounding names are coming around the corner now.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 14-Jul-11 16:30:14

Yes, I think Romy is a nn for Rosemary, like Bandwithering suggests, but I think it can probably stand alone.

We have a Romilly but we don't tend to shorten it to anything. I've never thoughy of shortening it to Romy really - do you pronounce it like Rome with a 'y' on the end?

I know a little girl named Nola and it's lovely. I believe a pet form of Nola is Nolly which is also lovely.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 14-Jul-11 16:33:29

Yes, Rosemary is rather lovely, isn't and I know what you mean about '^Isabella/sofia/Amelia/Lucia fatigue^' - lovely names but it's nice to hear something different from time to time.

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