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Tabitha Alys or Alys Romilly..?

(28 Posts)
therewasalittlegirl Wed 28-Sep-11 17:43:46

My favourites today.
Which do you like the best and why?
Thank you smile

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Wed 28-Sep-11 18:05:42

Did you post about 'Angus'?

We have an Angus... and a Romilly!!

So I go for Alys Romilly smile

Maisiethemorningsidecat Wed 28-Sep-11 18:09:59

I love love love Romilly, so would go with Alys Romilly

<though fights urge to point out that she will go that she will spend her entire life saying no not A-l-i-c-e, it's A-l-y-s>

therewasalittlegirl Wed 28-Sep-11 18:14:17

I did yes smile

You have good taste! What are their middle names? I think you told me Angus's in my other thread. I love both names. Trying to convince DH. I am just a name obsessive though, not ttc again just yet.

What other names to do you like? Out of interest! smile

therewasalittlegirl Wed 28-Sep-11 18:17:14

Thanks Maisie, I'm sure you're right about Alice/Alys, but it is a family name, and DH thinks Alys has a but more zest to it!

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Wed 28-Sep-11 18:18:13

We have:

Romilly Catherine Ruby (mns are family names)
Nancy Madeleine Pearl (no particular logic - I wanted Nancy Fondant Fancy, had to settle with Madeleine as another 'cake' name - I'm not really as bonkers as that sounds, honest!)
Joseph Hamish (then my maiden name as a mn)


Angus Edward Patrick (mns are family names again)

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Wed 28-Sep-11 18:21:20

Other names I like are:

Patrick (nn Patch)
I find boys names quite tricky - or rather, finding names that we both agreed on was very tricky.

I liked Sholto and Murdo, too

Posy (which is a nn for Josephine)

picnicbasketcase Wed 28-Sep-11 18:27:25

Tabitha is too feline, Alys just looks like trying to find yoooneek spellings (even if it is a family name, it's what people would assume) and I'm not very keen on Romilly. But Alys Romilly is nicer than Tabitha. No offence intended, just my first reactions.

therewasalittlegirl Wed 28-Sep-11 18:29:30

Wow I really like all of their names!

Angus is my absolute fave for a boy at the moment. I actually really like Angus Joseph..

Nancy Fondant Fancy, makes me want a Nancy! smile

therewasalittlegirl Wed 28-Sep-11 18:35:19

Thanks picnic, I think Alys is the Welsh version. But I do see your point.

Also love Rufus, Patch, Cicely, Betsy and Josephine nn Posy!

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Wed 28-Sep-11 18:44:14

Of course, there is the Welsh connection with Romilly (have a look at Augustus John the painter).

Meteorite Wed 28-Sep-11 19:04:06

Alys Romilly

exoticfruits Wed 28-Sep-11 19:14:30

I prefer Alice.

MerryMagdalene Wed 28-Sep-11 19:27:35

Alys as first name, Romilly or Tabitha as middle name

sanserif Fri 30-Sep-11 10:29:23

Like both Tabitha and Romilly though Tabitha is a bit feline as another poster said. Just ran into a baby Romilly actually and Tabitha seems to be increasingly popular. Not that keen on Alys myself. Definitely go with the more unusual one as a first name though -- they can always use the middle name later on if they don't like it but I think (as someone with a very, very unusual name) it's nice to have a name with a little character.

cumbria81 Fri 30-Sep-11 12:01:56

Is there any reason you'd spell it Alys? Seems a bit odd.

PhylisStein Fri 30-Sep-11 12:03:09

My god - neither - how pretentious!
Tabitha is a cat and Alys is spelt a silly way!

MelinaM Fri 30-Sep-11 12:39:10

Love Tabitha and Romilly ...but I'd go for Romillysmile

Alice is far nicer than the Welsh spelling of Alys, which looks as if it's trying too hard to be different!

MamaLazarou Fri 30-Sep-11 14:32:53

Tabitha. Alys is a bit silly and Tabs is a cute nickname IMO.

boodleboot Sat 01-Oct-11 20:10:38

Please spell Alice properly!!!

StepfordWannabe Sat 01-Oct-11 20:19:09

Tabitha always sounds like some mad old woman (or a mad old woman's cat), sorry!

Alys is gorgeous - are you Welsh (Welsh heritage even) though? If not, it's a bit odd.

Never heard of Romilly, how is it pronounced?

Meteorite Sat 01-Oct-11 20:27:34

Tabs is slang for ears.

LingDiLong Sat 01-Oct-11 20:46:24

Alys IS spelt properly, it's the welsh spelling. It is neither odd nor silly actually. At least it's phonetically correct (in welsh) unlike Alice.

OP, I prefer the latter version, Alys Romilly.

therewasalittlegirl Sun 02-Oct-11 00:09:54

Thank you all. Yes my grandmother is Welsh, so have no qualms about using the Welsh version! smile

I think I prefer Alys Romilly, but DH prefers Tabitha! Hmm.

IHeartKingThistle Sun 02-Oct-11 00:14:47

Romilly is so pretty. Is it pronounced ROMilly or roMILLY?

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