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Roy - yay or nay?

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

Family name but opinions invited.

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

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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.

kreecherlivesupstairs Fri 02-Aug-13 00:49:45

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.

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