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Roy - yay or nay?

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Purplelooby Thu 01-Aug-13 21:41:19

Family name but opinions invited.

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

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

I do quite like the name Roy


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!

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


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

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

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.

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

'of the Rovers' Nooka? wink

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!

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

We are not ready for a Roy revival.

It makes me think of this

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

Big big nay! Yuck!!!

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.

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.

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

x-post Squoosh.

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

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

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.

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

Royston reminds me of Royston Vasey.

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

Royston is a town in Hertfordshire.

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.

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!

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

God no.

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

isn't it short for Corduroy?

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

It is a bit dated
Second name maybe?

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.

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.

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.

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