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She's here - but is she Tess, Bethan or Romilly? Help!

(67 Posts)
Sargasso Tue 25-Feb-14 10:04:54

I thought the name would become clear once we saw her - but no. Just can't decide from our final 3 names:
- Tess (Tessa on birth certificate)
- Bethan (love Beth, but too Welsh?)
- Romilly (is this too unusual?)

We would really appreciate your speedy views!

CockBollocks Tue 25-Feb-14 10:10:01

I love Romilly, you could call her Romi.

Not Tess, couldn't get past dead behind the eyes Tess Daley.

Bethan is nice but safe.

Dovahkiin Tue 25-Feb-14 10:10:10

Congratulations! They are all just beautiful for a baby girl but also for an adult - great taste! Try picturing her toddling alongside you as she holds your hand, and then as a cool 17-year-old frowning over her homework or preparing to go out with her friends - which names work best then?

ummingandahhing Tue 25-Feb-14 10:11:08

Can I put Bethany into the mix here?

wigglesrock Tue 25-Feb-14 10:11:33

Tess is one of my favourite names ever & then I'd go for Romilly, Bethan would be a long way back but that's because I'm not a fan of Beth in general.

thanks brew - Congratulations, lovely lovely baby news.

RighteousSausage Tue 25-Feb-14 10:15:51

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LauraPalmer Tue 25-Feb-14 10:16:55

She's a Tess or a Romily; definitely not a Bethan. (She's gorgeous, by the way wink)

DramaAlpaca Tue 25-Feb-14 10:17:54

Congratulations flowers

In order of preference it would have to be Romilly, Tess, then Bethan.

goshhhhhh Tue 25-Feb-14 10:33:12

Love Romilly. Wish I'd thought of it. Congratulations!

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Tue 25-Feb-14 10:35:23

Romilly is one of the names i've picked out.

Tessa is lovely

bootsycollins Tue 25-Feb-14 10:37:19

I adore Tessa, beautiful classic name. Congratulations thanks

florascotia Tue 25-Feb-14 10:46:16

I like Romilly best of your choices. (Can be nickname 'Romy'.)
Bethan nice but not 'wow factor' to me.
Traditionally, Tess and Tessa are short forms of Theresa.

Allalonenow Tue 25-Feb-14 10:51:08

Romilly is beautiful, please name her that thanks

squoosh Tue 25-Feb-14 11:02:57

Tess is lovely.

Romilly always reminds me of the Field Marshall Rommell, the Nazi.

Bethan is a bit dowdy.

BikeRunSki Tue 25-Feb-14 11:08:42

Was on our short list, but named her after her Grandma in the end.

ben5 Tue 25-Feb-14 11:09:50

I love Tessa and Romilly. I know a Tessa in her 30's and she's lovely. I also know a Romilly whos 8 and great

HyvaPaiva Tue 25-Feb-14 11:11:30

Congratulations! I like Romilly best.

VerucaInTheNutRoom Tue 25-Feb-14 11:11:35

Tess or Romilly. I have never liked the name Bethan.

chainedtothedesk Tue 25-Feb-14 11:12:21

Congratulations! I love the name Romilly. There was a news broadcaster on TV a lot called Romilly about the time we had our son. Had he been female he may well have been Romilly. I love unusual names and Romilly is unusual but not odd or difficult to spell. You could always shorten to Milly?

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Tue 25-Feb-14 11:14:11

Tessa. We have a 4yo Tessa and I still love her name. She's the only one in her school, but no one ever has a problem pronouncing it or spelling it, which they might with Romilly.

PrincessOfChina Tue 25-Feb-14 11:16:09

Romilly - but I would say that as I have one! She tends to be known as Rom rather than Romy or Milly but that's her choice as she's just three and can only spell Rom!

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Tue 25-Feb-14 11:20:19

We're not at all biased are we Princess!

DitsyDonkey Tue 25-Feb-14 11:56:25


thegreylady Tue 25-Feb-14 12:18:58

Romilly is gorgeous and she won't be one of many in the school either.

peachysweet Tue 25-Feb-14 12:23:48

Tess is so lovely! Romilly a bit of a distant second. I dislike Bethany.

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