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Suggestions please - what can Romy be short for?

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seashellgreen81 Thu 10-Jul-14 21:41:05

Hi, I really like the name Romy for a girl. DP likes it too but only if it can be short for a longer name. He likes Ramona or Romana but I'm not convinced by either of them. I have read that Romy was originally short for Rosemary but this isn't an option for us. Please send me your suggestions!

GinnelsandWhippets Thu 10-Jul-14 21:41:32


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seashellgreen81 Thu 10-Jul-14 21:48:06

Not keen on Romilly as know quite a few Millies already. Thanks though! Any more suggetions? I just thought of Aroma but then maybe this would provoke 'smelly' playgrond teasing...

LauraChant Thu 10-Jul-14 21:49:27

Romola, like Romola Garai?

Beehatch Thu 10-Jul-14 21:51:20

Ramona is lovely smile

D0oinMeCleanin Thu 10-Jul-14 21:51:31

Romany. No idea if that's how you spell it. It was the name of a girl I worked with years ago.

burgatroyd Thu 10-Jul-14 21:52:52

Why not just Romy?

fluffydoge Thu 10-Jul-14 21:53:04

Why not just call her Romy? I hate it when people choose a name and then think that it has to have a longer, 'proper' name as well. If you like it then just leave it at that.

Beehatch Thu 10-Jul-14 21:56:07

Possibly a bit contrived but I have come across nicknames that work across 2 names, so Romy could be short for Rosalyn Mary?

BreeVDKamp Thu 10-Jul-14 21:57:06

My dear friend Romina smile

ThatsMyDDsName Thu 10-Jul-14 22:02:31

Hello OP I just NC to come on and tell you...that's my dd's name! We love it. She's a big girl now. my Romey (with an e ) is short for nothing smile

seashellgreen81 Thu 10-Jul-14 22:03:14

I actually want her name to be just Romy as it is a name in its own right but i'm having trouble convincing DP. We've had lots of disagreement over baby's name so this is my attempt at a compromise but yes I agree it should be enough for her name to be just Romy - but what can you do?!!

ThatsMyDDsName Thu 10-Jul-14 22:04:52

Everyone says it's a lovely name...we do get the odd bit of Romany, rommy, romilly confusion. And a bit of Romeo/ roman teasing by silly school boys but generally the name is well loved.

rideyourbike Thu 10-Jul-14 22:05:47


Coughle Thu 10-Jul-14 22:09:04

Rowan Marie?

ThatsMyDDsName Thu 10-Jul-14 22:15:28

Get dp to google images of romy Schneider. That might convince him!

scarletforya Thu 10-Jul-14 22:21:06

You could go Rose Marianna, but it's quite frilly!

I think Romy on it's own is classic enough for a birth cert.

Molio Thu 10-Jul-14 22:23:31

Romilly. It's a wonderful name. But that's what Romy is short for.

Biscuitsneeded Thu 10-Jul-14 22:23:44

She could be Rosa Amy Smith, known as Romy? Or Rose Amy? Rosanna or Roseanne, with a bit of poetic licence?

Sophronia Thu 10-Jul-14 23:51:19

Romina or Romilda?

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Thu 10-Jul-14 23:53:40

Romy Schneider was rosemarie Magdalena

AcrossthePond55 Thu 10-Jul-14 23:56:58

Rosemary (my own DM's name). Cousin couldn't pronounce 'Aunty Rosemary' as a child & it came out 'Auntie Romee' (different spelling but you get the drift.

AcrossthePond55 Thu 10-Jul-14 23:59:56

Oops! Didn't read that you can't 'do' Rosemary.

Romilda, Ramona, and I do like a pp's suggestion of Rose-Amy.

burgatroyd Fri 11-Jul-14 01:25:18

You could show this thread as proof? Or start another thread with a subject header 'is Romy OK as BC name? Write yeah or nay'

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