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Ramona - fab or clunky?

(60 Posts)
TinchyOhYeah Sun 01-Feb-15 23:09:32

Opinions on this name please. Fabulously unusual or rare for a reason? I don't know of any but I've seen it come up on here a few times and am strangely drawn to it.
If you have a Ramona what reaction do you get to her name?

CashmereCake Sun 01-Feb-15 23:13:09

I love it! Always have since the Ramona and Her Sisters children's books. But was vetoed by DH because it contains (he said) the word 'moaner'. Which might account for the rarity.

TheNewStatesman Mon 02-Feb-15 01:33:35

It's nice--unusual but not weird.

GingerLDN Mon 02-Feb-15 01:53:10

I'm not a fan because of Ramona Singer from RHONY she's a weird cookie. It's not an awful name it's just my opinion - is there a way to shorten it if your child ends up not liking it

FlossieTreadlight Mon 02-Feb-15 02:12:01

Love it

mathanxiety Mon 02-Feb-15 02:17:10

I associate it with middle aged waitresses in greasy spoons in Nebraska in the 1980s. I think it belongs with 'exotic' names Americans went for in the 1930s, like Laverne, Lenore, Melita, Donna, Gloria..

I prefer Renata or even Renee.

VashtaNerada Mon 02-Feb-15 02:51:23

Love it! (Mainly because of the books)

CrispyFern Mon 02-Feb-15 02:54:57

I like it actually.

HungerKunstler Mon 02-Feb-15 02:56:47

I have a soft spot for the name because of the Ramona Quimby books, which I loved as a child but it is a little old-fashioned. It was on my 'if I had the guts' list for DD but I chickened out in the end!

What about Mona? Does that appeal?

catsofa Mon 02-Feb-15 03:07:57

I like it.

Loved the Ramona Quimby books - recently made into a film which I haven't seen.

Met one in her early 20s and thought it was fab.

Is it an American name, or at least more common in America?

Josie314 Mon 02-Feb-15 03:32:03

Fab!! In fact is now on my if I ever have a third child shortlist!

JapaneseMargaret Mon 02-Feb-15 03:54:20

It's fab.

It wouldn't be on my list, but if I came across it on another child/adult, I'd think it was really cool.

Alya81 Mon 02-Feb-15 04:02:58

Love it!! It isn't very unusual any more though. I know loads.

HoldenCaulfield80 Mon 02-Feb-15 04:33:54

I have a Ramona grin

People seem to like it - most haven't heard of Ramona Quimby (which is where I took it from) but there's a song from the 50s called Ramona by The Gaylords that everyone finds quite quickly.

ElmaTheElephant Mon 02-Feb-15 04:37:19


ElmaTheElephant Mon 02-Feb-15 04:38:26

It's going to get very popular to the point of being common (in the sense of there being lots, not in the other way) though, like Ava.

Cliffdiver Mon 02-Feb-15 04:42:28

I really like it, lovely name.

LollyLondon Mon 02-Feb-15 09:35:08

Great name!

DilysDerwent Mon 02-Feb-15 09:42:07

Love it

squoosh Mon 02-Feb-15 10:50:10

I love it, think it's a gorgeously feisty name. I know a little one and she's super cute.

HesterShaw Mon 02-Feb-15 10:52:42

I really like it! There are not enough Ramonas.

HesterShaw Mon 02-Feb-15 10:53:27

Maybe my views are also clouded by Ramona Quimby!

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Mon 02-Feb-15 10:57:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SunnyBaudelaire Mon 02-Feb-15 10:57:46

cool name

TinchyOhYeah Mon 02-Feb-15 11:53:30

Thanks for the replies. I'm glad it's generally liked, I think squoosh sums up how I feel about it perfectly with 'gorgeously feisty' smile

I'm surprised a couple of you say you know a lot of them or it's going to be hugely common. I must move outside of those circles! I can't imagine it becoming the new Ava as it doesn't seem 'pretty' enough to have mass appeal. Interesting though

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