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Romilly, Estella or Raphaella

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EllenDegenerate Wed 31-Aug-16 09:39:12

I am leaning towards Romilly but have a fear that it may turn out to be a very 'current' name and age terribly,
Whereas I like Estella and Raphaella and am aware that they are classics.

What do you think?
Siblings are Eden Sylvie Reuben and Delilah.

Pinklily1 Wed 31-Aug-16 09:42:25

I think Romilly goes the best with your other names. I think the 'a' endings on Estella and Raphaella make them slightly more difficult to say with your other children's names, due to 'ah' ending on Delilah.

BTW - I love Delilah!! Would have been top of my list but my OH vetoed it hmm

twinjocks Wed 31-Aug-16 10:12:27

Estella is a gorgeous name. I agree with you about Romilly - beautiful name but too "now". Estella goes extremely well with your other children's names - all very Bloomsbury/Arts & Crafts movement - lovely!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 31-Aug-16 10:14:09

I love Romilly.

Sophronia Wed 31-Aug-16 10:37:24


GoldPlatedBacon Wed 31-Aug-16 12:40:54

Tough one - I love them all! I'd probably choose Estella though purely as it is very high on my list for any future dd.

GoldPlatedBacon Wed 31-Aug-16 12:42:14

On a side note, I'm wary of Raphaella as there seems to be quite a few Rafferty around my way who are shortened to Rafi plus Ella, whilst a beautiful name, is a bit dull due to overuse.

squoosh Wed 31-Aug-16 12:48:36

Estella is the loveliest!

I like Raphael for a boy but Raphaella for a girl seems a bit frilly.

squoosh Wed 31-Aug-16 12:50:14

And if you do call her Estella can you shorten is to Essie rather than Stella? Thanks ever so! grin

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Wed 31-Aug-16 12:54:06

Estella is my favourite. Raphaella I find a bit of a mouthful and, though I love Romily, I agree it is quite a 'now' name. It is lovely though.

Artandco Wed 31-Aug-16 12:57:55

Estelle rather than Estella as flows better with other names

ageingrunner Wed 31-Aug-16 13:06:26

I really like romilley but it is also the name of a town in greater Manchester

squoosh Wed 31-Aug-16 13:08:03

Romilly reminds me of Rommel the Nazi.

SorenaJ Wed 31-Aug-16 13:09:44

I prefer Romilly, but I also quite like Estella.

Jemimapuddleduk Wed 31-Aug-16 14:02:59

I can't get past Romilly being so similar to the name of a suburb of Stockport - Romiley. For me it would be Estella but love Estelle even more.

EllenDegenerate Wed 31-Aug-16 15:30:30

Thanks for all your comments.
I like Estelle (I also like Marielle) but surname is Leeming and so the name needs to finish on something that doesn't end in an L sound iyswim?

Still rather even between Romilly and Estella.

I have thought of Romilly Estella perhaps?
I agree that I really do not like the NN Stella.

Bigfam Wed 31-Aug-16 15:37:45

Romilly (with Romy as a nn!)

We've chosen to name our little girl due in december Romy and she's likely to be nicknamed Rome. (I can't help it I always shorten names!) Next would be Estella (nn stella)

Allalonenow Wed 31-Aug-16 15:47:55

All lovely, but Romilly is my favourite.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Wed 31-Aug-16 17:57:36

Romily Estella is lovely smile.

leccybill Wed 31-Aug-16 18:02:47

I absolutely love Romilly but live somewhere nowhere near posh enough to use it.

Loyly Wed 31-Aug-16 18:03:52

Estella is my favourite

leccybill Wed 31-Aug-16 18:04:12


are all similar names in that sort of category. I like Cecily.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 01-Sep-16 09:04:32

I prefer Estelle, lovely name.
Evangeline is nice too.

Tinklypoo Thu 01-Sep-16 09:08:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsRaymondReddington Thu 01-Sep-16 09:32:06

I love Romilly, and it's top of my list for my December baby. I didn't think it was that much of a 'now' name... I think it's beautiful without being too frilly!

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