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Yawninghippo Tue 08-Nov-16 09:21:59

It's a name I read in a book years ago but always liked. For a girl. Just me?

Raines100 Tue 08-Nov-16 11:05:59

Not heard it before. I presume it rhymes with Noah and rower if you have a non-rhotic accent like me. I think it's all right, but repeating "it's Noah with an R" might become tedious after a while, especially for a girl.

Pipilangstrumpf Tue 08-Nov-16 11:09:46

I've never met one either. But I think Roah sounds fine for a girl and nothing like Noah, for a start they start with a very different sound. So, yes, why not?

Lorelei76 Tue 08-Nov-16 11:10:55

oh dear
is it just me thinking "have they been named for the Katy Perry song"?

MackerelOfFact Tue 08-Nov-16 11:15:39

It is pronounced 'rower'? I don't like it, sorry. Rhea or Rhona are OK though?

Chinlo Tue 08-Nov-16 11:29:12

nothing like Noah, for a start they start with a very different sound

True. I guess by the same token Rilliam sounds nothing like William, Remma sounds nothing like Emma, and Ramuel sounds nothing like Samuel.

I advise you against trying your hand at poetry.

NavyandWhite Tue 08-Nov-16 11:31:41

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wesH Tue 08-Nov-16 11:43:12

Reminds me of the nasty surprise of opening up a fresh mackerel only to find a bubbling mass of eggs (roe) lodged inside

GinIsIn Tue 08-Nov-16 11:47:37

I knew a boy Roa, but he was Indonesian.

Tarttlet Tue 08-Nov-16 11:50:25

It sounds like something Scooby Doo would say...

Chinlo Tue 08-Nov-16 11:54:39

Tarttlet grin grin grin

Ilovenannyplum Tue 08-Nov-16 12:01:43

Is it pronounced like 'rower' like a person in a boat?

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Tue 08-Nov-16 12:03:15

Makes me think 'ruh roh' as in comedic cartoon dogs.

DramaAlpaca Tue 08-Nov-16 12:12:45

grin at Tarttlet

No, OP, it's not good.

Yawninghippo Tue 08-Nov-16 12:13:55

It's pronounced like 'Rower' to rhyme with Noah. I just thought it was quite unusual but still nicely simple.

user1471950254 Tue 08-Nov-16 12:14:32

Sorry but I think it looks like a typo blush

ViewBasket Tue 08-Nov-16 12:28:55

Could you use Rowena, with Roah as nickname?

Yawninghippo Tue 08-Nov-16 12:34:38

Rowena is on my list, just not keen on the 'wee' sound in the middle. Thought this was just quite sweet and simple. Oh well, back to the drawing board!

Lorelei76 Tue 08-Nov-16 12:37:40

Rhona? Rhonda?

I am "blessed" with an unusual name, so that factors into my view (i.e. it's a mahousive pain in the butt).

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Tue 08-Nov-16 12:45:49

Rhona would be a good second to Rowena, no?

DramaAlpaca Tue 08-Nov-16 12:46:15

Rowenna instead of Rowena would avoid that 'wee' sound. Lovely name, too.

Yawninghippo Tue 08-Nov-16 12:59:23

I'm not too keen on Rhona, but Rowenna is pretty! If Roah is a bit dismal, another of my choices is Morgana, any better?

Raines100 Tue 08-Nov-16 13:41:19

Morgana? And I suppose you'll have Fay as the middle name?

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agadoodoodoo Tue 08-Nov-16 13:53:58

I LOVE Roah! I've never heard it before. It's beautiful.

I don't know if it makes a difference, but if I pronounce it like I would 'Noah' in my (Scottish, regional) accent, then it doesn't sound like 'rower' - it's more of an 'ah' sound rather than 'ur' at the end.

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