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Romilly Raphaela

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EllenDegenerate Sat 12-Nov-16 18:22:21

Surname will be Leeming.

Is the alliteration too much?

superking Sat 12-Nov-16 18:26:33

I think Romilly can sound nice with an alliterative middle name - Romilly Ruth for example - but I don't think Romilly Raphaela sounds quite right, it's a bit of a mouthful.

CondensedMilkSarnies Sat 12-Nov-16 18:26:37

I think so . I like both names but would drop Romilly and have Raphaela (new middle name ) Leeming .

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 12-Nov-16 18:28:49

Love love love Romilly.

Middle name really doesn't matter.

AnnetteKertan Sat 12-Nov-16 18:31:26

Romilly Raphaella is divine.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 12-Nov-16 18:31:58

Romilly Rachel Leeming
Romilly Rochelle Leeming
Raphaella Romilly Leeming

nooka Sat 12-Nov-16 18:54:12

Romilly is cool, Raphaela isn't really to my taste but I think the name as a whole works well. RR Leeming has a certain ring to it too.

SpunkyMummy Sat 12-Nov-16 19:10:52

I like it.

Pixilicious Sat 12-Nov-16 19:11:46

Ooh love it!! As you don't normally use your middle name the alliteration is fine.

Overthinker2016 Sat 12-Nov-16 19:33:51

I think it's a bit of a tongue twister / too many syllables

chatnanny Sat 12-Nov-16 19:35:20

I love it!

Saucery Sat 12-Nov-16 19:36:54

Love it.

ThoraGruntwhistle Sat 12-Nov-16 19:38:30

I've never liked Romilly (it sounds like a weird adjective or something) but I like Raphaela.

EllenDegenerate Sat 12-Nov-16 19:42:50

Thank you 😊

Baby will be here in two weeks six days so trying v.hard to have a loose idea of a name before then.

Pluto30 Sat 12-Nov-16 19:57:06

I like Raphaela but not Romilly, and the alliteration is too much.

AuntJane Sat 12-Nov-16 21:11:33

Prefer Romanie to Romilly - but my main concern is if she grows up with a slight speech defect, and can't pronounce R (like Jonathan Woss).

Gruffalosfriend Sat 12-Nov-16 21:47:06

Raphaela is beautiful and much nicer and more feminine than Romilly, so I'd use that as first name.

PoldarksBreeches Sat 12-Nov-16 21:51:17

Far too much both together.

CremeEggThief Sat 12-Nov-16 21:52:36

One or the other, together they are way, way too much.

Raines100 Sat 12-Nov-16 22:11:47

Ellen what's the story with Raphaela? You keep coming back to it. Are you set on it as a middle name, perhaps to honour a family member, or are you in love with this name and need someone to point it out? smile

Buntysoven Sun 13-Nov-16 01:17:27

She'll mainly be known as Romilly Leeming which I don't think flows very well and is hard to say.

DoYouRememberJustinBobby Sun 13-Nov-16 07:15:39

Beautiful name.

EllenDegenerate Sun 13-Nov-16 08:03:49

Raines nobody in either family is named Raphaela so that's not the reason that I keep coming back to it, fact is I really do like it a lot.
Unfortunately I have a real aversion to the name Ella/Ellie and it's somewhat inevitable that it will be shortened to this at least when she starts school. This really puts me off using it as a first name, I also like Romilly lots but similarly I dislike Romy although that particular NN is probably less intuitive than Ella for Raphaella.

It's definitely between these two names in any case and I may just have to remain undecided until I can set eyes upon this baby (who may yet still be a boy) 😂

Mungobungo Sun 13-Nov-16 08:09:36

Personally I think both names are beautiful, but do feel like a mouthful.

And I hate to say it, but the double L sound with both sounds a mouthful with your surname.

SausageSoda Sun 13-Nov-16 12:14:41

Raphaelia isn't to my taste but I think it works well - Romilly Raphaelia is certainly a name with presence

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