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Cecily or Romy

(25 Posts)
JanuaryJuniper Sat 11-Feb-17 20:56:01

Which do you prefer and why?

KlingybunFistelvase Sat 11-Feb-17 21:13:48

Cecily is one of my all time favourite girl names. It's beautiful and classic, but also would suit a little girl.

I'm not as keen on Romy, though it is pretty. It sounds more modern and a little bit nicknamey to me. I have no idea if it is modern though, it just sounds it to me, which puts me off a little. It sounds a bit 80s, (but that's probably due to Romy and Michelle's high school reunion though, so imagine children born now won't make that link)! I love Romilly though which you could shorten to Romy.

KlingybunFistelvase Sat 11-Feb-17 21:14:45

Sorry about using the word 'though' about 600 times in that last post!

leccybill Sat 11-Feb-17 21:17:40


Sophronia Sat 11-Feb-17 21:18:05

Cecily. Romy is a bit nicknamey.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 11-Feb-17 21:22:11

I prefer Romy, I think it's lovely.
Cecily, I don't like the sound of.

RJnomore1 Sat 11-Feb-17 21:23:24


emochild Sat 11-Feb-17 21:25:23

I love Romily

I know not one of your options but it is lovely

reuset Sat 11-Feb-17 21:27:00

Cecily. I don't mind Romy but it's also a male name. Romily, as mentioned, or Romola I prefer.

Though I like Cecilia just a tiny bit more than Cecily grin

Jooni Sat 11-Feb-17 22:07:15

Cecily is lovely. Sweet and sophisticated, and not often heard. I agree that Romy is a bit nicknamey, though it's nice enough. I like it short for something like Romilly, Rosamund or Ramona.

thebakerwithboobs Sat 11-Feb-17 22:49:38

Another vote for a mash up-Romily/Romilly

Elbi Sat 11-Feb-17 22:51:31

Personally prefer Cecily - it's lovely. Romy makes me think of rhumy or roaming... Agree with pps that Romilly is v pretty.

EggsEleven Sun 12-Feb-17 11:05:58

I like Romy as a nn for Romilly which is a lovely name imo.

Cecily is OK - I don't love but I don't r ally dislike either.

HeteronormativeHaybales Sun 12-Feb-17 14:21:22

Cecily, by a mile.

Waterfeature Sun 12-Feb-17 15:18:13

Cecily is lovely. I don't like Romy at all I'm afraid.

BananaDaiquiri Sun 12-Feb-17 19:49:18

I'm going to buck the trend and say Romy, but maybe because I know two of them so it's more familiar. I'm not keen on any of the Cecily/Cecile/Cecilia type names (remind me of elderly ladies) but I know that "old lady" names are trendy at the moment.

Tomfunsnumber1trolley Sun 12-Feb-17 22:26:53

Well as the owner of a Cecily I'm a tad biased! Romy is sweet though.

aquamarina100 Sun 12-Feb-17 22:57:26

Cecily is lovely.

rainforestsloth Sun 12-Feb-17 23:29:32

I have a Romy (so obviously that is my favourite) - pronounced to rhyme with Tommy not Row-me/Roe-me. I prefer it like that and it suits our little girl. She is actually a Romilly on her birth certificate but we have always called her Romy.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 13-Feb-17 13:39:54

I'd go for Romy. But Cecily is sweet.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 13-Feb-17 13:41:41

As to why, I have loved that name for years.

andpropersteel Mon 13-Feb-17 13:45:17

I went to school with a Romy, everyone called her "Rhombus".

andpropersteel Mon 13-Feb-17 13:48:36

Posted too soon.... I do like it though and the nickname only came up after the maths lesson on shapes (I don't even think the two sound remotely alike but that's teens for you). hmm

Marcipex Mon 13-Feb-17 14:10:19

Cecily is lovely. Classic but not over-used. Who else remembers Katy Carr's friend Cecy?

Romilly is quite nice, better than Romy.

Mclaren37 Tue 14-Feb-17 07:54:06

I really like Romy, she sounds like a very cool/chic young Parisian girl to me! Cecily makes me think of lisping, something to do with Cecil/ Thethil the caterpillar I think? I want to like it though. Much prefer Cecelia?

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