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The honest truth on this name

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Whyiseveryusernametaken Tue 23-May-17 18:24:13

So I really like the name Romana and so does DH. I know my family will hate it though because I'm predictably weird with my choices for everything in life. I know it's not completely out there but it's more unique than most names, at least in Blighty. I think it has more following in Slovenia, Czech Republic and a few other countries.

How do you guys feel about it?

I know there are alternatives: Rowenna, Rowena, Rosalina, Ramona etc but I'm not taken. It has to be Romana.

birdsong2 Tue 23-May-17 18:25:18

I'm not keen sorry. Quite like Rowenna and Rosalind/Rosamund.

DryIce Tue 23-May-17 18:26:53

I have never heard it before. I quite like Roma, so it should be the kind of name I like.

I'm afraid all I can think of, though, is pizza Romana from Pizza Express

ColourfulOrangex Tue 23-May-17 18:26:59

I'm not too sure on it OP but at the end of the day it is your baby smile

NotISaidTheWalrus Tue 23-May-17 18:27:05

As in the 70's Time Lord?

LovingLola Tue 23-May-17 18:27:05

It's a pizza. I wouldn't.

LittleBearPad Tue 23-May-17 18:27:49

Pizza. Sorry

Neome Tue 23-May-17 18:29:04


ApocalypseNowt Tue 23-May-17 18:30:12

Pizza express springs to mind.

EuroWin1 Tue 23-May-17 18:30:19

I thought Pizza Express too grin

NellyTimes Tue 23-May-17 18:30:25

Yeah and Josh is a curry but it doesn't stop half the population calling their son that.

I really like it, go for it.

Nightmanagerfan Tue 23-May-17 18:30:48

What about Roanna?

boobyooby Tue 23-May-17 18:30:51

I prefer the spanish version Ramona.

Romana is a pizza I'm afraid (but Etna Romana is v v tasty )

RedastheRose Tue 23-May-17 18:32:52

😄 I thought if Dr Who too walrus

Yellowblackstripes Tue 23-May-17 18:33:30


witwootoodleoo Tue 23-May-17 18:34:57

Honestly I hate it but it's your baby so my opinion doesn't really matter

CowParsleyNettle Tue 23-May-17 18:35:25

We have one at DS's nursery and she's very cute, plus I don't really go for takeaway pizza. I like it.

Plus Ro is a nice abbreviation.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Tue 23-May-17 18:35:26

There was a Romana a year or 2 ahead of me in primary school back in the 80s.

She was weird and had long, greasy black hair.

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Tue 23-May-17 18:35:40

It's not awful but I prefer Ramona (reminds me of the wonderful Spanish nanny in Cold Feet)

FeedTheSharkAndItWillBite Tue 23-May-17 18:36:15

It's... ok-ish, I suppose? There are definitely worse names. But I don't like it, no.

Rowena however is lovely! Or maybe Ramona?

podstick Tue 23-May-17 18:37:56

If you want honesty then I'm not keen, but I gave way to DH on my choice of names, I liked Danika, he didn't, and I've regretted it ever since. If you really like it go for it.

HeadfirstForHalos Tue 23-May-17 18:40:00

I like it! I am a Doctor Who fan though smile

It doesn't make me think of pizza any more than the name Josh makes me think of curry, like a pp said. Plus it's different without being different

Dawnedlightly Tue 23-May-17 18:40:43

Ramona is lovely!

DramaAlpaca Tue 23-May-17 18:41:00

I quite like it, it's pretty.

The pizza association that others have mentioned went right over my head.

googietheegg Tue 23-May-17 18:41:34

I think it's fabulous!

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