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JustThisOneTime Fri 22-Sep-17 21:19:45

We're down to:


Which do you like best? Do any/all of them make you think "What a bunch of pretentious twats"?

MiniAlphaBravo Fri 22-Sep-17 21:22:16

I like Xanthe a lot. It's a bit pretentious but not too much imo. Delphi on the other hand, does seem rather ott Ancient Greek to me.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 22-Sep-17 21:23:31

Love Romilly. Especially with nn Roma but it doesn't have to be shortened.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 22-Sep-17 21:23:52

Romy that should say!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 22-Sep-17 21:26:52

"Do any/all of them make you think. What a bunch of pretentious twats."

Sorry but if I'm honest, yes all of them There's no denying Romily is very pretty. It doesn't make it any less pretentious, though.
Hope I've not upset you

Jooni Fri 22-Sep-17 21:26:57

Cool list! They are all a bit posh sounding but nice.

Delphi or Xanthe for me. Romilly is my least favourite, it's a bit frilly. I prefer Athene (ah-THEE-nee) to Athena.

JustThisOneTime Fri 22-Sep-17 21:30:48

BabySpider: not at all - tell it to me straight!

Gwencooper81 Fri 22-Sep-17 21:31:36

Athena and Romily are beautiful.

JustThisOneTime Fri 22-Sep-17 21:32:31

Jooni: that's interesting about Romilly sounding frilly, I really don't want that

CarriMarie Fri 22-Sep-17 21:32:45

Romilly is my favourite, not keen on others.

DuggeeHugs Fri 22-Sep-17 21:37:23

Romilly and Delphi are lovely.

Athena is nice but made me think of both mythology and the shop.

Xanthe sounds pretentious - sorry.

bridgetreilly Fri 22-Sep-17 21:40:48

I love Delphi! I admit, this is partly because I know a lovely older Jamaican lady with that name, but I think it would be very cute on a little girl. I also know a Xanthe and I'm afraid I do think it sounds pretentious.

I don't like Romilly or Athena, sorry.

MrsPringles Fri 22-Sep-17 21:41:22

I think Romilly is the least pretentious the others I'm not a fan of, sorry blush

Threenme Fri 22-Sep-17 21:43:41

Really sorry op none are my cup of tea at all but my kids names are all in most popular 10 so I have no imagination and am probably best ignored!

Allthecake Fri 22-Sep-17 21:45:40

Romilly is lovely, don't think it's too pretentious or frilly at all. The others though I'd have to say I think are a little pretentious (sorry).

early30smum Fri 22-Sep-17 22:06:30

Really like Xanthe, Romilly and Athena. Very pretty, and unusual without being ridiculous!

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Fri 22-Sep-17 22:06:52

I love Athena! Also really like Xanthe. Romilly is nice, but not my favourite. I'm not mad on Delphi.

Mulch Fri 22-Sep-17 22:07:03

Love love love Athena

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 22-Sep-17 22:19:04

Xanthe is beautiful.

JustThisOneTime Fri 22-Sep-17 22:24:01

Romilly's coming out of this better than I expected. DP has been lobbying against it on the grounds of over-poshness. Hmm.

I'm old enough to remember Athena being the poster shop, but then I'm ancient (in spite of just having had a baby)

Yika Fri 22-Sep-17 22:30:53

I don't think Romilly is posh. It's a lovely name.

I also like the name Athena though I too remember the poster shop! Xanthe is nice but very on-trend. I like Delphi but it sounds a bit faddy. I do love Greek sounding names though, how about Artemis, Cassandra, Callista, Melinda, Daphne, Danae, Georgia or Olympia?

Aquamarine1029 Fri 22-Sep-17 23:24:38

I LOVE Athena.

Aquamarine1029 Fri 22-Sep-17 23:25:40

To add... I don't buy into any of that "posh" nonsense.

SuperBeagle Sat 23-Sep-17 01:17:56


It was on my long list for both DDs. smile

ZuzuMyLittleGingersnap Sat 23-Sep-17 02:01:04

Athena. Very pretty. (Thea also nice, as an abbreviation/ alternative).

To reassure you: I doubt the poster shop brand/ memories of tennis lady and baby-holder man etc. register on young people's radars these days!

(I'm a similar age to you, though: just had 80s' flashback to their famous Syd Brak purple eyeshadow woman and her melting red telephone...). smile

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