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MegRam Mon 25-Sep-17 16:41:10

Our baby girl is due in January, and although we've flip flopped about a bit, DH and I are almost settled on the name Robyn for her.

I love the name, but there are two things slightly troubling me...

- Our surname starts with 'Ram', so it would be alliterative, but not rhyming, if you see what I mean. Is that too 'stagey'?
- Is it ok to go with Robyn for a winter baby?

Thoughts and opinions gratefully received! x

Chaffinch4 Mon 25-Sep-17 16:43:39

I think alliteration is fine. I like the name a lot (prefer the Robin spelling, but that's neither here nor there). Lovely for a winter baby.

MelvinThePenguin Mon 25-Sep-17 16:45:43

I like it, but I wouldn't do it if she's born too close to Christmas.

Someone in my family is Robin (male) and people compete to get him the most Robin-y Christmas cards etc. He is a late December baby and his parents have no imagination. He was going to be Holly if he'd been a girl hmm.

BeBeatrix Mon 25-Sep-17 16:46:52

Alliteration is fine, although there's the (very small) risk with an 'R', if they turn out to be someone who finds 'r' hard to pronounce.

I think that, if anything, it's even more perfect for a winter baby than a summer one!

Smoliver Mon 25-Sep-17 16:53:08

Love the name Robyn. A girl at my school had the same name with the same spelling, so I'm all for it.

Alliteration is fine. I like winter baby names, and winter is the perfect time to use them.

Winteriscomingneedmorewood Mon 25-Sep-17 16:54:30

Worse things to be associated with than a beautiful bird imo!!
Robyn is gorgeous!!

Elllicam Mon 25-Sep-17 16:55:43

Beautiful but I prefer Robin too.

MrsJayy Mon 25-Sep-17 17:00:21

I know a few Robyns all winter babies it really is fine I also know a Holly a christmas baby obviously grin

kittycatcat849 Mon 25-Sep-17 17:06:14

Love it. I think the alliteration is fine.

And I don't see why there would be a problem with using the name for a winter baby. It is a winter name.

MegRam Mon 25-Sep-17 17:28:31

Thanks everyone - I'm glad it seems like the alliteration would be OK. I think we're going for 'Elizabeth' for middle name so that will break it up a bit.

If she's born too close to Christmas, I'm worried it might be a bit twee, but maybe I'm over thinking it!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 25-Sep-17 17:59:53

Robyn Elizabeth is lovely !

kittycatcat849 Mon 25-Sep-17 18:02:32

Robin Elizabeth sounds lovely!

I don't think it would be twee at all. IMO, would be strange to find a Robyn born in July x

wetpebbles Mon 25-Sep-17 18:06:52

Lovely nametbusmile

GrumpySausage Mon 25-Sep-17 18:07:23

I think Robyn is lovely.

welliesandsequins Mon 25-Sep-17 18:17:56

I am actually a Robyn Elizabeth grin outs self completely I am an early December birthday. I was going to be Holly but my parents decided they didn't want to do Christmas names. Apparently they didn't think about robins. hmm
About the worst things are an abundance of robin Christmas cards. And people asking where batman is. (When you're primary school age). Hardly the end of the world. Go for it.

Pixilicious Mon 25-Sep-17 18:21:06

Love it and the spelling is the feminine version, perfect

Mugshotzforlunch Mon 25-Sep-17 18:21:22

Beautiful name. Love Robyn Elizabeth. I wouldn't worry about the winter/robin thing.

Jonsnowsghost Mon 25-Sep-17 18:23:26

I'm a Robyn too grin January though. As I've said on other Robyn threads, even with the Y spelling people automatically assume I'm a man before they meet me...doesnt bother me though as when they do meet me and I'm a tiny 5ft the surprise is funny

saritah Mon 25-Sep-17 18:47:39

It's lovely and perfect for a winter baby. If our February baby is a girl she'll be Robin Hazel!

Consideringbeingamom Mon 25-Sep-17 18:50:43

Go for it! Lovely name, lovely bird. Hope all goes well x

MiaowTheCat Mon 25-Sep-17 18:55:49

I have one - but she's a late March baby. She also has a slight speech delay so can't say her Rs clearly yet - but to be honest - it's never been a problem until now. She gets Bobbi as a nickname.

As for the bird thing - she's very clear - "dat's a robin bird... dat's a Robyn me"

Mrsknackered Mon 25-Sep-17 19:48:44

I looove it. I suggested it too but it was vetoed.

LostwithSawyer Mon 25-Sep-17 20:01:37

Love Robyn. And love this feminine spelling.
Wanted it for girl but couldn't. Would have been something like jack jackson. grin

RedBlackberries Mon 25-Sep-17 20:01:46

I love it and it's in my list too. With that spelling.

MegRam Mon 25-Sep-17 21:53:31

So much love for the name! I'm really encouraged. Thank you so much everyone xx

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