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Ophelia or Romilly?

(48 Posts)
ruralmother Sun 05-Nov-17 07:06:57

I posted before about a girls name for this pregnancy. My little girl is called Ottilie and we like Gus (Magnus) is this one is a boy but were stuck for girls. We now (thanks to you) have names we like but sadly they are not the same name! My husband prefers Romilly and I prefer Ophelia, mn would be Blossom with either.
Any thoughts or experiences with these two??

Thank you!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 05-Nov-17 07:09:18

Love Romilly.

It doesn't need a nn but Romy or Milly are great options if you are a family who do shorten names.

BrandNewHouse Sun 05-Nov-17 07:10:13

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ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 05-Nov-17 07:11:09

Have you considered Honor or Rumer.

ruralmother Sun 05-Nov-17 07:15:45

Hi thickandthin. In all honesty, no I hadn't. They are not really my sort of names but thank you so much for your suggestion. I think I'm not so keen on 'word names', if that's even a thing?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 05-Nov-17 07:17:08

Fair enough!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 05-Nov-17 07:18:23


ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 05-Nov-17 07:19:40

Just thinking about other names as you and dh aren't settled on the same one.

AdaColeman Sun 05-Nov-17 07:22:48

Romilly, though I do think it's very similar in sound to Ottilie.

ruralmother Sun 05-Nov-17 07:22:49

thickandthin, LOVE Octavia. Will suggest to DH when he wakes up!

DuggeeHugs Sun 05-Nov-17 07:23:31

Romilly smile

ruralmother Sun 05-Nov-17 07:24:33

Yes, Ottilie and Romilly is a bit of a mouthful. This babynaming business is hard!

Mrswinkler Sun 05-Nov-17 07:49:42

I have a friend who lives in Romiley. Find the name a bit odd for that reason.

HenryBiggleswade Sun 05-Nov-17 07:55:53

I prefer Romilly as a stand alone name but Ophelia sounds better with Ottilie

sleepingdogslying Sun 05-Nov-17 07:57:52

Ophelia or Octavia

Highpeak Sun 05-Nov-17 08:43:59

Agreed, I live near there, seems weird to use it as a name. It's a pretty average suburb.

I like Ophelia. What about Aurelia or Elodie?

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Sun 05-Nov-17 08:58:27

I like Ophelia more.
What about Olympia / Sorcha / Saskia / Estella ?

PrincessoftheSea Sun 05-Nov-17 09:02:35

I love Ophelia but too close association with the Shakespeare play for me.

Notalitigator Sun 05-Nov-17 09:06:31

I love Romilly but I also think it's too similar to Ottilie. Romola is similar (not helpful I know)

SuperBeagle Sun 05-Nov-17 09:23:12

Prefer Ophelia, but Ophelia and Ottilie are too similar, IMO.

So, Romilly. Romy for short.

Chaffinch4 Sun 05-Nov-17 09:35:56

I would avoid two names starting with the same letter (personal preference obviously) and Romilly and Ottillie sound too similar to me.

As pp said Romola or even Romona would be nice alternatives to Romilly and would give you the same Romy nickname.

bottlesandcans Sun 05-Nov-17 09:37:08

Both overused and a little 'look at how middle class we are.'

Theaspidistraiswilting Sun 05-Nov-17 09:39:20

We have a Romilly and nearly called her Ottilie!

Mrsknackered Sun 05-Nov-17 09:40:45

Love Ottilie and Romilly, but they are a bit -illy together!
If they spend most their time Otty and Romy, then it wouldn't really matter as such - but if they are constantly their full names maybe too much?
I thought I liked Ophelia, but I heard someone shouting it in the cinema queue and it just sounded quite 'look at me' and it's put me off!
Love Magnus.
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grasspigeons Sun 05-Nov-17 09:42:54

Romilly is one of my fav names. I'.d probably go for this

But do really like the name Ophelia and am a bit concerned Ottilee and Romilly are a bit rhymey

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