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(23 Posts)
stellinaa Mon 23-Apr-18 03:57:28

Opinions? How would you pronounce Romée?
Absolutely love the name but feel like it may be mispronounced (Ro-mee vs Ro-may).

Please suggest any similar names. smile

pingoose Mon 23-Apr-18 04:00:00

The e acute means it is correctly pronounced Ro-may. If you wanted it to be pronounced Ro-mee, you would need to drop that.

stellinaa Mon 23-Apr-18 04:09:52

I like it as Ro-may (hence the accent), but just curious if people may still mispronounce it. Wouldn't want to burden DD with having to correct people all the time

TroubledLichen Mon 23-Apr-18 04:21:13

There’s a Dutch Victoria’s Secret model called Romee (no accents) Strijd who I believe pronounces it Ro-may. But as it’s so unusual I think 99.99% of people would pronounce is Ro-mee. I’ve only ever come across the accented version as a surname in France but I suppose that would ensure Ro-may was the ‘correct’ pronounciation although not everyone would actually know that. If Romee Strijd takes up with Leonardo DiCaprio, she’s about 22 and a blonde underwear model so she no doubt ticks all his boxes, then you never know it might become a well known name! Baring that do you like Romilly instead perhaps?

Raines100 Mon 23-Apr-18 07:03:25

Never heard of it, but I would say Ro-may due to the acute accent.

Dixiestampsagain Mon 23-Apr-18 07:57:43

I know a Romy, so would assume Romee (don’t know how to do the thingy!) was different.

TatianaLarina Mon 23-Apr-18 14:53:28

Romy would be a lot easier everyone will mispronounce Romée

AnneTwackie Mon 23-Apr-18 14:56:59

I would think that was pronounced Romee, sorry.
Could you perhaps go for something like Rose-May and use it as a nickname?

YourVagesty Mon 23-Apr-18 15:04:20

It's absolutely lovely. I would pronounce it 'Ro-May'

HappyLollipop Mon 23-Apr-18 15:07:47

I would pronounce it Ro-may because of the accent at the end but a lot of people would probably pronounce it Roo-me but it's a lovely name.,

TatianaLarina Mon 23-Apr-18 15:35:40

I have a friend called Romani which is pronounced RoMarni rather than Romany as in gipsy. (She’s not English) I’ve always thought it was very pretty.

TatianaLarina Mon 23-Apr-18 15:36:08

Also like the name Romilly which could be Romi for short.

florascotia2 Mon 23-Apr-18 16:52:43

I'd say 'Rom-ay' (to rhyme with 'Tom'). And I'd roll the 'R'.
Not 'Row-may' (as in Rose).

stellinaa Tue 24-Apr-18 11:53:43

Thanks all!

Not a big fan of Romilly (knew an awful girl name Milly which puts me off). So gotta keep thinking.

lindyhopy Tue 24-Apr-18 11:59:53

I would have pronounced it ro-mee

ILikeMyChickenFried Tue 24-Apr-18 12:01:41

I'd say Rom-ay

MargoLovebutter Tue 24-Apr-18 12:02:44

However it should be pronounced, in the UK, it will end up as Roomy!

Mrsknackered Wed 25-Apr-18 23:47:23

Renée is fairly well know, so I don’t think Romée is particularly testing.

It was DP’s first choice for a girl for DS2, he has a very similar name!

TonicClonicAndTheWaves Wed 25-Apr-18 23:55:57

I'd say Ro May, but only because that was the name of the lady who officiated at our wedding. She's a lovely lady so it's a posit connotation here.

LittleLightsShineBright Thu 26-Apr-18 00:02:37

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SheGotBetteDavisEyes Thu 26-Apr-18 00:03:43

The e acute means it is correctly pronounced Ro-may

This ^^.

SheGotBetteDavisEyes Thu 26-Apr-18 00:04:13

I know a Roma, in her early 40's. Similar?

Alexia05 Fri 27-Apr-18 12:01:26

I'm not from G.B, I speak French and we have a lot of French names here, so I know a young girl whose name is Romée. It is almost pronounced like Ro-may but without the 'y'. Try Googeling the pronounciation of the French é or ée (dubble ée is femine), you'll see that it's a sound that doesn't really excist in English. It's like the month May but you need to drop the y. I know, it's sounds weird like this but it's very difficult to explain this if you can't hear it. ;-)

I like the name, but I wouldn't choose it if I was living in an English speaking country, to be hones,t cause to me, it would always sound like a wrong pronounciation. Then again, Esmée is a French name that became known in English. The pronounciation in French is the same as Romée but I know it's a little bit different in English and I got used to that. So perhaps that will happen with Romée too? ;-)
It's like Caroline. In French, that name is always pronounced as Carolyn (often Karolyn in English) so with an y like in Cindy. But written like Caroline, it is pronounced like the word 'line' in English, isn't it?
A less confusing name is Romy (like the actress Romy Schneider). That sounds the same in every language. But if you like Romée, go for it. But I would leave the accent on it cause otherwise some people might confuse it with Romee.

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