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Romany for a girl?

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furandchandeliers Fri 10-Aug-18 15:32:40

I quite like this for a girl and I do have Romany roots ( great grandma was Romany gypsy, but it's a bit of a secret no ones allowed to talk aboutblush) but I just like the sound of it and it's a bit different, I've never met one before.

What other names would I like if I like Romany smile

catinboots9 Fri 10-Aug-18 15:37:43

Romilly

MrsPMT Fri 10-Aug-18 15:40:34

Have you looked at traditional Romany names? That might be a better idea.
Kezia is one which I like.

AtticaRose Fri 10-Aug-18 15:43:30

Hmm agree with PP maybe to look into names from a culture rather than give a baby the name of that culture. The Roma are still extremely discriminated against and persecuted in many parts of Europe. At best, it sounds a bit off; at worst, it could cause real issues for your daughter one day.

LoveInTokyo Fri 10-Aug-18 16:40:28

Esmeralda?

furandchandeliers Fri 10-Aug-18 17:05:24

Esmeralda is a bit princess for me but it's one of those names I'd love if knew someone called it but wouldn't use it myself.

Isadora?

GreenTulips Fri 10-Aug-18 17:08:17

Love Isadora and Theodora

I Know of one Romany - she's not had any issues.

Bouledeneige Fri 10-Aug-18 17:08:55

Mallory
Rommilly
Merisna
Aurelia
Rosalia
Marnie

TatianaLarina Fri 10-Aug-18 17:13:08

I really like it. I think if you have Romany blood you can justify it.

LoveInTokyo Fri 10-Aug-18 17:17:42

Isadora is nice.

What about Rosella?

thethoughtfox Fri 10-Aug-18 17:20:12

Depends where you live. She may get racist comments at school and get called a gyspy/gypo in a derogatory manner. I do hope not, though.

TatianaLarina Fri 10-Aug-18 17:22:55

In EE where Roma are still mistreated they’re not necessarily called Romany.

Usually Rom, Roma, Romy or Tziganski/Cyganski.

LegoLady95 Fri 10-Aug-18 17:23:26

I prefer Romy or Remy.

gillybeanz2 Fri 10-Aug-18 17:24:34

Romany names in my family

Rose
Lilly
fuschia
Gerania (not um)
Cinderella
Maria
Esmerelda
Angelina
Elizabeth
Polly

MeyMary Fri 10-Aug-18 17:31:50

Isadora, Angelina, Maria and Teodora are lovely.

I was a bit confused when I saw the title of this thread, tbh.

DC2018 Fri 10-Aug-18 18:49:05

Isadora is nice. Other Romany style suggestions;
Rosalie,
Florence,
Naomie,
Sabina

Virtue names tend to be common as well in the travelling community?
Charity,
Patience,
Faith,
Hope,
Chasity,
Liberty

MikeUniformMike Fri 10-Aug-18 18:52:33

I know a Romany. She gets called Ro, which everyone thinks is short for Rowan or Rowena (both nice). I think it's ok.

MikeUniformMike Fri 10-Aug-18 18:53:02

Isn't there a Rowella in Poldark.

bridgetreilly Fri 10-Aug-18 18:54:15

I would not use it as a name, even if you have some Romany heritage.

Romy
Romilly
Romola
Rowan
Rowena
Rowenna
Roanna

TheDowagerCuntess Fri 10-Aug-18 19:51:46

I think you can do better than Romany. It's too much of a label. There are lots of lovely similar-sounding names, as well as actually Romany names that are much, much nicer. You risk your DD really not thanking you for your choice.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 11-Aug-18 08:32:57

I like Romany (Romy), it's a lovely tribute to your late GG.
Other names;
Keziah (Kizzy).
Jersey
Susannah (Sannah).
Roxanna (Roxie).
Izetta (Zettie).
Leah

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