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Roman or Bodhi

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Geebee123 Wed 11-Sep-19 15:50:10

Love both these name struggling to choose. Would love to know what people think. Middle name will be ALEXANDER 😊

AverageMummy Wed 11-Sep-19 15:56:49

Don’t really like either but between the two I’d go for Roman

ClaraThePigeon Wed 11-Sep-19 15:57:12

I love Roman. Bodhi is awful.

Grasspigeons Wed 11-Sep-19 15:59:24

Roman
Not keen on bodhi

Boysey45 Wed 11-Sep-19 16:00:05

Roman, Bodhi beyond dreadful and everyone will be saying were you a fan of the Professionals.

MikeUniformMike Wed 11-Sep-19 16:15:04

Don't like either but Roman is the least bad.

elliex1 Wed 11-Sep-19 17:09:33

Honestly they both seem a bit faddy to me, and that’s coming from someone who tends to like ‘trendy’ names.
Agree with PPs that Roman is the best out of the two. Definitely not Bodhi x

LarkDescending Wed 11-Sep-19 17:10:26

Of the two, definitely, Roman.

MrsBertBibby Wed 11-Sep-19 17:27:44

Roman. Bodhi is fast be coming a joke name, surely?

MissHenty Wed 11-Sep-19 17:28:52

@Geebee123 OP are you bothered about popularity? Because Roman has really exploded in popularity the past couple of years (I think there’s a famous YouTuber and a famous DJ both called Roman so that could explain it). Anyway Roman used to be outside the top 600 names 15 years ago and is now about to enter the top 50 and showing no signs of slowing. With growth like that, it’s likely your DS will know other Romans in their class or school (particularly his age or younger given the names current trajectory). I think RoMan could be a bit of a FAD name/name that will age. Could be the next generations Darren/Nigel

Bodhi on the other hand is much less used. Currently number 188 on the charts but it’s popularity is now slowly falling year on year.

Obviously no guarantee with any name there won’t be others in class or school but Bodhi is much more unique

MissHenty Wed 11-Sep-19 17:30:27

@MrsBertBibby Bodhi a joke name?? It’s currently 188 on the charts for uk baby names. Honestly I think we are sometimes a bit out of touch on Mumsnet. I remember a couple of years back people calling Albert a total whacky joke name that would only be given to a grandpa not a child.

BlackKittyKat Wed 11-Sep-19 17:33:43

Boysey45 I thought of Point Break grin
I actually like Bohdi

Loubuttonx Wed 11-Sep-19 17:34:11

Roman definitely

BlackKittyKat Wed 11-Sep-19 17:34:34

Or Bodhi! blush

Sophronia Wed 11-Sep-19 18:51:14

Roman Alexander

Geebee123 Wed 11-Sep-19 18:57:23

Thank you for reply. Yes the fact Roman is becoming so popular does put me off...I would love to find a really usual name but I'm struggling with boys names

jackstini Wed 11-Sep-19 19:00:59

Out of the two, definitely Roman
I know a Romain if you want a bit of difference - he's French

GatoFofo Wed 11-Sep-19 19:03:56

Bodhi is much nicer.
Roman is a bit, erm, precious sounding.

DramaAlpaca Wed 11-Sep-19 19:05:07

Of the two, Roman.

Marcipex Wed 11-Sep-19 19:05:48

Roman, and it’s definitely not popular around here, I have never heard of any except the cute little you tuber.

Ikeameatballs Wed 11-Sep-19 19:07:42

Roman, I know one who’s top end of Primary. I like it a lot.

AsleepAllDay Wed 11-Sep-19 19:07:42

Bodhi will have to keep spelling that out all his life

user1573624 Wed 11-Sep-19 19:09:43

Quite different impression. I've only ever met Romans from chavvy families and the opposite for Bhodi. I like both though.

user1573624 Wed 11-Sep-19 19:10:36

Oops, I mean Bodhi. Just illustrating Asleepallday's point...

user1573624 Wed 11-Sep-19 19:14:17

Roman stats.

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