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pearl20 Fri 07-Feb-20 23:36:34

I'm quite fond of the name Romy for a girl, what do you all think?

Also, how would you spell it? Romy or Romi? Or another alternative?

Tinty Fri 07-Feb-20 23:38:00

Romily Romy is a nickname

TeetotalKoala Fri 07-Feb-20 23:39:21

Just makes me think of Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion. Which is a shocking film.

pearl20 Fri 07-Feb-20 23:41:53

@Tinty yeah I'm not a fan of Romily. A girl I used to work with was called "Romy", I don't think it was short for anything - could be wrong though.

DramaAlpaca Fri 07-Feb-20 23:58:58

I'd spell it Romy. It's traditionally a diminutive of Rosemary.

Jossina Sat 08-Feb-20 00:41:22

Sounds like a nickname.

Aquamarine1029 Sat 08-Feb-20 00:48:20

I think it's ok. I know someone named Remi which I love because I admire her so much.

Astronica Sat 08-Feb-20 02:01:11

I like it, on its own and as a short form for Ramona, Romilly or Rosemary/Rosamund. I like Romy spelling best.

Rosehip345 Sat 08-Feb-20 02:41:59

I quite like Romy, never heard of it before. Not a fan of Romily though

Kim1010 Sat 08-Feb-20 06:27:06

I thought it more a nickname ... different I suppose hmm

ClairMolcker32 Sat 08-Feb-20 06:30:45

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FernBritanica Sat 08-Feb-20 06:37:14

It's cute, I like it.

Fine as a name on its own I think.

FernBritanica Sat 08-Feb-20 06:39:15

@Kim1010 are you actively trying to be spiteful?

NoSauce Sat 08-Feb-20 10:12:44

I think it’s pretty.

Chocmallows Sat 08-Feb-20 10:15:06

Is it pronounced rom-e or roam-e?
I'm thinking rom-e, but not heard of it before.

NoSauce Sat 08-Feb-20 10:26:17


stopshoutingd Sat 08-Feb-20 10:30:47

I like it & know an adult Romy, not a nickname.

Take mumsnet opinions with a pinch of salt, your choice will be questionable for some if you veer away from anything ordinary.

IckleBear Sat 08-Feb-20 10:36:46

I like it - Romy.
Remi is quite cute, too.

GiveHerHellFromUs Sat 08-Feb-20 10:39:51

How are you pronouncing it? I know a Romy - said Rom-me.

It's unusual but not offensive.

pearl20 Sat 08-Feb-20 10:59:35

@stopshoutingd thanks! To be honest, I don't know why I've posted it on here, I suppose it's down to wether I like it, not anyone else. However, I'm 37 weeks pregnant and hormones gets you thinking all kinds of names so I just wanted to be sure I wasn't completely losing my mind.

The spelling I would go for would definitely be "Romy". It wouldn't be a nickname, just that. The pronunciation would be "Roe-me".

stopshoutingd Sat 08-Feb-20 11:11:39

Yes I know it spelt & pronounced like that.

I was born & raised in London to immigrant parents with an unusual but cultural name like many of my school friends, colleagues etc. It's a very international city & everywhere I've worked I've met someone with a name I've never heard before. It's really not a big deal.

BobbyBlueCat Sat 08-Feb-20 11:17:01

I really, REALLY don't like it.

ballsdeep Sat 08-Feb-20 11:19:16

There's a little girl who loves by be with that name. It's lovely and it's not common either . I'd go for it. Good luck xx

Sagradafamiliar Sat 08-Feb-20 11:31:11

One of my favourites.

swansloveiceskating Sat 08-Feb-20 12:56:11

Great choice, Op. I really REALLY like the name Romy. It's pretty, unique enough and a good international name. It's still fairly unusual here but more common elsewhere in Europe especially in France. Prefer the spelling with a Y at the end but the Romi is spelling is nice too - that one is more common in Israel.

@TeetotalKoala Romy and Michelle's high school reunion isn't terrible film. It's a quirky film about female friendship bit ahead of it's time feminist classic imo. Maybe give it another chancewink

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