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Redblackcar2 Mon 01-Jul-13 17:23:27

Thoughts on this please?

Threetofour Mon 01-Jul-13 18:03:21


Threetofour Mon 01-Jul-13 18:03:58

Sorry! Meant to add the McDonald's thing just too much

driftwoodsands Mon 01-Jul-13 18:17:14

Would immediately think 'Ronald McDonald' on the negative side, but really like the nn 'Ronnie' on the plus side.

SantanaLopez Mon 01-Jul-13 18:17:52


Maud2011 Mon 01-Jul-13 22:05:33

Sorry, but I can't think of anything I like about that name - oh, and I've just remembered that a dear friend's loathsome, bullying father was called Ronald. Maybe that association is what makes me dislike it so much, but the Ronald McDonald association is indeed unfortunate and might well cause your DS grief.

Yes, surprisingly Ronnie is a rather nice nickname. Gerry is too though, and if you like names that end "ald" how about Gerald? I think it's much nicer than Ronald; it's a strong name but somehow less hard sounding.

Sparklysilversequins Mon 01-Jul-13 22:06:00


Ifcatshadthumbs Mon 01-Jul-13 22:06:28


intarsia Mon 01-Jul-13 22:07:46

I know a Ronald who's a really nice boy, so yes I would go for it. Isn't it a Viking name?

ElleCloughie Mon 01-Jul-13 22:14:49

It makes me think of Ron Weasley. Only you can say if that is something that would bother you! I wouldn't use it personally, but I do like the name.

sonlypuppyfat Mon 01-Jul-13 22:16:58

Please don't

MustafaCake Mon 01-Jul-13 22:18:26


Although I know a baby Ronnie and he is fab. His name really suits him!

PipkinsPal Mon 01-Jul-13 22:20:51

No. I've got an Uncle Ronald. He's about 5ft 5inch, fat rotund and bald.

birdofthenorth Mon 01-Jul-13 22:36:10

I raise you: Rodney. I think it's brilliant. I have looked at DS and thought: "You could have pulled off Rodney."

edam Mon 01-Jul-13 22:38:24

Afraid when I hear that name proposed for a baby I think 'oh dear, why would you want to inflict that on your child'. Makes me think of Ronald McDonald, Ron & Reggie Kray and Ronald Reagan. But each to his own and all that.

mum2jakie Mon 01-Jul-13 22:38:57


EleanorFarjeon Mon 01-Jul-13 22:39:38


DramaAlpaca Mon 01-Jul-13 22:40:51

Ronald, Rodney, Reginald, Ralph...

Awful, all of them.

Don't do it.

CoolStoryBro Mon 01-Jul-13 22:45:55

I like it, although I would worry it would get shortened to Ron which is up there with Brian as names unlikely to be revived.

dreamingofsun Tue 02-Jul-13 08:55:43

i know of a ronnie. so you could use that for every day....which i think is lovely. well known, but not regularly used

MavisSnapdragon Tue 02-Jul-13 10:20:23

Ronald McDonald House, Ron Weasley. No. Terrible. What about Vincent? Shortened to Vinnie, it has a similar feel but is a much cooler name imo.

Penny6Pence Tue 02-Jul-13 10:30:09

Ronny (with a y) is a name in its own right.

polkadotsrock Tue 02-Jul-13 10:50:47

I don't particularly like it, or any possible variations. Sorry.
But I will always caveat by saying that if you like it, then by all means use it, (but perhaps provide him with a middle name that is less 'marmite' just in case he's not a fan either)

squoosh Tue 02-Jul-13 10:56:30

Ronald is a truly awful name.

You have plenty of time to punish your child when they're a stroppy teen, please don't punish them with this name!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 02-Jul-13 10:57:51

Unless you are Scottish or a snooker fan, I wouldn't.

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