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Give it to me straight- Roland?

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TeddyTonks · 31/03/2022 19:54

Nickname Roly.

What do you think?

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MelCat · 31/03/2022 19:55

Rat

Sorry first thing that comes to mind when someone says Roland.

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DigitalGhost · 31/03/2022 19:56

Makes me think of the The Dark Tower series.
Roly will just get Roly Poly at school though.

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LoIa · 31/03/2022 19:56

I like it!

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Piglet80 · 31/03/2022 19:56

Was on my list too, i like it

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Manekinek0 · 31/03/2022 19:56

Came to say rat but pp beat me to it.

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CloseYourEyesAndSee · 31/03/2022 19:57

Awful

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DukeofEarlGrey · 31/03/2022 19:57

Sorry, it's a no. Roll Poly. Roland Rat. And Roland off Grange Hill was not aspirational either.

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InFiveMins · 31/03/2022 19:57

I really like the sound of it but it looks ugly if that makes sense? When I say the word "Roland" I actually like it, and I like "Roly" for a nickname, but written down it just looks harsh and ugly.

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Thewindwhispers · 31/03/2022 19:58

I like it

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fallfallfall · 31/03/2022 19:58

Vintage 1930’s. Nice in French and English. When it comes to youth birthday parties etc parents and teachers will know he’s a boy.

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mizzo · 31/03/2022 19:58

Noland

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deadlanguage · 31/03/2022 19:58

I quite like Roly (as long as he isn’t overweight!) but Roland is really awful.

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Theraindropontherose · 31/03/2022 19:59

My Dad’s called Roland! No one ever connects it to the rat, and he is nicknamed Roly. It’s a heroic epic name.

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PuppyPowerTool · 31/03/2022 19:59

Nooooooo

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BusySittingDown · 31/03/2022 19:59

Yeah, I think Roland Rat too. It's a shame because it's quite nice with the nickname Roly.

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spotcheck · 31/03/2022 19:59

The only Roland I know is one self possessed young man who carries it with panache

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Cyberworrier · 31/03/2022 20:00

Roland- neutral. Roly as a nickname just makes me think roly poly which I'm sure is the name of a chubby puppy in a children's book. I think Rory is much nicer. I don't mind Roland but would say not to use Roly as nickname!

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Playitagainsam · 31/03/2022 20:00

Makes me think of the rat, the overweight kid on Grange Hill and the dog on Eastenders.

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GeodesicDome · 31/03/2022 20:01

'I'm only trying to help you, Ro-Land '.

All us Grange Hill fans will LOVE you Grin

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Liloandstitch · 31/03/2022 20:01

Literally - EastEnders! Are you Rainey and Stuart?

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RestingPandaFace · 31/03/2022 20:01

Ratfans!

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BiscuitLover3678 · 31/03/2022 20:02

Are you a schitts creek fan? Blush

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MerryMarigold · 31/03/2022 20:02

My DS's best friend (13yo) is Roland. Nobody's heard of Roland Rat or ever mentioned it. Nor called him Roly Poly! We're not in a Middle Class area though. There's a few unusual names like Sebastian, Caspian, Don in amongst the Georges, Charlies and Rileys!

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Wheresthisgoing · 31/03/2022 20:02

All I can think of is the character from Schitt’s Creek

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Sailorsusan · 31/03/2022 20:03

Ro-LAND! Smile

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