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Give it to me straight- Roland?

142 replies

TeddyTonks · 31/03/2022 19:54

Nickname Roly.

What do you think?

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Sailorsusan · 31/03/2022 20:03

Ro-LAND! Smile

SeasonFinale · 31/03/2022 20:03

I think you just watched EastEnders because they announced Stuart and Lainey's baby Was Roland nn Roly about a minute before you posted Grin

littleburn · 31/03/2022 20:04


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

All us Grange Hill fans will LOVE you Grin

Best me to it @GeodesicDome Grin
gingerhills · 31/03/2022 20:04

It's OK. Makes me think of Roland Orzabal from Tears For Fears.

I'd go for Rollo not Roly maybe.

Sortilege · 31/03/2022 20:04

Grange Hill.
A dog on Eastenders (??)
A puppet rat.

gulliblestravels · 31/03/2022 20:05

Switch it around to Orlando. Can still be Roly. Or Olly.

BusySittingDown · 31/03/2022 20:09


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!

Yeah, no kids today will even have heard of Roland Rat or the chubby boy from Grange Hill.

I say if you like it OP, go for it.
devildeepbluesea · 31/03/2022 20:11


Reyland / Ryland are decent alternatives? I used to go out with a Reyland. He was stonking (my use of that word may indicate how long ago that was 😂)

AllThingsServeTheBeam · 31/03/2022 20:12

Love it because it's the main character of the series of my favourite books!

discodannie · 31/03/2022 20:12
LittleBearPad · 31/03/2022 20:12


Flippy87 · 31/03/2022 20:13

No just think of schitts creek. Big no from me

TodaysFishIsTroutALaCreme · 31/03/2022 20:14


Love it because it's the main character of the series of my favourite books!

Mine too but he's a bad guy in my favourite books
TeddyTonks · 31/03/2022 20:15

Wow, so many pop culture references I was totally unaware of 😂

Don't watch EastEnders or Schitts Creek and think I'm too young for Grange Hill and Roland Rat (stealth boast!).

It's a family name which is why I was considering it. I was worried about the Roly poly thing though, to be honest I can see my self saying it, in an affectionate way of course!

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teaandtoastwithmarmite · 31/03/2022 20:15


SirChenjins · 31/03/2022 20:15

Grange Hill
The rat
Roly poly (a gift if he’s a bit chunky)

Just don’t. It’s not popular for a reason.

PriestessofPing · 31/03/2022 20:16

Yea definitely Rat, Poly and Schitts Creek! Sorry!

I think that Ryland suggestion is nice though

TeddyTonks · 31/03/2022 20:17

I'd never used Orlando or Reyland...nothing wrong with them, just too out there for me and would look really odd with my other DC names. This one is already known as the bonus baby so don't want to make it seem even more if a wildcard 😂

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RedWreck · 31/03/2022 20:17

Roly from Eastenders, a giant apricot poodle.
Roland Rat.....ehhhhh Rat Faaaans...
Ro-land from Grange Hill.
All from the 80s but a quick read of the thread tells you a lot of people still remember!

Heartofglass12345 · 31/03/2022 20:20

Children aren't going to know any of these references. If you like it, use it!

Wazzzzzuuuuuuup · 31/03/2022 20:20

Two thoughts

Roland butter
"I feel sorry for you Ro-Land"

Either way, no

Oh, actually also Rat Rapping

demoness · 31/03/2022 20:21

It doesn't appeal to me but I think it's a serviceable name. Kids aren't going to know about the rat or the Grange Hill character.

It isn't popular at all, which could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it.

NinetyNineRedBalloonsGoBy · 31/03/2022 20:22


Roly Poly

The chocolate Rolos

"Oi!! Roland!"

None exactly heroic sorry OP

User839516 · 31/03/2022 20:23

Is Roly not the fat puppy from 101 Dalmatians?

suckingonchillidogs · 31/03/2022 20:24

No! Just say no, say no.

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