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Do you like the name Romilly?

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BurntCrumpet · 12/02/2023 18:23

I'm stuck for a name for our little girl. I want something pretty but a bit unusual and I think I like the name Romilly but can't decide if it's a bit too uncommon. What do you think? I'm also not sure of a middle name but thinking it needs to be a one-syllable name so that it's not too much of a mouthful?

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Florissant · 12/02/2023 18:45

Adding my vote to "Yes. It's pretty."

And a "huh?" to if you drop the -y it is basically the same name as a very bad man. Yes, I know who you are referring to but what difference should that make?

Margo34 · 12/02/2023 18:45

Made me think of the 90's film 'Romy and Michele's high school reunion' 😂

That aside, I do love the name Romilly, it's on my list too ☺️

PermanentTemporary · 12/02/2023 18:47

Love it. I know a grown up Romilly. I think it's pretty, unusual and sophisticated without being difficult to pronounce or unfamiliar.

BurntCrumpet · 12/02/2023 18:48

TheYearOfSmallThings · 12/02/2023 18:44

I don't like it - it makes me think of Rommel

That seems like a bit of a strange comparison but ok 😆There are quite a few names that you could say the same for - Joseph certainly doesn't remind me of Stalin, Polly of Pol Pot etc!

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saraclara · 12/02/2023 18:48

I like it. I know one, but she's mostly called Roms now! But Romy and even Millie are nice options for her.

TheYearOfSmallThings · 12/02/2023 18:49

Yes, I know who you are referring to but what difference should that make?

Hitlery
Staliny
Trumpy

There are just so many other names...

Twoinapod · 12/02/2023 18:50

I don’t like it. It sounds like one of the Chinese scam knock off websites. I see it a lot on here but I’ve never actually heard anyone use it IRL.

Margo34 · 12/02/2023 18:54

TheYearOfSmallThings · 12/02/2023 18:49

Yes, I know who you are referring to but what difference should that make?

Hitlery
Staliny
Trumpy

There are just so many other names...

Imagine reading out that class register! 😂

HerbalTeaAndCake · 12/02/2023 18:55

It's cute.

Also like:

Verity
Liberty
Florence
Eloise

BurntCrumpet · 12/02/2023 18:55

TheYearOfSmallThings · 12/02/2023 18:49

Yes, I know who you are referring to but what difference should that make?

Hitlery
Staliny
Trumpy

There are just so many other names...

But that's just a bit silly. Those examples aren't real names?

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NashvilleQueen · 12/02/2023 18:55

It’s a surname in the Churchill family, so people may think you are related

I'm going to say that's probably quite a remote prospect tbh.

I like it. As others have said I know it by association to the town in greater Manchester but I also know it as a name in its own right.

teezletangler · 12/02/2023 18:58

My DD aged 7 is Romilly. She gets called Rom by almost everyone, which is a fairly ugly nickname, but it's just who she is now! The full name is a bit of a mouthful. Occasionally I worry that we gave her a slightly too out there name, but she loves her name and gets compliments on it.

I thought we'd call her Romy but DH wasn't on board. It also isn't that natural a fit, as the O is a different sound. If you want Romy you'll need to enforce it from the get go, as otherwise it won't happen, she'll be Rom.

Valentinesquestion · 12/02/2023 19:05

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nameXname · 12/02/2023 19:06

It's a French place name [{https://www.behindthename.com/name/romilly]]
and see also appellationmountain.net/name-of-the-day-romilly/

If you'd call an English child Beverly for example, then why not Romilly?

But I rather prefer Rosemary or even Rosalind/Rosamund as 'full' names behind Romy.

But each to their own, of course.

Wishingiwastracytutor · 12/02/2023 19:12

I think it’s a beautiful name.

TheYearOfSmallThings · 12/02/2023 19:13

But that's just a bit silly. Those examples aren't real names?

My point was it's not a case of "Josef doesn't make me think of Stalin". Of course it doesn't, but Staliny might.

allthegoodusernameshavegone · 12/02/2023 19:14

I love it, very pretty

BurntCrumpet · 12/02/2023 19:21

TheYearOfSmallThings · 12/02/2023 19:13

But that's just a bit silly. Those examples aren't real names?

My point was it's not a case of "Josef doesn't make me think of Stalin". Of course it doesn't, but Staliny might.

It's Romilly not Rommel-ly though. Thanks for your input anyway

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category12 · 12/02/2023 19:22

Romilly is a perfectly nice name - knew a girl called that growing up.

BurntCrumpet · 12/02/2023 19:22

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I think it's usually pronounced Romilly as in rhyming with Emily, but maybe depends on where you're from?! I'd say Rom-illy

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VerbenaGirl · 12/02/2023 19:24

I really really like it.

jamsandwich1 · 12/02/2023 19:26

I love it. I don’t think I’d use it myself but I think that’s because I’m not bold enough! It’s really beautiful though

SagittariusDwarf · 12/02/2023 19:26

I am not a fan of the name at all. Sounds all clunky to me. I seem to be in the minority tho.

ThePoshUns · 12/02/2023 19:30

Yes it's lovely

Username123987 · 12/02/2023 19:47

I really like it - it’s on our shortlist! I know 2 Romilly’s (aged 62 and 3!) I think it’s a great name and love Rom/ Rommy as a nn.

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