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Nope. Romeo is an awful name for a human. Maybe a pet.
kayisforkeen  7/30/2018
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I love the name Romeo! I think Romeo is a very handsome and romantic name. I do love to read & Shakespeare is an amazing author, as a name of one of his characters, I love it even more! I also love the nickname Rome.
CrayStay  4/4/2018
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Sorry to inform you but if you name your kid this, get ready for them to endure a lifetime of nonstop mockery. "Oh Romeo! Oh Romeo!..." And that's before the kid even graduates from elementary school! Spare a child the grief and name some beloved pet this instead.
― Anonymous User  3/13/2017
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You shouldn't criticize people based on an impulsive, fictional character created by a guy who may/ or may not exist
Just saying...
Gerald_R_Ford  3/7/2017
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Roméo Dallaire is a Canadian general, bestselling author, public speaker and retired senator.
He is famous for his book: “Shake Hands with the Devil”. The book chronicles the fateful months of Dallaire's tour as Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) in 1993-1994, during which he witnessed the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
Maxine J. Rolland  1/24/2017
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Roméo Antoniazzi was an Italian violin maker from Cremona.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2017
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My brother's name is Romeo and the way it's pronounced (in my family) is : Rome-A-o.
miadeanna  11/17/2016
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It's kind of a nice name and I was very proud of it until I began feeling the negative effects that comes with it.
"Hey Romeo, where's Juliet?"
It's been normal to me now since my high school mates and university folks continued making it sort of a greeting. Until I found the annoying part of it that Romeos are always, if not mostly, womanizers who find it difficult to stay with one lady. It's kind of amusing but I bet you it's true. It's affecting me very well and I am beginning to regret having pride initially in the name. It's ruining my love life and I have the worst relationship history ever with ladies. It hurts how names can affect you. I wish my parents had an idea of what troubles this name would cause me.
Romeo 44  3/26/2016
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Saint Romeo's feast day is on February 25th. It's a popular choice in France especially for boys born on the feast day. I don't think it's a pretentious name at all. In fact, I think the ones who have a problem with it are quite narrow minded. Also it's a common name in Canada, the Canadian senator Romeo Dallaire is also a celebrated humanitarian.
Teddybear  1/26/2016
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Stop ruining all the good names. Who cares if there is a dog named Romeo?
― Anonymous User  8/24/2015
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A name that will turn out to be really ironic if a little boy it's given to grows up to be unattractive, asexual, celibate, and/or called to the priesthood.
― Anonymous User  9/3/2014
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I've named my cat Romeo. I didn't know that this name was so common for animals actually.
But when I call him, I feel like a idiot when I call "Romeo, food. Do you want a fish?" It's really stupid when you hear yourself.
In Holland, the Harry Potter character, Kingsley Shackelbolt, was named Romeo too. Romeo Wolkenveldt. But I preferred Kingsley more.
bella_forks  3/6/2012
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If it wasn't the name of the male protagonist in one of the most famous love stories of all time, I definitely would consider naming my child Romeo. It sounds so soft yet masculine. Damn you Shakespeare!
MasMavi  7/1/2011
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It's a very popular name among cats in Italy.
Lylianne  3/18/2011
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Romeo is from "Romeo & Juliet". He falls in love with some girl he barely knows, goes into a depression, and then kills himself for sheer entertainment so that he can be with Juliet. Yeah, that's EXACTLY who you want to name your kid after.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2009
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Romeo doesn't sound flattering as a name and is kind of pretentious. Unlike Juliet, Romeo is VERY heavily associated with Shakespeare. I'd avoid using it.
bananarama  4/5/2009
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"Romeo" is also the code word for the letter "R" in the NATO phonetic alphabet.
FMRadio  3/3/2009
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My dad once knew a guy named Romeo who actually dated a girl named Julian, lol! It's sweet. I think it fits really well on a dark-skinned person, partly because of that cute rapper, Lil' Romeo.
not_another_Jessica  12/3/2008
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Alpha Romeo is a famous Italian sports car manufacturer. I'm including this reference to point out that the correct Italian pronunciation IS roh-MAY-oh and not, ROH-mee-oh. No self-respecting car buff says, ahl-fah ROH-mee-oh!
leananshae  12/10/2007
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Just a thought. If you like the ring of this name (and it's beautiful, no doubt) but you can't bear the Shakespearean reference (or the rapper one for that matter), consider adding an "r" between the "e" and the "o" and changing it just slightly to "Romero". "Romero" is an Hispanic surname but serves quite nicely as a substitute for the overburdened "Romeo". Pronounced "ro-MAY-ro".
leananshae  12/8/2007
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If this name didn't remind me so much of that annoying rapper, I think I would name a kid this in the future.
Chloever33  8/12/2007
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Shakespeare was great for using Romeo, but when he did he defined the name and I think put claim on it. It should be left for the stage. Or animals, in fact, I have a dog named Romeo. But for children, no.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2007
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A rose by any other word would smell as sweet.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2006
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It's a great name, but I'd never dare to call my son Romeo. I know a boy named Romeo, and no one talks to him without alluding to Romeo & Juliet ("Hey, Romeo, where's you're Juliet?" for example). I wouldn't want my child to have to bear this.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2006
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Romeo is a popular Shakespearian character.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2006
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Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorthea named their song Romeo Jon.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2006
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Actually it is pronounced Row-MAY-o. Not rome-e-o.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2005
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I would never name my child this; I have known way too many animals (dogs, horses and cats included) with this name.
Arrows  11/22/2005
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Rapper Master P's son is named Romeo (lil' Romeo).
― Anonymous User  11/10/2005
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David and Victoria Beckham's middle son is named Romeo.
Groovey943  7/28/2005

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