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My sister's name, this comment section is very interesting, her name does sound a little masculine.
Rionaaah  3/8/2021
I love this as an nickname for Romelia - so cute and modern! I'm currently pregnant with a little girl and I am torn between Romelia or Harriet (nickname Hattie).
― Anonymous User  2/2/2021
Romy means “a citizen of rome” similar to the masculine variant Roman.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2021
It’s cute. I like it as a nickname for Romane.
ciara23  1/4/2021
I like this name! It sounds strong. Nice on a girl, but I think it could be used on a boy as well. Definitely seems unisex to me.
AbbyWendyD  6/6/2020
Romy could be a nickname for Romilda, Romola, Romana, Romaine, Romina and Rosamund/Rosamond.
Lumi  4/30/2020
My name is Romy; it's not a nickname or short for anything and only today have I discovered people's discomfort, squeamishness and bewildered behaviour towards this fact. Admittedly I haven't always liked my name and I do understand the connotations of Rome associated with it. But I do think relating my name to the start of fascism is a little bit extreme?
Regardless, I think having a name like Tilly or Tess as a first name is just as representative as Matilda or Teresa, the person shapes their name into what suits them, so either way unless they do associate their name with fascism I think we can all live with it.
RomyFitzpatrick  11/24/2018
Romy Madely Croft is a British guitarist/singer in the band ‘The xx.’.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2018
Romy Gundermann is a German soprano who was active in performing from 1959 to the early 1990s throughout Germany and the neighboring countries. After her retirement from the concert stage, she began working as a concert promoter and charity event organizer.
lilolaf  2/15/2017
The name Romy was given to 76 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/30/2016
It wouldn't take long for an adolescent to come up with the inappropriate joke of: "Romy blow me" yeah... not the wisest name decision, but to each their own.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2015
It lacks depth and should only be used as a nickname.
lilpimpteller  6/17/2015
In Czech and Slovak, this is a diminutive of JAROMIRA and DOBROMILA.
Samantha Carter  9/5/2013
The name Romy was given to 66 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Romy is the daughter of American film director/producer Sofia Coppola.
― Anonymous User  12/13/2011
Irish actor Gabriel Byrne and American actress Ellen Barkin have a daughter Romy Marion, born on November 18, 1992.
Meg_Simpson  8/28/2011
I will admit to you now: I am not a fan of "Rosemary" nor am I a fan of the diminutive "Romy." Having said that... I have been witnessing the use of this nickname as a true title. Freeze. It is nothing more than a short version, and should only be used as so. "Romy" as a first name screams bratty southern pageant-baby-- certainly not the definition of brains. It is not only unprofessional, pompous, even geriatric and senile-- it is ugly (in first name use, moreso).

My only advice to people choosing names, is that to think it through. Will the title aid your child in the professional world? Or will it taint the chances? In grade school, will s/he become the high target of cruelty? Will s/he be happy and thank you later in life?
Francesca  5/5/2011
Personally, I pronounce it "RAW mee" because I'll most likely use Romy as a nickname for Rosamund, which I pronounce "RAW za mənd."

The more common pronunciation does seem to be "ROH mee," however.
my_name_isobel  3/16/2011
In German, this is a diminutive of ROSEMARIE. [noted -ed]
Kate  8/24/2010
Pronounced "RO-mee". [noted -ed]
Kate  8/24/2010
Is it row-mee or rawm-mee?
― Anonymous User  8/28/2009
My name is Romy and I have to admit I used to hate it because no one pronounced it right, but now I love it because it's unusual and I've not met many people with this name, although I do know some boys with this name. I wasn't aware it was a boys name too!
rk93  7/28/2008
I used to love this name, but it just sounds so much like Rome and Roma. The Roman Empire is where Fascism began, even if it wasn't called Fascism or anything else. It also makes me think of the Middle Ages and the power the Catholic Church had in those times. As for Roma, it's not only Rome in Italian, but it's also the politically correct name for gypsies, a group that no one really likes. Other than the bad associations, this is a lovely name, and it's not even too youthful.
slight night shiver  5/4/2008
EXCUSE ME? Yes, the Roma have a negative stigma attached to them, but a lot of that is needless hate mongering or created by how ostracized by society they have been over their history. I don't care if you dislike the Roma, that is still racist and a derogatory comment and you'd be much better liked if you kept such to yourself. In fact, you seem to have many misled racially biased ideas. First of all, my aunt used to work with the Roma and, while she had some negative experiences, her experiences with the race were generally good and ultimately rewarding. She has told me, however, some horrible stories about how as a people the Roma suffer not once, but many times over, even in the modern day. My point is that the Roma have suffered horrific things during their history [in Nazi Germany or Russia, for example], so just lay off them, okay? We're all grown up modern people here.

Secondly, the term fascism is a modern term and political fascism as we now identify it did originate in Italy, but not the Roman Empire. It originated in the late 19th century, but Italian fascism only came to international attention with Mussolini's regime. As a political movement, it is relatively recent. Either way, the relation between the name and Italian fascism is tenuous at least. It's a bloody ridiculous idea.

Personally, I love this name. I think it sounds so much more exotic than plain old Rosemary and is a nicer nickname than overused ones such as Rose, Rosie, Mary etc, etc. It looks nice, it sounds nice, and while it might be a bit modern or exotic for some tastes, it seems to me to be generally inoffensive and pleasant. In addition to that, it's not hard to pronounce and would be almost unheard of in my area. It seems to be a generally nice, well rounded name.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2008
This is the name of Sofia Coppola's daughter. Romy Marguerite Croquet.
black_lace  3/26/2007
Romy exudes cuteness - a serious, substantial cuteness, mind you. =)
Wordsmith  12/16/2006
Featured in the film "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" from 1997 starring Mira Sorvino as Romy.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
A famous bearer of the name was Austrian actress Romy Schneider (1938-1983), who became famous through the "Sissi"-films about the Austrian empress Elisabeth. She made more than 50 Austrian, German and French films.
Evaria  8/8/2005

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