Name your child Roland?

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Aloysius Nell

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Apr 1, 2014
There's a great local pizza place named Poppa Rollo's here; the owner's name is Roland. Additionally, I remember playing a goofy piece of band music with the name Rollo in the title. So I think Rollo is short for Roland. One letter shorter, woo-hoo!


#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
So my wife won't let me name our son Roland (due in three months) because our friends have a cat named Roland (named after everyone's favorite gunslinger).

Has anybody else named their child/pet/anything else Roland?
My father's name really was Roland - everyone just called him Rolly.
(He had a brother named Romeo too - must have been one of those French quirks.) French Canadian grandma.
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