Rosalyn, Rosaline or Rosalind?

(27 Posts)
ChunkysMum Fri 07-Dec-12 08:35:46

Which do you prefer and why?

Thank you.

Viviennemary Tue 11-Dec-12 13:54:16

Rosalind is the nicest. I also like Rosamund and Rosalie.

lljkk Tue 11-Dec-12 13:53:46

All nice but I probably warm to Rosaline the least and Rosalyn the most.

FriendofDorothy Tue 11-Dec-12 13:51:53

My little cousin is called Rosalie which I think is lovely.

Welovecouscous Tue 11-Dec-12 13:46:10

I would pronounce it:

Roz a line

hatsybatsy Tue 11-Dec-12 11:45:04

Rosalind - definitely

Thought the 'mund' in Rosamund referred to mouth? (so lips like a rose?)

LondonElfInFestiveCheerBoots Tue 11-Dec-12 11:14:25

ROse - A - line. Which is odd as I'd pronounce Rosalind Roz-a-lind with a very small 'a' sound, closer to Roz-lind, I think possibly because Rosaline strikes me as a more girly name, I'd pronounce it in a more girly way.

forgetmenots Tue 11-Dec-12 06:54:47

Roz - ah - line for me smile

ChunkysMum Mon 10-Dec-12 19:56:49

Thank you,

I like the nn Ros.

Rosaline is my favourite spelling, but I'm worried there would be pronunciation problems. How would you all pronounce it?

GreatCongas Sun 09-Dec-12 22:35:12

And Ros Myers is a Rosalind and she kicks arse/ass

exoticfruits Sun 09-Dec-12 22:35:03

If not -Rosamund

exoticfruits Sun 09-Dec-12 22:34:12

Rosalind - I like traditional names.

thegreylady Sun 09-Dec-12 22:26:55

I love Rosalind-also Rosamund which means 'Rose of the world' smile

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 09-Dec-12 22:15:42

True enough about Rosalind being the better Shakespearean character. I just prefer the Rosaline spelling even though she ended up a nun having had no stage time.

Beamur Sun 09-Dec-12 22:14:15

Prefer Rosaline/Rosalind. Classy name.

forgetmenots Sun 09-Dec-12 22:09:56

^^ true, that. I think I just love the exchange where Romeo and the Friar discuss where he's been (something like 'the sweeter rest was mine' and the friar says 'God pardon sin! Wast thou with Rosaline?' grin

Particularly enjoyed Pete Posthlewaite in the baz luhrmann film, great delivery!

Roseformeplease Sun 09-Dec-12 21:40:26

Rosalind is a proper Shakespearean heroine, feisty and funny. She wins the man (Orlando) and does so after making very sure she actually wants him. Rosaline in Romeo and Juliet rejects Romeo without ever appearing on stage and becomes a nun. Roslyn is a chapel.

My vote is for Rosalind. It would have been my second daughter's name but I stopped producing.

Panzee Sun 09-Dec-12 21:36:59

Rosalind is the ace lead character from As You Like It. Rosaline wasn't even in R&J, not really. grin

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 09-Dec-12 12:44:09

grin why does it not surprise me that autocorrect is not consistent? Is such a pita sometimes!

Mine once changed Hermione to gremlins so I wouldn't be heavily swayed by autocorrect,I was just mentioning what my phone did smile

LondonElfInFestiveCheerBoots Sun 09-Dec-12 11:32:11

Rosalind is my favourite, and FWIW Alisvolatpropiis Rosaline autocorrects to Rosalind on my machine!

Roslyn is nice too.

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 20:29:00

i know a roslyn, as in roslyn church
love it

MaryAstor Sat 08-Dec-12 20:14:35

Rosalind. It's lovely.

THOUGH - I intensely dislike the NN Ros. Would this be an issue for you?

forgetmenots Sat 08-Dec-12 00:47:18

Rosaline for me smile Shakespearean and very elegant.

Welovecouscous Fri 07-Dec-12 22:57:46

All awful except Rosalind which I love - its on my list too smile

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 07-Dec-12 22:56:33

Rosaline is lovely, it has literary credentials, she was in Romeo and Juliet.

Rosalind is ok but autocorrects to Rosaline.

Rosalyn is awful.

legalalien Fri 07-Dec-12 16:00:03

What scampi said smile

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