Is Rose a boring middle name?

(52 Posts)
flowerygirl Fri 29-Mar-13 19:21:08

Love it but has it become the Jane/Louise of this generation?

pootlebug Fri 29-Mar-13 19:23:06

I think Rose, May/Mae and Grace tie for the Louise of this generation.

pootlebug Fri 29-Mar-13 19:23:31

I think they are all lovely names though....just v popular middle names

Ham69 Fri 29-Mar-13 19:23:38

It's very pretty but very predictable these days, along with Grace and May/Mae. Use it if you love it, but i'd probably try and be a bit more original.

Coconutty Fri 29-Mar-13 19:26:31

Yes, very.

Yes, but it is a beautiful first name.

flowerygirl Fri 29-Mar-13 19:31:40

I was considering Roisin instead of Rose as I love that too.

Rose is such a beautiful name though, might just have to accept it's popularity! It's not like it's a first name!

SleepyCatOnTheMat Fri 29-Mar-13 19:34:44

Yeah, it kinda has. I handle a lot of people's personal data as an administrator and see the same middle names over and over - Louise, Jane, Anne/Ann, Elizabeth; it is boring. Middle names should have some meaning to you personally, otherwise what's the point?

Varya Fri 29-Mar-13 19:34:54

I think its a lovely middle name. There is a little girl named Sofia Rose in my family and I like it.

Still18atheart Fri 29-Mar-13 19:40:51

It depends what the first name is. My middle name is Louise and I agree that it is a common middle name, but I have a fairly uncommon first name and surname so I quite like it

Yellowtip Fri 29-Mar-13 19:44:25

I have a Georgia Rose (in her twenties and named after the Georgia National Guard). Rose is a beautiful middle name. I also have a Sophie Louise (named after Louisville, where she was in a NICU).

nectarini1983 Fri 29-Mar-13 19:44:28

Yes!

VerySmallSqueak Fri 29-Mar-13 19:45:13

If you love it,use it.
It's a lovely name- middle or otherwise.

LeonieDeSainteVire Fri 29-Mar-13 19:46:21

It's such a beautiful name though, if you like it use it. Who cares if others do too? Do what you want. After all for a middle name there is always more freedom.

purples Fri 29-Mar-13 19:46:43

Rose is beautiful, I'd go with it

I think it's beautiful and glad it's made such a comeback recently.
One of my great-great grandmothers was called Rose - I think she had 12 children (one of them my Grandpa's Father) I'd love to suggest it for a grandchild one day - for either first or middle name, especially as DD has a flower name too smile

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 19:55:09

I've used middle names that mean something, though. A family name for example. Rather than just a middle-name-because-it's-traditional name.

Do you have any relatives you want to "honour"?

Rosa also lovely.

My great great grandmother Rose went out to Canada with her three youngest sons and helped them to build their log cabins & her daughters-in-law having their first babies. We've got pictures of her alongside her boys next to felled trees practically with saw in hand !

EeyoresGloomyPlace Fri 29-Mar-13 20:05:00

Its beautiful. I'm biased because its dd2s middle name. Also by coincidence one of my DSis's too. We used it because we asked mil if she would like to chose her middle name, seeing as dd1 shares mine and my DM's (coincidentally another very very common one) it is DH's nan's middle name so although people might scoff at it being "boring" and "predictable" it actually means a lot to us.

Basically if you love a name use it, sod what anyone else thinks.

OutragedFromLeeds Fri 29-Mar-13 20:11:12

Yes and I think it is the Louise of this generation. I think every other girl under 5 I know has Rose either as a first name, as the second bit of a double barrelled first name or as a middle name. In one singing group we go to there is; Connie-Rose, Izzy-Rose, Ivy-Rose, Rose, Rose and Rosie. The 'hello' song is so boring.

Nordicmom Fri 29-Mar-13 20:17:26

Very common as a middle name but I have yet to ever meet anyone who has it as first name . I Have a nearly 1y Rose and it was in the top 100 in around 90 something recently . I love it smile! If u love it use it !

CPtart Fri 29-Mar-13 20:20:32

Yes, no doubt about it. I know a newborn Rosa, prefer that tbh.

Bue Fri 29-Mar-13 20:22:58

Yes very boring. It's a filler name. Shame, because it's beautiful!

AmandaPayntedEgg Fri 29-Mar-13 21:35:21

Yes it is very common. But I have one of those 70s filler names that people are so negative about and I quite like it. I have an unusual first name and my parents intentionally gave me something straightforward to fall back on if I hated my first name.

If you have loved a name your whole life (as I have my DD's middle name), you shouldn't care whether it's common. It doesn't much matter. It's not like it will be in every hello song and class register.

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