Rose, Rosie or Rosa?!

(37 Posts)
musicmummytobe Tue 01-Mar-16 08:39:29

I love all three variations on this name - think Rose is very elegant and Rosa is slightly more unusual. My favourite is Rosie, especially with our surname as it has two syllables and ends in 'ey' too so think it fits well but know it is very popular at the mo...any thoughts on which you prefer? Thanks smile

MattDillonsPants Tue 01-Mar-16 09:24:43

I have a Rose. We've never met another. She does get called Rosie and Rosa by her friends at school anyway...so choose Rose and know that the other two names will pop up there anyway. smile

ChessieFL Tue 01-Mar-16 09:25:40

I was going to say put Rose on bc then you can use the others as nn!

MNetter15 Tue 01-Mar-16 09:29:26

One of my dd's has Rose as her MN I didn't realise it was common to do this until I saw it on a baby name statistics publication long after her birth but funnily enough I prefer Rosa as a first name. I think names ending in a are so beautiful.

I don't like Rosie at all, sorry. I think it might be cute on a little girl, but just not to my taste.

musicmummytobe Tue 01-Mar-16 09:34:18

Thanks for the replies smile Interesting to know the others automatically get used as nicknames - I guess that way she would be able to choose how she would like to be known so great advice!

I can see why Rosie might not be to e everyone's taste as it is quite cutesy. I have always liked the ones that end in an 'ee' sound for some reason, love Poppy too! X

soupmaker Tue 01-Mar-16 09:38:23

Rosie was on our list. I really like it. I like Rose and Rosa too. Easy to put Rose or Rosa on birth certificate but call your DD Rosie.

We have two DDs and their names both end with 'ee' sounds!

Oldwestaction Tue 01-Mar-16 09:41:20

Rosa! Beautiful name.

Sophronia Tue 01-Mar-16 10:54:18

Rose nn Rosie

KatieT12 Tue 01-Mar-16 12:04:05

Rosie is my favourite and people saying its twee... I'm a Katie and have had no issues

lornathewizzard Tue 01-Mar-16 12:16:55

I'd go Rosa with nn Rosie. Lovely!

MadameDePompom Tue 01-Mar-16 12:17:42

Rose or Rosa.

I think Rosie is sickly sweet. Sorry!

joyfulworld Tue 01-Mar-16 12:22:04

Rosa. It's lovely and uncommon for me. smile

babyblabber Tue 01-Mar-16 12:27:06

I love love love Rosa but my friend has one so couldn't use it! Rose is lovely too but Rosa is just gorgeous! Not a fan of Rosie at all but I love Posy!

Dumdiddlydum Tue 01-Mar-16 12:37:27

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MadameDePompom Tue 01-Mar-16 12:38:22

Someone once said that housekeepers on American TV shows and films are always called Rosa. And it's true!

insan1tyscartching Tue 01-Mar-16 12:51:13

I have a Rosie, she was always going to be called Rosie so that is the name on her birth certificate. I still love the name and it has grown up with her. It doesn't seem twee now she is early twenties. The other Rosie's I know one has the name Rose and the other Rosemarie but they have always been called Rosie.

Frazzled2207 Tue 01-Mar-16 12:53:04

I know a Rosanna shortened to Rose or sometimes Rosie. Rosa would be another nn.
Otherwise Rosa.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 01-Mar-16 15:02:18

Rosa. It's elegant and unusual. Rosie is too twee, plus 2 names that end in the same sound dont really go

musicmummytobe Tue 01-Mar-16 15:09:09

Thanks so much for all the feedback everyone! Really appreciate it smile

KatieT12 Tue 01-Mar-16 15:09:19

I don't see how it's twee hmm it's like saying my name doesn't suit me because I'm an adult grin a name grows with you

musicmummytobe Tue 01-Mar-16 15:14:23

Katie's a lovely name btw smile

laslolikvidator Wed 02-Mar-16 09:27:42

Rosie most definitely smile

SocksRock Wed 02-Mar-16 09:49:08

My DSis is Rosalind on the birth cert, but gets called Rose in every day.

Or Rosy Posy if I'm trying to annoy her!

DontKillMyVibe Wed 02-Mar-16 13:17:41

Rosa by a long way - love it. Think Rosie is more of a twee nickname and Rose is a bit blah nowadays.

mrsschu Wed 02-Mar-16 16:35:55

Much prefer Rose to Rosa, it's more elegant. And you can use nn Rosie if you want. I have a lovely friend called Rosie who's in her 30's and it suits her really well, not twee at all.

I also love Rosanna, would also give you all of the options as nn's!

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