Middle name for Rosa?

(31 Posts)
ohanami Fri 13-May-16 13:20:32

We're fairly sure we're going with Rosa for a first name when dd2 arrives later in the summer, but a bit stuck for middle names. Suggestions so far are Grace, Cecily and Elise but none of them have bowled me over (dh says no to Persephone, Florence and Harriet but I'd go with any one of them) Any ideas?

Artandco Fri 13-May-16 13:22:50

Rosa Emmeline
Rosa Theodora
Rosa Leonora
Rosa Cecelia
Rosa Delphine

manicinsomniac Fri 13-May-16 13:39:31

From your options I think Rosa Elise flows perfectly.

Rosa Celeste
Rosa Nicole
Rosa Marie
Rosa Claire
Rosa Jane

ABitAsleep Fri 13-May-16 14:14:55

I agree that Rosa Elise sounds lovely

Rosa Marina
Rosa Matilda
Rosa Eliza
Rosa Eve
Rosa Delilah
Rosa Natasha
Rosa Samantha
Rosa Hazel
Rosa Tiffany
Rosa Rebecca
Rosa Rachel
Rosa Alice
Rosa Cassidy

TheRollingCrone Fri 13-May-16 14:28:39

Rosa Francine
Rosa Joy
Rosa Clare
Rosa Luxembourg

TheRollingCrone Fri 13-May-16 14:29:25

^ Luxemberg

Sophronia Fri 13-May-16 15:13:32

Rosa Beatrice
Rosa Clementine
Rosa Frances
Rosa Charlotte
Rosa Genevieve
Rosa Emily
Rosa Imogen
Rosa Emmeline
Rosa Juliet
Rosa Catherine
Rosa Marianne
Rosa Vivienne
Rosa Jennifer
Rosa Victoria
Rosa Naomi
Rosa Willow
Rosa Annabel
Rosa Winifred
Rosa Audrey
Rosa Caroline
Rosa Eleanor
Rosa Helen
Rosa Edith
Rosa Madeleine
Rosa Evelyn
Rosa Margaret

Bringiton2016 Fri 13-May-16 15:37:53

Don't people pick family names for middle names anymore?

ABitAsleep Fri 13-May-16 15:57:27

I think family names for middle names are awful. Named after a fusty old relative? or forever feeling like you have to live up to your namesake(s).

I would choose another nice, 'modern' name that the child could use as an alternative if they didn't like their first name

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 13-May-16 18:52:34

Rosa Belle
Rosa Beth
Rosa Jade
Rosa June
Rosa Nicole
Rosa Pearl
Rosa Brook
Rosa Olivia
Rosa Marie

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 13-May-16 18:53:58

Have you asked this before?

I only ask because I saw your thread title and immediately thought Elise, before even seeing it was a name you were already considering.

Rosa Elise sounds lovely.

As does Rosa Eloise.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Fri 13-May-16 19:00:23

Rosa Eleri (eh-lair-ee)

It's a Welsh name, was my immediate thought

lilydaisyrose Fri 13-May-16 19:04:41

I'm considering Rosa or Rose, middle name Edith after my late Granny and my DH's late Aunt.

Spottyladybird Fri 13-May-16 20:07:42

A friend has a Rosa Carolyn which is pretty.

Or:
Rosa Emilia
Rosa Beatrice
Rosa Georgina
Rosa Penelope

CPtart Fri 13-May-16 20:57:15

I know a Rosa Clarice.
Rosa Catherine
Rosa Faye
Must begin with a consonant though, two vowels together don't flow

Parney Fri 13-May-16 22:30:25

Strongly considering Rosa Elizabeth.

mathanxiety Sat 14-May-16 08:11:58

I'm not keen on Rosa Elise. Elise is a bit of a filler middle name, and the end vowel in Rosa runs into the E of Elise. For this reason I would not use any middle name starting with a vowel.

Beatrice, Madeleine, Leonora, Delphine, Catherine, Willow, Juliet, Winifred, and Caroline from PPs' suggestions are gorgeous with Rosa.

Suggestions:
Christabel
Mirabel
Blythe
Violette
Melisande
Francesca

RickOShay Sat 14-May-16 08:13:20

Rosa Valentine

Artandco Sat 14-May-16 09:23:37

Valentine is a boys name. Valentina is the girls version

julfin Sat 14-May-16 11:31:12

Artandco - depends which language. Valentine can be female too.

Op - I agree with pp that two vowels don't flow so well (although Elise is beautiful).

I think Rosa Celeste or Rosa Claire are lovely suggestions.

ohanami Sat 14-May-16 14:46:36

Thanks for all the excellent suggestions - lots on there that we haven't considered yet, now I just need dh to come home so I can start firing them at him.

The two vowels thing worries me a bit too, as does having an 'a' sound at the end of each name, it takes out so many girls names though.

alis I haven't posted on here about a name yet.

We're actively avoiding using a family name for a middle name. Both grandmothers dislike their names, plus we didn't want to offend anyone who we missed out. I did ask dd1 for her suggestions and all I've got so far is Snowy (for our late summer arrival...)

thesnailandthewhale Sat 14-May-16 15:08:10

Rosa Mae

mathanxiety Sun 15-May-16 03:07:36

Instead of Snowy, how about the Spanish word Nieve (pr. nee-EH-vay), meaning snow.

I love 'Snowy' smile. I had some bunnies who all rejoiced in the name when I was very small.

JingsAndCrivens Sun 15-May-16 05:03:36

Give the middle name of a family member who's important to you.

JingsAndCrivens Sun 15-May-16 05:06:11

I think family names for middle names are awful.

Because 'Rose' and 'May' and 'Grace' are SO much more interesting.

Zzzzzzzzz.............

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