It's a girl! Let the naming begin - Rose or Nina?

(66 Posts)
emmyloo2 Fri 28-Dec-12 11:19:12

So we found out we are having a girl to complement our DS1. So I can now thankfully put aside boy names and focus in girls names. Middle name will be Catherine.

Currently we have narrowed it down to Rose or Nina? My son is called George. Another option is Laura.

Your thoughts?

RubyGrace17 Fri 28-Dec-12 11:39:59

Congratulations! Both names are beautiful but I prefer Rose to go with Catherine. DD4 is currently sleeping soundly in my arm(s) and we considered Catherine for her smile


Rose (for me). A friend has just named her dd this and its such a

Fwiw I also love Nina and had it.on the shortlist dd. I just think Rose goes better with Catherine.

rubyslippers Fri 28-Dec-12 11:44:14

I love the name Nina and Laura

shriekingnora Fri 28-Dec-12 11:46:19

George and Nina might sound a little like Georgina? Just something to consider. Nina is a fab name though.

Selks Fri 28-Dec-12 11:55:09


orangepudding Fri 28-Dec-12 11:57:00

I love the name Rose, like Laura but unlike everyone else on this thread really don't like Nina!

SantasNaughtySack Fri 28-Dec-12 11:57:07

Laura is wonderful, and grows with a child into an adult.
Also, Lauras I know tend to be gorgeous and great company wink <polished name badge)

MissyRain Fri 28-Dec-12 11:58:28


DowntonSprouts Fri 28-Dec-12 12:17:56

I love Nina. I am not sure it goes with Catherine.

DDs middle name is Rose.

Startail Fri 28-Dec-12 12:25:50

I'd go with
Laura Catherine
Rose Catherine
in that order simply because Laura is due a revival.

I'm not sure flower names suit all DDs, I know a tiny beautiful Rosie who's name is perfect even as an adult.

DDs tom boy friend Daisy, I'm not convinced about.

ViviPru Fri 28-Dec-12 20:24:11

Rose. I love how its so ageless. I know a cute little girl, a young work colleague and my gym instructor in her late 50's who all wear the name well.

ArtigeneAuberchoke Fri 28-Dec-12 20:41:47


I think Nina Catherine is good but Nina Rose is lovely.

IAmLouisWalsh Fri 28-Dec-12 20:59:08

I love Nina. Would have been a strong contender if I had a DD

tassisssss Fri 28-Dec-12 21:00:01


Rosa Catherine?

All good names!

Nina, love it!

Jojay Fri 28-Dec-12 21:02:24

Nina or Laura, not Rose.

MerylStrop Fri 28-Dec-12 21:03:27

My DD is called Nina, but Rose is lovely too, you can't go wrong
How do they fit with your surname?
I find Laura is a bit....boring.... sorry

serin Fri 28-Dec-12 21:06:56

Both gorgeous but not sure that Rose goes well with Catherine.

I love tassiss suggestions

singinginthelifeboats Fri 28-Dec-12 21:08:55

Nina for godmother was called Nina and that was what I planned for my DD..... But then she arrived by another route, as it were, already named and I didn't have the chance.

Rose is nice and I think Nina Rose is lovely but if you are decided upon Catherine for the mode name then Nina (Catherine) is much nicer

Whatever she is called she will be fab.....

singinginthelifeboats Fri 28-Dec-12 21:09:36

Middle not mode...... Sorry!

KateShmate Fri 28-Dec-12 21:11:10

Nina is just unbelievably gorgeous.

How about Nina Rose Catherine 'Surname'?

Personally I don't think either names 'go' on their own, but both together is lovely

HenriettaTurkey Fri 28-Dec-12 21:11:36

Nina! But I prefer Nina Rose to Nina Catherine.

lljkk Fri 28-Dec-12 21:15:35

Nina. Rose is very nice but so overdone. Nina Catherine sounds lovely to me.

Rose is lovely but strongly dislike Rosie, which you may not have control over. Nina fab.

Melody3boys Fri 28-Dec-12 22:16:55

I know one other said they didn't like Nina and I have to agree. Rose is much much nicer. I seem to be I the minority though!

MoppingMummy Fri 28-Dec-12 22:59:18


emmyloo2 Fri 28-Dec-12 23:04:06

Thanks everybody. Nina goes better with the surname which starts with 'S' and has another 's' in it but I think Rose is better with Catherine although I am not that fussed about the middle name matching. It is my late Aunty's name and I am definitely using it. I also don't like rose as a middle name only because every second girl here has Rose or Grace as the middle name. I just adore Rose as a first name which doesn't even make the top 50 here for some reason.

I think deep down my preference is Rose. My DH I think prefers Nina.

FloozieTinsel Fri 28-Dec-12 23:08:34

Don't like Nina, sorry. Rose is DN's name and also my very late grandmother so I like it. If you call her Rose and stick to it, she will be Rose. Silent Mammoth, if anyone calls her Rosie, you say her name is Rose. End of. Somebody tried to do that to my DN when she was small. Didn't get past my DM grin. Not that there is anything wrong with Rosie/y if that's what you name a child, but very different name to Rose imo.

Fozzleyplum Fri 28-Dec-12 23:09:58

Rose (or Rosa?)

FloozieTinsel Fri 28-Dec-12 23:10:05

Xposts, Emmyloo2. Good choice!

DrSeuss Fri 28-Dec-12 23:12:46

I actually like Catherine Rose better. I have an Elizabeth Katherine although she is known as Lizzie or Smelly Brat.

emmyloo2 Fri 28-Dec-12 23:19:39

DrSeuss - I would have Catherine as the first name except it is my SIL's name and my DH refuses to name the child the same name as her. I won't bore you with the details but we don't particularly love her, let's just say that. He is happy to have it as the middle name though.

ninah Fri 28-Dec-12 23:22:11

All great names, use them all

DrSeuss Fri 28-Dec-12 23:22:25

As a teacher, I'm just happy the child has a name. I taught a Tekeila, a Harley Davison and a Marley, as in Bob!

MustafaCake Fri 28-Dec-12 23:26:35

Nina is gorgeous. A strong, cool and unusual name

Rose is very dull.

RiaUnderTheMistletoe Fri 28-Dec-12 23:30:45

I love them both, but Nina (just) takes the lead. Personally I'd wait until your dd is born and see which suits her best.

ggirl Fri 28-Dec-12 23:38:07

Rose , my 20yr old dd is a Rose , she is def not called Rosie

rhondajean Fri 28-Dec-12 23:39:03

Nina. I have a wonderful friend called nina, she is amazing and intelligent and spirited and creative.

Szeli Sat 29-Dec-12 00:05:58

Nina. Love the name, totally beautiful xx

Rhubarbgarden Sat 29-Dec-12 16:55:59

I vote Laura. Or Lara.

SLVC Sat 29-Dec-12 18:58:10

I appear to be one of the few who has never liked the name Nina. Sounds like the sound of a siren to me! Rose and Laura are both gorgeous.

RillaBlythe Sat 29-Dec-12 21:52:30

Both great names. I prefer rosa to rose.
My dd IS Nina Catherine! Catherine is after a relative.

ManicMuppetMania Sat 29-Dec-12 23:10:40

Nina Catherine Rose wold be lovely!

ManicMuppetMania Sat 29-Dec-12 23:11:01


Startail Sat 29-Dec-12 23:51:10

I doubt Rose would become Rosie unless, as with my Dcousin, it was a family pet name.

She's actually Rosemary, but even as a feisty, grown up and married 28 yo she is still petite and beautiful and very very nice.

I couldn't imagine her as anything other than Rosie.

emmyloo2 Sun 30-Dec-12 11:18:31

RillaBlythe - can't believe your DD is Nina Catherine! Are you happy with your name choice? It's so difficult to choose. I really want a name that will carry her throughout her life, if that makes sense..?

SparklingSnow Sun 30-Dec-12 11:19:37

I like Rose. Very pretty.

beanandspud Sun 30-Dec-12 11:25:59

Would you consider Eleanor instead of Nina? I quite like Eleanor Catherine and it goes well with George.

I love Rose but not sure about Rose Catherine together.

vesti23 Sun 30-Dec-12 11:37:20

Love Rose

RillaBlythe Sun 30-Dec-12 17:20:00

I love DD's name. She is 4 & we have only met one another Nina in that time. I think it is classic & versatile.i actually wasn't too keen on Catherine but now really like that too - bit wasted in the middle name slot.

waferhappy Sun 30-Dec-12 17:34:43

Nina would be my choice but it doesn't go with Catherine and rose does!

thegreylady Sun 30-Dec-12 18:06:37

I love Rose and it isn't often found on its own-Rosie is more common. I dont like Nina but Laura is pretty too.

spottyock Sun 30-Dec-12 19:57:08

Not a fan of Nina, sorry. Although I am swayed by the fact I know a terribly annoying 'adult' Nina.
I like Rose and Laura is ok too. Think Rose goes nicely with Catherine too.

Anonymumous Sun 30-Dec-12 23:30:23

I really, really don't like Nina. It makes me think of ninjas and ninnies. And Nina and the Neurons. I can't find a single thing to like about it. blush

Laura is boring as previously mentioned (I know - I have very personal experience of this name).

Rose and Catherine are by far the best names here IMO!

PenelopePipPop Mon 31-Dec-12 00:03:21

DD is a Rose. People sometimes call her Rosie. I ignore it. At 2.5 she politely corrects them 'No I am actually Rose actually thank you'. So I really would not let that influence your choice.

But I like Nina too.

Nobody ever says the full name aloud do they? DD has no middle name, and neither do DH or I so I wouldn't know personally. But so long as you won't be hollering Nina Catherine in the park I don't think the name order business matters at all.

TheSecondComing Mon 31-Dec-12 00:07:12

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MudCity Mon 31-Dec-12 00:08:32

Rose goes with George better...both classic names for your DCs. Rose is ageless and stands the test of time. Nina reminds me of the 1980s / 1990s.

zenoushka Fri 04-Jan-13 16:26:32

Love Rose!

SunsetMojito Fri 04-Jan-13 18:28:17

We have a Nina Rose! its a beautiful name. We do call her by both names frequently!

AuntyAnna Sun 06-Jan-13 01:35:10

Love Nina smile

louisianablue2000 Sun 06-Jan-13 01:42:25

A good friend's daughter is Laura, I think it's a lovely name. Rose is good but too popular these days. FWIW I prefer Catherine Rose to Rose Catherine. Not fussed at all about Nina.

aufaniae Sun 06-Jan-13 01:56:36

I love Nina, always makes me think of the wonderful Nina Simone smile

Lighthousekeeping Sun 06-Jan-13 02:02:27

I love Nina but I think it's a "grown up" name. I adore Rosie.

williaminajetfighter Sun 06-Jan-13 02:30:41

Rose is way way too popular. Nina is cool and a bit retro. Go for Nina.

SomersetONeil Sun 06-Jan-13 07:42:38

Nina, without a doubt.

Lovely, simple, elegant and timeless. Well-known, but she'll be the only one in her class. What more could you ask for? I also think Nina Catherine, sounds much better than Rose Catherine.

Rose is fine. damns with faint praise

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