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Girls name help? Is Rosie boring?

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emmylou30 Sun 19-Dec-10 11:26:08

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nurseblade Sun 19-Dec-10 11:32:25

What about Rosina with Rosie as a NN?

TheBrandyButterflyEffect Sun 19-Dec-10 11:33:56

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thisisyesterday Sun 19-Dec-10 11:34:04

Rosa is really lovely

meep Sun 19-Dec-10 11:34:56

definitely not!

Iwasthefourthwiseman Sun 19-Dec-10 11:35:39

We've just had a Rose (actually I wanted Rosa) and I think it is lovely. I would go for Rose with Rosie as a nickname. It is actually quite usual for a first name at the moment.

Funnily enough I never would have picked it while pg as I would have thought it too boring. But when dd2 was 6 days old & dh & I were falling out because we couldn't agree it suddenly seemed better. O think it is elegant and timeless. Rosie is a nice and inevitable nickname but too twee for a full name IMO.

TheBigZing Sun 19-Dec-10 11:40:50

Rose is common as a middle name but still quite unusual as a first name I think.

I have a Rosie. I only know of one other in her generation. Grr at it being 'twee' - why is it twee as a full name if it's fine as a nn?

StarlightPrincess Sun 19-Dec-10 11:52:06

Rosa is horrible. Rosie/Rose on the other hand, are lovely names.

JustKeepSparkling Sun 19-Dec-10 11:54:47

I love Rosie, and would definitely choose it, but PIL had a cat called Rosie for years and I think it would be too weird for them & DH.

Love it though.

OctaviaOstrichJollster Sun 19-Dec-10 11:55:28

Irrationally much prefer Rosy to Rosie.
Love Rosa and also Rosanna (you get option to use Anny as a NN then too?)

AllieW Sun 19-Dec-10 12:15:51

I like Rosie as a nn for something, though. There's:


MissAnthropy Sun 19-Dec-10 12:17:16

It's not boring at all.

Is very pretty indeed.

emmylou30 Sun 19-Dec-10 12:25:12

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Firawla Sun 19-Dec-10 12:25:41

I don't think its boring, I don't know that many people with Rosie as a first name, only 2 i think, and one of them is 4 or 5 yrs old and the other one is a baby, so dont think that makes it tooo common. Its a v cute and nice name.

PressureDrop Sun 19-Dec-10 12:27:31

I think it's lovely. Don't think it's 'twee' at all.

I like all the Rose names, with the exception of maybe Rosamund.

shitmagnet Sun 19-Dec-10 12:28:38

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panettoinydog Sun 19-Dec-10 12:38:16

Rosa is gorgeous

TrillianAstra Sun 19-Dec-10 12:51:35

Of course it's not boring.

Even if it were, better a 'boring' name than an 'exciting' name <shudders at the thought of being lumbered with an exciting name>

Iwasthefourthwiseman Sun 19-Dec-10 12:51:53

Sorry, I just think it is a bit of a twee name which is lovely on children but may not suit an adult.

I have a 'twee' name but my parents gave me the full name on my birth certificate & I'm glad they did as when I was 16 o decided I wanted to use the 'grown up' version of my name. My family still call me the short version but everyone else uses the full version.

Love Rosanna though, unusual and loads of variations.

muminthemiddle Sun 19-Dec-10 13:11:47

I think I like Rose best.

Celery Sun 19-Dec-10 13:25:02

I have a seven year old Rosie. There's maybe one or two others in the school, but none in her year, so it's not too common.

Her temperament is completely the opposite to her name, which I kind of like. She is not twee, or sweet or girlie. She's funny, messy, loud, fiesty and often grouchy!

ShakinScarecrow Sun 19-Dec-10 13:26:08

Lovely name, but ubiquitous. Prefer Rosa. I know a Rosette aged 11 and it always makes me think of those prizes at agricultural shows.

arabella36 Sun 19-Dec-10 13:34:13

Rosie is a beautiful name and unlikely to be shortened to a nickname you dislike. So you would really be giving her the name that she ACTUALLY always be called. Which is nice!

Lonnie Sun 19-Dec-10 14:31:45

I think it is lveoly I would suggest my favourite "Rose" name though


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