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perrinelli Thu 23-Jun-11 12:21:56

To be shortened to Rosie? Really like Sophie too but worried it's very overused at the mo. What do you think of Rosalie?

OneHelluvaBroad Thu 23-Jun-11 12:23:22

It's lovely.

I must admit, I prefer Rose or Rosanna, as less cutesy, but I do think it's a lovely name.

slug Thu 23-Jun-11 12:26:25

One of my sister's is called Rosalie. Generally we use her full name though occasionally call her Rosie. Her DH calls her Rose.

everlong Thu 23-Jun-11 12:52:03

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Hedwig3 Thu 23-Jun-11 12:55:33

I think Gypsy Rosalie too I'm afraid, and the Rosy Lee/ cup of tea slang.

littlenuttree Thu 23-Jun-11 13:01:34

We must have the same taste in names perrinelli! I love Rosalie, but my tea habit put paid to that so DD2 was named Sophia instead! I love Rosanna too, as also suggested by OneHelluvaBroad.

perrinelli Thu 23-Jun-11 13:08:46

Hmm hear what you're saying about Rosalie. Unfortunately Rosanna is ruined for me by someone I knew with that name. May err towards Sophie or Sophia but does it matter if there might be loads in the class?

I really like Miriam but DH has veto'd it, grrrrrr.

Babys arrival is v imminent and feel stressed we haven't decided! Don't want to make snap decision just after delivery and not sure about the 'you'll know when you see her" approach!

OneHelluvaBroad Thu 23-Jun-11 13:13:23

I think Sophia is slightly more common than Sophie these days. I know lots of Sophies, but they're all aged 11 yrs +

MerylStrop Thu 23-Jun-11 13:14:29


Hedwig3 Thu 23-Jun-11 13:18:48

perrinelli Miriam is fab!

Hope88 Thu 23-Jun-11 13:20:16

I love Rosalie. It's such a llovely name. Heard one mum call her daughter Rosalie somewhere and fell in love with it. Would just use Rosalie, no nn.

Mowlem Thu 23-Jun-11 14:24:03

I know more little Rosies than I do Sophies tbh! I know lots of 7 year old Sophies, but no baby / toddlers. Do know a few Rosies.

Personally, I find Rosalie a bit cutesy. Rosanna is a bit of an ugly name- don't think they flow nicely, but Rose is classic. Rosie for a little girl and you've still got Rose to use as something more grown up, for when she is a grown up!

BellaBearisWideAwake Thu 23-Jun-11 14:26:53

Twilight name.

BellaBearisWideAwake Thu 23-Jun-11 14:28:04

As in, it's always good to be aware that your name is in an insanely popular book/film that you may not be aware of.

TobyLerone Thu 23-Jun-11 14:33:38

Yes, it's a Twilight name. It's pretty, though. And who is Gypsy Rosalie?

perrinelli Thu 23-Jun-11 15:01:15

Good to know that maybe there maybe aren't as many baby Sophies around as I thought , our surname is 'interesting' so keen on something classic and easy to spell - also goes well with dd1. Keep changing my mind and have felt crampy all day so hoping may not have much longer to think about it!

chipmonkey Thu 23-Jun-11 15:59:03

Magic Roundabout. That probably gives away my age though.

bochead Sun 26-Jun-11 23:21:49

Rosalind or Rosemary. I have an aunt called Rosemary & she's a wonderful woman.

AberdeenAngusina Mon 27-Jun-11 11:23:11

When I was a Girl Guide, years ago, there were lots of craft books and how-to books by Rosalie Brown. There was one about whittling sticks into amazing animals. I've always thought of Rosalies as being tremendously skillful, capable, organised, energetic people. Not cutesey at all. But that's based solely on my impression of Rosalie Brown's many books.

wigglesrock Mon 27-Jun-11 11:45:41

I have a Sofia, not as many around as I thought - she's 6, just finishing her second year of primary and is in the only one in her year. In fact the only other is a Sophia who is in the year behind her. We shorten it to Fia, usually when she's being a right madam slightly challenging. Agree with previous posters I know quite a few Rosies and Rosalie is a back door Twilight name.

MogTheForgetfulCat Mon 27-Jun-11 13:47:52

I think Rosalie is a beautiful name - don't find it cutesy at all. Much prefer to Sophie/Sophia.

Darnsarfupnorf Mon 27-Jun-11 13:56:52

love it but i do think a lot of people would compare it to twilight which might get annoying!
had it on my list but i new id end up slapping anyone who uttered the words twilight when i mentioned her name!

i came up with avaleigh as a replacement (no idea where it came from!) but wasnt brave enough to use it, now i look back im really not sure about it confused

lizzieloubee1 Mon 27-Jun-11 16:47:50

I like it smile

Do you pronounce it Roz-a-lee or Rosa-lee

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