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Rosaline (or Rosalind) or Juliet?

(23 Posts)
scraggydoodle Mon 08-Aug-11 20:09:47

I'm liking both of these names but not sure which I prefer at the moment.
Out of interest, which do you prefer and why?

Also, other suggestions in a similar vein would be great.

changer22 Mon 08-Aug-11 20:11:54

Rosalind. Doesn't shout Shakespeare like Juliet does. I like Miranda too.

ImpyCelyn Mon 08-Aug-11 20:12:43

Rosalind - lovely name!

WhatSheSaid Mon 08-Aug-11 20:13:05

They were both on my list for dd1 smile. I love Rosalind.

wigglesrock Mon 08-Aug-11 20:38:33

I really like Juliet, I'm not a big fan of Rose type names, not sure why. Regan, Cordelia, Helena, Celia, Audrey, Beatrice, Hero. I'm just listing Shakespeare characters now grin.

NLurkerispackingforholiday Mon 08-Aug-11 20:45:54

I have a Rosalind. Excellent name.

I also have a Miranda and a Beatrice grin

Yes we did have a Shakesperean thing going on ........

If we had a dd4 which we won't be doing I think I would have gone for Viola.

scraggydoodle Mon 08-Aug-11 22:32:17

Lovely names NLurker. Does it get shortened at all?

How do you pronounce Viola? I'm never quite sure.

BikeRunSki Mon 08-Aug-11 22:34:59


I also don't like "Rose" names.


NLurkerispackingforholiday Mon 08-Aug-11 22:35:43

We call her Rossy quite a bit.

Viola - I always think of that as Vi-ola NOT Vi--Oh-la - iyswim? Almost an 'a' sound in the middle.

NormanTheForeman Mon 08-Aug-11 22:36:50

Both lovely names, although I slightly prefer Juliet. Also like Rosamond, Miranda and Isabel (although Isabel is a bit more popular right now).

chrisrobin Mon 08-Aug-11 22:43:47

I'm a -lind, it gets shortened to Roz (used to be Ros but too many people pronounced it 'Ross'), Rozzy and Roo but that wasn't until I went to secondary school.

NLurkerispackingforholiday Mon 08-Aug-11 22:49:06

BTW Rosalind means 'Beautiful Rose' - va appropriate name for a lovely baby girl smile

chrisrobin Mon 08-Aug-11 22:55:10

It also means 'gentle horse' if you take the germanic origin- thankfully my parents opted for NLurkers meaning grin

fedupofnamechanging Mon 08-Aug-11 22:56:37

Juliet without a doubt.

Rose names are the standard middle name that Louise was in the 70's.

SandStorm Mon 08-Aug-11 22:57:14

I have a Rosalyn as a middle name.

birdofthenorth Mon 08-Aug-11 22:59:24

Love both! Good choices grin

NLurkerispackingforholiday Mon 08-Aug-11 23:06:56

REally Karma - how many chidren do you know with Rosalind for a middle name? hmm Rose is a different matter I agree. V annoying - we used it for dd1 13 years ago when nobody was using it!

hatwoman Mon 08-Aug-11 23:16:05

both are beautiful. which isn't much help.

I don't consider Rosaline or Rosalind Rose names. the Ros sound makes them markedly different imo. and the only ones I know are in their 40s

scraggydoodle Tue 09-Aug-11 10:09:36

I like all of the other names suggested (except Regan) but couldn't/ wouldn't use them for various reasons.

karma- I take your point about Rose being v popular as a mn but I don't think the "Rose' names are overused as first names at all. Rosalind is pretty unusual, surely, unless it gets shortened to Rose/ Rosie all the time!
I like Rosa as a nn if necessary.

Bandwithering Tue 09-Aug-11 10:15:55

Juliet. I know a Rosalind who goes by Roz which is just awful.

diddl Tue 09-Aug-11 11:21:07


Pronounced Rose-leen?

Continuum Tue 09-Aug-11 20:42:21

Rosalind is lovely. dh always vetoed it on our girls name list.... grrr! Juliet is cute, reminds me of Dogtanian!

scraggydoodle Wed 10-Aug-11 10:33:09

diddl- I would pn Rosaline

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