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How would you pronounce Rosalie?

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birdofthenorth Thu 29-Sep-11 12:32:23

Would you say


Or something else?

Think I've picked up differences in the emphasis as well as whether it's an S or Z sound in the middle. Which would you say, and do you like it? Thanks!

WowOoo Thu 29-Sep-11 12:33:55

ROSE ah lee. I think! I like it.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Thu 29-Sep-11 12:33:58


StrandedBear Thu 29-Sep-11 12:34:41

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chrisrobin Thu 29-Sep-11 12:35:52


IndieNile Thu 29-Sep-11 12:36:47


FetchezLaVache Thu 29-Sep-11 12:39:30

Rose-ah-li (emphasis on first syllable and a Z sound, not a "lee" as such, more like the "ly" in "likely").

birdofthenorth Thu 29-Sep-11 12:41:42

Oh this is helpful!

So almost like Romilly with a Z?!

meditrina Thu 29-Sep-11 12:45:44

Roz-alee (like Rosalind becomes Roz-alind).

bruffin Thu 29-Sep-11 12:50:44

Rose -ah -lee

Hullygully Thu 29-Sep-11 12:54:15


Meteorite Thu 29-Sep-11 12:56:37


wigglesrock Thu 29-Sep-11 13:06:22

Rose a lee.

graciousenid Thu 29-Sep-11 15:06:08


& it's lovely name imo smile

C4ro Thu 29-Sep-11 15:20:35

{can't get Thin Lizzy song out of head now}

prolificwillybreeder Thu 29-Sep-11 15:24:01


zingzillachinchilla Thu 29-Sep-11 15:24:52

Another Rose-ah-lee here!

zingzillachinchilla Thu 29-Sep-11 15:25:10

It's v pretty, by the way

JodieSwirlTapBuff Thu 29-Sep-11 15:30:08

ROZ zer lee.

I like it!

scarletfingernail Thu 29-Sep-11 19:04:47

Rose-ah-lee with emphasis on the rose.

This is a traditional family middle name of ours passed down several generations. We've always believed the pronounciation to be as above. (I guess that doesn't have to mean we're right though)

helendigestives Thu 29-Sep-11 19:16:49


Maisiethemorningsidecat Thu 29-Sep-11 19:18:22

ROSE ah lee

scaevola Thu 29-Sep-11 19:22:09

Surely if you want "rose-a-lee" the spelling would be Rosa-Leigh?

It's like Rosamund - Ros is said "roz", so "roz-a-lee"

DesertOrchid Thu 29-Sep-11 19:39:50

ROSE-uh-lee/ROE-zuh-lee, definitely.

I think it's French in origin, so I'm guessing the French pn would fall somewhere between 'Roz' and 'Rose', with the length of the O halfway between the two. Hence the disputed anglicised versions.

pootros Thu 29-Sep-11 19:42:43

Rosalia was my no 1 name - then a mate got theirs in 1st with Rosanna. Gutted!

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