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Rosalyn, Rosaline or Rosalind?

(27 Posts)
ChunkysMum Fri 07-Dec-12 08:35:46

Which do you prefer and why?

Thank you.

scampidoodle Fri 07-Dec-12 15:13:15

Ooh, Rosalind definitely - it's on my shortlist for our baby due in Feb. I think it's more of a "proper" name (our baby name book says that Rosalyn is a recent combination of names) and people are more likely to be able to spell it and say it without wondering if they've got it right, which will make life easier. So, if you wanted something a bit different then the others would be better!

legalalien Fri 07-Dec-12 16:00:03

What scampi said smile

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 07-Dec-12 22:56:33

Rosaline is lovely, it has literary credentials, she was in Romeo and Juliet.

Rosalind is ok but autocorrects to Rosaline.

Rosalyn is awful.

Welovecouscous Fri 07-Dec-12 22:57:46

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forgetmenots Sat 08-Dec-12 00:47:18

Rosaline for me smile Shakespearean and very elegant.

MaryAstor Sat 08-Dec-12 20:14:35

Rosalind. It's lovely.

THOUGH - I intensely dislike the NN Ros. Would this be an issue for you?

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 20:29:00

i know a roslyn, as in roslyn church
love it

LondonElfInFestiveCheerBoots Sun 09-Dec-12 11:32:11

Rosalind is my favourite, and FWIW Alisvolatpropiis Rosaline autocorrects to Rosalind on my machine!

Roslyn is nice too.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 09-Dec-12 12:44:09

grin why does it not surprise me that autocorrect is not consistent? Is such a pita sometimes!

Mine once changed Hermione to gremlins so I wouldn't be heavily swayed by autocorrect,I was just mentioning what my phone did smile

Panzee Sun 09-Dec-12 21:36:59

Rosalind is the ace lead character from As You Like It. Rosaline wasn't even in R&J, not really. grin

Roseformeplease Sun 09-Dec-12 21:40:26

Rosalind is a proper Shakespearean heroine, feisty and funny. She wins the man (Orlando) and does so after making very sure she actually wants him. Rosaline in Romeo and Juliet rejects Romeo without ever appearing on stage and becomes a nun. Roslyn is a chapel.

My vote is for Rosalind. It would have been my second daughter's name but I stopped producing.

forgetmenots Sun 09-Dec-12 22:09:56

^^ true, that. I think I just love the exchange where Romeo and the Friar discuss where he's been (something like 'the sweeter rest was mine' and the friar says 'God pardon sin! Wast thou with Rosaline?' grin

Particularly enjoyed Pete Posthlewaite in the baz luhrmann film, great delivery!

Beamur Sun 09-Dec-12 22:14:15

Prefer Rosaline/Rosalind. Classy name.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 09-Dec-12 22:15:42

True enough about Rosalind being the better Shakespearean character. I just prefer the Rosaline spelling even though she ended up a nun having had no stage time.

thegreylady Sun 09-Dec-12 22:26:55

I love Rosalind-also Rosamund which means 'Rose of the world' smile

exoticfruits Sun 09-Dec-12 22:34:12

Rosalind - I like traditional names.

exoticfruits Sun 09-Dec-12 22:35:03

If not -Rosamund

GreatCongas Sun 09-Dec-12 22:35:12

And Ros Myers is a Rosalind and she kicks arse/ass

ChunkysMum Mon 10-Dec-12 19:56:49

Thank you,

I like the nn Ros.

Rosaline is my favourite spelling, but I'm worried there would be pronunciation problems. How would you all pronounce it?

forgetmenots Tue 11-Dec-12 06:54:47

Roz - ah - line for me smile

LondonElfInFestiveCheerBoots Tue 11-Dec-12 11:14:25

ROse - A - line. Which is odd as I'd pronounce Rosalind Roz-a-lind with a very small 'a' sound, closer to Roz-lind, I think possibly because Rosaline strikes me as a more girly name, I'd pronounce it in a more girly way.

hatsybatsy Tue 11-Dec-12 11:45:04

Rosalind - definitely

Thought the 'mund' in Rosamund referred to mouth? (so lips like a rose?)

Welovecouscous Tue 11-Dec-12 13:46:10

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FriendofDorothy Tue 11-Dec-12 13:51:53

My little cousin is called Rosalie which I think is lovely.

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