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It's a girl! Let the naming begin - Rose or Nina?

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emmyloo2 Fri 28-Dec-12 11:19:12

So we found out we are having a girl to complement our DS1. So I can now thankfully put aside boy names and focus in girls names. Middle name will be Catherine.

Currently we have narrowed it down to Rose or Nina? My son is called George. Another option is Laura.

Your thoughts?

SomersetONeil Sun 06-Jan-13 07:42:38

Nina, without a doubt.

Lovely, simple, elegant and timeless. Well-known, but she'll be the only one in her class. What more could you ask for? I also think Nina Catherine, sounds much better than Rose Catherine.

Rose is fine. damns with faint praise

williaminajetfighter Sun 06-Jan-13 02:30:41

Rose is way way too popular. Nina is cool and a bit retro. Go for Nina.

Lighthousekeeping Sun 06-Jan-13 02:02:27

I love Nina but I think it's a "grown up" name. I adore Rosie.

aufaniae Sun 06-Jan-13 01:56:36

I love Nina, always makes me think of the wonderful Nina Simone smile

louisianablue2000 Sun 06-Jan-13 01:42:25

A good friend's daughter is Laura, I think it's a lovely name. Rose is good but too popular these days. FWIW I prefer Catherine Rose to Rose Catherine. Not fussed at all about Nina.

AuntyAnna Sun 06-Jan-13 01:35:10

Love Nina smile

SunsetMojito Fri 04-Jan-13 18:28:17

We have a Nina Rose! its a beautiful name. We do call her by both names frequently!

zenoushka Fri 04-Jan-13 16:26:32

Love Rose!

MudCity Mon 31-Dec-12 00:08:32

Rose goes with George better...both classic names for your DCs. Rose is ageless and stands the test of time. Nina reminds me of the 1980s / 1990s.

TheSecondComing Mon 31-Dec-12 00:07:12

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PenelopePipPop Mon 31-Dec-12 00:03:21

DD is a Rose. People sometimes call her Rosie. I ignore it. At 2.5 she politely corrects them 'No I am actually Rose actually thank you'. So I really would not let that influence your choice.

But I like Nina too.

Nobody ever says the full name aloud do they? DD has no middle name, and neither do DH or I so I wouldn't know personally. But so long as you won't be hollering Nina Catherine in the park I don't think the name order business matters at all.

Anonymumous Sun 30-Dec-12 23:30:23

I really, really don't like Nina. It makes me think of ninjas and ninnies. And Nina and the Neurons. I can't find a single thing to like about it. blush

Laura is boring as previously mentioned (I know - I have very personal experience of this name).

Rose and Catherine are by far the best names here IMO!

spottyock Sun 30-Dec-12 19:57:08

Not a fan of Nina, sorry. Although I am swayed by the fact I know a terribly annoying 'adult' Nina.
I like Rose and Laura is ok too. Think Rose goes nicely with Catherine too.

thegreylady Sun 30-Dec-12 18:06:37

I love Rose and it isn't often found on its own-Rosie is more common. I dont like Nina but Laura is pretty too.

waferhappy Sun 30-Dec-12 17:34:43

Nina would be my choice but it doesn't go with Catherine and rose does!

RillaBlythe Sun 30-Dec-12 17:20:00

I love DD's name. She is 4 & we have only met one another Nina in that time. I think it is classic & versatile.i actually wasn't too keen on Catherine but now really like that too - bit wasted in the middle name slot.

vesti23 Sun 30-Dec-12 11:37:20

Love Rose

beanandspud Sun 30-Dec-12 11:25:59

Would you consider Eleanor instead of Nina? I quite like Eleanor Catherine and it goes well with George.

I love Rose but not sure about Rose Catherine together.

SparklingSnow Sun 30-Dec-12 11:19:37

I like Rose. Very pretty.

emmyloo2 Sun 30-Dec-12 11:18:31

RillaBlythe - can't believe your DD is Nina Catherine! Are you happy with your name choice? It's so difficult to choose. I really want a name that will carry her throughout her life, if that makes sense..?

Startail Sat 29-Dec-12 23:51:10

I doubt Rose would become Rosie unless, as with my Dcousin, it was a family pet name.

She's actually Rosemary, but even as a feisty, grown up and married 28 yo she is still petite and beautiful and very very nice.

I couldn't imagine her as anything other than Rosie.

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ManicMuppetMania Sat 29-Dec-12 23:10:40

Nina Catherine Rose wold be lovely!

RillaBlythe Sat 29-Dec-12 21:52:30

Both great names. I prefer rosa to rose.
My dd IS Nina Catherine! Catherine is after a relative.

SLVC Sat 29-Dec-12 18:58:10

I appear to be one of the few who has never liked the name Nina. Sounds like the sound of a siren to me! Rose and Laura are both gorgeous.

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