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Names I wasn't even considering...

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Thirstysomething Thu 10-Jan-13 10:00:46

But have suddenly come onto my radar!
What do you think of:
Roberta ?!
Rosemary (mainly because I love Romy as a nn)?!

Both so old fashioned, and not in the Clementine, Florence 'y way, if you know what I mean...
But something about them i quite like.... and refreshingly un-fashiony?

YouWithTheFace Mon 14-Jan-13 14:33:02

I wanted Rosemary for this baby, but a. silly with our surname, b. not very suitable for a boy...

Does your friend read Elsie J Oxenham's books...? Lots of Rose-based names in there!

RobinSparkles Mon 14-Jan-13 14:21:24

I like Rosemary

Do you like Romilly? I think Romy would be a good nn for Romilly!

delilah88 Mon 14-Jan-13 14:19:19

Roberta is great! Nickname bobby. x

BlueBowTie Sun 13-Jan-13 23:31:28

All gorgeous perhaps my fave is Rosalind!

Allalonenow Sat 12-Jan-13 21:57:24

Roberta is lovely, and quite a choice of nn.

Astley Sat 12-Jan-13 21:35:24

I love Rosemary nn Romy. You're exactly right about it being old fashioned but not in the silly, twee way of Florence and Clementine.

TheSecondComing Sat 12-Jan-13 00:06:56

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Rhubarbgarden Fri 11-Jan-13 23:59:17

I love both. Not Romy though.

funchum8am Fri 11-Jan-13 22:18:06

Her dad, even

funchum8am Fri 11-Jan-13 22:17:47

My mum is Rosemary and she is lovely smile. Her fad was Robert and wanted her to be Roberta but my grandma refused point blank so Rosemary was the compromise.

wearymum200 Fri 11-Jan-13 22:14:59

I love all these names (OK ,if honest ,maybe not Rosmerta); also Robin(i)a, Rowena. Couldn't use any of them for dd due to clash with surname.

pinkandyellowbutterfly Fri 11-Jan-13 22:05:26

Both are gorgeous names you couldn't possibly argue with. I agree refereshing in that they are timeless, tried and tested names which aren't in the current trend, which can be a nice thing, Its just depends which one you love!

LegoAcupuncture Fri 11-Jan-13 21:36:28

Really nice names.

When I had ds3 the woman in the bed next to me had a little girl called Rosanne, thought it was a lovely name then.

BoyMeetsWorld Fri 11-Jan-13 21:33:59

Roberta is one of my all time fave names but it's DH's cousin so can't use it hmm

GoldPlatedNineDoors Thu 10-Jan-13 17:16:10

Rosalind is lovely.

Thirstysomething Thu 10-Jan-13 17:12:50

A friend has just thrown Rosalie, Rosamund into the mix...

Thirstysomething Thu 10-Jan-13 17:12:06

thanks - grin - yippee some positive feedback, I was bracing myself for more than a few 'Urgh's !
I know you shouldn't care what other people think of the names we choose for our children - but it is the children who are the ones that are going to have to deal with other peoples' opinions all their lives, so it is interesting to poll a bit...

GoldPlatedNineDoors Thu 10-Jan-13 13:10:10

Ooh like Rosmerta!

Pasiphae Thu 10-Jan-13 12:35:34

I like Rosemary a lot. It sounds wise, clever and pretty.

Roberta is harder, because all I see is a poor attempt at "feminising" Robert.

You could go in the middle with Rosmerta? (Owner of the pub in Hogsmead in Harry Potter, but also a goddess of fertility and abundance with the Gallo-Romans.

TessOfTheBaublevilles Thu 10-Jan-13 11:59:22

I love Rosemary, it's my aunt's name, but bizarrely she has always gone by her middle name of Jane. Jane is lovely but it isn't a patch on Rosemary.

I would happily use it, but my cousin (her daughter) wants to use it if she has a daughter, so it's off the table for me.

SneezySnatcher Thu 10-Jan-13 11:31:13

My MW is called Roberta and if I was having a DD I'd definitely consider it. It's a lovely name and I love the NN Bobbie.

I do love the Railway Children too!

tammytoby Thu 10-Jan-13 11:22:53

Roberta is a great name. Rosemary is nice too but agree that Rosie would be little dull/overused. Romy is quite nice though.

My favourite is Roberta!

Bearandcub Thu 10-Jan-13 11:17:27

Romy is a great name on its own with the added bonus of being different. Rosemary will be Rosie or Mary, both over-used.

Roberta can be Bobby or Bertie as a nn. It's unusual too.

sonnieboo Thu 10-Jan-13 11:02:44

Roberta and Rosemary are both lovely underused names that make a refresching change from all the cutesy Evie/Alfie/Poppy names. I particularly like Roberta!

GoldPlatedNineDoors Thu 10-Jan-13 10:16:55

Just Romy is lovely, wouldnt even consider a longer version.

Rosemary would surely be shortened to Rosie/Rose by other people anyways.

I like Roberta - very Enid Blyton!

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