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I think we're going to ignore the surname issue. Are we mean?

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LoopyLupo Tue 20-Aug-13 07:43:42

Our surname rhymes with (and has the same number of letter as) pea but starts with a 'L'.

I am pg with dc3. We have two dds and I haven't used my favourite girls name with them because of the surname issue. The name is Rosa. So when said together it can be confused as one name.

Dh is all for throwing caution to the wind and saying the surname issue will be a minor one. He has also fallen in love with the name.

This is our last baby and will be the last chance to use it.

What do you think?

SweepTheHalls Tue 20-Aug-13 07:44:43

Don't do it. Why on earth would you want to make your child be a target for bullies?

Sirzy Tue 20-Aug-13 07:45:55

Same surname as me - personally I wouldn't do it.

TheOneAndOnlyFell Tue 20-Aug-13 07:47:12

So the cup of tea and the gypsy?

It's not awful, it's not the end of the world, but you probably will get heartily sick of everyone commenting on it. And so will she. You'll only have to endure it while she's a pre-schooler. She'll have to endure it if and until she gets married and changes her name!

Personally I wouldn't risk it, but I don't think it's the daftest name combination I've heard.

Why don't you pick Rosamund and use Rosa as a nn? Dilutes the problem somewhat.

nettlemummy Tue 20-Aug-13 07:48:08

It's fine, I don't understand why it is an issue. It's not like Michael hunt or Isaac cox or anything.

BuggedByJake Tue 20-Aug-13 07:48:26


Littlefish Tue 20-Aug-13 07:49:26

Don't do it.

ChimeForChange Tue 20-Aug-13 07:49:40

I don't see the big deal at all....I think it's fine.

You hardly ever hear 'rosie lee' anyway and to be honest I think that's all dying out.

I think it sounds nice!

I can't see why you would get bullied for that name?

Mckayz Tue 20-Aug-13 07:50:27

Sweep, why will it make her a target for bullies?

My DD has the name it might be mistaken for and lots of people have assumed she's Rosa-Lee rather than Rosalie. So you might not have too much of a problem.

Moochicken Tue 20-Aug-13 07:51:55

I don't think it's a name that a child would get bullied over. I think it's more quirky than anything.

Are you worried because it sounds like rosily or because it sounds a little like a twilight character? If it's the latter then I wouldn't worry because the craze is over now and I think people have stopped making those connections as much. In a few years no one will think if it.

LoopyLupo Tue 20-Aug-13 07:57:24

I don't think it would make her a target for bullies.

I don't even know about the Twilight thing.

I'm just think she will get fed up of explaining 'That is my whole name, my surname is Lee.'

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 20-Aug-13 07:58:34

I don't understand the issue. Nothing about it sounds odd. Use it.

ChimeForChange Tue 20-Aug-13 08:01:35

Surely a big enough pause in between her saying Rosa and Lee will clear up the separate name issue?

HorryIsUpduffed Tue 20-Aug-13 08:02:02

I wouldn't do it.

However, we used our "unuseable with surname" name as a second middle name for DS2. It slightly puzzles/amuses people when said out loud, but that's approximately never.

msrisotto Tue 20-Aug-13 08:06:34

How about giving her the name Rosalind but call her Rosa on a day to day basis?

towerofjelly Tue 20-Aug-13 08:08:07

Would you consider giving her your maiden name as a middle name. You have the option for her/you to use it as a double barrelled surname if it becomes an issue. Rosa Thompson pea. Breaks it up a bit.

LoopyLupo Tue 20-Aug-13 08:12:11

ChimeForChange - Dh sais exactly the same thing about a long pause last night.

My maiden name is a foreign complicated name that she won't thank for me.

Dh doesn't like Rosalind.

HotCrossPun Tue 20-Aug-13 08:14:01

I think it's fine. Having an unusual name (which your suggestion isn't) is not a prerequisite for getting bullied.

Trills Tue 20-Aug-13 08:15:02

I don't think its about bullying, it's about it being a PITA to explain.

LoopyLupo Tue 20-Aug-13 08:16:05

Exactly Trills.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 20-Aug-13 08:18:21

I've heard worse.

Yamyoid Tue 20-Aug-13 08:19:06

She can say it like James Bond. The name's Rosa, Rosa Lea.
But seriously, I think it's fine and a lovely name.

LoopyLupo Tue 20-Aug-13 08:19:46

grin Yamyoid

HorryIsUpduffed Tue 20-Aug-13 08:20:37

I think that the surname in question is particularly troublesome because it is so often used as the second half of a double-barrel for boys and girls at the moment. Almost any name you give her will recently have been used by someone with -Leigh bolted on. I think confusion is nearly inevitable.

Bearing that in mind, avoiding the most commonly used as "first half of a -leigh" names (Rosa, Ash, Demihmm etc) would seem prudent.

CPtart Tue 20-Aug-13 08:23:33

Roseanne instead?
I immediately think of the gypsy when I hear your combination.

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