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Rosie Lea or Bonnie Lea

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LuckyOwl28 Sat 29-Mar-14 22:04:37

The Lea is pronounced 'Lee' and is after my best friend so can't change.

We have a little girl called Bethany so quite like the idea of two B's...

Although our surname is a little like Wright and think Rosie Wright has a nice ring to it.

Opinions please grin

Justgotosleepnow Sat 29-Mar-14 22:06:57

You do know Rosie Lea / lee is tea in cockney?

snice Sat 29-Mar-14 22:07:58

IN the immortal words of John McEnroe-you cannot be serious

You CANT call a child Rosie Lea

LuckyOwl28 Sat 29-Mar-14 22:08:37

Yes my husband mentioned that, don't think it would put me off though.

Bethany means 'house of figs', so her sister may as well be a nice brew wink

Bluestocking Sat 29-Mar-14 22:09:33

You can't call a baby something that's going to be pronounced Rosie Lee. Unless you then provide her with a sister called Ruby Murray and a brother called Hampton Wick.

Sharaluck Sat 29-Mar-14 22:10:25

Bonnie Lea

Although I think it might be better to add a second middle name as Lea seems incomplete (and I know you can't change it).

DramaAlpaca Sat 29-Mar-14 22:11:54

Of the two I'd have to go with Bonnie for the reason others have said.

Even though I much prefer Rosie.

LuckyOwl28 Sat 29-Mar-14 22:12:46


I can't say i'm fluent in cockney rhyming slang so your references are wasted on me bluestocking smile

LaurieFairyCake Sat 29-Mar-14 22:13:05

Yes it really must put you off as it's beyond stupid to call your kid Rosie Lee

Go with Bonnie or something nice

BellaOfTheBalls Sat 29-Mar-14 22:13:13

Please don't call your child Rosie Lea. She will hate you forever. Take it from one who knows and has experienced these things.

Bonnie Lea is marginally nicer. Actually Rosie and Bonnie are both lovely, it's the Lea bit I don't like.

stackablegoatbearingcheesecake Sat 29-Mar-14 22:13:29

I don't like two given names that end with the same sound. It doesn't work for me at all.

In your place I'd go with the Lea and give a totally different second name.

BellaOfTheBalls Sat 29-Mar-14 22:14:42

Sorry, didn't see that the Lea bit can't be changed.

Go with Bonnie. Please.

scarletforya Sat 29-Mar-14 22:14:42

You can't call a child that. The tea jokes will drive her mad.

Realitybitesyourbum Sat 29-Mar-14 22:17:59

You night not be up on cockney slang but there are few in this country i would be willing to wager that don't know the Rosie lee reference. You may not care but your child certainly will . Don't be selfish

MargotLovedTom Sat 29-Mar-14 22:19:18

Would you actually call her Rosie on a day to day basis, rather than the full Rosie Lea? If so then you could maybe call her Rosalind Lea in full for official forms etc, to get away from the 'nice cuppa Rosie Lee' connotations, but she'd be known as Rosie.

SirChenjin Sat 29-Mar-14 22:22:01

Tea (I live in Edinburgh, even I've bloody heard the tea reference)


Gypsy Rose Lee, that famous burlesque entertainer.

Bonnie Lea is marginally better, but the Bonnie Lee Bakley connotations aren't great either.

saintmerryweather Sat 29-Mar-14 22:30:18

Apart from rosie lee being silly, I would pronounce Lea as Leah if I saw that written down

morethanpotatoprints Sat 29-Mar-14 22:35:45

There were two very famous Rose lee's, both Gypsys

One was a stripper
The other was a palm reader (read Queen Victoria's) and is my ancestor grin

crypes Sat 29-Mar-14 22:36:54

What about Rosalie instead?

Floggingmolly Sat 29-Mar-14 22:40:56

Lea is not pronounced Lee. Lee is pronounced Lee. To the rest of the population, you understand...

DavidHarewoodsFloozy Sat 29-Mar-14 22:41:57

Might as well call her Bonnie Ronnie Lea tbh. I love Bethany, and Rose is nice.

Delphiniumsblue Sat 29-Mar-14 22:43:00

You can't set the poor child up for a lifetime of tea jokes.
I would go for Rosalie and then you are using it. I don't like Bonnie.

SirChenjin Sat 29-Mar-14 22:44:25

Wow potato - now that's an ancestor worth having! grin

Blu Sat 29-Mar-14 22:46:16

Another 'no' to Rosie Lea.

Pregnantberry Sat 29-Mar-14 22:49:44

Rosie Lea sounds like you picked her name as a cheap/stupid joke, sorry.

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