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A solution to the 'Rosie Lea' saga.....????

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LuckyOwl28 Wed 09-Apr-14 19:40:22

After my previous post caused a bit of a 'stir'.... wink I've had a little re-think.

I think I definitely prefer Rosie to Bonnie and still want to use Lea as a middle name (not as part of a double barrelled surname) as it is after my best friend. I have noted that a few of you read it as 'Leah' but with it being a middle name and as most of my friends and family know my friend Lea pronounced 'Lee' I don't think that concerns me too much.

I was trying to think of another middle name to go before Lea to avoid the obvious tea reference and one I kept going back to was 'Anna'.

I was sounding out Rosie Anna Lea and it sounded OK but not sure if it flows?

Then thought of possibly using Rosanna Lea, with the intention of calling her Rosie. I know if someone really thought about it they may put together the Rosie Lee reference but on official paperwork etc it wouldn't be as obvious. I'm still not completely convinced the Rosie Lee thing is so much of a big deal anyway, but would prefer to air on the side of caution after some of your comments wink


Rosie Anna Lea


Rosanna Lea but known as Rosie.

What do you think??


LaurieFairyCake Wed 09-Apr-14 19:41:28

Eithers fine

Just glad you're not going with the twinings version grin

TheGrassIsSinging Wed 09-Apr-14 19:42:05

Rosanna Lea. Lovely. Dont overthink!

meditrina Wed 09-Apr-14 19:43:24

I prefer Rosanna Lea (ka Rosie). The times you use middle names are also the times you'd use the full form first name, and I thinkit sidesteps the original problem nicely.

PeanutPatty Wed 09-Apr-14 19:45:31

Rosanna Lea grin

LuckyOwl28 Wed 09-Apr-14 19:46:13

Since the last post I've asked around 20 people if they know the tea reference (most don't know I'm pregnant yet so it must have sounded a strange question), and only three did. I'm expecting it's more commonly known in London and possibly more so with the older generation.

bakingtins Wed 09-Apr-14 19:47:46

Roseanna Lea. Job's a good'un.

peppinagiro Wed 09-Apr-14 19:48:07

Rosanna Lea is much better. Rosie Anna Lea means that the Anna and Lea flow together a bit too much, into 'Annalee'. It immediately made me think of 'Rosie Anally'. So no.

LuckyOwl28 Wed 09-Apr-14 19:48:49

Great to hear positive feedback (so far...)! smile

Coconutty Wed 09-Apr-14 19:49:35

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Teladi Wed 09-Apr-14 19:50:12

Rosanna Lea is lovely.

PotteringAlong Wed 09-Apr-14 19:50:43

Yes to Rosanna Lea!

sandberry Wed 09-Apr-14 20:39:29

Rosanna Lea, though still think Rosie Lea is fine on its own.

vehiclesandanimals Wed 09-Apr-14 20:43:06

Rosanna Lea. Lovely. I also really like the 'Rosanagh' spelling of this name.

NotTodayJosephine Wed 09-Apr-14 20:45:41

I like both choices but prefer Rosanna Lea grin. I like Lea as a middle name.

MaryWestmacott Wed 09-Apr-14 20:46:57

Rosanna Lea is lovely - agree the only times you use a middle name is when you use the full first name.

DH grew up in the SE, well outside of London - I just said "what would you think if I said 'Rosie Lea'" he said "don't fancy a cuppa now thanks." It might not be very well known outside of London, but enough people do, it's best not to do that to her. Rosanna Lea doesn't have that automatic link at all.

LuckyOwl28 Wed 09-Apr-14 21:21:16

Just seen that Rosanna means 'Gracious Rose'. I'm sold!

Now to convince the husband....

mathanxiety Thu 10-Apr-14 19:31:12

Hope he likes it -- I think it's gorgeous.

LuckyOwl28 Thu 10-Apr-14 19:58:55

Oh no, he doesn't like it!!!

confused angry sad

HootOnTheBeach Thu 10-Apr-14 20:04:42

Why does she need a middle name?

ManateeEquineOHara Thu 10-Apr-14 20:22:52

How can he not like it, Rosanna is a lovely name, knew a cool Rosanna at the stables I worked at as a teenager! Was it a definite no?

What about Rosa, or Rose?

And fwiw I definitely associate Rosie Lea/Lee with tea!

LuckyOwl28 Thu 10-Apr-14 21:04:33

He's in the Forces and working away at the moment so we've only had this conversation through Whatsapp... He hasn't explained why he doesn't like it but just said it's a definite no!

He has more 'modern' taste than me (his first choice for a girl is Morgan...)

Hopefully he'll come round to it more when he gets back...

Hoot that's a good point actually. I suppose I had my heart set on using my best friend's name for sentimental reasons. Also Bethany has two middle names so I would feel like it would be a little imbalanced (and possibly unfair??).

meditrina Thu 10-Apr-14 21:08:41

Could you just murder him?

LuckyOwl28 Thu 10-Apr-14 21:14:43

hahaha I actually just LOLd

Katecake Thu 10-Apr-14 21:14:53

I have a Annalee ....... So clearly I love the name, beach boys sung a song about Annalee she was a Anerican Faith Healer

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