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Hannah4311 Wed 30-Jul-14 15:48:12

I really like Alice and Rose but can't seem to choose which one I like more. I'm not keen on Alice Rose together as Rose seems a popular with hyphenated names and everyone will assume her name is Alice-Rose. Which one would you choose for a first name Alice or Rose?

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 30-Jul-14 15:56:04

I'd park them both and see which one fits better when baby arrives. If it helps, I imagine an Alice as fair and a Rose as dark but that's just me.

They are both lovely simple names.

Stokey Wed 30-Jul-14 15:56:58

It's classic and lovely

There are a lot of Roses out there especially as a middle name.

Sophronia Wed 30-Jul-14 16:35:29

Rose. It's so popular as a middle name but underused as a first name.

juliascurr Wed 30-Jul-14 16:37:17

Rose but both are lovely

ApocalypseNowt Wed 30-Jul-14 16:38:49

Alice smile

Vitalstatistix Wed 30-Jul-14 16:39:27


rootypig Wed 30-Jul-14 16:40:07

Rose! definitely underused as a first name and just beautiful.

DramaAlpaca Wed 30-Jul-14 16:51:43

I'm no help because I really love them both. I'd have liked to use one or both of them, but couldn't use either because they don't work with our surname. Fortunately, I had boys so it didn't matter smile

If you pushed me to choose, I'd say Alice.

ShovettyMcShovetty Wed 30-Jul-14 17:06:23

Rose by a slight margin I think. Love Alice too though.

Montsti Wed 30-Jul-14 19:38:23


MummyBeerest Wed 30-Jul-14 19:39:49

Both are lovely.

You'll know when you see her. smile

TheTerribleBaroness Wed 30-Jul-14 19:42:18


janie2 Wed 30-Jul-14 19:43:47

Those were the names we took into the delivery room and had the exact same thoughts as you about having Alice rose.

We have an Alice Margaret as we thought it suited her when she arrived.

Gorgeous names grin

ZenNudist Wed 30-Jul-14 19:44:33


hmm That I'm not allowed any more dc, Rose would be a strong contender for a dd.

lljkk Wed 30-Jul-14 19:52:44

Rose. I barely have ever met any & it's prettier.

Pandora452 Wed 30-Jul-14 19:56:08

Alice by a fraction, but spelt Alys for me smile

BikeRunSki Wed 30-Jul-14 20:01:39

I know a 10 year old Alice (first name) Rose (middle name). I don't think she's ever been confused as an Alice-Rose.

picnicbasketcase Wed 30-Jul-14 20:03:55

I like Rose a lot more than Alice. It's the 'lice' part that puts me off, even though it's not pronounced like that. It's like the way I don't like Isobel because it has 'sob' in it. Maybe just me though.

So anyway.. Rose. smile

PestoSurfissimos Wed 30-Jul-14 20:04:45


Itsfab Wed 30-Jul-14 20:05:18

People won't assume it is Alice-Rose if you don't put a hyphen when you write it and if people ask if it has a hyphen you say no.

Happy36 Wed 30-Jul-14 20:08:22

I like Alice Rose but see your point about hyphenating.

You could choose either as a first name and the other as a middle name and call her by the first name?

I love both names and can't choose a favourite - sorry! In my limited experience Rose is less popular.

MummyAngharad Wed 30-Jul-14 21:14:18

Although Alice is a lovely name, I would choose Rose as it is so beautiful and simple yet underused as a first name so very refreshing.


AlwaysOneMissing Wed 30-Jul-14 22:31:32

Alice, definitely. I don't like Rose, sorry.

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