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Opinions on Rosie Norah

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Bobby1234 Sun 23-Nov-14 21:36:44

What are your opinions on the name Rosie Norah ? Norah is after a family member but still don't want to give my daughter a horrendous name.

loislines Sun 23-Nov-14 21:47:01

Love Norah and I think Rosie Norah goes really nicely.

AgentDiNozzo Sun 23-Nov-14 21:49:11

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Kleptronic Sun 23-Nov-14 21:50:44

You're not weird, it's Bloody Norah round here.

KatieKaye Sun 23-Nov-14 21:51:11

I thought the same thing, AgentDiNozzo!

calzone Sun 23-Nov-14 21:54:00

Same as Agent.

Not sure why.......

Maybe because Rosie is a shortened version of a name.

Rosalind Norah
Rosamund Norah

Sounds better......or even

Rosalind Norah May
Rosalind Norah Grace


AgentDiNozzo Sun 23-Nov-14 21:54:42

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Bobby1234 Sun 23-Nov-14 21:54:59

Bloody norah round here too, never heard of flaming Norah x

MrsS1980 Sun 23-Nov-14 22:02:29

Love both but together I think they sound like a Balamory character. Sorry!

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Sun 23-Nov-14 22:04:58

Ruddy Norah.

Bobby1234 Mon 24-Nov-14 07:39:30

My husband is set on Rosie and has been since our last daughter was born x

Flangeshrub Mon 24-Nov-14 07:41:10

Nosey Norah is a thing here so your name would be awful, sorry.

Rumours Mon 24-Nov-14 07:45:21

Norah Rose sounds better.

Chloris33 Mon 24-Nov-14 10:13:44

I think Rosie Norah is pretty.

Bobby1234 Mon 24-Nov-14 10:15:30

I like the name Norah as it was my great granny's name. It's not one I would choose normally x

florascotia Mon 24-Nov-14 12:10:18

Norah IS a nice name and the family association makes it extra-special. Rosie is very nice, too. It's just that the rhythm of 'Rosie Norah' echoes the sound of a well-known exclamation. No-one really knows where that came from, but this article has some suggestions:,5753,-24596,00.html

If it were me, I'd be thinking about something like Rosalind Norah (as suggested above) or Rosie Honora or Rosie Leonora or Rosie Eleanora.

Having said all that, unless you intend to call your baby both names at once, I wouldn't worry too much. Middle names are hardly ever used in everyday life.

BakewellSlice Mon 24-Nov-14 12:13:54

I did think nosey Norah.

squoosh Mon 24-Nov-14 12:54:32

Yep, it sounds like a 1940's swear.

EvenBetter Mon 24-Nov-14 13:05:47

Because Rosie ends in a vowel, filled by an N word, they kind of just merge into one sound somehow? rosienorah

EvenBetter Mon 24-Nov-14 13:06:02


ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Mon 24-Nov-14 13:10:19

I'm fond of both names but not together for the same reason others mention. I didn't think "Flaming Norah" but ""Bloody Norah" which is something people say locally.

I think Norah Rose is beautiful though.

Bobby1234 Mon 24-Nov-14 21:04:16

Rosie is definitely staying as it's my husbands choice. I like the idea of Eleanora, Rose is my nieces middle name so a no go x

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Mon 24-Nov-14 23:11:04 DD is called the same name as my niece's middle name...I never gave it a thought!

redrubyindigo Tue 25-Nov-14 22:50:38

Norah? Ermmm. I really, really don't like it. Upthread with 'Bloody Norah' resonates with me.

DramaAlpaca Tue 25-Nov-14 22:57:28

Rosie Eleanora is much, much nicer.

I see Norah as a granny name on a par with Doris, Ethel and Mavis, unattractive names that went out of fashion for a very good reason.

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