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SurfsUp1 Tue 25-Nov-14 00:57:55

We're expecting our 3rd baby, DD1 in March and I'm in full swing on the baby naming programme and driving DH ever so slightly mad.

Lots of the names I love are either taken by other family members or don't work with our surname.

At the moment DH is a bit stuck on Sasha and I'm really leaning toward Rachel, but neither of us is totally convinced by the other's choice, so I'm looking for other alternatives.

Some of the names we love but can't use are:

Recently the name Rosanna has popped into my head. What do the wise mummies of Mumsnet think of it?
Other thoughts? I'm actually willing to go a little further out on a limb than the names above might suggest.
Not into granny names or scullery maid names though.

All help appreciated!

SnoringNorma Tue 25-Nov-14 03:01:29

I wanted to call my daughter Rosanna but my stupid ex husband said it sounded like a gypsy. So what?! It's gorgeous x

sunflower49 Tue 25-Nov-14 03:10:51

I love Rosanna! Bit biased, my second name is Roseanne. I love all your choices apart from Camilla, I don't know why I just don't like the way it sounds.

I don't like Rachel, I like Sasha. I think Rachel sounds 'hard' and Sasha sounds the opposite.

Hannah,Laura, Esther, Grace, Andrea, Sandrine, Alexandra, Elizabeth....

Vijac Tue 25-Nov-14 03:13:42

I really like Rosanna and also Rosalia. How about Gabriella or Rebecca?

Rosa Tue 25-Nov-14 06:17:02

Thank heavens someboy who asks about a sensible name... love it I know 2 ( italians) one young age 6 and one adult. Suits them both.

burgatroyd Tue 25-Nov-14 06:20:00

I like it but love Rosalina more.

akorda Tue 25-Nov-14 14:23:46

I love Rosanna! Reminds me of the Lorna Hill ballet books - did you ever read those?

What about:
Carenza (love this name but doesn't work with our surname)

Guin1 Tue 25-Nov-14 15:51:53

Love Rosanna - it's the best of all your names. Also like Sasha.

MyOwnJungle Tue 25-Nov-14 15:53:57

It is a bit princessy

MyOwnJungle Tue 25-Nov-14 15:54:41

Rosemary is less flouncy

Sophronia Tue 25-Nov-14 17:40:39

I like it a lot. I also like Harriet and Rachel from your list.

Bellsnwhistles Tue 25-Nov-14 17:54:29

Yes I love Rosanna. I also like Alexandra, Clara, Elizabeth, Verity, Louisa.

florascotia Tue 25-Nov-14 18:04:49

I like Rosanna, and also Rosalind and Rosamund

There is also the German Roswitha

happypotamus Tue 25-Nov-14 19:51:29

I like Rosanna. It was on my shortlist for DD2. Unfortunately DH doesn't like it much.

DramaAlpaca Tue 25-Nov-14 23:13:01

I adore Rosanna.

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