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Rosa or Rosalie?

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Eversoslowly Mon 22-Jun-15 09:40:32

Which do you prefer as a sister for Edmund, and why? Need help deciding.
Middle name suggestions very welcome too.

Thank you!

IsItStupid Mon 22-Jun-15 10:10:36

I like Rosalie better, I think the "ee" should gives a more definite end to the name, but that's just my opinion.

They're both nice names.

IsItStupid Mon 22-Jun-15 10:10:55

Sound not should!

petitdonkey Mon 22-Jun-15 10:12:28

Rosalie - she can still be Rosa for short, I like a 'Sunday name'! Both lovely choices though.

TeddyRuxpinsSmile Mon 22-Jun-15 10:21:23

We have a Rosa Alice, and I love the simplicity of Rosa, but they are both lovely names. I also think Rosa is strong enough for a "Sunday" name, but then I would! smile

mellowfartfulness Mon 22-Jun-15 10:27:21

They're both nice but I think Rosalie is especially lovely - and can still be shortened to Rosa if she wants.

Sophronia Mon 22-Jun-15 10:35:13

Definitely Rosa. I don't like Rosalie at all, it's a bit dowdy imo. Rosa is beautiful.

TempsPerdu Mon 22-Jun-15 11:20:27

Both nice but prefer Rosa - seems stronger without the 'lie' ending, which somehow diminishes it for me. Rosa is just beautiful - simple, elegant and feminine without being girly.

bluewisteria Mon 22-Jun-15 11:29:45

I prefer Rosa. We have a Rosetta to gives lots of nn options. I think I prefer Rosa because I get a little caught up with all the 'e' sounds next to each other saying Rosalie and Edmund.

Zakken Mon 22-Jun-15 11:32:47


I don't dislike Rosalie. It depends on the surname somewhat, but using Edmund as a guide, I favour Rosa.

CPtart Mon 22-Jun-15 11:42:12

Prefer Rosa, I know one aged 2. Roseanne is even nicer IMO.
Too many ie ending names about, would avoid Rosalie.

Usernamer Mon 22-Jun-15 13:58:33

I prefer Rosalie...not that it is one of your options but Rosamund is probably my favourite...

fellowship33 Mon 22-Jun-15 13:59:51

Prefer the elegance of Rosa.

TagineKaput Mon 22-Jun-15 14:28:16

Both lovely names, but I prefer Rosalie, especially as this gives you the option to shorten it to Rosa.

susurration Mon 22-Jun-15 19:05:36

Rosalie sounds more finished off. Rose or Rosa can be for shortening.

Donthate Mon 22-Jun-15 19:12:31

Rosa. Rosalie sounds clunky to me.

EmmaWoodlouse Mon 22-Jun-15 20:59:52

I've always really liked Rosalie, and as others have said upthread, you could always shorten it to Rosa. So I vote for Rosalie.

EmmaWoodlouse Mon 22-Jun-15 21:01:51

Oh, and as for middle names... Rosalie Grace was my first thought, or how about Rosalie Fleur, Rosalie Claire, Rosalie June, Rosalie Eve? I think it goes well with a shorter middle name.

2boys2girls Mon 22-Jun-15 21:09:10

Love both and Rosalind,Rosanna, Rosanne love all rose names
Rosa/lie Sophia
Rosa Vivienne
Rosa Juliet
Rosa Suzanne/a
Rosa Christine/a
Rosa Emmeline
Rosa felicity
Rosa Francesca

ashesandfire Mon 22-Jun-15 21:57:28

I prefer Rosa to Rosalie. even better I love Rosalind or Rosanna nn Rosa.
I'm never sure how to pn Rosalie- have you considered that? Is it Rose-a-lee or Roz-a-lee? Or a -lie not -lee ending? Might cause confusion

timelyreminder Mon 22-Jun-15 22:22:36

The ones I've met have all been Roz-a-lee.

Sophronia Mon 22-Jun-15 22:25:51

The one I know is Rose-a-LEE, emphasis on the last syllable.

Marcipex Tue 23-Jun-15 00:07:04

blue wisteria, Rosetta is lovely.

I prefer Rosa to Rosalie, it's so classic and pretty. Both are nice though.

Allalonenow Tue 23-Jun-15 00:19:57

I like Rosalie best, it seems a more "grown up" name with a bit of sparkle and shine to it.
I also like Rosalind very much.

MamaMotherMummy Tue 23-Jun-15 00:30:26


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