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Baby girl coming any day now & still undecided!

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Squeeker Thu 02-Jul-15 03:27:02

Hey all, I'm 39 weeks preggers and need some advice on our shortlist. We've got:

Rosanna (nn Rosa)

DS is called Casper, and our surname rhymes with 'oh', so very short.

Our choice for middle name will either be Iris or a combo of Iris Jean, which are both family names.

Would be lovely to hear your thoughts on fave name, and also open to any other suggestions. We are a very indecisive ma and pa here...


inmyshoos Thu 02-Jul-15 07:27:17

I have a very lovely friend called Joni so i am biased. Always felt her name was very cool. I also have a dd called Iris!
Saying that I think Joni Jean Oh rolls off the tongue better than Joni Iris Oh!

Good luck choosing. It is something i find really hard and have never decided until my dcs are a few days old!

Belazu84 Thu 02-Jul-15 07:47:36

Love Joni

swimmerforlife Thu 02-Jul-15 08:53:07

My favourite is Romy, a very pretty name.

I quite like Rosa just on its own, really not keen on Rosanna.

Not fussed on Joni either, makes me think of Joni Mitchell.


reuset Thu 02-Jul-15 08:56:47

Romy is nice and fine in its own right, though I also like it as short for Romilly or Romola

mygreeneyedboy Thu 02-Jul-15 11:22:00

I like iris Jean as the first and then middle name. smile

cosmicglittergirl Thu 02-Jul-15 11:24:37


Zakken Thu 02-Jul-15 11:36:08

Rosanna is lovely and more adaptable than the other names. Rosa and Anna are both elegant short forms.

I quite like Romy but isn't it going to sound a bit like Romeo with the surname (I realise the surname isn't actually Oh, but still ...)

Don't like Joni. Apart from Joni Mitchell, it makes me think of this mawkish 70s song
Hello This Is Joanie

Love Jean as a middle name, goes with almost everything.

Sophronia Thu 02-Jul-15 12:50:46


birchwoods Thu 02-Jul-15 14:28:57

I was just about to say that Zakken! Same with Joni?

CakeRattleandRoll Thu 02-Jul-15 16:34:34

My favourite is Rosanna, but Joni is quite cool too.

ashesandfire Thu 02-Jul-15 16:38:27

Really like Rosanna, lots of nn potential too. I like Romy as a nn for Romilly. Not keen on Joni

Squeeker Sun 05-Jul-15 22:38:40

Thanks for all your feedback.

Just to give you a heads up, my favourite is Romy but my husband isn't the biggest fan and is pushing Joni all the way. The thing is it was our go-to name if our son ended up being a girl (we didn't find out gender the first time around) so in a funny way I feel weird using it this time around for this sweet girl. Plus it isn't pulling at my heart strings like it did before.

I like all the 'Rose' names but didn't want to go with Rosie or Rose as a nn, and unfortunately we aren't that into Romilly and my hubby isn't into Rosamund (I really like it). We both like Rosemary but hate the way they pronounce it here in the States (we are recent expats). Rosanna seems to be a good alternative, though there isn't any connection to Romy- hence 'Rosa' being in the mix.

Ah dilemmas all around! Maybe we shall just have to meet her and then decide from there? That's what we ended up doing with Casper...

Zakken Sun 05-Jul-15 23:08:00

Romana could be another option.
Or .... I don't think it's too much of a stretch to get Romy from Ramona.

autumnmoon Sun 05-Jul-15 23:39:55

Joni is a fabulous name.

sweetpeame Mon 06-Jul-15 17:22:29

100% Rosanna! The other names pale in comparison! Beautiful name and underused.

MamaLazarou Mon 06-Jul-15 17:23:30

They are all lovely but especially Joni.

FunkyPeacock Mon 06-Jul-15 17:26:28

Rosanna is my favourite especially to go with a single syllable surname

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