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Please say something nice about Rosemary

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ImNotTheLadies Thu 09-Jul-15 21:19:58

I've only ever got negative feedback on my much loved Rosemary which I'm adamant to use on dd! Her grandmothers' names are Rose and Mary and I like the etymology/literary references and the herb. She'd go by Romy mostly.

or should I just lay it to rest?

(also how do you personally say it; ROSE-mare-ree or rose-mree?)

lurkymclurkerson Thu 09-Jul-15 21:22:11

I love Rosemary, I think it's very pretty and stronger than some of the other Rose-names. I would pronounce it Rose-merry.

christinarossetti Thu 09-Jul-15 21:22:22

Sorry, I immediately think of Rosemary West.

QuiteLikely5 Thu 09-Jul-15 21:23:13

It goes nice with thyme........grin

treaclesoda Thu 09-Jul-15 21:23:46

I have a very lovely friend called Rosemary.

I'll be honest, it's not really a name that I love, but I think your reasons for wanting to use it are lovely and it all makes sense.

And most important of all is that YOU love it, so to hell with what anyone else thinks.

SunshineAndShadows Thu 09-Jul-15 21:23:50

Lovely name. Prn Rose-merry

MrsBungle Thu 09-Jul-15 21:24:33

I love it!

YeOldTrout Thu 09-Jul-15 21:25:24

I love it, seriously considered it for DC4 (turned out to be a DS).

QueenOfThorns Thu 09-Jul-15 21:25:25

I think it's lovely. It has a lot of sentimental value for me because it was my DM's name. I would say rose-mree.

CheeseBored Thu 09-Jul-15 21:25:33

I like it. If you have a thriving rosemary bush in your garden it means there is a strong woman in the housesmile

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 09-Jul-15 21:26:02

I like it, and Romy is gorgeous.

LavenderRain Thu 09-Jul-15 21:26:39

I think it's lovely, I know a little girl called Rose-Marie
But Rosemary is cute, I would say 'Rose mar Ree'

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 09-Jul-15 21:26:42

And Rose - mree

Mintyy Thu 09-Jul-15 21:27:41

Love Rosemary, it's a beautiful name.

What a thoroughly unpleasant response from christinarossetti

Every first name in the world could have negative connotations.

TheWoollybacksWife Thu 09-Jul-15 21:30:21

I like it. One of my best friends at school was called Rosemary and she was lovely. The nickname you have chosen is sweet.

I pronounce it Rose-Mree.

tbtc Thu 09-Jul-15 21:31:04

My sister is a Rosemary, but we call her Rosie. She is marvellous and no one has ever said anything to me when I've mentioned her name.

It's a pretty name.

Jennifersrabbit Thu 09-Jul-15 21:31:13

Lovely name and with the reasons that you have given there is also the lovely 'rosemary for remembrance' association.

Rosemary Sutcliff for a pleasanter famous namesake?

I'd rather Rose or Rosie than Romy but that's personal taste.

Luckyfellow Thu 09-Jul-15 21:33:27

I love it. Considered it and went with a very similar name. Still love it years later. Don't let anybody put you off a name. I did for my DD2 and I really regret it.

HarrietVane99 Thu 09-Jul-15 21:33:51

It's a lovely name.

Almost any name you can think of will have some kind of negative association. I've just Googled 'Rosemary' and got lots of highly qualified professional women with that name; the author Rosemary Sutcliff, among many others. So no shortage of role models.

TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Thu 09-Jul-15 21:34:10

I love it and have a fab auntie with this name. Personally I think nicknames evolve over time but lots of different options with Rosemary.

Hassled Thu 09-Jul-15 21:34:12

Lovely, lovely name. Use it.

MythicalKings Thu 09-Jul-15 21:35:18

I love it. It's a proper name and not so trendy as to be common.

Mrsfrumble Thu 09-Jul-15 21:37:21

It's a gorgeous name! It's also a lovely smelling plant and tasty herb. What's not to like?

TheCowThatLaughs Thu 09-Jul-15 21:39:43

I didn't even know rose west was called Rosemary

It's a lovely name with plenty of nickname options smile

Yika Thu 09-Jul-15 21:40:11

Beautiful name, a classic, and the fragrant herb is a beautiful plant with lovely associations in its own right.

I say rose-mree.

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