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Can't decide between these two girl's names

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marmiteontoast76 Fri 07-Aug-15 14:39:59

Harriet or Rosa. I love them both equally for a first name.

Love the flow of Rosa Catherine and Harriet Eliza though.

Or if I love them both should probably keep them both.

Surname similar to Platt. So which flows better? Harriet Rosa Platt or Rosa Harriet Platt?

LibrariesGaveUsPower Fri 07-Aug-15 14:41:14

Will this be your only/last child?

I know quite a few people who regret using up their two favourite names on the first!

marinacortina Fri 07-Aug-15 14:41:55

Rosa. No contest.
Harriet always sounds a bit rattly to me.

marmiteontoast76 Fri 07-Aug-15 14:42:12

Yes my third and last child.

marmiteontoast76 Fri 07-Aug-15 14:45:45

Forgot to mention in post - the way I feel about Rosa is the way I felt about Eva ten years ago. Starry eyed. Is it about to rocket in popularity like Eva did? Not that it should really matter anyway.

I like names that work well internationally which I think Rosa does but not sure about Harriet.

Time to stop over thinking!

happymummyone Fri 07-Aug-15 14:47:21

Harriet, can be hattie while young but also a grown up name later on. It may be just me, but I associate the name with nice people!

Glindathegoodwitch Fri 07-Aug-15 14:48:32

Rosa is lovely. But I prefer Eliza Rose smile

Hadmeathello Fri 07-Aug-15 14:50:41

Love Harriet.

MameHootieBench Fri 07-Aug-15 14:53:39

Rosa for me, because of your surname. Harriet 'Platt' sounds like a machine gun going off.

SingForBacon Fri 07-Aug-15 14:53:46

I think Rosa is set to increase in popularity for sure, I know one 5yr old Rosa and two baby Rosas. I also know a Rosalind pronounced Rosa-Lind. It is a beautiful name though and it depends if popularity bothers you, I know it doesn't for many (and why should it, surely it is a good thing that lots of people like your child's name!!)

I prefer Harriet though. I love Hattie as a nickname.

CrystalMcPistol Fri 07-Aug-15 14:59:29

Harriet Platt sounds like one of those formidable mono-bosomed Yorkshire women from Last of the Summer Wine.

Go with Rosa. So much nicer.

MaddieUK Fri 07-Aug-15 15:06:07

I prefer Rosa!

DurhamDurham Fri 07-Aug-15 15:27:45

I love Harriet, but I also like Rosa........I'm aware that's no help to you whatsoever!!

Sophronia Fri 07-Aug-15 15:40:50

Both are nice, but I prefer Rosa.

IsadoraQuagmire Fri 07-Aug-15 15:57:02

Rosa, because it's one of my middle names and it's much prettier than Harriet.

LibrariesGaveUsPower Fri 07-Aug-15 16:29:52

I like Harriet a lot but don't like it with the surname. I think the t and tt sound odd together. Almost makes you want to say Harri-at Platt. Depends how similar the surname is.


Romeyroo Fri 07-Aug-15 18:49:00

Also a vote for Rosa, it is lovely. I like Harriet but not as much. I like the nn Hattie, though.

Romeyroo Fri 07-Aug-15 18:49:28

But maybe not Hattie Platt!

AnnieOnAMapleLeaf Fri 07-Aug-15 18:50:02

Rosa. I'm sorry, but Harriet sounds like a 90 year old woman.

confusedandemployed Fri 07-Aug-15 18:50:14

I ADORE Rosa. But then, that's what I named my DD wink It still gives me pleasure every time I say it.

I've never been too keen on Harriet.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 07-Aug-15 21:29:27

Rosa. Harriets are everywhere.

marmiteontoast76 Fri 07-Aug-15 21:35:45

Thanks for all the comments.

Love the machine gun going off one!

MameHootieBench Sat 08-Aug-15 21:50:03

Was that what you were aiming for, OP? grin

sweetpeame Sat 08-Aug-15 22:01:52

I detest Harriet, it's boring and stuffy. Definitely go for Rosa.

MrsBungle Sat 08-Aug-15 22:07:23

Rosa. I don't know any Rosa's. I'm really not keen on Harriet.

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