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KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 21:12:29

I've just come across Rosella and really like it! NN Rosie - what do you think? fsmile x

LadyMaryofDownt0n Fri 04-Dec-15 21:20:23

How is it pronounced?


I am not sure to be honest.

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 21:22:00


GerundTheBehemoth Fri 04-Dec-15 21:26:01

It is the name of various stunningly colourful Australian parakeets. Never heard of it as a name for a person but I've always thought it was a pretty word.

LadyMaryofDownt0n Fri 04-Dec-15 21:27:12

But there's only one E. hmm maybe am being a bit stupid today.

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 21:28:05

I know, but Rosanna only has 1 e and it's pronounced Rose-Anna

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 21:28:53

I mean - it doesn't have the e for Rose fgrin

LadyMaryofDownt0n Fri 04-Dec-15 21:37:09

No it's pronounced Ro-sanna
Roseanne is pronounced Rose-Anne. See what I mean. Anyway I prob being very annoying but as a language teacher I think it's not a name I would use for the above reasons, sorry.

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 21:38:25

Still around the same pronounciation... I was trying to emphasise that it wasn't Roz

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 21:39:18

I guess it's pronounced Ro-Sella in your eyes then fsmile

AskBasil Fri 04-Dec-15 21:41:55

I knew a Rosella years ago, she was Italian.

She was the first girl in our class to find out how babies were made. We were nine.

She gathered us all in the playground and told us that the man and woman rub their willies together.

We didn't believe her. Always lying for attention, that one.

Lovely name though. grin

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myotherusernameisbetter Fri 04-Dec-15 21:46:41

I used to know a Rozelle - prn Rose elle or rather in Ladymary's example, Ro-sell grin

triceratops1066 Fri 04-Dec-15 21:51:53

Its a bit close to Roseola - a virus with skin rash

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 21:53:21

Is it better than having a hyphenated name?

ScarlettDarling Fri 04-Dec-15 21:55:35

I'm with triceratops . It makes me think of that skin condition which gives you bright red spotty patches!

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 21:57:08

How about Roselle?

timelytess Fri 04-Dec-15 22:01:54

Another here who thought it might be a skin condition. According to Wiki, its a colourful parrot and its a range of soups and sauces.

How about Ella Rose?

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 22:03:31

That's only in Australia fsmile I just wanted something a little different!

triceratops1066 Fri 04-Dec-15 22:06:13

For electronic records and email addresses hyphens can be a bit tricky so you could end up getting lost in a system...

MrsLeighHalfpenny Fri 04-Dec-15 22:08:34

Sounds like a cross between rubella and rosacea.

CatKirk Fri 04-Dec-15 22:12:56

Agree with pps, sounds like a disease.

KatieLouiseW Fri 04-Dec-15 22:15:02

Yeah, I forgot about all them times I went to the doctor and got diagnosed with "Rosella" hmm

CatKirk Fri 04-Dec-15 22:27:09

Well, everybody's free to feel good.

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