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What are your opinions on Katie Rose?

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MyCatIsBayleigh Sun 03-Jan-16 16:55:13

Hello, I'm new to Mumsnet smile

DH and I, are expecting our 1st baby in February! It's a girl and we are thinking Katie Rose - Katie seems to be getting used less and less, but I think it's great for a child and adult (DH likes it, but would rather Rosie Winter - we did always agree the middle name would be which ever season she is born in, but I prefer all the other seasons' names!)

Opinions would be great smile

V x

MyCatIsBayleigh Sun 03-Jan-16 17:34:43


SkyShadow Sun 03-Jan-16 17:38:02

They're both nice [unhelpful]

Kate / Katie seems to be more popular than Rose / Rosie where I live.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 03-Jan-16 17:39:17

Nice names, very safe.

MyCatIsBayleigh Sun 03-Jan-16 17:39:40

Oh, I always thought Rosie was pretty popular and family say that it isn't very suitable for an adult? hmm

Itsallaboutme3 Sun 03-Jan-16 17:41:35

I like them both but prefer Rosie Winter x

Issie339 Sun 03-Jan-16 17:43:44

Hmm, they're both lovely so it's tough.

I love Rose as a first name and think Winter is lovely too so would probably say go for Rose Winter.

Katie Rose is also beautiful though. Great choices.

Issie339 Sun 03-Jan-16 17:45:27

Sorry I just noticed you said Rosie not Rose for a first name, my mistake!! Rosie Winter is lovely too.

MyCatIsBayleigh Sun 03-Jan-16 17:45:44

I do like how Winter is more unusual - she would be a Rosie tho smile

Idefix Sun 03-Jan-16 17:50:01

Both lovely names but will Katie be shortening of Katherine, catherine, Kathryn?

I have a grownup friend who is one of these longer names that is shortened to Katie by family and friends but chooses the full version for work.

I think this is worth considering when choosing a name.

Queenbean Sun 03-Jan-16 17:52:27

Very safe names, but I think you should call her by the proper long name then shorten as a nickname

When you say you like the other seasons - is there a change she would've been called Katie Spring?!

Thankfulforeveryday Sun 03-Jan-16 17:52:39

My niece is Katie rose, beautiful name. Go for it.

SkyShadow Sun 03-Jan-16 17:57:52

I know 2 adult Rosie's, although one of them is short for Rosalind or Rosamund or Rosemary or something like that. I forget which. Anyway, they don't seem bothered about Rosie being unsuitable for an adult.

MyCatIsBayleigh Sun 03-Jan-16 17:59:11

She won't have a longer version, she'll just be a Katie (she could always go by Kate, if she wanted to) and no, she probably wouldn't have been Katie Spring - I actually only like Katie Rose (I'm not even a big fan of Katie Winter, so that's why she would be a Rosie Winter, but Rosie Spring or Summer, doesn't particularly go - she probably would have been Olivia Spring or Emilia Spring) smile

PennyHasNoSurname Sun 03-Jan-16 18:00:31

I much prefer Rose as a first name. I often think when it is used as a MN its a sort of "filler" name. Like Jane, Louise, Marie etc.

Katie is lovely, not a fan at all of Rosie.

Id go for Katie Winter Surname or Rose Winter Surname

MyCatIsBayleigh Sun 03-Jan-16 18:03:31

Sorry to be a pain, but what's the difference between Rose and Rosie? hmm

PennyHasNoSurname Sun 03-Jan-16 18:05:46

Rose is elegant, strong and classic.

Rosie is fluffy and (imo) more suitable for a cat than a person.

Only my opinion though.

Kate is nicer than Katie. Maybe its the ie.on the end.

SuburbanRhonda Sun 03-Jan-16 18:08:42

Rose is a name in itself and IME has a certain grace about it.

Rosie is a cute, nick name kind of name. Doesn't sound like a grown up name to me.

raisin3cookies Sun 03-Jan-16 18:09:42

My youngest is Rosabel, nn Rosie. I love Rosie, but only on a toddler. ;) I have always given my children full names with nn options for them to decide as they grow up.

SuburbanRhonda Sun 03-Jan-16 18:09:53

X post penny


Varya Sun 03-Jan-16 18:11:46

Katie Rose is lovely. One of my g/children has Rose as her middle name and it's very nice.

Issie339 Sun 03-Jan-16 18:13:09

I do think Rose is more elegant and grown up than Rosie, I do much prefer it, it's timeless and very under-used in my opinion. I think Rosie is a bit 'cutesy', still a lovely name though.

SkyShadow Sun 03-Jan-16 18:13:55

Rosie sounds more nicknamey than Rose. Just like Katie sounds more nicknamey than Kate.

Some people prefer to go for more formal names so the child has a formal and a nicknamey option to pick from when they're fully grown. But there's a trend for babies to be given nicknames rather than long versions on birth certificates these days, so Rosie or Katie won't seem unusual from that point of view among their peers.

MyCatIsBayleigh Sun 03-Jan-16 18:16:41

I respect your opinions, but I just don't see how being named Katie or Rosie, nicknamed Kate or Rose, is any different to being named Kate or Rose, nicknamed Katie or Rosie? smile I really don't like and long forms of Kate/Katie... I do like Rosanna though? Rosabel is gorgeous! Lovely choice smile I also like Roselle? smile

SuburbanRhonda Sun 03-Jan-16 18:20:05

I think it's because Katie and Rosie are already nick names. As is Kate, though not Rose.

But as PP have said, pretty much anything goes these days so choose what you both prefer smile

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