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ToriOri Wed 20-Jan-16 19:56:37

Hi smile we have a DD, due in March. I'm getting a bit fed up of all the popular names - I used to love them! I was looking at flower/plant names and Roselle came up - what do you think? smile

It fits DH's favourite name (Rosie - he isn't keen on Rose/Rosa) and mine! (I like Ellie/Ella)... I just really like it, so does DH smile

OttiliaVonBCup Wed 20-Jan-16 19:57:19


Fourormore Wed 20-Jan-16 20:00:02

Roselle makes me think of scented toilet roll for some reason.

I like Rosella though.

ToriOri Wed 20-Jan-16 20:03:05

Ah, I really like Rosella - I didn't even think of it smile

WanderingTrolley1 Wed 20-Jan-16 20:10:10

I don't like it - sounds like a cleaning product.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 20-Jan-16 20:19:27

It reminds me of Rozalla who used to sing some 'bangin' choons' in the early 90s. I can't say I'm overly keen on Roselle but if you both love it........!

RookieMonster Wed 20-Jan-16 20:20:26

What about Rosabel?

headinhands Wed 20-Jan-16 20:21:29

It reminds me of that illness kids get Roseola

moggle Wed 20-Jan-16 20:22:19

I love Rosella! It's a name of a small, very pretty colourful Australian parrot- I saw one there in 2004 and have loved the name ever since, didn't quite have the guts to use it for DD and have never heard of another.

Sunshine511 Wed 20-Jan-16 20:24:06

What about Rosanna? We've chosen it as a middle name if this baby turns out to be a girl x

OneMagnumisneverenough Wed 20-Jan-16 20:25:56

I used to know a Rozelle - I like it. smile

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Wed 20-Jan-16 20:26:37

Is sounds like a skin cream or a brand of loo roll.

ToriOri Wed 20-Jan-16 20:29:06

Thanks for the comments! Rosabel is really nice, but DH doesn't like Rosa and it's quite strong in that name! Rosanna is nice too, but I know an Anna and she isn't nice, so that would put me off sad I also would like to get my liked name in there! Which I do, with Roselle/Rosella!

NoArmaniNoPunani Wed 20-Jan-16 20:57:37

How about Rosina?

ToriOri Wed 20-Jan-16 21:12:41

Rosina only has the Rosie bit that my DH likes smile

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 20-Jan-16 21:29:41

Well if it has to have Rosie in it and it has to have Elle that kind of limits your options a bit doesn't it! grin

Roselle it is.

ashesandfire Wed 20-Jan-16 22:26:28

I'm not a fan, although it sounds like your mind is made up.
Do you not think it would be confusing for your dd if daddy calls her Rosie and mummy calls her Ellie? I think if I were in your shoes I'd be trying to find a totally different name my DH and I could agree on.

ToriOri Wed 20-Jan-16 22:31:34

I will call her Rosie - it's at the start of her name, so probably what most people would go for! I'd say the whole name, most of the time, anyway! smile

ToriOri Wed 20-Jan-16 22:33:24

I do like Astrid! Just found that... I don't know if it sounds very namey...?

TheMouseThatRoared Wed 20-Jan-16 22:36:32

Astrid is nice. Roselle sounds like an Avon perfume.

pollylovespie Wed 20-Jan-16 22:38:48

Roselle sounds like an ointment. Why not Ella Rose? Though I do love Rosie, v pretty. Rosalind?

RookieMonster Wed 20-Jan-16 22:38:59

I know an Astrid - she's a lovely woman.

shalalala Wed 20-Jan-16 22:43:48

How about Rosalie?

ToriOri Wed 20-Jan-16 22:45:50

I think Astrid might be better for the middle, if I was to use it... Rosalie - is that said as Rose - ah - lee?

PunkAssMoFo Thu 21-Jan-16 07:11:10

Anything with 'Rose' or 'Ella' will be shortened to a popular diminutive. Rosella is pretty, but if you're looking for less unpopular I'd go for an non 'rose' name.

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