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Rosanna, Matilda or other ideas

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agentmillion Wed 27-Apr-16 12:00:43

I am currently pregnant with DD3 and really struggling to think of names. I haven't fallen in love with a name yet and am finding I keep coming to the same names which I ended up rejecting for the other two!

DD1 and 2 both have short 2 syllable names with 4 letters. I am after something a bit longer (but not too long as we have a double barrelled surname) or maybe one syllable.

At the moment Rosanna and Matilda are our favourites, so interested in thoughts on those, or other ideas, please. DH also really likes Pearl but I think I prefer it as a MN.

FindingTheRightName Wed 27-Apr-16 12:13:23

I like them both, but Rosanna is definitely nicer! I also like the Roseanna spelling smile

Rosanna Pearl is lovely.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 27-Apr-16 12:19:17

Not keen on either Roseanna or Matilda. They're nice enough names, but just not to my personal taste, but it's not me picking the name. I do love Pearl though.
Other long name suggestions.
Annabella
Catherine
Isobella
Stephanie
Georgina
Victoria
Rosabelle
Christina
Marina
Miriam

AskingForAPal Wed 27-Apr-16 12:26:20

How about Marianna or Marianne, they're both very rare nowadays but are lovely names and combine the two you like.

Margot is sweet too - I knew an incredibly chic baby (French mum) called that once smile And it means "pearl".

SummerGreanland Wed 27-Apr-16 12:28:45

AnnaBella is very beautiful. Susanna too

LadyAntonella Wed 27-Apr-16 12:29:05

I don't like Rosanna. It reminds me of Rosanne Barr which makes me place it firmly in the 90s...

I like Matilda but think it's quite popular if that bothers you.

How about:

Tabitha
Fearne
Lorelei
Clover

rainbowstardrops Wed 27-Apr-16 12:32:43

I prefer Matilda. Love Tilly as a nn

ABitAsleep Wed 27-Apr-16 12:40:35

Both lovely smile

What are your other children's names?

Longer names perhaps you might like;
Primrose
Abigail
Alexandra
Yasmin
Emmeline
Elliana
Pollyanna
Tatiana
Rachel
Juliette
Joanna
Malory
Marielle
Melody
Kayleigh
Ashleigh
Demelia
Coraline
Georgiana

One sylable names;
Paige
Ferne
Belle
Fleur
Gwen
Gail
Kim
Jane
Faith
Hope
Grace
Tee
Faye
Ruth
Lex
Lux
Raye
Beth
Claire
Kate
Sky
Rose
Eve

agentmillion Wed 27-Apr-16 12:43:13

I did worry about the whole Roseanne connection with Rosanna, definitely not the feeling I'm hoping for! I think it would probably tend to get shortened to Rosie which I love as a nn but wouldn't choose as a first name itself.

I don't actually know any Matilda's around here. My teenaged Dd1 thinks it's too posh! I do really like it though even though I know it's popular. DD1 has an incredibly popular name that wasn't at all popular when she was born, so I have learnt to live with popularity.

I really like Marianne, asking, but feel it would get shortened to Marie which I am not keen on.

Margot and Tabitha are great suggestions too. Thanks everyone

AskingForAPal Wed 27-Apr-16 13:27:03

The Marianna I know is always that in full, and you could always shorted to Anna or Annie I guess? smile

AskingForAPal Wed 27-Apr-16 13:27:14

Sorry *Marianne

Sophronia Wed 27-Apr-16 14:00:04

I love Rosanna.

How about Susannah or Louisa?

ShyCharles Wed 27-Apr-16 14:54:20

Ottilie

RunswickBay Wed 27-Apr-16 14:57:34

Rosanna is my favourite name. I didn't use it as dh doesn't like it. So therefore you must wink

RunswickBay Wed 27-Apr-16 14:58:59

Also liked Joanna which I don't think anyone has mentioned yet.

Pipilangstrumpf Wed 27-Apr-16 17:29:48

Rosanna is very pretty and not overused. Good choice.

agentmillion Wed 27-Apr-16 18:00:36

Thank you for the replies.

Rosanna had been my front runner, but I just don't feel 100% sure about it. Slightly worried about the Roseanne connection. Also I generally favour vintage style names and Rosanna doesn't really fit with this. But then that was one of the things I like about it, that it was a name I hadn't really considered before and that it wasn't common but without being too 'out there'. I think I worry too much about other people's reactions, but it is a name that both me and DH like as well as my DDs.

I still have 2 months before I am due. Plenty of time for more procrastination!

NapQueen Wed 27-Apr-16 18:02:45

I prefer Rosalind to Rosanna. Would you consider just Rose?

I really like Pearl!

What about Alice or Juliet?

Tillyscoutsmum Wed 27-Apr-16 18:05:46

I love Matilda (obviously!) and despite always reading about its popularity on here, I've not yet met another one in real life (DD is 9 and I'm also a primary school teacher!)

Other names we considered..
Tabitha
Madeleine
Beatrice
Gabrielle
Florence
Freya
Lydia
Edith
Eloise

agentmillion Wed 27-Apr-16 18:09:32

I love Rose but DH isn't keen. DD1 has a flower name and he has always vetoed another one, thinks it's too Jamie Oliver. I like that Rosanna gives the option of Rose as a nickname and I think that Rosie is cute for a small child too.

I like Rosalind, I think it is very classic, but I have a friend called Rosalind who goes by Roz as a nn and I don't like that. I know I can't really control nicknames especially as they get older, though.

RNBrie Wed 27-Apr-16 18:10:24

op, I'm also expecting Dd3 and 32 weeks... We have Matilda (Tilly) and Rosanna on our list.

The rest of the list looks like this :
Louisa
Maggie
Georgia
Annabel
Margot
Daphne
Juliet
Vivienne
Valerie
Abigail
Violet
Claudia
Piper
Penelope
Roxanne

I love Daphne, dh wants Valerie. We cannot agree!!

agentmillion Wed 27-Apr-16 18:23:31

Fab lists tillyscoutsmum and RNBrie those are all the sorts of names that I have had on my previous lists, in fact Beatrice and Florence are my DDs Middle names. I don't know what it is this time that is making me steer away from them a bit, I still think they are all beautiful names, but I think having considered and rejected lots of them previously, I feel DD3 needs her own name not a hand me down from her sisters.

I think you should go for Daphne by the way, I wouldn't have the guts, it is too unusual for where I live, but it's a great name.

AskingForAPal Thu 28-Apr-16 01:09:28

Miranda is really underused now as well. I'm all over the M names today.

What about Celia, sticking with the theme?

ALL Rosalinds go by Ros/z eventually, even if they'd rather not.

septembersunshine Thu 28-Apr-16 16:22:40

I love Roseanna with the nickname of Rosa - lovely smile

Above someone has suggested Celia - you could have Cecilia for a longer version. I do love Matilda too but not that keen on Tilly.

ABitAsleep Thu 28-Apr-16 16:31:19

If you like Rosanna, theres also Roselle or Rosella smile

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