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Rosie or Rosy

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KoalaDownUnder Fri 11-Nov-16 06:09:41

Which spelling do you prefer?

Asking for a friend (am most definitely not up-duffed!)

whamfan Fri 11-Nov-16 06:13:18

Rosie smile

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 11-Nov-16 06:26:13


KoalaDownUnder Fri 11-Nov-16 06:38:32

She thinks Rosy looks more like a stand-alone name, and Rosie a nickname.

I think Rosy looks like an adjective and Rosie is prettier.

grin that I'm 'winning'. (All in good humour, btw smile)

PoldarksBreeches Fri 11-Nov-16 06:44:48

Rosy is an adjective, not a name. Rosie is lovely.

SittingDrinkingTea Fri 11-Nov-16 06:46:00

From the spellings you gave Rosie is better.

However I prefer Rose or Rosa with Rosie as a nn. Rosie will adorable on a toddler and little girl, but it's not a very grown up name. I wouldn't like to be called Rosie as an adult.

ThinkPinkStink Fri 11-Nov-16 06:59:44

I have a Rosie. Her full name is Rosemary.

Gruffalosfriend Fri 11-Nov-16 07:00:47

Rose, Rosa or Rosemary

Rosie and Rosy are cute nicknames for a little girl imo.

NoSunNoMoon Fri 11-Nov-16 07:02:07

Rosamund - shortened to Rosie.

Ohtobeskiing Fri 11-Nov-16 07:05:44

I have a Rosanna shortened to Rosie - she is nearly 20 and is no way outgrowing her nickname.

KoalaDownUnder Fri 11-Nov-16 07:07:11

Oh, I think she's set on Rosie/Rosy as the full name. It's a question of which is nicer.

allnewredfairy Fri 11-Nov-16 07:14:03

Rosie is lovely name. Definitely 'ie'

newroundhere Fri 11-Nov-16 07:14:26

Definitely Rosie. Rosy looks odd as a name.

Raines100 Fri 11-Nov-16 07:32:58

Rosy is an adjective. Rosie is a girl's name.

badhotfanny Fri 11-Nov-16 07:38:41

Think snap! smile

TrashPanda Fri 11-Nov-16 07:42:22

Rosie definitely, works perfectly well for an adult wink

AmaDablam Fri 11-Nov-16 07:44:44

Rosie. We know 2 (both preschoolers) who have it as their full name and I think it's lovely. Never seen Rosy as a name. I think it'd be constantly misspelled.

Selfimproved Fri 11-Nov-16 07:46:31


stonecircle Fri 11-Nov-16 07:51:48

Tell your friend she's condemning her child to a lifetime of people misspelling her name! I worked with someone for years with that name and I could never remember if she was Rosie or Rosy and she used to get cross when people got it wrong. She had a surname which could end 'ie' or 'y' just to confuse things.

My first name can be spelled various ways too and people are always getting it wrong. I've made sure my kids have names with one spelling!

SpunkyMummy Fri 11-Nov-16 07:58:45

But I don't like either. Rose is gorgeous. I also like Rosa or Rosamunde.

KoalaDownUnder Fri 11-Nov-16 09:07:36

She says Rosy is the traditional spelling.

I think not. wink But I could be wrong - anyone??

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 11-Nov-16 09:19:56

Rosie. Have never seen anything but that spelling used for a name.

PoldarksBreeches Fri 11-Nov-16 09:29:34

I know several adults called Rosie, it's fine for adults. But Rosy is daft.

Chinlo Fri 11-Nov-16 09:45:13

Rosie is much nicer looking.

The original name is Rose (or Rosa in some countries) so Rosy and Rosie are both diminutive variants.

SausageSoda Fri 11-Nov-16 10:24:29


Rosy would just be inflicting the child to a lifetime of having to spell her name.

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