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How common is Rose these days?

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Roseandbee Mon 16-Jan-17 17:41:50

I don't currently have children and theres not that many people I know that do. Ive been set on the name for years and years and my DH is very keen on it to, obviously if we have a boy then i will think of a different name... I've never actually known a rose but it seems quite popular in the name charts so maybe there is lots of little people called Rose?

PunkAssMoFo Mon 16-Jan-17 17:44:29

It's quite popular, especially if you include other rose names (e.g., Rosie, rosa etc..).It's extremely popular as a middle name.

BobbieDog Mon 16-Jan-17 17:45:02

Its extremely popular as a middle name rather than a first name.

Its very much like in the 70s 80s were everyones middle name was Louise.

harderandharder2breathe Mon 16-Jan-17 17:50:36

I know three, aged about 9, 11 and 13

(I generally only know 7-14 year olds through Guiding)

It's not nearly as popular as Isabel/Isabella

Roseandbee Mon 16-Jan-17 18:01:47

Thanks well thats not too bad then, i'm not desperate to go out of my way to be super original. I did think i could give an ending to it if it super popular to try and distinguish it a bit. Which would probably be Rosemarie, if not Marie would probably end up the middle name

TheHobbitMum Mon 16-Jan-17 18:07:36

There are an awful lot of Rosies at school as Rose is more of a second name I've found. It's my daughters second name, my son chose it as he loved Rose from Dr Who at the time and it fitted well with Tabitha her first name. It's a lovely name on its own though

Enidblyton1 Mon 16-Jan-17 18:11:23

Rose doesn't seem that common by itself (except as a middle name as pp have said). A bit more popular if you include variations like Rosie etc.
But don't take our word for it - google how many were born last year.
If you want to be even more unusual you could opt for Rosemary or Rosanna.

Shallishanti Mon 16-Jan-17 18:15:21

my dd in her 20s- there were 3 children in a class of 30 with Rose type names

Bluntness100 Mon 16-Jan-17 18:25:33

I actually think rose is a lovely name. 😍

HeyRoly Mon 16-Jan-17 18:30:00

I agree it's not that common as a first name, but about half of all girls born in the last 5-10 years have Rose as a middle name.

sparkle789 Mon 16-Jan-17 18:36:56

I know 3 with Rose as a middle name but none with a first name

morningafterglow Mon 16-Jan-17 18:43:13

I know one (age 2) as a first name. A few as a middle name.

It's lovely.

insan1tyscartching Mon 16-Jan-17 18:52:29

Dd is a Rosie, in her year at school there was a Rose and a Rosy besides, she is early twenties now. I know a three year old Rosie and a Rose not quite a year old besides.

Postagestamppat Mon 16-Jan-17 19:04:46

I teach two. One rose and one rosie.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 16-Jan-17 19:13:59

Tedious as a first name. Quite uncommon as a first name. Well amongst children.

JournosAreLazy Mon 16-Jan-17 22:03:26

I prefer Rosa and it's much less common. I find Rose is much more popular as a middle name and Rosie is v popular as a first name. I haven't met anyone yet called Rosa

CruCru Mon 16-Jan-17 22:27:50

I only know one Rose.

When I was pregnant, I absolutely loved Rosalind / Rosamund but both sound appalling with my surname.

5OBalesofHay Mon 16-Jan-17 22:31:28

Rose aged 55 here l. Love my name

SerialReJoiner Mon 16-Jan-17 22:37:29

My 3yo DD is Rosabel, or Rosie. She introduces herself by her full name.

GizmoFrisby Tue 17-Jan-17 05:14:17

I wanted my dd to be rose but dp wouldn't agree so she is a Niamh Rose

Duckyneedsaclean Tue 17-Jan-17 05:28:57

I know 3 Roses, aged 4,1 & 1.

Pluto30 Tue 17-Jan-17 06:06:51

I know one Rosie who's 7. She's Rosie, not Rose or any other variations.

But every second person I know has Rose for a middle name.

The other Roses I know are much older.

BeingATwatItsABingThing Tue 17-Jan-17 06:10:37

Its very much like in the 70s 80s were everyones middle name was Louise

Clearly my area is behind the times. grin I knew 3 baby girls who were born before my DD with the middle name Louise. I seriously considered changing DD's decided middle name so they wouldn't think I was copying. I think it's lovely and it fits my DD so well.

MaryTheCanary Tue 17-Jan-17 12:44:08

1.3 babies every 1,000.

Not all that common, but getting commoner.

I like it.

littlepinkmouseofsugar Wed 18-Jan-17 16:53:54

I know 3, all varying between ages 4 and 11. Lovely name and not over-used at all.

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