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6 months old, but slightly regretting her name?

(26 Posts)
Butterball3101 Tue 31-Jan-17 20:32:01

Our daughter is 6 months old.

Her name is Rosalynn - Rosa + Lynn. We like 2 names together (we have an Annabella too).

I still absolutely love her name. I just slightly regret it. I feel like people judge us? Does that sound silly? I've had a couple of "oh, a normal name with another name added to it" and it always feels like it's sarcastic and I bring up that our other daughter also is 2 names and they reply with "that's different though" so they obviously did mean it in a horrible way. Will she have this her whole life?

We still adore the name... Will the regret ever go away?

Laquila Tue 31-Jan-17 20:33:40

Do you pronounce it Rosa-lin or Rozza-lin? I personally prefer the second but think both are lovely.

ArriettyClock1 Tue 31-Jan-17 20:34:04

If you like it, that's all that matters.

People will always have their opinions and sadly, some will feel it necessary to tell you to your face.

thisagain Tue 31-Jan-17 20:35:31

I'm constantly shocked at how rude people are!

Butterball3101 Tue 31-Jan-17 20:36:52

It's pronounced like Rosa + Lynn (literally how it's spelt) so Rose ah lynn smile

Do you think people will say it to her face when she is older?

Timefor2 Tue 31-Jan-17 20:37:15

I think both your daughters' names are beautiful. Don't let a few (very rude) people influence your feelings about her name.

2ducks2ducklings Tue 31-Jan-17 20:40:05

I like it, it's unusual. People can be so rude, it never ceases to amaze me. When I was pregnant with my daughter, one of the names we like for a boy was Oliver. I was told we couldn't name our baby Oliver because 'what if it's ginger?' (I'm a redhead). That was nearly 13 years ago and it still pisses me off now!

Scrumptiousbears Tue 31-Jan-17 20:40:42

If I heard it I would never consider it hmm

howtheheckdoidealwiththis Tue 31-Jan-17 20:43:15

I think it's lovely but if you are having second thoughts, can you shift to Rosalind which is better known.

Mouthfulofquiz Tue 31-Jan-17 20:48:17

I really like Rosa - Lynn how you pronounce it, but if I didn't know that in advance I would have said it was to be said like: Rozza Lin.

I think you should keep it if you love it: she'll probably be known as Rosa after a while anyway.

EssentialHummus Tue 31-Jan-17 20:48:18

Beautiful name.

junebirthdaygirl Tue 31-Jan-17 20:52:36

It's a gorgeous name. Those comments are weird and not worth listening to.. Ignore.

Yika Tue 31-Jan-17 20:52:58

It's a lovely name, pretty, not weird, slightly unusual, feminine and yet strong. I like names in combinations that you don't normally hear.

No idea if your regret will go away (it certainly should). smile

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 31-Jan-17 21:04:35

Your daughters names are beautiful.
If people have a problem with Rosalynn, the problem is theirs alone.
You've made lovely choices, for your girls.

WhatsForDinnerMummy Tue 31-Jan-17 21:53:27

It's a very pretty name, no offence intented but In her generation no doubt there will be a significant amount of other more 'unusual' names that will shadow hers. I personally really like it!

Chinnygirl Tue 31-Jan-17 22:02:35

It's a very nice name.

sycamore54321 Tue 31-Jan-17 22:14:34

I don't think they mean it as horrible - Annabelle as a standalone name is well known, whereas Rosalynn or any other combo like Jane-Ann or MarieClaire or whatever isn't. You say yourself that it's two names, that type of name is slightly unusual so people are just making a comment on it. I can't see Nything rude in it at all and certainly I can't see how you would explain a good reason to your child as to why you changed her name at six months.

If you want to avoid the conversation taking this turn, then don't mention that you are Annabelle as two names joined into one - I expect the vast majority of people don't see it that way, hence the confusion.

MikeUniformMike Tue 31-Jan-17 22:39:19

It was good enough for Mrs Carter. I'm not keen on joined first names but I like Rosalynn. I love Rosalind too. Ellie-Mae type names are a bit too twee for me but Rosalynn sounds like a capable woman's name.

Sophronia Wed 01-Feb-17 00:56:41

Is it ROSE-ah-lynn or rose-ah-LYNN? Either way, I think it's fine.

nooka Wed 01-Feb-17 08:01:52

I'm a bit confused that the OP describes her dds names as '2 names'. Both Rosalynn and Annabella are single names derived from older forms (Rosalind and Amabel), not two names joined together.

I wonder if the confusion with Rosalynn is more because the OP is choosing to pronounce it in a non standard way, the normal pronunciation would be more like Roz-alin. It's a very pretty name I think, although likely to turn into 'Roz' at some point. I'd expect if I heard of (ie didn't see the name written down) a Rose-Lynne that they would have the two names hyphenated.

Sparklingbrook Wed 01-Feb-17 08:06:29

If I didn't know I would pronounce it Rozzalin. So she may be in for a future of people mispronouncing it.
But then again she may be known as 'Rose' as a shortened version dependent on her own preference.

beautyandthebump Wed 01-Feb-17 09:37:37

I think it's lovely and I love the way you have chosen to pronounce it OP, which for what it's worth, I personally think it much nice (softer/more feminine) than Rozza-Lin. I think it's lovely, and actually really don't think it's that quirky or weird at all. I also don't really think this (or Annabelle) sounds like too names either, in the same way that say Mary-Jane does (which clearly is).

I think if you compromise or change it to "fit" with society you will regret it.

We are looking at very "different" names for our little girl (Cordelia/Beatrice/Halle) and I hope for her to be the kind of girl who owns her name and isn't apologetic about it and so she will be able to shrug off such comments! grin

beautyandthebump Wed 01-Feb-17 09:38:52

*AnnabellA not Annabelle, pardon me OP ... I was typing in haste! blush

Audreyhelp Wed 01-Feb-17 09:39:12

I love the name but if we all liked the same name it would be boring .

Bluebellevergreen Wed 01-Feb-17 18:43:41

I think it is a lovely name and people that are rude will always find an excuse anyway.
So keep it and show your daughter that it is ok not to give a crap about what rude people say

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