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The name Rose

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redheadlady Thu 16-Feb-17 21:28:32

Hi, we really like the name rose, it goes well with our first borns name and its really pretty but our surname is one syllable and I feel like I need to pick a longer name which would shorten to Rose. Rosie is off the table, does anyone have any suggestions? Really appreciate any thoughts

Iloveprettythings Thu 16-Feb-17 21:30:07

Not much help but I like Rosa


SwedishEdith Thu 16-Feb-17 21:31:18


harderandharder2breathe Thu 16-Feb-17 21:45:38

Rosemary is the obvious one to me.

PersisFord Thu 16-Feb-17 21:47:00

Rosamund? It means rose of the pretty!

redheadlady Thu 16-Feb-17 22:05:32

@persisford Rosamund reminds me of Rosamund Street off coronation street... I can't get round that though dh really likes it. I didn't realise it meant rose of the world (tho that now of course makes perfect sense) it is very pretty.

Rosalie and
Rosalind we've bandied around, all very pretty too, just can't seem to settle on one

PersisFord Thu 16-Feb-17 22:08:03

Primrose? Call her Rose.

Doilooklikeatourist Thu 16-Feb-17 22:08:37

Mary Rose

5OBalesofHay Thu 16-Feb-17 22:10:21

I'm Rose with a one syllable surname. I like the crispness of it

PersisFord Thu 16-Feb-17 22:12:05

Or you could double barrel it?


NapQueen Thu 16-Feb-17 22:13:08

I know a Rose with a 1 syllable surname and its a nice sounding name. Id not force a longer name if you dont really want to. How often is anyone really referred to as their full name?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 16-Feb-17 22:33:49


InTheKitchenAtParties Thu 16-Feb-17 22:42:10

Go with just Rose. It reminds me of Titanic and that's a good thing.

MikeUniformMike Thu 16-Feb-17 22:59:54

First names that are hyphenated are not good.
Rose is a pretty name and Clare is nice but Rose-Clare looks odd and sounds like it's a small village in Ireland.

Rose is fine with a 1-syllable surname.

NotSureYet Thu 16-Feb-17 23:02:08

My nan was Rose Ward, never thought it sounded strange. If you like Rose, go for it.

DramaAlpaca Thu 16-Feb-17 23:04:12

I think just Rose with a one syllable surname would be perfect.

PopGoesTheOysteryBullshit Thu 16-Feb-17 23:06:29

Does it have to be a name beginning with Rose?

My middle name is Skye-Rose. Could you think of one you like which ends with Rose?

chatnanny Thu 16-Feb-17 23:11:39

I know a Rosabella which is pretty I think.

redheadlady Fri 17-Feb-17 08:55:45

@napqueen thats a good point, no one ever really gets referred to as their full name (me and my bestfriend at school had the same first name and we never ever got called our full names even to differentiate between us)

redheadlady Fri 17-Feb-17 09:03:37

another name i really like is Pearl (another one syllable!) what does anyone think - i am worried I'm clouded by pregnancy hormones but DH likes it too.

I am reluctant to try out these names on family and friends in case they're too negative because to be honest these are our favourite names so far.

user1484226561 Fri 17-Feb-17 09:08:18

It can go with any name at all

here are some children I have taught


BikeRunSki Fri 17-Feb-17 09:19:03


redheadlady Fri 17-Feb-17 09:19:16

p.s i mean Pearl instead of Rose

FatCatFaces Fri 17-Feb-17 09:22:34

Just use Rose. DO NOT double barrell it, please!

Rose Smith
Rose Jones
Rose Moore

All one syllable. All sound fine.

FatCatFaces Fri 17-Feb-17 09:24:10

I like Pearl. It's a bit more granny-chic though. I like gran names. Iris in particular.

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