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Roseanna or Rosie?

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Netflix2017 Sat 25-Mar-17 14:06:49


Our baby girl was born last night. We really like Rosie. We also really like Roseanna. However, we really don't like the Rosanna spelling (but we know this is the most known) so that won't be an option and we aren't that fussed on just Rose, but do like it as a shortening for Rosie.

We just don't know if we should go for just Rosie or Roseanna (and use Rosie and Roseanna interchangeably) I'm sure both would also become Rose too.

We are set on either Rosie or Roseanna though, so definitely not looking for suggestions, but thank you smile

NapQueen Sat 25-Mar-17 14:08:23

Personally neither as like just Rose. But if you really feel the need for a longer name, what about Rosalind? Or Rosalin?

Netflix2017 Sat 25-Mar-17 14:09:55

Unfortunately we don't like either Rosalind or Rosalin, so that's why we are set on Rosie or Roseanna. We don't like Rose enough for that to be her name (I know that sounds I bit strange when we like Rosie and Roseanna).

squoosh Sat 25-Mar-17 14:10:17

Definirely Roseanna. She may not want to be Rosie when she's 40.

DramaAlpaca Sat 25-Mar-17 14:12:28

I'd go for Roseanna nn Rosie, then you have the best of both worlds.

Congratulations flowers

1horatio Sat 25-Mar-17 14:40:19

I'm not a fan of Roseanna but it is a nice name. smile Do you like Rosalie? Rosa?

However, I think Roseanna is much nicer than Rosie. I just don't see Rosie as a name that would suit an adult (sorry to anybody called Rosie, btw!)

But Rosie, Gracie, Annie etc are imo nicknames...

Congratulations flowers

Redpramlady Sat 25-Mar-17 16:42:55

Rosanna then she has more opinions

Like rosa too!


SerialReJoiner Sat 25-Mar-17 16:45:28

We have a Rosabel, nn Rosie. I would always choose the long name for the birth certificate and use nn for everyday life. My dc appreciate having options.

Congratulations on your baby girl!

IHeartKingThistle Sat 25-Mar-17 16:50:43

Roseanna but I would have Rosy as nn. Congrats!

TheCakes Sat 25-Mar-17 16:59:40

Go for the longer version and use the shorter version day to day. Both my boys use their short versions for everything - even the school register.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 25-Mar-17 17:01:03

Roseanne nn Rosie

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 25-Mar-17 17:01:23

Sorry I meant Roseanna

beela Sat 25-Mar-17 17:05:52

Definitely Roseanna with Rosie for short. Our ds has a long name but has been known by a short version from day 1. I can see him growing into a slightly different nn when he is older though, so the long name gives him options.

I know a RoseAnne. I think the extra capital in the middle would get annoying but she seems to cope (I think I am trying to say not to worry about the usual / not usual spelling).

Congratulations smile

CPtart Sat 25-Mar-17 17:17:51

I prefer Rosa or Roseanne or even Roisin.
Roseanna is very frilly and Rosie too cutesy (sorry).

RoganJosh Sat 25-Mar-17 17:22:30

I love Rosanna but would worry about having an unusual spelling by by adding the 'e'. Seems like it would just be annoying in later life?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 25-Mar-17 17:33:09

Rosanna is one of my favourite names' with or without the 'e'.
Nick named Rosie.

Pemba Sat 25-Mar-17 18:06:16

Out of the two definitely Roseanna (but what's wrong with Rosanna spelling?) You can easily get Rosie as a nickname out of it, and it gives her more options. Rosie might possibly seem a bit childish or over casual as a formal name when she is an adult. Although I do know there are well known adult Rosies, eg Rosie Boycott the journalist.

PS Just looked her up, apparently her real name is Rosel, not heard of that one before!

1horatio Sat 25-Mar-17 18:32:43

I also really like Rosanna smile

What about Rosalba, Rosalva, Rosalie, Rosaline, Rosanne, Rosemarie, Rosemary, Roslin, Rosabelle, Rosette...?
Sorry, but I personally just really dislike the name Rosie for the bc.

crapfatbanana Sat 25-Mar-17 18:39:02

Roseanna, with Rosie as a diminutive form.

Rockaby Sat 25-Mar-17 19:25:58

Roseanna definitely. It's lovely and I like Rosie as a nn for a child, not that much on a grown woman personally.

I like Rosalie even better though. It's one of my fave girl names.

MissJSays Sat 25-Mar-17 19:48:51

One of my closest friends name is 'Rozeanne' Everyone except her mum knows her as 'Rozie' she also get 'Roz' from some people and I often refer to her as 'Roze'
I know the 'Z' spelling ishmm she likes it tho

Macblondie Sat 25-Mar-17 19:53:26

I really like just Rosie. I think it's lovely and sweet, and would suit any age. Congratulations! smile

Usanayme Sat 25-Mar-17 20:12:29

Go with Roseanna. Yeah she might need to correct the spelling, but my name is 4 letters and spelled phonetically and even I need to correct it sometimes.

Sophronia Sat 25-Mar-17 20:23:07

Roseanna, but Rosanna is much nicer.

Zebrasinpyjamas Sat 25-Mar-17 20:27:17

I know grown ups called Rosie in very 'respectable' jobs so think it's not just a young girl's name. I like Roseanna too though and think the spelling with an e is important to stop it being said 'Roz Anna'.

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