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Rosa or Rosanna?

(28 Posts)
flowerygirl Sat 07-Oct-17 02:24:51

Just that really...which do you prefer? Do you think Rosanna will get shortened to Rosie?

CakeRattleandRoll Sat 07-Oct-17 02:37:11

I prefer Rosanna, but they are both beautiful.
I think they both have the potential to become Rosie!

EssentialHummus Sat 07-Oct-17 02:55:59

Ours has Rosa as a middle name. I prefer that to Rosanna. I think for me Rosanna has connotations of the American TV show Roseanne (sp?).

BriechonCheese Sat 07-Oct-17 02:57:06

I would imagine Rosanna would get shortened to Rosa or Anna before Rosie.

Pemba Sat 07-Oct-17 07:30:59

I prefer Rosa, but I do like Rosanna too. Both more interesting than just Rose, or Rosie.

tocas Sat 07-Oct-17 07:35:13

I like both but I think I prefer Rosanna

kaytee87 Sat 07-Oct-17 08:05:30

Rosa is much nicer imo

pilates Sat 07-Oct-17 08:10:01


ThaliaLuxurySpa Sat 07-Oct-17 08:17:07

Rosa is so of my favourites.

I know several, ages 3ish, 5 and late teens. "Rosie" doesn't seem to have become a semi-NN for any of it's not necessarily inevitable!

Rosanna in its full form is nice. Yes, "Rosie" "Anna" (even "Zanna"/ "Ro", I suppose?) are potential shortenings, but none of them a given.

Once met a (Portuguese) baby Rosalia [parents pronounced it Roh-ZAH-lee-uh, rather than Roh-zuh-LEE-uh]. Quite liked the sound of that.

meanapparently Sat 07-Oct-17 08:20:44

My sister is Rosanna. She's only ever been Rosy.

Horispondle Sat 07-Oct-17 08:49:33

I know two Rosanna's. One gets Rose, Rosie and Aunty Zanna depending on who it is. The other was only ever Rosie as a baby but when the sibling came along it was Zaza and it stuck.

Smoliver Sat 07-Oct-17 09:04:46

I think Rosanna is a bit less popular these days, so if you're looking something more unique, I'd go with that.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 07-Oct-17 09:45:17

Rosanna is beautiful.

ChocolateCrunch Sat 07-Oct-17 11:07:40

Rosanna, beautiful name

bridgetreilly Sat 07-Oct-17 11:35:30

Rosanna. Which can always be shortened to Rosa if you like.

PandorasXbox Sat 07-Oct-17 11:43:28

I prefer just Rose tbh.

Annabelle4 Sat 07-Oct-17 11:49:38


I prefer simple, less fussy names.

rosareine Sat 07-Oct-17 12:02:03


Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 07-Oct-17 12:12:59

Rosa. I'm really not a fan of Rosanna.
Yet I love the name Rose and Anna and they go beautifully together, but I just don't like it, strange.
Or have you thought of switching it a round. Annarose would be gorgeous

Sophronia Sat 07-Oct-17 13:47:45

I like both, but prefer Rosanna

early30smum Sat 07-Oct-17 14:53:54

Like both. Either could be called Rosie TBH but I think it's more likely with Rosanna. I think I prefer Rosanna overall and I like the NN Rosie.

MikeUniformMike Sat 07-Oct-17 14:57:27

I like both and prefer Rosanna, but it is more likely to get shortened to Ros unless you insist on Rose/Rosie as a shortened version.

MikeUniformMike Sat 07-Oct-17 14:57:49

Roseanne sounds very dated.

BellMcEnd Sat 07-Oct-17 14:59:13

Rosa. Rosanna seems overly fussy to me. Rosa is beautiful

Liadain Sat 07-Oct-17 17:22:54

Rosanna by a mile. Also Rosalie?

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