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Help deciding baby girl's name!

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Elmo303 Sat 07-Oct-17 22:24:57

Expecting our DC3, a girl, in Jan and can't decide on a name. Keep coming back to either Rose or Robyn. Both go well with surname.

I've always loved Rose, as I think it's uncommon as a first name and such a feminine, classic, yet not too frilly/girly a name and I think it ages well. And it fits better with our other DCs' names. But I strongly dislike Rosie as I think it's a very different type of name, and DH thinks it's inevitable that family members will give her Rosie as a NN. This is putting me off a fair bit.

I also love Robyn, and this is DH's preference, as he thinks it has more about it and there's more potential for nicknames such as Bobby, which he loves.

I think it's lovely too especially for a winter baby but I keep thinking as a grown woman I'd rather be a Rose than a Robyn, so would my daughter? I feel like Rose is more classic and less likely to date. But then there is something really sweet and warm about Robyn.

We've still got a bit of time to decide but I'm one of those people that likes to decide things well in advance! What are people's thoughts? Will Rose get called Rosie? Which name between Robyn and Rose do you prefer on a grown woman? Which would you choose? Would appreciate your comments, many thanks!

Scoleah Sat 07-Oct-17 22:26:43

I like rose as it can’t really be shortened unlike Robyn can be to rob!
Both lovely names though

Doglover83 Sat 07-Oct-17 22:28:06

Rose! I love Rosie smile

Bowsandbugs Sat 07-Oct-17 22:37:13

I really don't like the sound of Robyn for a girl, I find it quite a hard sounding name and don't like the shortening 'Rob.'
Rose is a classic and underused as a first name. Very pretty.

Elmo303 Sat 07-Oct-17 22:39:40

Thanks for your comments! Naively I hadn't thought of Robyn being shortened to Rob, that would not be good hmm. Seems like Rose is the fave so far

allthegoodusernameshavegone Sat 07-Oct-17 22:40:36

Robyn or Robby are lovely
I think Rosy is great too

DandySeaLioness Sat 07-Oct-17 22:46:15

love both! to me, Rose feel more timeless, elegant, feminine. It was also the name of the midwife who took care of me after the birth of DD and she was the most wonderful, caring and gentle person ever. I’m sure that influences my views.

Robyn feels strong willed, perhaps a bit tom boyish. Reminds me of Robyn from How I Met Your Mother.

rachrach2 Sat 07-Oct-17 22:49:56

I love Rose (and Rosie!). The Roses I know (2 of them), are both just Rose. The Rosies are either Rosie/Rosalind/Rosemary etc.

I’m not such a big fan of Robyn but it isn’t bad.

Elmo303 Sat 07-Oct-17 22:51:28

Good to know about the Roses just being Rose, thanks Rachrach2

badg3r Sat 07-Oct-17 22:52:54

I know a Rose who is never Rosie. Rose wins over Robyn for me.

Elmo303 Sat 07-Oct-17 22:53:37

Thanks dandy, sounds like your midwife was a star smile

SuperBeagle Sat 07-Oct-17 23:19:19

Rose is much nicer, and far more classic, than Robyn.

Liadain Sat 07-Oct-17 23:21:25

Rose is lovely! Not a fan of Robyn at all.

Sophronia Sun 08-Oct-17 00:05:06

Definitely Rose, not keen on Robyn.

manicinsomniac Sun 08-Oct-17 01:57:14

I really like Robyn. Like Rose too but not as much. I know two little girls called Rose - one is always called Rosie but the other one never is.

Rainbowqueeen Sun 08-Oct-17 01:58:20

Rose would be my choice

Dustbunny1900 Sun 08-Oct-17 02:01:19

My sister is a rose. Never was called Rosie
Robyn is cute, but I love bird names..wren, lark, starling..
Guess I'd do rose

NikiBabe Sun 08-Oct-17 02:02:55

Rose. Or how about variants of it too?

Roselyn, Rosalie, Rosalyn, Rosalind, etc.

Robyn has potential for Rob which is v masculine.

Petalflowers Sun 08-Oct-17 02:31:08

I was also going to suggest Rose as a nn for Rosemary, Rosamund, or Rosalind.

Robyn is lovely to.

Elmo303 Sun 08-Oct-17 08:55:33

Thanks for all the input everyone. Rose seems to be winning by a mile. Great to know Rosie isn't necessarily a default NN. I do love the name, despite family members saying it's been done to death. But I don't think it has as a first name.

Teddy7878 Sun 08-Oct-17 08:57:39

Rose is much nicer. Do you like Rosa?

Elmo303 Sun 08-Oct-17 09:00:20

Actually I'm not keen on Rosa, not sure why as it's beautiful, but I much prefer Rose to all the other variations as I just feel it's strong and classic sounding in its simplest form

Teddy7878 Sun 08-Oct-17 09:02:23

Definitely go with Rose then as it's beautiful and I'm sure you won't regret choosing it. Robyn is ok but not as classic

Elmo303 Sun 08-Oct-17 09:04:43

Yes think you're right. Means I can choose a more unusual middle name. Thanks for your input smile

kingfishergreen Sun 08-Oct-17 09:08:31

Rose is one of my favourite names, the Roses I know get shortened to Ro or lengthened to Rosie.

I like the sound of Robyn, but I prefer it spelled like the bird (which I recognise is a boy's name, traditionally).

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