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Down to 2 - finalising our choice for a girl

(70 Posts)
NamechangeMcNamechangerson Tue 28-Nov-17 18:52:26

We have narrowed down our girl's name options to two. First, which do you prefer, and secondly would it be okay to have two girls called these names or is it a bit too like "Romeo and Juliet" (I am almost certainly overthinking this!)?



Before anyone suggests alternatives, we have ruled out Rosie, Rose, Rosa, Rosalind, Rosamund, Rosalie, Juliet, Julie, Juliana etc! These are our favourites...

Ropsleybunny Tue 28-Nov-17 18:53:30

I love them both, sorry that's no help.

helly29 Tue 28-Nov-17 18:54:11

Julia - love this but vetoed by my dh!

MegAndSprog Tue 28-Nov-17 19:39:06

Both lovely but Julia gets my vote. Classic and sophisticated without being overused.

CynophobicSadness Tue 28-Nov-17 19:40:53

Rosanna for me. Its so pretty

Asmallrole Tue 28-Nov-17 19:41:28

Rosanna for me. I've always loved this name

bikiniline Tue 28-Nov-17 19:41:48


OutnumberedbyFurchesters Tue 28-Nov-17 19:41:55

Rosanna smile

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 28-Nov-17 19:43:42


daisypond Tue 28-Nov-17 19:47:38

I like them both, but I'd go for Rosanna.

AnyaMoondial Tue 28-Nov-17 19:59:00

Rosanna is my favourite. I think it would be fine to use both names for siblings too.

KatnissK Tue 28-Nov-17 19:59:52

Definitely Rosanna

ChocolateCrunch Tue 28-Nov-17 20:34:01


greendale17 Tue 28-Nov-17 20:40:00

Definitely Rosanna.

Julia sounds dated

dowotmakesuhappy Tue 28-Nov-17 20:42:51

Julia is very dated . Rosanna gives her lots of nicknames to choose from.

AlmostChristmas Tue 28-Nov-17 20:45:33

Rosanna, lovely!

Frazzled2207 Tue 28-Nov-17 20:49:22

Lovely name but can also be shortened to Rose, Rosa or Rosie

Frazzled2207 Tue 28-Nov-17 20:49:41

Or Ros or Rosy

Toprate Tue 28-Nov-17 20:52:28


MargotMoon Tue 28-Nov-17 20:55:45

Well it depends which song you like best, doesn't it? grin

MayFayner Tue 28-Nov-17 21:08:32

Rosanna for me too.

BabloHoney Tue 28-Nov-17 21:32:18

Rosanna! Gorgeous

NamechangeMcNamechangerson Tue 28-Nov-17 21:38:26

Thanks for your responses, all. It's looking like a landslide in favour of Rosanna. That was our initial choice, and it's DH's preference, but I've had a late lean toward Julia which I've always loved...

Re Julia being "dated", I do want to avoid anything that's seen as trendy now, either because it's new or officially back in vogue (Lily, Ella etc) so the fact that Julia is not considered a "current" name doesn't bother me. I think it sounds beautiful and it's definitely going to be kept in waiting in case of two girls!

NamechangeMcNamechangerson Tue 28-Nov-17 21:39:34

@MargotMoon Growing up I always wished I had a name that came with a song! And wondered why there were 5,000 about Carolines!

SuperBeagle Tue 28-Nov-17 21:55:33

Julia is much nicer.

I disagree with the others, and find Rosanna more outdated than Julia.

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