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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!)?

Rosanna
Julia

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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

Julia

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

Rosanna smile

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

Rosanna.

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

Rosanna

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

Rosanna
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

Rosanna

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

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

https://youtu.be/K2O9ryz7Eik

https://youtu.be/NWjpgv57X1s

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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