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what do you think of the name Rosie?

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smother Wed 23-Sep-09 16:29:44

I'd be very grateful for your thoughts on the name Rosie. I'm assuming that it is univerally adored - am I right??

sandyballs Wed 23-Sep-09 16:32:13

I love it and wanted it for one our DD's but DH thought it sounded like a hooker hmm

mwff Wed 23-Sep-09 16:37:51

too twee for an adult imo - rose or rosa or rosemary all better and can still use it as shortening.

YummyorSlummy Wed 23-Sep-09 16:37:53

Lol@ hooker! its a lovely name but completely ruined in my head by Rosie Webster in Corrie. Ridiculous seeing as it's only a character!

mrswoolf Wed 23-Sep-09 16:42:54

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TheMightyToosh Wed 23-Sep-09 16:44:23

Agree mwff - nice for a little girl but I can't see an adult Rosie cutting it in the boardroom, or the art/music studio for that matter.

It's been ruined for my by Rosie and Jim and Coronoation Street.

TheHeadbangingWombat Wed 23-Sep-09 16:51:57

It has a nice sound but it makes me think of the song 'Whole Lotta Rosie'. I don't think I'd use it.

msrisotto Wed 23-Sep-09 16:56:36

I adore rosie. I'd actually name a daughter Rose though as then she can be a serious adult aswell! Odd that I reckon a Rosie isn't a serious enough name but hey are there ever proper reasons behind what we like and don't like?

BitOfFun Wed 23-Sep-09 17:00:32

I call my dd2 Rosie- her full title is the Irish Roisin. It really suits her as a redhead.

BitOfFun Wed 23-Sep-09 17:01:12

Oh, and mum is called Rose, so it's a family name too.

MadreInglese Wed 23-Sep-09 17:02:06

I love it

or you could go for Rose, Rosa or Rosalie but use Rosie

TheHeadbangingWombat Wed 23-Sep-09 17:03:13

I agree that Rose is better.

lucky1979 Wed 23-Sep-09 21:42:11

I'm a Rosalind IRL, growing up I was always Rosie.

While my family, and DH and old friends I'm still Rosie, but at work and generally now I use Rose - Rosie doesn't sound professional to me at all, it's either a little girl or a fat yorkshire woman in her 50s (neither of which I am! )

I'd prefer Rosalind nowadays TBH but it always gets shortened to Roz, which I loathe.

In conclusion - give her options for when she's older, she'll thank you for it.

CuppaTeaJanice Wed 23-Sep-09 21:50:37

It's fine, but there are far, far too many Rosies around at the moment. She'll end up being called by a nickname.

girlsyearapart Wed 23-Sep-09 21:52:22

I think it's my dd2s name and I love it!
The two other RL Rosies I know are
1.) a vvv top exec sports broadcastery type bod at the BBC. Taught her children to swim.
2.) a paediatric playworker on the allergy testing wards where I take said DD.

Both worthy jobs I think..

StretchFucksTheMailDaily Wed 23-Sep-09 21:54:34

DD1 is Rosie. Obv, I love it!! grin

StretchFucksTheMailDaily Wed 23-Sep-09 21:55:19

She is a redhead too, BOF, I think it suits her perfectly.

cilldara Wed 23-Sep-09 21:55:27

Hey bitOfFun, my DD is Róisín too. And we call her Rosie. Just love her name. Suits her so well.

everlong Wed 23-Sep-09 21:56:11

Nice for a black lab.

That's a bit mean really. It is ok for a little girl but still better on a dog.

TigerDrivesAgain Wed 23-Sep-09 21:57:52

Lovely but it's my cat's name. If your baby catches mice it will be fine grin

Pingpong Wed 23-Sep-09 22:00:06

I like Rosie as a nn but like 'proper' names. Like the others have said it gives your little girl choices in life depending on what they want to do.

Theteathings Wed 23-Sep-09 22:11:41

I love this name. It isn't twee, makes me think of Rosie Boycott. .

I would consider it for my dd but it's got very popular hasn't it.

dogonpoints Wed 23-Sep-09 22:18:33

yes, its' nice. Prefer Rose and Rosa

smother Wed 23-Sep-09 23:10:11

so I see that Rosie is too sweet/twee for some then. hmmm. what about all the other flowery names, like Poppy or Daisy - are they also a bit too much on the cutesy not-to-be-taken seriously-as-an-adult side?

shabbapinkfrog Wed 23-Sep-09 23:12:20

Rosie and Jim are brilliant!!

Rosie from Coronation Street needs a damn good hiding grin

After 4 sons if I had a girl she would have to have a very girly name xxx

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