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Marryfa · 20/04/2022 13:49

Hi mums. My baby name is Rita. I am thinking of adding Rose as a middle name to it or change it to Rita-Rose. Wondering what is your idea. If the combination is good or should keep Rita?

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FelicityPike · 20/04/2022 13:53

Keep Rita on its own. Great name btw!
Hyphenated names are a bit naff & often end up shortened anyway.

ButterRose · 20/04/2022 14:00

I would use it as a middle name then she will be Rita to most people in her life but if you wish you can call her Rita Rose I have a cousin who has done something similar

FayCarew · 20/04/2022 14:01

Most of the girls with a hyphenated name will be -Rose, -May or -Grace

Rita is fine, Rita-Rose is awful.

Rita Rose don't really go all that well

strawberrymilk7 · 20/04/2022 15:32

As pp's I would keep it as Rita. But Rose as a mn if you'd like. Yes I probably am a dick but Rita Rose I can just hear being hollered from the front door 'reeeee-aa-rooose, get er now' (easterners accent). Rita I think just sounds nicer

Crunchymum · 20/04/2022 16:04

I am going to go against the grain here and say I don't mind it.

Rita-Rose has a kind of ring to it

(I usually dislike hyphenated names and the use of Rose / Rae / May as middle names)

I actually love the name Rose on its own though. Gorgeous, classic and not too overused.

Luredbyapomegranate · 20/04/2022 19:48

Keep it as it is.

hyphenated is never good.

Lalliella · 20/04/2022 23:59

Hyphenated is naff. prefer Rose to Rita tbh, to me Rita is a bit dated.

groovergirl · 21/04/2022 13:30

Rita sounds quite fresh and zingy, with a dash of classic Hollywood. I wouldn't spoil it by hyphenating it, especially with Rose, which is so dreary and over-used.
You could stay with the Spanish theme for a middle name:

Rita Paloma
Rita Miranda
Rita Rosario
Rita Mariposa
Rita Catalina

Alwaysanxiousmum2be · 21/04/2022 16:25

I love Rita Rose!! So pretty!

AmandaMirandaPanda · 21/04/2022 16:36

This immediately made me think of the character Rose Rita Pottinger in John Bellairs's classic children's book series (The House With a Clock in its Walls, etc.)

She's Rose Rita, no hyphen, but is always called by both names - kind of like Billie Jean King or Pope John Paul. I'd do that with Rita Rose, if you intend to use both. No hyphen lets you treat Rita Rose as the everyday name, or Rita as the everyday name with Rose as the middle, giving you and your daughter flexibility later.

BessieFinkNottle · 22/04/2022 10:39

I know a Marguerite called Rita (or sometimes Daisy). I think I'd go for a longer name and use Rita as a short form. I'd use Rose as a mn.

SummaLuvin · 22/04/2022 11:33

I don’t like the alliteration personally. But I don’t think it’s terrible.

I love Margarita, which gives Rita as an obvious diminutive if you wanted to avoid alliteration. You would have to be ok with that name plus any other diminutives of Margarita too though.

Firebird83 · 22/04/2022 12:18

Don’t hyphenate it.

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