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Rosabelle?
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Kghl03 · 04/08/2022 08:32

Pretty or trying too hard to be traditional but different?
Would personally shorten to Belle not Rosa as MIL name is Rose (love her to bits) so not worried about it being similar.

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BenCoopersSupportWren · 04/08/2022 08:37

I'm conflicted on this one. I generally like 'Rosa-' names (love Rosalind and Rosanna, like Rosamund) and I don't exactly dislike Rosabelle but it feels a bit more twee and 'consumptive heroine from a minor Victorian novel' than the others. Would you pronounce it 'Rozzabelle' or 'Rose-a-belle'?

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KylieCharlene · 04/08/2022 08:37

Love Belle.
Rosabelle doesn't sound great to me and looks a bit made-up- that's to say, it's not really a classic, is it?
Sounds like the kind of name that usually the parent sticks a hyphen in the middle of iyswim.
Sorry.
Personally l'd use Annabelle or Isabelle.

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ShowOfHands · 04/08/2022 08:38

I teach one and know one other. Both spell it Rosabel which is less frilly. Both shorten to Rose.

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Enko · 04/08/2022 08:40

I like it actually. It's pretty and unusual. I'm not usually the biggest belle name fan but I think the unusual part of this helps

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VerySmallClanger · 04/08/2022 08:42

I think it’s too twee and cutesy, sorry.

Rosalie? Rosalind? Rosamund?

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WorkshyHorsefly · 04/08/2022 08:46

Cut the extra -le off the end and it's much less twee.

It's a Victorian era name, so not made up, but never reached the dizzying popularity of other similar names, eg Isabel.

Nn possibilities: Rosa, Rosie, Rose, Belle, etc. Obviously Rose-adjascent nn are more intuitive.

I know a Rosabel and she's very much a sciency tomboy type, so I don't think of it as frilly.

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Peasinapod9 · 04/08/2022 08:46

Rosa is lovely - Rosabelle is a made up twee stretch too far for me, I’m sorry!

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Kghl03 · 04/08/2022 08:46

yeah I do agree! Thinking Rosalie instead..

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Plutoisaplanet · 04/08/2022 08:47

Sounds made up op, sorry

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Kghl03 · 04/08/2022 08:48

Didn't think of spelling it Rosabel, does sound ten times better!

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Peasinapod9 · 04/08/2022 08:49

WorkshyHorsefly · 04/08/2022 08:46

Cut the extra -le off the end and it's much less twee.

It's a Victorian era name, so not made up, but never reached the dizzying popularity of other similar names, eg Isabel.

Nn possibilities: Rosa, Rosie, Rose, Belle, etc. Obviously Rose-adjascent nn are more intuitive.

I know a Rosabel and she's very much a sciency tomboy type, so I don't think of it as frilly.

Ahh I didn’t realise it wasn’t made up. Perhaps the spelling is what makes it read like it’s a mash of two already “pretty” names - Rosa and Isabelle.

Rosabel is better, but it still sounds twee.

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Peasinapod9 · 04/08/2022 08:49

Kghl03 · 04/08/2022 08:46

yeah I do agree! Thinking Rosalie instead..

Rosalie is lovely!

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hewouldwouldnthe · 04/08/2022 08:55

A bit OTT. Over embellished. Rosamund, Rosalind, rose, Rosa much nicer.

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ChagSameachDoreen · 04/08/2022 14:16

Sounds like the name you'd give a very fussy flouncy porcelain doll.

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SummaLuvin · 04/08/2022 15:47

ChagSameachDoreen · 04/08/2022 14:16

Sounds like the name you'd give a very fussy flouncy porcelain doll.

this

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midsomermurderess · 04/08/2022 15:57

It’s pretty but delicate, as someone else said, a bit china doll.

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StrychnineInTheSandwiches · 04/08/2022 15:57

it's too frou-frou for me.

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ladygindiva · 04/08/2022 16:03

I love it...I know one, she spells it Rosabel and I agree with pp I prefer it as it's less frilly.

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Hadtocomment · 04/08/2022 16:48

I prefer Rosalind or Rosamund myself. Particularly like Rosalind. Not mad keen on Belle though as a name. But if you want Belle isn't Isabelle or Isobel more usual candidates? I actually love the Isobel names since long before they got popular. I prefer Isobel and Isabelle to Rosabelle or Rosabel. Rose names are also popular so even if Rosabelle is unusual but then she gets a shortening that lots of others might have. Rose plus Belle just feels a bit too frilly together for me. Maribel?

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ladygindiva · 04/08/2022 16:58

Ooh Maribel is nice. Also Mirabel

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HelebethH · 04/08/2022 17:38

Bit to twee for me but its whether you like it that matters. I know a Rosalia (pronounced Rose Are leah) which is a Rose name you dont hear very often

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mistygem · 04/08/2022 19:12

Love both Rosabelle and Rosabel spelling.

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Luredbyapomegranate · 06/08/2022 22:23

The Rose and Belle combo is just too sickly, like a twee loo spray. You’d assume she’d have a lisp. One or the other is plenty.

Rosanna, Rosemary, Rosamund, Rosalind.. all beautiful and elegant. Or Rosaria, although that has different origins.

Christabel also great, and Annabel nice

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Tinkerblonde1 · 06/08/2022 22:24

Reminds me of the Ingham family.

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Dotcheck · 06/08/2022 22:26

Roselle maybe

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