Name dilemma

Chloe - posted on 04/21/2012 ( 27 moms have responded )

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My husband wants to name our girl Rosaline, if it is a girl....
If its a boy we like Jackson so that's good, but I'm worried Rosaline is not a good choice. Can anyone help us? I worry it will be not easily pronounceable. How would you all say it?
I was brought here by a friend but I'm new so sorry if I'm not doing this right. She said this is a good group...tnx all

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Merry - posted on 04/21/2012

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I think it's pronounceable! Row za leen.

Maybe you would both like Rosalie?

Either way, make sure you both like it equally, a name is forever!

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well Rosaline does seem a bit difficult to pronounce, just reading it.



ROSE-a-leen is my first try, since that's the spelling, or ROSE-a-LIYN, which doesn't flow.



RAH-sa-lihn, since that sounds prettier to me personally, but i would spell it Rosalin, dropping the E, if it was my girl.



RAH-sa-LEEN is another way, though i don't like it so much.



RAHS-lihn as well, but i have no idea how you'd spell that because i don't think people would get that out of Rosaline...Maybe Roslyn? but that kind of looks weird...



so yeah.....i can totally understand your grief on this. :( maybe suggest something similar but not so easy to mispronounce? or possibly rely heavily on a nickname (like we do since everyone pronounces our daughter's name with a hard A like in Julianna instead of soft like it's supposed to be, Juliana, so we just call her Julie...)

Tracie - posted on 04/23/2012

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When I first looked at it, I thought "Row-za-leen." After looking at it a second time, I'd pronounce it "Roz-a-lynn."



Congrats on your pregnancy and best wishes for a quick and painless delivery!

Mrs. - posted on 04/21/2012

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In Romeo and Juliet it is pronounced, Rosa-line and is a shortened form of Rosalind (a main character in another play). I love when people name their kids after Shakespearean characters. I'd lean to that pronunciation, it is very traditional.



I also like nicknames that sound old fashioned as well and Roz, IMO, is awesome.

Krista - posted on 04/21/2012

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Yep, I'd pronounce it ROH-za-lin. It's a gorgeous name, though. And if a few people mispronounce it, it's easily corrected. It's like how some people name their children Madeline, and you can pronounce it either Made-LIN or Made-LINE...it's not a huge ordeal to correct.

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Sal - posted on 04/24/2012

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I would think rose a line if I saw it, I had a school friend rosalyn which was pronounced roz a lyn if that's how you wanted it pronounced, I know your dilemma I have a friend with a baby Adaline when she messages us the name I thought Ada a leen which I didn't really warm too but they call her Ada a Line or addi that I do like....and. My hubby and I still pronounce our daughters name differently I call her ursh u lah and he urs a la

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 04/24/2012

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I for one love the name Rosalie. Very nice name for a girl. ;)

Merry - posted on 04/24/2012

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I'm sorry your name choice wasn't pronounceable enough for you guys! But Rosalie is a beautiful choice and I'd imagine no one would mispronounce it!

Congrats and post backs when you know the sex!

Chloe - posted on 04/24/2012

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Thanks Jaime, yes we were hoping it would read ROSE-a-leen but it seems too many would say lyn or line or even roz so we settled on Rosalie. And yes it would be funy to do all this work and it's a boy! Well I have 9 weeks til I find out but I like to b prepared.
So Jackson Avery or Rosalie Lavinia.
I'm pretty sure I'm not having twins as I've done that before and could tell hah

Kelly - posted on 04/23/2012

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My middle child is named Amelie. My oldest daughter has never been able to pronounce it and has always called her Amiya. Its a nickname that has stuck and now we all call her Amiya. It really doesnt matter in the end because when she is older, she will be able to pronounce her name or shorten it to whatever suits her. Hope this helps.

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just read the posts, and ah, Rosalie is beautiful :D



watch, you'll have a boy xD congrats on your pregnancy and welcome to CoM!

Lady Heather - posted on 04/21/2012

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Yay! Rosalie is wonderful! I have an Annelie so kind of similar sounding. I always go with family for middle names to narrow down the options.

Chloe - posted on 04/21/2012

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Yes I'm thinking no to Rosaline. I don't like it said like line or lyn so I've told him how about Rosalie and he likes it! Now we just need a middle name for Rosalie. This is so fun here! What a nice group. Thanks for the help

Elfrieda - posted on 04/21/2012

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I would say "rose-ah-line", but I did wonder if it was meant to be "rose-ah-lin". Same as with Caroline. Some people make the "i" long and others make it short, it's just up to the individual. I don't think it's really a problem.



I think Rosie is a really cute nickname, too, but if you want to call her that you should give her a dignified name like Rosaline if she doesn't like the cute when she grows up.

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"In Romeo and Juliet it is pronounced, Rosa-line and is a shortened form of Rosalind (a main character in another play). I love when people name their kids after Shakespearean characters"



I am currently teaching Romeo & Juliet, so I was also going to offer the above pronounciation. It's easy to correct, or shorten to nicknakes.

Chloe - posted on 04/21/2012

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I wouldn't like people saying it with a 'Lynn" at the end. Or a "line".. That's the dilemma
Maybe spelling it Rosaleen would help but I like the Shakespearean spelling

Chloe - posted on 04/21/2012

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See he says it's pronounced row za leen like laura said, but some of you think many other ways! I like maybe just Rosa, or Rosalie. Those at least would be universally said the same. I like Rose or Rosie, very cute, and yet sophisticated I think !

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I agree with the others I think it's pronounceable...I'd say it roh-za-lyn.



But if you are unsure look at other names, it's got to be a name both you and your hubby like. There are similar names you could go to such as rosalie (I love that one, hubby vetoed it), Rosie, Rose, rosa, rosalyn, rosalind etc.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 04/21/2012

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I agree with Laura---I think it's pronounceable! Row za leen



is how I would pronounce it too. ;) I also agree with Heather. I think being able to shorten it to Rosie would be very sweet.



I think it is a very pretty name.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/21/2012

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But hell, no one gets my name right. Mostly people think I spelled it wrong. I really don't care though. I love my name, and it is a bummer it is getting increasingly popular.

Dove - posted on 04/21/2012

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I guess I'm the only one that would pronounce that with the 'line' part the way the plain word line is pronounced. I'd pronounce the Rosa part as Row-zuh. I think it's kind of pretty, but if you don't like it then I hope the two of you can come up with a name that you both like.

Lady Heather - posted on 04/21/2012

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Roh-sa-leen us what I would say. But I would have the urge to call her Rosie because that is a freaking cute name.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/21/2012

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Naw that is an easy name to pronounce. If you don't like it, veto it and come up with another name. You should not have to settle on a name you don't like. If you like the name "Rose" as a nickname, then that might be a good compromise.

Janice - posted on 04/21/2012

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I would pronounce it Rah-zah-leen if I saw it or maybe Roh-zah-leen.



I think if you and your husband love the name then that's what you should name 'her'



ETA: If you dont like it, but hubby does maybe you can ask him to consider other similar names like Rosa or whatever.

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