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#1 RipeWickedPlum

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

I am pregnant with number 3 and have been tossing Rosemary around since DD2's pregnancy. I love it, it is the top of my list and DH loves it too, but it is second on his list.

WDYT of Rosemary?

Our other girls are Madeleine Joan and Eleanor Josephine. Do you think it goes nicely with my daughters names?
They get Maddie and Ellie, so I thought Rosie went quite well for nicknames!

Middle name is looking like it could possibly be Patricia.

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#2 belinda1976

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

Sorry OP don't like Rosemary but love Rosie

If the baby is a girl when born and you plan on calling her Rosie all the time why not just make that her name?

#3 RipeWickedPlum

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

She won't be just called Rosie, that will be her nickname. Plus, I like having a longer, more formal name for the girls to choose what they want to be called when they are older.
All of my girls get called by their formal names every day, as well as their nicknames and baby names that have sprouted up over time.

We loved Rose, as a full name, but our surname starts with S so it just runs into it and sounds horrible.

#4 Le-a

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

I really love it OP, it's really beautiful.

I'm curious as to what your DHs first pick is?

#5 ~faerydust~

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

I love Rosemary and I think it goes beautifully with your other girls names.

#6 starsg

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE (~squiggle~ @ 28/01/2013, 10:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love Rosemary and I think it goes beautifully with your other girls names.


#7 Dowager fancie

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

I have always loved Rosemary and it is perfect with your other girls' names.

Don't let anyone talk you out of it.

#8 live_love_laugh

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

I Think its a beautiful name, but its even more stunning with your other girls names

#9 PopsiclePeach

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

I prefer Rosamund or Rosalie but Rosemary is ok too.  They all go well with your other daughter's names.

#10 RipeWickedPlum

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

QUOTE (Le-a @ 28/01/2013, 10:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really love it OP, it's really beautiful.

I'm curious as to what your DHs first pick is?

DH's first pick is Genevieve. Which I also really love.

#11 antigone_

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

I'm not keen personally (I think of lamb roast), but I will definitely admit they all make a great sibset together.

#12 laridae

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

Tastes good on lamb....

I prefer Rosalie.

#13 QueenIanthe

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

I like Rosemary but I love Rosie. I have known a few adult Rosemary's and they have always been lovely people so good associations for me.

#14 Madnesscraves

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:13 PM

Sorry, you can't use that name. It's my DDs. I 'owe' the name Tounge1.gif

All in seriousness Rosemary goes well with Madeleine. I like it and would use it. Even if you call her Rosie 99% of the time. It's what I do.

Edited by Madnesscraves, 28 January 2013 - 10:14 PM.

#15 Harmonica

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

Not a name I would use, but I actually think it goes perfectly with your other two daughters names!

#16 sa5ha

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

I like it - very pretty name and it goes well with your existing daughters names. original.gif

#17 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

I love it, I do slightly prefer Rosemarie though, but it's a winning name and goes lovely with your other daughters names.

#18 Gudrun

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:06 AM

QUOTE (~squiggle~ @ 28/01/2013, 10:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love Rosemary and I think it goes beautifully with your other girls names.

+ another one.  I think you have your perfect name!

#19 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

I love it!  It's one of my favourites.  Love the nn Rosie too, and I agree it makes a perfect sibset.

#20 somila

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

Rosemary is a classic.  I also like Rosina.

#21 9ferals

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:12 AM

It's pretty.
Or you could go with Rosemarie or Rosemaree.

#22 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:12 AM

It's a great name and will suit at all ages. I know a really nice Rosemary and she has always just been called Rosemary, even as a child.

#23 tres-chic

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

I find it really dated.

Love Rose though.

#24 ~Peaches~

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

I don't mind it, but I prefer Rosalie. Love the NN Rosie wub.gif

#25 la di dah

Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

I love it. I campaign for it periodically. I love the floral aspect and the "rememberance" meaning.

However I'd prefer Romy (which is fairly traditional as a NN for Rosemary) or even Rory (which isn't) to Rosie. I'm not fond of Rosie at all.

I'm extremely fond of Rosemary, Rose, Rosamund, and Rosalba. I actively dislike Rosalie and am middling cool on Rosalita and Rosabel.

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