I think we're going to ignore the surname issue. Are we mean?

(118 Posts)
LoopyLupo Tue 20-Aug-13 07:43:42

Our surname rhymes with (and has the same number of letter as) pea but starts with a 'L'.

I am pg with dc3. We have two dds and I haven't used my favourite girls name with them because of the surname issue. The name is Rosa. So when said together it can be confused as one name.

Dh is all for throwing caution to the wind and saying the surname issue will be a minor one. He has also fallen in love with the name.

This is our last baby and will be the last chance to use it.

What do you think?

TobyLerone Thu 22-Aug-13 22:03:23

Rosanna is lovely. Good compromise smile

Hurrah for Rosanna!

How long have you got? Not long enough for him to change your his mind I hope.

LoopyLupo Thu 22-Aug-13 21:48:30

Good news - dh likes Rosanna!

It seems I had run all the other 'rose' names past him but had somehow missed that one or he wasn't listening.

Anyway he really likes it so I think we're going with Rosanna nn Rosa.

LoopyLupo Thu 22-Aug-13 19:36:31

I like Rosanna, dh not so keen. I may be able to take him round.

I think Amanda ends the same as Rosa Toby.

christinarossetti Thu 22-Aug-13 19:30:54

Rosa is the best girl's name.

Fact. Go for it I say.

TobyLerone Thu 22-Aug-13 19:24:15

Doesn't Amanda have the same ending as Rosa?

exoticfruits Thu 22-Aug-13 18:56:15

Yes it would be mean.

ChippingInHopHopHop Thu 22-Aug-13 18:51:32

TheaLee - absolutely not!

I wouldn't use Rosa. It will drive her batshit.

Charlotte is a bit of a 'run on' name though.

I think, before Lee, the names that work best are those that have a 'hard' ending. Amanda, Helen, Caitlin, Sarah, Heather, Jennifer (but of course something less 70's would be better!!) - things that don't 'run' or make you go thththhhheh in between smile

HighJinx Thu 22-Aug-13 18:39:13

If you don't want to go with Rosa have you discounted Rosetta, Roseanne, Rosanna, Rosemary, Rosamund and Rosalind?

HighJinx Thu 22-Aug-13 18:31:20

Thea Lee runs into one word too much I think. Sort of sounds like dearly.

Names with a stronger ending would be better with your surname which is no help when you like names like Rosa and Thea.

Mckayz Thu 22-Aug-13 18:14:40

Don't like Thea at all. I think it sounds worse with your surname too.

TobyLerone Thu 22-Aug-13 18:09:06

Stop second-guessing yourself. Rosa is beautiful. It's far nicer than Thea and goes much better with your surname.

LoopyLupo Thu 22-Aug-13 18:02:03

Ok, if not Rosa. What about Thea?

I hate my surname <<stamps feet>>

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 22-Aug-13 12:08:16

Isn't Rosalie a name in it's own right?

Rosa Lee would just be confused with that if nothing else.

Mckayz Thu 22-Aug-13 09:44:44

I would go for it. I am always spelling my name. Always have done since I was little and its the same since getting married. Takes a few seconds. It won't hinder her for life.

LoopyLupo Thu 22-Aug-13 09:19:16

I will do - although dh and I seem to be further apart on this than ever

DanicaJones Wed 21-Aug-13 23:38:04

Let us know what you decide OP

TobyLerone Wed 21-Aug-13 22:26:05

Yep grin

LoopyLupo Wed 21-Aug-13 22:19:04

Is that a prime example of overthinking?

LoopyLupo Wed 21-Aug-13 22:18:04

We only have the 'surname' conversation at the doctors with dd1.

I do wonder though, if this baby would get it more as she grew up. Especially if her job involved introducing herself a lot.

TobyLerone Wed 21-Aug-13 22:08:32

Ugh, no. It's too pretty to hyphenate.

I'm not sure that Loop is correct. And even if she is, it really doesn't matter! People aren't really that thick. How often do you get asked your full name for official purposes where it's not just "first name?"..."last name?"? It certainly doesn't happen often to me.

You could do the hyphenated thing yourself. Something like Rosa-May, Rosa-Grace, Rosa-Jane etc.

HighJinx Wed 21-Aug-13 18:47:18

I'm with Loop

The fact that you already have to say your eldest DD's name in a special way even though together they don't make a 'real' name would make me want to avoid giving a child a full name that does sound like a first name. It makes something that is an issue more likely to cause confusion.

flybynight Wed 21-Aug-13 18:38:10

I think loads of posters are massively over thinking this. Rosa Lee sounds lovely. So does Rosamund as suggested up thread. But really, if its what you want, go for it.

BikeRunSki Wed 21-Aug-13 18:32:52

I have my own version of the conversation that Loop just posted about once a day.

To rub salt into the wound, my married name makes my an infamous, male rock star of the 1980s.

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