So my partner and I love the name [name]Rosalia[/name] but I’m finding conflicting opinions around the web on how it should be pronounced, and also its origin.
Instinctively I say ro-ZAH-lee-uh and I think the same goes for most people who speak English as their first language, but I believe the correct pronounciation in Spanish and Italian speaking countries is rosa-[name]LEE[/name]-uh, emphasis on the lee.
What would you say instinctively on reading the name? Which pronounciation do you prefer? (I like both!) Would it sound strange to here a British (or American, but I’m British) person say it rosa-[name]LEE[/name]-uh? Or on the other hand to you think that rosa-[name]LEE[/name]-uh is correct and therefore should be used?
Also nameberry lists it as Spanish after the name of a ceremonial practice, but behindthename says its Italian after the name of a Sicilian saint. Anyone know any more about this? Maybe both origins are correct.
Next, I did mention this on another post but it kind of got lost in the middle of a discussion about something else, so thought I’d ask again. I love the nn [name]Romy[/name] but really preferred [name]Rosalia[/name] over names like [name]Ramona[/name], [name]Romilly[/name], [name]Rosemary[/name], [name]Rosamund[/name] etc so came up with the idea of using [name]Rosalia[/name] [name]Mary[/name] [name]Catrin[/name] as the full combo and then using the nn [name]Romy[/name] from the [name]Ro[/name] in [name]Rosalia[/name] and my in [name]Mary[/name].
Does anyone think this could work or is it too much of a stretch? [name]Mary[/name] has lots of personal meaning too and there’s a good chance I would have used it anyway (my [name]MIL[/name] is [name]Marilyn[/name] and my two great-grandmothers were [name]Mary[/name] and [name]Catherine[/name], so I’d be using both their names).
And then I’d just like some general opinions on the combo as a whole! Does it sound good/bad/ok with a sister [name]Claudie[/name] [name]Sapphira[/name] [name]Lynn[/name] (this is the only other full name we’ve come up with after long discussion with the berries! I’m not expecting just sort of planning for the future and name crazy!)