Debate on Rose- names, too old fasioned?

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] Berries!

I am having some debate on [name_f]Rose[/name_f]- names as I always have a thing for flower names. I liked [name_f]Lily[/name_f] but want to stay away from the too popular names.
I am thinking [name_f]Rose[/name_f] names as I can use [name_f]Mae[/name_f] as the middle name which means [name_f]Rose[/name_f] in Chinese ( me and DH are both Chinese). I like the sound of [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] or [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f], and am open to other alternatives.
What do Berries think? My biggest concern is that they can be too old fashioned and sound like a grandma name. And I like [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] better but it does have a few different pronunciations that may cause confusions.
Help please!

Oh I don’t think [name_f]Rose[/name_f] names are too old fashioned at all! They definitely have a vintage feel-- but that’s a good thing!

I only pronounce [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] one way-- do other’s pronounce differently?

[name_f]Primrose[/name_f], [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f], [name_f]Rosemarie[/name_f] are other “rose” names you could consider.

[name_f]Rose[/name_f] names are not too old fashion at all. [name_f]Rose[/name_f] is classic, vintage, chic and oh so feminine. [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] and just [name_f]Rose[/name_f] are my favorite [name_f]Rose[/name_f] names. If I had a little [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] I’d call her [name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_f]Rosie[/name_f] and [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]. I love having all 3 to use and she can decide later which form she prefers. [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] [name_f]Mar[/name_f] is perfect and a name I would definitely use.

Yeah [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] is my top pick so far. [name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_f]Rosalyn[/name_f]? So that I avoid the association with twilight series.

My little 7 year old niece is named [name_f]Roselyn[/name_f]. Not a fan of [name_f]Rose[/name_f] names but I don’t think of them as old lady names. I call her [name_u]Rory[/name_u] from time to time. I think [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] is lovely btw.

I think it’s refreshing to find little girls with “grandma names”! I don’t see many toddlers running around with [name_f]Rose[/name_f] or [name_f]Ruth[/name_f] as their first name these days. A little girl named [name_f]Rose[/name_f] and nicknamed [name_f]Rosie[/name_f] is just darling and adorable.

I also love [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] and some other variations, but it’s the simplicity of [name_f]Rose[/name_f] that appeals most to me.

I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] “[name_f]Rose[/name_f]” names! Of course, I’m a little biased–[name_f]Rose[/name_f] is my middle name! But I love “older” names, and there is nothing wrong with [name_f]Rose[/name_f]!
I would love to have a little girl I could call [name_f]Rosie[/name_f]!

Some rose names I do find too old, like rosamund. But I think [name_f]Rose[/name_f] is vintage but current and I love it. I also like rosalie, it’s old fashioned but still wearable and sweet. And nn [name_f]Rosie[/name_f] is girlie and sweet and not stuffy at all

Oh, I love [name_f]Rose[/name_f] names! [name_f]Rose[/name_f] is my favorite. Too close to call between [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] and [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]. I do love [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f].

I think the name [name_f]Rose[/name_f] itself it a bit timeless. [name_f]Rosalyn[/name_f] and [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] feel dated to me. [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] is lovely, but my favourites right now are [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f] and [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f], which I love because they’re vintage and clunky :slight_smile:

I love almost all the [name_f]Rose[/name_f]- names there are! (Except [name_f]Rosanne[/name_f], definitely not a fan of that).

I don’t think [name_f]Rose[/name_f] names sound too old-fashioned - at least, not in the clunky, fusty way that “old-fashioned” implies when used in a negative sense. Vintage names are very “in” at the moment, and the [name_f]Rose[/name_f] family of names fits right in with that, as well as with the trend for nature names and for pretty, girly names.

I think the [name_f]Rose[/name_f] names are a fairly safe, easy way to embrace the vintage name trend - they’re pretty, delicate, familiar, a little bit lacy and quaint but not clunky or really dated feeling like some of the more “daring” vintage revival names out there (I’m thinking [name_f]Agnes[/name_f], [name_f]Betty[/name_f], [name_f]Edith[/name_f], [name_f]Agatha[/name_f], [name_f]Maude[/name_f]…).

Your picks of [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] and [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] feel like especially on-trend choices in terms of the [name_f]Rose[/name_f] names, considering the current popularity of short, sweet -a names for girls ([name_f]Ava[/name_f], [name_f]Mia[/name_f], [name_f]Isla[/name_f], [name_f]Luna[/name_f], [name_f]Ella[/name_f]…) and the -lee sound at the end of names for both genders ([name_u]Riley[/name_u], [name_u]Harley[/name_u], [name_u]Everly[/name_u], [name_f]Emily[/name_f], [name_u]Finley[/name_u]…). My personal preference is for [name_f]Rosa[/name_f], just because I tend to prefer shorter, spunkier names over prettier, girlier ones, but I don’t think either choice would raise eyebrows or come across as especially old-fashioned.