Pronunciation of Rosaline

See the results of this poll: Which pronunciation of Rosaline do you prefer?

Respondents: 30 (This poll is closed)

  • Rosa- leen : 13 (43%)
  • Rosa-line (rhymes with “mine”): 17 (57%)

I like [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] LEEN quite a bit, but I would expect that to be spelled [name_f]Rosaleen[/name_f].

I like both pronunciations, too. I have been slightly prefer the -leen prn. lately for some reason.

I voted for Leen pron., but if you worry, there’s always [name_f]Rosalyn[/name_f].

I voted for “rosa-leen”; I much prefer “-leen” endings on -ine names (with [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] being an exception).

Leen is my instinct…[name_f]Rosa[/name_f]-[name_f]Line[/name_f] sounds made up to me…like a [name_f]Madeline[/name_f] smoosh. (I know it’s not, but that’s my instinct.) My DH and I are considering adding this one to our list. It’s pretty and so underused!

Out of the two I prefer rosa-leen, but I do instinctively pronounce it roz-uh-line.