Rosa or Rosalina?

I love the name Rosa but am a bit concerned it is too ‘boring’ (even though I love it) so am wondering if Rosalina would be a better option as a full name and Rosa as a nickname, even though I don’t like it as much. Also struggling with middle names if anyone has any suggestions for either Rosa or Rosalina. I don’t want any family names as middle names.

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I love both, but if you love [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] then I’d go for [name_f]Rosa[/name_f]! It doesn’t feel boring to me at all, though that may depend on how popular the name is in your area! I’ve never met one in person myself, so it just feels like a solid, feminine classic.

You could also use a more out-there middle name for it to spice it up if you do worry about it feeling a little plain! That of course depends on your style - you could go for an unexpected word middle, like [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u] or [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_u]Nightingale[/name_u], or maybe a name with a lot of romantic flair, like [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] or [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f], maybe just something sweet but a little out there like [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Lilibet[/name_f] or [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Elodie[/name_f] or [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Luella[/name_f], or even something with an international flair like [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f], [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_u]Camille[/name_u] and [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Luciana[/name_f]!

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Both are great, but it feels like [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] is the one that really speaks to you - I’d personally go with that. It’s snappy and sharp, with plenty of style, elegance and punch too :slight_smile: I think I’ve only ever met one [name_f]Rosa[/name_f]!

Perhaps, as @tallemaja suggests, a middle with a bit of pizzazz and unexpectedness might work?

Maybe…

[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Ottoline[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Persephone[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Morrigan[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Leontine[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_u]Calypso[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Eluned[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Magdalene[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] Valentine/Valentina
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] Mithian
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Eulalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Hannelore[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] Evalise
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_u]Liron[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Tegwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Calliope[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] Mirabeth

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Both are gorgeous!

But if you love [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] use her. Honestly [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] is fabulous she’s bright, spunky, full of sweet nostalgic imagery and I love the historical references to [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_u]Parks[/name_u]. She’s the opposite of boring. Honestly [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_u]Parks[/name_u] would be such a fab namesake. I think [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] would be a refreshing choice and you should embrace the name.

Maybe pair [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] with something romantic and whimsical like @tallemaja suggested honestly her middle name ideas are beautiful.

Some others could be [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Imogene[/name_f], [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f], [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Elspeth[/name_f], [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Jessamine[/name_f], [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_u]Florentine[/name_u] or [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Delphine[/name_f].

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[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Emmeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_u]Camille[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosalina[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalina[/name_f] [name_f]Eloise[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalina[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f]

I’d use [name_f]Rosa[/name_f].

For one, it seems you really gravitate towards it and it’s beautiful and a hidden gem amongst the other [name_f]Rose[/name_f] variations.

Go with the name you love! I don’t think [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] is boring at all, quite the opposite, I think it’s beautiful and lively. I’m not a big fan of [name_f]Rosalina[/name_f], honestly.

[name_f]Rosalina[/name_f] instantly makes me think of the [name_m]Mario[/name_m] Kart character

If you love [name_f]Rosa[/name_f], use [name_f]Rosa[/name_f]! For what it’s worth, I think [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] is beautiful, not boring at all.

If you love [name_f]Rosa[/name_f], go with [name_f]Rosa[/name_f]! She’s definitely not boring - a charming classic with a bit of flair!

[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] isn’t boring! And [name_f]Rosalina[/name_f] is beautiful but if you don’t like it as much, you definitely shouldn’t use it.

[name_f]Rosa[/name_f] is a great name on its on :blush: And there are other long form names to get to a nickname [name_f]Rosa[/name_f], but it’s not necessary