Rosalie vs. Rosaline

[name]Hi[/name] Berries!
However much I love the name [name]Evangeline[/name], I keep coming back to [name]Rose[/name]- names. Growing up, my favourite name was always [name]Sophie[/name] (but DH said it was too common:-( ) and [name]Rosalie[/name] has the same feel as [name]Sophie[/name] to me. He likes [name]Rosaline[/name], but my family are not the biggest fans; they say it sounds made up. In fact, my family are not the biggest fans of many of our names, lol - brother says that [name]Rosalie[/name] reminds him of 'a cup of rosy lee" which is cockney slang for a cup of tea!
That aside, I still think it’s a beautiful name!
What do you think?
Nicknames [name]Rose[/name]/[name]Rosie[/name]…I know they’re popular nicknames but I think they’re so sweet.:slight_smile:

I greatly prefer [name]Rosalie[/name], with the nickname of [name]Rose[/name]. [name]Rosalie[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name] would make a lovely combo…

I [name]Love[/name] [name]Rose[/name] names. Especially in the first name spot. As far as nn goes. I love [name]Rose[/name] on it’s own and do see it as a nickname. And I agree they are very sweet.
I love [name]Rosaline[/name]! I don’t think it sounds made up at all!!! It’s a lovely shakespearean name! And I like [name]Rosalie[/name] aswell. But this name is very common in [name]Holland[/name].

I like [name]Evangeline[/name]. [name]Evangeline[/name] [name]Rose[/name] would be lovely or [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Rose[/name].

Or the other way around [name]Rosaline[/name] [name]Eve[/name].

Good luck!

[name]Both[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name] and [name]Rosaline[/name] are beautiful names! I also love [name]Rose[/name] names but used [name]Rose[/name] as a middle for no.1 so can’t really use it again, even as a longer first name.

I’m not sure which of the 2 I like better, both are lovely and I love [name]Rose[/name] as a nn. Less keen on [name]Rosie[/name] as it sounds best suited to little girl rather than a grown up aswell.

Also like [name]Evangeline[/name]. [name]How[/name] about [name]Rosaline[/name] [name]Eve[/name] or [name]Rosalie[/name] [name]Eve[/name]. Suggestion of [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Rose[/name] is also gorgeous!

I love both of them! [name]Rosalie[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name] would be GORGEOUS. [name]Rosalie[/name] [name]Eve[/name] and [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Rose[/name] too… Or, [name]Rosalie[/name] and [name]Evangeline[/name] would make an awesome sibset:)

I prefer [name]Rosalie[/name] over [name]Rosaline[/name]. But if it was [name]Rosalind[/name], then I definitely think that it’s better than [name]Rosalie[/name].

I prefer [name]Rosalie[/name].

[name]Rosalie[/name] for me! [name]Rosaline[/name] is nice, but [name]Rosalie[/name] just seems prettier to me. I agree that [name]Sophie[/name] and [name]Rosalie[/name] have a similar vibe, too. I like that if you use [name]Rosalie[/name], you could keep [name]Evangeline[/name] open as an option for a future daughter–[name]Rosalie[/name] and [name]Evangeline[/name] work together really well, imo, but [name]Rosaline[/name] and [name]Evangeline[/name] are too matchy for me. :frowning:

Good luck!

Tell your family that [name]Rosaline[/name] is anything but made up! [name]Rosaline[/name] was actually the name of the woman [name]Romeo[/name] first loved before moving on to [name]Juliet[/name]–[name]Rosaline[/name] rejected him–so you can trace it back to [name]Shakespeare[/name]. And perhaps beyond, I can’t be sure.

Personally, I prefer [name]Rosaline[/name]. It makes me think less of Twilight, which is what a lot of people would turn to in this day and age with [name]Rosalie[/name] and [name]Rosaline[/name] just comes off as a bit more exotic. “[name]Rose[/name]” is a great nickname.

Honestly, I like [name]Rosalie[/name] better, but if the Twilight association bothers you, then you should definitely go with [name]Rosaline[/name].

I prefer [name]Rosaline[/name] because she just has much more of a classic feel to me.

I prefer [name]Rose[/name] on its own, but [name]Rosalie[/name] is my second favorite.:slight_smile:

I think both are just fine. Personally, I think [name]Rosaline[/name] is definitely better than [name]Rosalin[/name]. & [name]Rosalie[/name] is good. Did I spell those right? LOL The [name]Rosalin[/name] without the “e” to make it a long “i” gives me a bad image from the most recent [name]Romeo[/name] & [name]Juliet[/name] (with [name]Leo[/name] D). LOL

[name]Rose[/name] on it’s own would be lovely. It reminds me of [name]Rose[/name] from Titanic and [name]Betty[/name] White’s character on [name]Golden[/name] Girls.
[name]Rose[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name] is a pretty combo.
Of [name]Rosalie[/name] and [name]Rosaline[/name] I prefer [name]Rosalie[/name]. I like [name]Rosalind[/name] better than [name]Rosaline[/name] since it is easier to pronounce. Names that end in “line” seem a bit confusing to me, since some of them are pronounced line but some are pronounced leen and others lyn. You could spell it [name]Rosalyn[/name]. Some people may find that a bit trendy, but I find it is easier to say. :slight_smile:
I also like the old fashioned charm of [name]Rosemary[/name]. It is also more spicy than flowery.

I prefer [name]Rosalie[/name]. [name]Both[/name] are beautiful, and I’d also use the nickname [name]Rose[/name] for both.

I think its funny your family thinks [name]Rosaline[/name] sounds made up as it appears in [name]Shakespeare[/name]. I love [name]Rosaline[/name] (ROZE-e-[name]Line[/name]), I don’t like it as much pronounced (ROZE-eh-LEEN). [name]Rosalie[/name] is nice, but I can see where you are coming from. To me, though, it reminds me more of an Italian food brand or the name of a pizzeria. You might also like Roseliese (ROZE-e-LEES), I have also seen it spelled Roselise.

[name]Rosaline[/name] is usually pronounced [name]ROZ[/name]-a-line, not [name]ROSE[/name]-a-line, at least in [name]Love[/name]'s Labour’s Lost.

I must prefer it, just for that connection, to [name]Rosalie[/name], though both are lovely!