[name_m]Hi[/name_m] all.
It looks like [name_f]Rose[/name_f] is our best contender, so… what do you think of [name_f]Rose[/name_f]-[name_u]Red[/name_u], after the Brothers Grimm tale.

I don’t think it’s a wise decision. It comes across like naming a child [name_f]Snow[/name_f]-White. I think [name_f]Rose[/name_f] is absolutely gorgeous and while [name_u]Red[/name_u] is nms, if you love it, it could make a sweet middle name. However, I would not hyphen them but rather have her be “[name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_u]Red[/name_u] (Something) LastName”, so that she can decide if she actually wants the [name_u]Red[/name_u] in her name.
I do think you could call [name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_u]Red[/name_u] as a nickname without having [name_u]Red[/name_u] in her name, too.

I love that idea! But like opheliaflora said, with ‘[name_u]Red[/name_u]’ as her middle name. That would be a charming name.

I don’t like it, even as a middle name. I think you can always use it as a pet name. [name_f]Rose[/name_f] [middle name] [last name], [name_f]Rose[/name_f]-[name_u]Red[/name_u] as a nickname.

I knew of a girl called [name_u]Red[/name_u]-Roses, lol. She was the daughter of one of my college teachers. Personally, I’d rather do something like… [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] [name_f]Rose[/name_f] or [name_f]Garnet[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f] or [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f] and maybe nickname her [name_u]Red[/name_u].

This. I think using [name_f]Rose[/name_f] itself is enough of a tribute to the character, and you can totally call a [name_f]Rose[/name_f] “[name_f]Rose[/name_f]-[name_u]Red[/name_u]” as a pet name.

I would use [name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f], [name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_u]Garnett[/name_u], [name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] instead.

If you really really want it, then I would do the “[name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_u]Red[/name_u] (Second Middle Name If You Want) Surname.” It’s cute!

I like Renrose’s suggestions of using a red without using the word red, otherwise as middle rather than double first name. That said, have you considered [name_f]Briar[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f]? Fairytale theme intact and a bit more accessible! I do know the pull though, as I have soft spot for Sweetbriar nn [name_f]Briar[/name_f]. In the end, I’d have to turn it around ([name_f]Briar[/name_f] nn Sweetbriar) if I wanted to go through with it.

I do think that you could use [name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_u]Red[/name_u] without actually naming her [name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_u]Red[/name_u] officially. It could easily be a nickname/pet name that she may wind up using! However, as a double first name it’s a little corny. :frowning:

No! I think that it’ll just be very, very humiliating once she reaches, at most, 10. It’s just far too heavy on the whimsy.

Use [name_f]Rose[/name_f] and use [name_f]Rose[/name_f]-[name_u]Red[/name_u] as a nickname. She’ll thank you in the future.

There’s also the famous [name_f]Rose[/name_f]-[name_u]Red[/name_u] song, which I remember as being pretty damn dark and haunting…

I would use a word/name that means red rather than red itself, but that’s just me. I liked the above suggestions of [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f].

Not sure if you’re aware, but there’s actually a horror movie series called [name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_u]Red[/name_u]. It’s about a mansion (also called [name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_u]Red[/name_u]) that murders people who enter it. I’m not sure how popular it is these days, but it was written by [name_m]Stephen[/name_m] [name_m]King[/name_m] so I assume it’s at least fairly well-known. [name_m]Just[/name_m] something to be aware of beforehand.

I get the appeal of the fairy tale thing, but I think [name_f]Rose[/name_f]-[name_u]Red[/name_u] is much too twee and heard to wear. Name her [name_f]Rose[/name_f] and use [name_f]Rose[/name_f]-[name_u]Red[/name_u] as an affectionate nickname.

I think pairing [name_f]Rose[/name_f] with an alliterative, non-noun middle name would give you some of the whimsy you want while not going overboard. Maybe something like [name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_f]Rhiannon[/name_f]?