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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Baby name thoughts ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Date: 4/20/13 2:50 PM

Okay, even though asking for baby name advice might be taboo, I'd like to see what people think.

Ryan and Roselyn. Are they too similar? My son's name is Ryan, and we think Roselyn might be too much the same. But I really like it. Our other thoughts are Rose or Rosalie, but I'm not completely sold on those yet.

What do you think?

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Date: 4/20/13 3:08 PM

Don't over think it. I think Roselyn is really cute. Also consider that she will probably be called Rosie so be sure that is ok with you. I also tested initials and monograms to be sure they did not inadvertantly spell something odd. Good luck to all of you.

Forgot to add that I love the name Rosie
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Date: 4/20/13 3:18 PM

KathySews offers some good food fdor thought re names.

As for your question, Roselyn is fine. While is has a similar melodic sound as Ryan, they are different. Note that we gave much thought to how the names we considered would sound when said aloud with our last name.

A friend has twin daughters whose names both begin with vowels and have the same number of syllables; another has two daughters whose names start with the same letter and when said together have a nice sound. Lots to think about...

Go for Roselyn. It's a lovely name.

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Date: 4/20/13 3:51 PM

Roselyn is a BEAUTIFUL name! It is cute with Ryan--but not too similar at all.

You should name her the name you love. And I agree about nicknames, Rosie would be common with any of the names you're considering. Rosie and Ryan are also cute.
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Date: 4/20/13 4:33 PM

Go with what you like!

Roselyn offers nice options; Ros, Rose, Rosie, Lyn.... We did consider how first names went with our last name. Also tried to make a nice pairing with a middle name that would give our sons options to choose from as they matured. Our youngest decided to go with his middle name when he was in grade school. It suited him well then and suits his adult personality now.

We also took into account initials. I started as IS and have been IT for years. There have been times when the IT was awkward so I always include my middle initial.

And there are names that are easy targets for playground abuse. My sister had one of those names.

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Date: 4/20/13 4:35 PM

Hey, wait, does this mean that you need to settle on a name in the next few months?

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Date: 4/20/13 4:36 PM

I think they are fine names, but who cares what I think? One of the privileges of parenthood is that of deciding together what to name your children. If you like Roselyn, that is all that matters.

If you don't name your child the name which most appeals to you you will regret it later. The only caveat I might mention is that occasionally, very occasionally, you look at the new person's face and a name comes to you which you prefer.

While I was pregnant with my second child, a boy, I called him by the most common diminutive of his formal name. The minute I saw his face I knew that his real nickname was a different one, although the formal name stayed the same. I knew it because I was his mother, and I cannot say more than that. He is 21 now, and he is still called by the nickname which only came to me when I saw him.

So, my advice, one mother to another is that you and your husband should name your baby whatever you like, and everyone else will either like it, or get used to it.

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Date: 4/20/13 4:37 PM

I really like Roselyn. Like others have said there is a chance people will want to call her Rosie or other nicknames. If you don't like the idea of the nickname you have to make it known, and sternly, from the beginning that no one at all can call her that. My name is Rebecca, and I'm pretty sure my mother struck feaar into people if they dared to call me Becca or Becky. They got the idea eventually and it wasn't a problem. :[

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Date: 4/20/13 6:45 PM

My son's name is the same phonetically as my daughter's initials, and the names rhyme.

They were named after my grandfather and my DH's grandmother. It wasn't until the girl was around a year old that it hit me.

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Date: 4/20/13 9:08 PM

To me.....that sounds like an absolutely beautiful name! I love all the variants of "Rose" for a girl.

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