Baby name help!!!

Hi!! My hubby and I are currently trying to conceive so we have been throwing around name ideas. I am absolutely in love with the name Diana-Rose for a girl, would it be weird if I decided to call her just Rose/Rosie? I love both so much and i just cant choose so was thinking her legal name be Diana-Rose ans then Rose/Rosie for short. Ice read alot of forums about this topic and i know its my choice but just wondering if that would be weird. I love Rose but i found Diana-rose went together better than Rose-Diana. Thank you!


July 29, 2017 2:17 PM

FWIW I went to school many years ago with a D!ana-Ra3 who went by Ra3.

July 29, 2017 4:48 PM

Diana-Rose is pretty,  you could also have Diana Rose and use Rose as her preferred name.  I'm not keen on hypenated named

July 29, 2017 5:27 PM

I don't think it would be weird if you plan on calling her Diana-Rose and then just using Rose/Rosie as a nickname (that is Diana-Rose would be her first name put on official forms for school/doctors/whatever). I agree that Diana-Rose has a much better flow than Rose-Diana so if you're using a two part name (with or without the hyphen) that is the better way to put them. If you think about it people wouldn't find it odd to have a nickname from the second half of a long name-Lottie for Charlotte or Belle for Isobel so I don't see why it would be odd to take the nickname from the second part of a double name.

I would find it strange if you made Rose her middle name and then always called her Rose/Rosie because in that case it would seem like it made far more sense to just have Rose as the first name. And if you were having them as standalone names then the flow between them really wouldn't matter much because middle names are basically hidden unless someone chooses to bring attention to theirs. 

July 30, 2017 7:14 AM

I agree that it would be fine (and even logical!) to use Rose or Rosie as the nickname. The first thing I thought of was Diana Ross. Just be aware that people might sing Ross songs to your daughter on occasion.

September 27, 2017 8:42 PM

Yea i have thought of that also lol but i love both names so much and cant find any other way to use them that i like

September 28, 2017 2:57 PM

Frankly, this does not seem weird to me at all, even if you had Rose as a stand alone middle name, and here's why:

My great-grandmother's name was Kim Carolynn, but she didn't like Kim, so she went by Carolynn for her entire adult life. She named my grandmother Carolynn Kim, but grandma does't like Carolynn, and so goes by Kim. 

On the other side of the family I have an uncle whose name is Jared Scott, and went by Scott as a kid, but now goes by Jared as an adult. 

Additionally, my younger brother's name is Cohen Beck, but my family has always called him Beck, for much the same reason you would call your Diana-Rose Rose. 

None of these individuals has ever had any major difficulty going by their stand alsone middle name for any length of time, and I forsee even less diffiulty in the case of a hyphenated name where only one part is used as the preferred name.