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.