Eleanor? Or stick with Rosalie??
I posted previously asking about Rosalie, Scarlett or Evelyn for baby girl #2 a few weeks ago and since then I think we’ve decided against Evelyn (too similar to sister, Ava) and Scarlett (we aren’t fond of the NN ‘Scar’).
Rosalie (NN Rosie) is still at the top but another name that keeps coming up lately is Eleanor.
In my opinion, one advantage Eleanor has over Rosalie is that it’s ranked higher in popularity (which most would consider a negative, but I actually prefer a more familiar, less obscure name, as I’ve mentioned before.) Rosalie certainly is not too ‘out there’ but it still worries me a tiny bit as far as it being a little more ‘risky‘ than some of my other options. Whereas Eleanor seems much more familiar.
On the other hand, the advantage Rosalie has over Eleanor is that I like the nicknames Rosie/Ro much better than Ellie, Elle bc they’re more refreshing and not so overdone. (I know, I know, I’m reeaaalllly trying to achieve that perfect medium between not too overdone and not too different :) ...and the nickname would be used often so it’s very important in this naming decision.
I also truly like the sound of the full name Rosalie better than the sound of Eleanor. I think Eleanor is pretty and vintage, but the “nor” ending is throwing me off a bit. But I think Rosalie is so, so pretty!
It’s almost as if I wish there were a big, beloved celebrity who named their daughter Rosalie which gave it more familiarity. In a perfect world, right?! :)
Am I overthinking the fact that Rosalie is a little less familiar? It IS offering everything else we are looking for.. I just don’t want to be annoyed if it’s confused with other ‘Rose’ names or I hear “ohh that’s a name I’ve never heard of!”
Any advice always helps :)
Thu, 04/26/2018 - 8:26pm