Nancy or Rosie?! Final two!

Nancy Bay Elizondo

Rosie Bay Elizondo

 

Nancy - Honor name for my mom who was just diagnosed with cancer

Rosie - Honor name for my great grandma Rose & husbands great grandma Rosaura

Bay - Nod to our love of fishing & memories made at our family bay house  

Sisters name is Piper Joy

 

Replies

1
November 28, 2017 9:03 PM

Anne "Nancy" would be terribly sweet in a throwback sort of way.  You could also use Nancy for Anna.  Rosamund and Rosalind are my favorite Ros- names, followed by Rosalie.  Rosa and Rose are nice as well though.  I much, much, much prefer formal names over the use of nicknames-as-full-names.  Give the kid a name to grow into, not one she'll grow out of.  Cute isn't so cute when you're an adult.

2
November 29, 2017 2:11 AM

Rosie goes well with Piper

3
November 29, 2017 11:53 AM

I like that Rosie has meaning to both of your families. I also like that name better in general... So I vote Rosie Bay.

4
November 29, 2017 1:36 PM

Rosie Bay sounds like adjective and noun (a red-colored or flowery inlet). Rose (or one of the many other names starting with Ros-) would not have this problem, and would lead naturally to the nickname Rosie.

You could honor everyone with Roseanne (Nancy being a traditional nickname for Anne).

5
November 29, 2017 7:16 PM

I prefer Nancy. I think it's charming; sweet for a little girl but formal/serious enough for a grown woman as well. It also just feels a little less common to me (although I have no idea if this is borne out in the name stats). I like how it sounds with Piper as well. 

6
December 1, 2017 6:57 PM

I think Rosie goes best with Piper Joy. Stylistically, they could both be seen as fresh, sweet, and nature-inspired.

Rosie and Nancy together are more of the mid-century style. Which is also fine. But Nancy and Piper kind of clash, in my opinion.

7
December 11, 2017 11:44 PM

Rosie is my favorite of the two. Nancy is a cute name, but it’s a little old-fashioned in my opinion. 

8
December 12, 2017 3:26 AM

Since Nancy is essentially a spin-off of the name Anne, I give a hearty vote for naming her Roseanne, which covers all your honor bases!  And you could call her Nancy, Rosie, Rosanne, Annie, whatever... so many nicknames!