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June 17th, 2012 01:45 AM #1
Ooh, I Got a Crush on...
...the name Rhoswen: nn Winnie.
I just have a few questions that I hope Berries can help me with.
1. What is the correct way to pronounce it? Roz-when or Rose-when or Ross-when? Either way, still makes me blush.
1.5 In general, is the name easy to pronounce? Or should I try out Bronwen?
2. The name means, white-rose in Gaelic; Fair/Blessed Rose in Welsh. I am Black/African-American, this may seem like a silly question, but, do you think the meaning of the name can push beyond any ethnicity? (Hope, I word that right.) Although it means white-rose, I searched a little further and white roses stand for purity, innocence, reverence, etc.
2.5 Do you think I can pass that off as a double-meaning?
3. Do you think this name goes well with Liliana and will it age well?
4. What could become some possible middle names?
I have noticed I have become infatuated with Botanical names. Although I am having a major crush on Rhoswen, it could possibly become a permanent on my girls list, but then again, I am still not 100% sure.
Thank you in advance for your comments/opinions, I look forward to reading your thoughts about the name,
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June 17th, 2012 02:50 PM #3
June 17th, 2012 03:03 PM #5Senior Member
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I think it's interesting. I've heard of it before, but it's not super familiar to me. I always find it hard to give an opinion on names that are relatively new to me. I love the "wen" sound at the end, and I ADORE nn Winnie. The "Roz" sound at the beginning (if that is how it is pronounced) I could take or leave at the moment, but it's a name that has potential. And it certainly looks pretty.
As for your questions:
1. I think it's easy enough to pronounce, no more difficult than Bronwen.
2. The meanings are gorgeous, but I don't think people will know what the meaning is. People often don't even know what their OWN name means!
3. It's a different style that Liliana, but they could compliment each other. Nicknames Lily and Winnie are certainly both sweet and vintage.
4. Anything Welsh would compliment it for a mn, of course! Or perhaps Ivy, Faye, Irene, Jane or Jade, May or Mae, Pearl, Eliza...it's not a difficult name to pair middles with IMO...lots of lovely combinations out there for the unique and obscure Rhoswen! Good luck!
June 17th, 2012 03:10 PM #7Senior Member
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1. I'd say Roz-wen, but I don't know if that's the correct way to say it.
2. I don't think it will matter, I mean, it's unlikely you'll meet someone who'll know the meaning or care enough to look it up. They may ask, but I don't think skin colour matters.
3. It's different in style but it would work well as a set. Lily and Winnie work well together and if she thinks Winnie's too childish when she's older Rose/Rosie isn't too far of a stretch, or even just Rhos/Roz.
4. I'd pair it with something simple to pronounce and spell and that's fairly common, given it's probably going to be unfamiliar to a lot of people.
June 17th, 2012 04:38 PM #9
I prefer Rhonwen, but Rhoswen is pretty. I don't know the pronunciation either, but I would say Roz-when. I think it ages very well and I would not worry about the meaning at all. I'm white, but I'm olive-skinned with dark hair, but one of my favorite names means "fair" and darned if I'm not going to use it if I want
June 17th, 2012 05:00 PM #11
I really appreciate the feedback. I understand that some people will not know the meaning, but usually with unique names some will ask what it means. Not that I personally care, but when she gets older and may have to explain her name when asked, I do not want her to get those dirty/quirky stares.
@r_j: I love the other option of Rhonwen, honestly, I have never heard of this name either. Yesterday, was the first time I saw Rhoswen on another site and just became in awe. I have heard on Gwen/Gwyn, Aeronwen/Aeronwyn and Bronwen/Bronwen, but they didn't really do much for me.
June 17th, 2012 05:20 PM #13
Rhoswen is alright. I prefer Rosmine though. It's the same sound but a "men" instead of "wen".2O - Aries - Slytherin - Daycare Assistant Teacher
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June 17th, 2012 05:30 PM #15Senior Member
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June 17th, 2012 05:37 PM #17
lol@ mollykat78. Although you expressed your intense hatred of the name it was amusing in a way. Anyway, thanks for your input too. Another look on how people may react to the name.
June 17th, 2012 07:47 PM #19Senior Member
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