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September 1st, 2013 12:42 AM #1
Rosalind... how would you say it?
I really prefer Roe-zah-lind, but I know many people say Rah-zah-lind.
Two more questions, since I'm still trying to build a list of hypothetical names for our bairns to be--
1. Do you think it would be too matchy/similar to a sister named Alina, pronounced Uh-lee-nah? (Shared -lin sound.)
2. Do you think it would sound too rhymey with a three-syllable surname ending in "man"? (Think of Gotherman.)
Thanks as always!
September 1st, 2013 12:52 AM #3Senior Member
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I pronounce it Rahz-uh-lind (with a soft "d" sound on the end). This is the only way I have ever heard it pronounced.
I think Rosalind is too close to Alina for a sibset. Even though the names are pronounced differently, 4 of the 5 letters in Alina occur consecutively in Rosalind. Alena might solve that problem for me.
I do not particularly like the sound of Rosalind Gotherman. It would deter me from using the name, but all that really matters is how much it bothers you.Expecting #1 November 2015
September 1st, 2013 12:52 AM #5
Rah-zah-lind would be more instinctive for me.
1. No, it's fine together.
2. I think this is okay as well. My first and last name both end with very hissy "S" sounds and it's never bothered me.Top Names
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September 1st, 2013 01:17 AM #7
i say Rosalind because i see it as a Rose variation name.
no to both questions
not too similar with the lin sound, Rosalind has the D to take the mind away from any similarity
and the three syllable last name seems to balance nicely, it it were an R name or sounded similar than yes it may be too muchi do not ignore the Rich Text toolbar provided me. i bold, italicize, enlarge, underline and CAPITALIZE for emphasis, individuality, and to capture attention among the endless Arial Standard Size Font that everyone else uses.
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September 1st, 2013 01:48 AM #9