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September 1st, 2013 01:42 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 01:52 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.
September 1st, 2013 01:52 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.
September 1st, 2013 02:17 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 02:48 AM #9