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  1. #1
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    May 2019
    Yorkshire, England

    Unhappy Rosemary or Primrose?

    Two names that pop up in my head when trying to think of baby names, but I’m not sure if I 100% like them, and I don’t know how people would take to them.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    PNW (US)
    I love them both. Rosemary is very 1950s to me but in a good way! Feminine, strong, and smart. Primrose is very sweet and I love the nickname Prim--it has a punk feel.
    Mama to Beatrix

    Current favorite:
    Winifred Daisy Dot

    Dorothy Belle ۰ Mabel Violet ۰ Frances Eloise
    Winifred Daisy ۰ Rosemary Alice ۰ Louisa May
    Josephine West ۰ Prudence Marigold ۰ Harriet Ruby ۰ Pippa Lavender

    Archie Theodore ۰ Linus Arthur ۰ Casper Milo
    Ernest George ۰ Harry Oscar ۰ Fritz Albert
    August Rowan ۰ Rex Barnaby ۰ Reuben Leo ۰ Alfie Rupert

  3. #3
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    Jun 2017
    New England, USA
    I really like Rosemary in reference to the herb rather than the flower + Mary. The herb name comes from Latin meaning dew of the sea, which is so pretty. I also think it's a lot more classic and flexible than Primrose, but that's not to say I don't like Primrose.

  4. #4
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    May 2013
    Not a fan of Primrose, but Rosemary is lovely. Such a sweet name with gorgeous nns.

    Sorry for my English. Its not my first language, and I try my best

  5. #5
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    Nov 2016
    Primrose is delicate, quirky, sweet and cute. It has various nn like Posy, Rose, Rosie, Prim, Pip

    Rosemary feels a little oldy-worldy, strong but sweet. Nn could be Romy, Mary, Rose, Rosie, Rory, Ro

    I like both , but they have different vibes so it depends what you want from the name!
    Sarai Matilda|Mabli Charlotte|Una Adele|Scout Elodie
    Sholto Felix|Tristan Rafferty|Percy Evander|Bram Atticus
    Thinking about...
    Tyra Mabel|Skye Miriam|Lois Winter|Anya Ottillie
    Quinn Barnaby|Silas Peregrine|Teddy Linus|Klaus Raphael

  6. #6
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    Oct 2013
    I prefer Rosemary. For me Primrose is too strongly tied to the Hunger Games. The reference isn't one that kids her age will likely be aware of, but it is too strong for me personally.

  7. #7
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    Jun 2018
    Both are lovely! I prefer Rosemary because I like the vintage/ hippie vibe from it. I know one Rosemary (she's in her 50s).

    Primrose is just as's less heard of, but definitely a more modern favorite to alot of people.
    Felicity | Evangeline | Winifred | Elizabeth | Mae | Joan | Alice | Dorothy | Bernadette | Eleanor | Ingrid | Margery

    William | Johnny | Hugh | Conrad | Xavier | Leonard | Ian | Barnaby | Isaac | Hugo | Lionel

  8. #8
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    Nov 2017
    I really like both, but I prefer Rosemary. If you feel like you don’t love either one, maybe look at lists of other botanical names?
    Names agreed on by hubby/future kiddos:
    Henry Abraham - Leo Benjamin - Bennett Malachi - Louis Raphael - Miles Nathanael
    Maxwell - Eli

    Clara Miriam - Nora Elizabeth - Audrey Susannah - Iris Cassandra - Eva Josephine
    Amelia - Jane - Alice - Daisy - Rose

    Middle names:
    Micah - Davis - Gideon
    Naomi - Alma

    Names not agreed on by hubby/GPs:
    Theodore - Linden - Shepherd

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Primrose! Sweet but substantial, with so many lovely nicknames.

    Rosemary feels very stuffy to me. I envision a lady who has worked in one place her entire life and everyone goes to her for questions since she's seen everything.
    florence mairéad | katherine mercy | lilia nyx
    madelief ivy | magdalen eris | siena eve
    tosca emily | vienna rue | violet adelais

    asher ~ rowan ~ sage
    cassia ~ lyra ~ tess

    ansel gray | callan wilder | colm brooks
    jack evander | kit olivier | latham scott
    reese october | senan reeve | soren vale

  10. #10
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    Nov 2015
    I love Primrose!

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