I think Rosalie
a fantastic, both unusual and very practical and versatile name. It has hovered at the top of my list for so long, I would use it in a second. I can't imagine people mispronouncing it, and if they do, I don't think you will have to repeatedly correct them as with some names.
I think Rose
is a very practical nickname too if you or anyone ever feels the need to use it. I had a childhood friend name Rosemary
and for me, Rose
just rolls off the tongue (though she preferred Rosie
gives me beautiful imagery as well, of St. Guadalupe
surrounded by roses, and I'm not even Catholic. I believe it is derived from the Saint's name Rosalia
though. It also makes me think of divine Indian and Arabic desserts with rose water -- the fragrance and flavor is heavenly. It is the most classic flower and has so many poetic implications. Such a colorful name as well. Hope
that helps you appreciate it again. If not, I understand. You want to love your daughter's name. But you should also think about the practicality of the name for your daughter's sake, as I'm sure you are.