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I do think this is interesting because of our awesome twenty-sixth and thirty-second presidents, as well as my favorite first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, but it sounds pretentious as a given name. And he won't like being called Rose for short!
-- bananarama  8/8/2008
There's a main highway that runs through my town, called Roosevelt Road. The funny thing is (and maybe this is just a dialect/accent issue), we all call it ROOZ-i-velt instead of ROHZ-i-velt.
-- erb816  11/26/2009
I think it would be better to use Theodore or Eleanor or Franklin- both to specify who you're honoring and to make life easier for the kid.
-- bathos  6/3/2010
It's kind of funny how people used to name their children after the president, it seems a little tacky to me when it's so obvious, thank goodness people aren't naming their kids "Obama". I don't really see how you could call someone Roosevelt, it seems so long and surname-y! There aren't even any nicknames, unless you want your son to be tormented for using the nickname Rose.
-- Anonymous User  2/23/2013
Fictional bearer: Roosevelt Franklin (voiced by Matt Robinson) was a muppet character on Sesame Street commonly seen on the show during the 70s, but he has since mostly faded into obscurity.
-- Vellidragon  6/2/2013
The name Roosevelt was given to 47 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/20/2013
Well, we named out daughter Roosevelt. Bring on the haters! But consider this first, it passed the judge / rockstar test: could she be addressed as Your Honorable Roosevelt ______ and be taken seriously? Yes. And could she lead a punk rock band with her badass name? Yes. Plus, as a girl, everyone— including us, her parents— are calling her Rosie or Rose, informally.

Besides, I think she'll ultimately be happier with this than Franklin (Frankie) Theodora or Eleanor (only because it made the top-twenty list for 2014 and she'd be in school with a hundred other little Elle's Ellie's and Nora's--like I was with all the other Katie's in the 80's ;-)
-- FrogMonk  3/12/2015
The name Roosevelt was given to 48 boys born in the US in 2015.
-- HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
I really like that name and open to using. I am actually interested in its gender neutrality, I'm sorry but unless said kid decided they want to go by Rose, why would you shorten it to Rose? In my opinion it doesn't make sense to name a kid one thing and call it something else 90 percent of the time. It would be a completely different story if the kid decided it. But they are not here and you already decided that it needs a built in nickname to call them. I'm sorry, but what's the point of that? If that's the case then name them Rose. Overall I love what the people above me said, it would be perfect for someone wanting a law job and a musician. I love it with Lincoln, Roosevelt and Lincoln, sound so cool.
-- QuinnBethany  1/14/2017

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