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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

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