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My name is spelt Rosamunde, the 'e' is silent. I was named after the Opera by Schubert. Everyone comments on my name and no-one can pronounce it correctly. Should be pronounced 'Ros-a-munde' the a is soft. Usually people say Rosemunde with emphasis on the e's which is quite annoying.
-- pager  10/26/2005
Rosamunde Pilcher is a British novelist.
-- Anonymous User  1/22/2006
Britsh actress Rosamund Pike (she was Jane in Pride and Prejudice).
-- hana  2/3/2006
Gorgeous and classy name. Leaves all the other Rose names in its wake.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
I always thought the meaning was 'rose of the world', from Latin rosa (rose) and mundus (world). In Jane Eyre, the character Rosamund is described as "deserving of her name... 'rose of the world'".
-- Katheros  9/10/2006
Rosamund Clifford, the royal mistress, did not fit the "pure rose" definition, so by tinkering with the Latin, an alternative was found: Rosa mundi, the rose of the world - worldly, and also promiscuous: belonging to the whole world (of men).

Any modern Rosamund could equally well translate it differently again: the rose - the best and most beautiful thing - of the whole world (of precious objects).
-- Anneza  11/15/2006
I'm in love with pretty much any Rose name but I think Rosamund might even be more of my favourite than Rose or Rosemary. I think it's absolutely gorgeous either as a first name with nickname Rose/Rosie or as a middle name. I think I like it as a middle name for either Jane or Autumn. Jane Rosamund. Autumn Rosamund. Charlotte Rosamund? Evelyn Rosamund? Oh, how I love Rosamund!
-- Belle  3/24/2007
The name feels ugly and blunt to me.
-- Bellula  8/2/2007
Also pronounced RAHZ-a-mund.
-- Kate  8/6/2007
Even though I like Rosalie a lot more than this name, it has an aura about it that a lot of other names lack.
-- epicatsea  11/5/2007
Rosamunde is the name of a polka song in German. The tune is that of the English song "Roll Out the Barrel."
-- Anonymous User  2/29/2008
I usually pronounce it Row-zuh-mund even though it can be pronounced in many ways. It really does have a feeling to it that makes in seem different.
-- missBridget  7/5/2008
Reminds me of the name Edmund.
-- dreamflower  7/12/2008
I believe that the meaning of this name is still in dispute:

Along with the BTN meanings, Rosamund could mean "rosy mouth" denoting beauty; Rosamond could mean "rosy/pink moon" meaning "harvest moon" It's also said that it hints at the Latin phrase "Rosa Mundi" or "rose of the world".
-- my_name_isobel  10/20/2008
"Rosamund" can be pronounced:

ROW-za-mond ("mond" as in Monday without the -ay)
or
RAH-za-mend (rhymes with "Rosalind")

The German version is of this name is "Rosamunde". It is pronounced "row-zah-MOON-deh".
-- my_name_isobel  10/20/2008
Amazing name, definitely worth using and suits any age! :)
-- walesgal92  5/1/2010
The most strikingly beautiful of the Rose- names.
-- vomiting  11/17/2010
The 'mund' makes it sound too masculine.
-- Hushpuppy  12/27/2010
It took a while for me to like this name, because I thought it sounded too much like a surname and not personal enough for a first name. Now that doesn't bother me anymore, because there are plenty of great first names that end with "-mund", but I can't think of any surnames that do. Sure, all other first names that I can think of ending with "mund" are masculine, but I don't think that makes Rosamund sound any less feminine- I actually think it sort of accents it, and at the same time weighs down the first two syllables. A lot of popular girly names today either don't sound feminine at all, or only suit little girls. I think Rosamund is gorgeous and can suit any age well.
Besides for that, the meaning and history is lovely enough to stand on its own.
-- bathos  12/28/2010
The Grimm's version of Sleeping Beauty sometimes gives this as the princess' name.
-- Anonymous User  5/10/2011
Personally, I love this name! I don't find the -mund too masculine at all, but I think it's just gorgeous! It sounds medieval and mysterious and it attracts attention because it's uncommon. I'd pronounce it either "Rose-a-mund" or "Rhoz-a-mund", but probably "Rose-a-mund" because I like it more.
-- SerenaM  5/24/2011
Rosemond was the middle name of American actress Elizabeth Taylor.
-- Anonymous User  3/19/2012

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