RosalindThis name sounds very prissy and old fashioned, but I find it exactly the opposite. I think it's very simple and beautiful in its simplicity--it reminds me of the countryside and fields of wildflowers, so I find it to be a very good name to use in stories set in the country.
This name was (and still is most of the time) pronounced /ROZ a lind/, though sometimes it is pronounced /ROSE a lind/. The first pronunciation is more correct, as the name is derived from the Germanic root 'hros' meaning "horse" and 'linde' meaning "tender; soft." Later on it became associated with the rose flower and the Latin phrase "rosa linda" meaning "beautiful rose."
See Also: Rosaline
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