Roxanne???

Discussion in 'Baby Names' started by sarah1980, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. sarah1980

    sarah1980 Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    I'm looking for honest first impressions (positive or negative) of the name Roxanne for a girl....

    Thanks in advance.

    Sarah.xxx
     
  2. henrysmumkaz

    henrysmumkaz One son & twin daughters

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    Ok, honest first thoughts were...

    Sting's song
    Alex Reid's crossdressed alter ego
    Prostitute

    I'm sorry!
     
  3. sarah1980

    sarah1980 Well-Known Member

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    Dont be sorry henrysmumkaz, I appreciate your honesty! I knew about Stings song but Alex Reids alter ego is a new one on me! So you have helped!

    Sarah.xxx
     
  4. DrPepsi89

    DrPepsi89 Member

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    My friends sister is named Roxanne and she gets a lot of jokes about her name and many love to sing "her song" as they call it. I like the name however everyone I've met with the name has had problems with being picked on.
     
  5. Green Lady

    Green Lady Well-Known Member

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    I like it, but the song immediately comes to mind. Maybe Roxana instead? It might be different enough not to set off any connections.
     
  6. fairy_gem

    fairy_gem Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry but my first impression is prostitute or porn star.

    x
     
  7. LaaLaa

    LaaLaa Well-Known Member

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    It's have me singing the Sting song as well.

    Like Roxanna or Roxie. :)
     
  8. discoclare

    discoclare Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry but it also makes me think of a hooker.
     
  9. Wind

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    I don't think it would be too bad because her peers won't necessarily have the Sting song in mind. In all likelihood they will be listening to completely new music.

    I named my son Damian, and only after I told people his name did I find out that there was a movie with an evil child named Damian in it or something. Adults know it, but his peers have never mentioned it. It must be a generational thing.
     
  10. Button#

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    It's a bit '80s for me.
     
  11. KiansMummy

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    I used to live next door to a girl called Roxanne, everyone called her Roxy its ok x
     
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  13. sarah1980

    sarah1980 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all for your replies! It seems most people associate Roxanne with a prostitute and Stings song. I agree with Wind, that song was released over 30 years ago now so I don't think kids born this year are gonna pay much attention to it at all.

    Thanks again,

    Sarah.xxx
     
  14. AlphaPoppa

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    Never doubt the timeless power of Sting's peerless musical genius! That being said I love the name Roxanne and I love the nickname Roxy. I really dig "R" names and it gets extra points for the X and Y. Overall if I could get DW to go with it I'd pick Roxanne if our spud turns out to be a girl.
     
  15. Miss.Miffy

    Miss.Miffy Well-Known Member

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    I love it, my best friend at school was called Roxanne xXx
     
  16. Terrilea

    Terrilea Me,OH & r beautiful Ruby

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    I really like Roxy/Roxie when used as a nickname, but i don't like roxanne (sorry) xx
     
  17. RubyRainbows

    RubyRainbows TTC Baby#2 Since Oct/2009

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    I picture a biker chick or rocker girl with big hair...

    And "Roxanne" playing in the background!

    Roxie is cute

    or Roseanne... nn. "Rosie" is sweet!
     
  18. loulou1983

    loulou1983 Well-Known Member

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    i like it! i had a family member who changed her name from joyce to roxanne! She was really outgoing and fun to be around and i think the name worked for her! if you like it go for it! x
     
  19. alibaba24

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    i like it xxxx
     
  20. flashy09

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    First impression.....ROXANNNNNNE you don't have to wear that red dress tonight! Lol, I do like the name though
     

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