Rosamond

August 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
Alternate spelling of “Rosamund”, from the Germanic, meaning “horse protector”. Also related to the Latin for “pure rose”, or meaning “rose of the world”. Sometimes used as a variant of “Rose” or “Rosa“.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Ros, Rosa, Rosamonde, Rosamund, Rose, Rosemond, Rosemonde, Rosemund, Rosey, Rosie, Rosy, Roz, Roza, Rozie, Rozy, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Rosamond Carey (called “Rosy“), the “Button-Rose” who brings peace and joy to the lives of several cranky adults, in “Little Button-Rose”, from A Garland for Girls, by Louisa May Alcott, 1887.
– Rosamond Oliver, the beautiful young woman St. John Rivers is in love with, in Jane Eyre, 1847, by Charlotte Bronte.

AUTHORS:
– Rosamond Lehmann (1901-1990), English novelist.

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