Please can we re-group on Julia?

(40 Posts)
NotChristmasCarol Mon 26-Nov-12 16:05:13

What are the views on Julia?

Someone suggested it today for DD2 and I initially thought "no", and then thought: "hang on: Julia Flyte plus The White Album.... what's not to like?"

But what connotations do you get? Could it be a runner?

Well I work with a Julia so it reminds me of her...not much help to you though.

International, doesn't have to be abbreviated, easy to spell - definitely worth considering!

Frikadellen Mon 26-Nov-12 17:02:14

I like it prefer it over Julie

ItsGonnaBeFine Mon 26-Nov-12 17:05:42

Its pretty, but I prefer Juliet - its stronger and has a certain classiness about it that Julia somehow lacks....

Welovecouscous Mon 26-Nov-12 17:06:36

Adore and I only know one very posh Julia

YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Mon 26-Nov-12 17:08:49

I know a baby Julia. I like it.

CremeEggThief Brazil Mon 26-Nov-12 17:09:49

I think it's a lovely name.

flybynight Mon 26-Nov-12 17:09:51

Julia is lovely.

belindarose Mon 26-Nov-12 17:10:28

Perfect.

Arseface Mon 26-Nov-12 17:11:58

The name is from the Julian Roman family (Julius Caesar's family)

Julian women (Julias) were not only supposed to be absolutely beautiful but very clever and witty and were said to have the special gift of making their families, friends and loved ones extremely happy.

Have always loved it but it really doesn't go with our surname (almost rhyming) so couldn't inflict it on DD!

ConfusedandBemused Mon 26-Nov-12 17:13:13

Very very boring!

Fwiw, it is currently top of the list if our DC2 turns out to be a girl.

bruffin England Mon 26-Nov-12 17:19:32

Have always loved it but it really doesn't go with our surname (almost rhyming) so couldn't inflict it on DD!

Julia (almost) Gulia in The Wedding Singer grin

I know one at the moment and she is a lovely intelligent teenager and she was named after The White Album.

I like it, along with Juliet.

YouCanBe Mon 26-Nov-12 17:28:29

I prefer Julia to Julie and Juliet.

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Mon 26-Nov-12 18:37:20

I think Juliet is so much prettier.

Abra1d Mon 26-Nov-12 18:39:59

Julia is a lovely, classic name.

BOFingSanta Mon 26-Nov-12 18:44:40

Love it.

chipmonkey Mon 26-Nov-12 19:45:31

It's such a pretty name and yet....
When I was a teenager in Ireland. there was a song out at the time which was "Lanigan's Ball" and in the middle of it there was a bit where the singer talked and went "Go on there, Julia" and he pronounced it Jool-ya in thick country accent. So I came to associate it with a girl who was a Biddy-from-the-bog sort of person.
But I know it's not justified.

NotChristmasCarol Mon 26-Nov-12 20:32:07

Oh thanks everyone. Sounds like it's worth considering- although it's definitely at the most coventional end of my current (long) shortlist- which i am going to inflict on you at some point quite soon.... Sorry in advance!

Anonymumous Mon 26-Nov-12 21:42:06

I prefer the Italian spelling of Giulia - it doesn't look quite so boring written down as Julia! I prefer Juliet to either of them though.

MyPetMonsterAndMe Mon 26-Nov-12 22:40:41

I'm a Julia and I like my name. Everyone had heard of it, it's easy to spell, easy to say and yet I was always the only one in my year group. Also, most people don't shorten it so if you don't want a nickname that's easy enough. I get Jules sometimes from very close friends and family but that's only about 5 people and I don't mind.

Snowflakepie Mon 26-Nov-12 23:00:05

I think it is pretty and classic, but underused. One good friend is always Jules, but that's her choice. I couldn't use it tho, there was a girl at school who stole my boyfriend when I was 14... I'm still bitter.

WinklyVersusTheZombies Mon 26-Nov-12 23:01:16

I know three Julias of various ages. They are all pretty, clever and nice. Based on them, and only them, I would say Yes to Julia.

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