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 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


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 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.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Wed 28-Nov-12 12:32:14

I quite like it. Fancier than Julie. I have only met one Juliet in real life and frankly the name just seemed pretentious!

xmasevebundle Thu 29-Nov-12 19:13:35

My mum is called Julia grin

I think its very nice!

Bue Thu 29-Nov-12 19:17:05

Very beautiful name, well known but not overused. I've always liked it.

forevergreek Thu 29-Nov-12 21:20:25

I like Juliana with Julia as a nn

cavell Thu 29-Nov-12 21:20:35

Beautiful, elegant name.

shoobidoo Fri 30-Nov-12 14:08:17

Lovely international name. Not overused - great choice!

EIizaDay Fri 30-Nov-12 14:17:47
CruCru Sun 02-Dec-12 14:06:58

My name is Julia (NN Jules). I love it and have always loved it.

CruCru Sun 02-Dec-12 14:07:44

One warning though - I sometimes get called Julie as a nickname - which I hate.

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Sun 02-Dec-12 16:13:39

Love it. I think it's pretty and classy without being pretentious.

Jux Sun 02-Dec-12 16:24:37

I was at school with two Julias. I didn't much like either of them but I do think it's a lovely name.

One of the two was very posh, and her family all pronounced it Joolya, to the point where some of her friends spelt it like that.

The only problem with Julia is that a lot of people think it's actually Julie so get your name wrong. Our class teacher was always calling the other Julia, Julie. You'd think she'd get it right as it was written down in front of her.

Bluestocking Sun 02-Dec-12 16:33:27

Julia is lovely. Really classy and elegant but still feels right for a little girl.

Bagofspiders Sun 02-Dec-12 16:34:18

I love it, it's a beautiful timeless name.

mawbroon Sun 02-Dec-12 16:51:14

I am a Julia and I never wanted to change it when we all had those "what would you rather be called" convos.

I was the only one in my entire school (about 1000 kids)

The only drawback was that it was annoying when people pronounced it Joolya, and extremely annoying when people called me Julie.

ScaredySquirrel Sun 02-Dec-12 16:56:46

I really love it too - much nicer than Juliet imo.

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