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Please can we re-group on Julia?

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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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

CruCru Sun 02-Dec-12 14:06:58

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

EIizaDay Fri 30-Nov-12 14:17:47


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

Lovely international name. Not overused - great choice!

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

Beautiful, elegant name.

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

I like Juliana with Julia as a nn

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

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

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

My mum is called Julia grin

I think its very nice!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

Love it.

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

Julia is a lovely, classic name.

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

I think Juliet is so much prettier.

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

I prefer Julia to Julie and Juliet.

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