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Felix or Julian

(27 Posts)
Stepmooster Wed 15-May-13 12:42:31

Hi, I am having a boy in September and it's my turn to name. DH is happy with either of these choices. I cannot make up my mind. I would like to see which one is more popular with MN smile

language Wed 15-May-13 12:43:30

Both nice! I would go for Felix.

loopydoo Wed 15-May-13 12:44:06

I have a friend with a Julian and a SIL with a Felix.

Think Felix is my fave but that might be because I see my nephew regularly so I'm more use to it.

MadBusLady Wed 15-May-13 12:46:54

Felix is great. Love Jules but don't like Julian, there's something a bit wet about it. I think I'd go for Julius or Felix, and between these two I don't know.

Sorry, unhelpful!

thereistheball Wed 15-May-13 12:54:32

Felix or Julius, as madbuslady said.

Libertymae Wed 15-May-13 12:56:01

I agree with MadBusLady. Felix is great, Jules is very cool, but Julian is a bit wet sounding.

Stepmooster Wed 15-May-13 13:02:36

This is very interesting, I was waiting for the - "you cant call him Felix that's a cat" comments my family have made. Thank you ladies

loopydoo Wed 15-May-13 13:47:40

Knowing what happens when you tell you relatives your ideal baby names before the birth, I'd just not tell them and do your own thing. Once the baby is born, they will realise that's the name you love and not mention any links to animals or TV characters etc.

We had this issue with DS (can't say why as would out me) but his name was a very prominent tv character at the time and we stupidly told SIL and BIL, who laughed in our face! Not great. However, after almost changing it to a similar but more less original name, we decided to stuff them and choose the one we previously chose.

Everyone loves him and his name so really glad we chose it.

yellowbutton2 Wed 15-May-13 13:49:07

Don't really like either but at a push Julian

Decoy Wed 15-May-13 15:33:46

I'd vote for Julian as it's more unusual at the moment.

I do like Felix a lot though.

Stepmooster Wed 15-May-13 16:38:03

DH and I work in an office of 50 men, and all of the traditional names that we like are the names of our colleagues. I know it shouldn't matter, but for me I don't want to give my son the same name as someone I work with. These are the only 2 names DH and can come up with that are not too unusual but are not colleagues either, oh and that we like smile.

I would like to go with the name that is the most popular, in order to avoid teasing in the playgrounds. So far it looks like Felix is winning.

SilverBirdie Wed 15-May-13 20:23:34

Felix definitely. It's fab despite the 'cat' association. Is that even still an advert?
I know a couple of adult Julians and always think its quite wet sounding too. Especially on the 6ft 3" muscly hunk

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 15-May-13 20:24:19

Love Julian; don't like Felix at all.

sleepingbeautiful Wed 15-May-13 22:24:41

Julian is better. It's interesting without being weird. Felix is pretty commonly used now. Plus I disagree with the wet comment, I see Felix more that way, a cat or a slightly foppish wimp lol.

evamummy Wed 15-May-13 22:27:06

Julian is cool, underused and masculine. Felix is a cat and a very well known brand of catfood...

KittenofDoom Wed 15-May-13 23:07:03

Julian without a doubt. Classy, classic, uncommon and cool.

Felix is very faddy atm and will date dreadfully as well as being cat food

Stepmooster Thu 16-May-13 13:09:17

I am going to have to do a coin toss or come up with something totally different. My sister stole the only decent family boys name, "Francis" It belonged to both grandfathers and an uncle. I only have Trevor, my father's name left for family inspiration....

ItsallisnowaFeegle Thu 16-May-13 14:05:16

Both extremely awesome names. Felix is my favourite though.


chaya5738 Mon 20-May-13 15:08:20

Felix smile

What is not to love about a name with an "x" in it?

Felix the Cat is the coolest cartoon ever. Not like naming your child Mickey or Goofy.

shoobidoo Mon 20-May-13 15:13:19

I prefer Julian. Cool, classic and not overused.

Felix is such a well known brand of cat-food here in the UK that that is all I can think of, sorry. Felix the cat may be cool, but it is the catfood association that puts me off.

chaya5738 Mon 20-May-13 15:16:47

I didn't even know there was cat food with the brand name Felix until someone on this board said there was! I actually think that might be quite good as it means the name will never be super-popular (cf: Max)

shoobidoo Mon 20-May-13 15:20:54

This is what many think of felix:

chaya5738 Mon 20-May-13 15:28:29

Oh what a cute cat! That actually makes me like the name even more now. Thanks!

Imscarlet Mon 20-May-13 15:37:29

Julian is a middle aged cross dressing tv game show presenter in my mind. I'd rather Felix

JumpingJackSprat Mon 20-May-13 21:48:37

Felix is awful. julian is much better.

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