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happymummyone Mon 03-Aug-15 15:06:48

I have an almost 5 yr old DD called Imogen Elizabeth. Expecting a baby boy in September and so far the only name I like is Jude. Perhaps Jude Alexander. Made the mistake of telling people it was a possibility, especially family and while a handful have said 'love it' others have said 'that's a girls name' or 'do you want him to be bullied?'

Do you think id be burdening him with a name that will attract negative attention? Or if you just don't like it, is it because you don't particularly care for the name?

Honest options very welcome!

whatarethose Mon 03-Aug-15 15:08:12

Oh I love love love Jude. It's my sons middle name so I am biased. Never had anything but praise about it!

QueenMas Mon 03-Aug-15 15:20:31

Another fan of Jude here smile

ejecoms Mon 03-Aug-15 15:22:12

It's a bit obscure.

NealCaffreysHat Mon 03-Aug-15 15:22:24

One of my all time favourite names for a boy. I always imagine an effortlessly cool young dude grin

Sophronia Mon 03-Aug-15 15:22:51

Jude Alexander is fine.

gymboywalton Mon 03-Aug-15 15:23:42

i love it-i think it's a fab name
i also love that st jude is the saint of hope and impossible causes

whatarethose Mon 03-Aug-15 15:25:20

It's a bit obscure.

That's the best thing about it!

DreamingOfADifferentMe Mon 03-Aug-15 15:27:36

Beautiful name. Simple, classic and, I think, stylish. Works beautifully with Imogen too. Go for it. Ignore everyone else.

NealCaffreysHat Mon 03-Aug-15 15:27:52

whatarethose I think ejecoms was having a giggle about Jude the Obscure.

BertrandRussell Mon 03-Aug-15 15:28:49

It's a bit obscure."


starkers1 Mon 03-Aug-15 15:52:51

Love it.

whatarethose Mon 03-Aug-15 16:04:40

Oh boo, I don't know who that is!

MamaLazarou Mon 03-Aug-15 16:24:11

I dislike it because the connotations for me are Jude Law (prat) and Jude the Obscure (dreary) but I don't think it's girly or that he would be bullied for it.

GrumpyOldBiddy2 Mon 03-Aug-15 16:27:38

I'm Jude (female) it's a splendid name for either gender grin

adarkwhisperinthewoodwasheard Mon 03-Aug-15 17:16:45

I love Jude for a boy, but then I'm a big Thomas Hardy fan

hesterton Mon 03-Aug-15 17:18:57

Absolutely love it. I know 2 Judes and they are both such cool boys so maybe that's why!

reuset Mon 03-Aug-15 17:36:03

It's a bit obscure.

grin I like that

It's ok. Though Jude (the Obscure) was utterly tragic story. I'm not sure that would be my only basis for using the name.

happymummyone Mon 03-Aug-15 17:37:23

See I'm thinking cool, a little unusual but still a name you'll find in a standard baby names book. Think I will stick to Jude. Unless of course he comes out and looks more like a Dave or something wink

reuset Mon 03-Aug-15 17:38:43

Though, jokes aside, it is not obscure! In top 100 actually. Who knew! I had no idea anyway

Happy36 Mon 03-Aug-15 17:39:14

I don´t like it, but only because of Jude The Obscure (if you haven´t read it, it is a very, very depressing, sad story). From Thomas Hardy, I much prefer the name Gabriel.

Your daughter´s name is beautiful!

Thoughtfulduck Mon 03-Aug-15 17:40:12

I love Jude! In fact, my first hand reared lamb was called Jude grin

It's definitely on my list of boys names, some people don't love it but to me it makes me think of an effortlessly cool, laid back boy....or a cute lamb. But that's just me. Go for it!

reuset Mon 03-Aug-15 17:42:45

Yes, Gabriel is good if you're a Hardy fan. Or Angel (Clare - maybe not)

MrsBungle Mon 03-Aug-15 17:43:28

Love Jude.

SaulGood Mon 03-Aug-15 17:46:37

It's risen in popularity recently but isn't massively popular if that makes sense at all? It's just gone from relatively unused, to top 100 as opposed to barrelling into the top 10 and being ubiquitous. It's still not overused imo. I know 4 under 5. 2 girls, 2 boys. I suppose there's a tiny danger of it being a bit faddy as it's suddenly on the radar. Or dating a child to a certain time. However, their age does that anyway, so it's not really a problem grin

It's a fab name and the ones I know are all lovely.

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