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Juliana Rose or Vivienne Rose??

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AutumnRose1988 Sat 19-Mar-16 11:33:55

Which is better in your opinion -
Juliana Rose or Vivienne Rose?


KimmySchmit Sat 19-Mar-16 11:36:34


SugarDiabetes Sat 19-Mar-16 11:48:54

Love Vivienne Westwood

InsufficientlyCaffeinated Sat 19-Mar-16 11:50:44

Vivienne is gorgeous and goes better with Rose

Vixxfacee Sat 19-Mar-16 11:51:21


mrsschu Sat 19-Mar-16 12:00:22

Prefer Juliana to Vivienne. Although Juliet is even nicer than Juliana.

AutumnRose1988 Sat 19-Mar-16 12:42:56

Also would like your opinion on pronunciation - what does everyone think to Juliana being pronounced Ju-li-arna rather than the anna sound at the end??

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 19-Mar-16 13:07:56

Vivienne without contest.
If you do go for Juliana. I prefer Juli-Ana rather than Juli-Arna.

AutumnRose1988 Sat 19-Mar-16 13:13:38

Thank you all for your help :-) this is my first and don't really know anyone with young children so not up to speed with current name trends-is Vivienne quite popular or rare? X

InsufficientlyCaffeinated Sat 19-Mar-16 13:27:41

According to Dark Greener it is growing in popularity but not really common

AutumnRose1988 Sat 19-Mar-16 13:38:06

Oooh thank you - will head to that website now :-)
And if anyone has any name ideas in the same vein as Carenza / Juliana do post them pleeeeease xxx

TwoLittleBlooms Sat 19-Mar-16 13:39:19

Vivienne Rose is beautiful !

Sgoinneal Sat 19-Mar-16 14:24:04

Vivienne - I like Juliet better than Juliana too. Carenza/Karenza is lovely.

PennyHasNoSurname Sat 19-Mar-16 14:30:58

Juliana is miles better than Vivienne (recalls cigarette puffing Vivs of childhood).

Juliet nicer than Juliana.

FrancisdeSales Sat 19-Mar-16 14:33:54

My friend pronouces her names Julie-arna.

The only Vivienne I have known was very intelligent with a great sense of humour and fabulous dress sense - a great role model for the name.

Jw35 Sat 19-Mar-16 14:38:47

Vivienne Rose

Absolutely gorgeous!

RockUnit Sat 19-Mar-16 15:01:04


eurochick Sat 19-Mar-16 15:07:40

Vivian Rose is a Chancery judge!

Narp Sat 19-Mar-16 15:15:55

Have you considered Julia? simple, classic, beautiful - less fussy than Juliana

I like Vivienne

Narp Sat 19-Mar-16 15:17:59

Other suggestions:


WineCheeseSleep Sat 19-Mar-16 15:18:59

Those are both lovely names. I read Juliana with your pronunciation, I prefer that.

SatsukiKusakabe Sat 19-Mar-16 15:50:34

I read Juliana as Juliarna because of the single 'n'. With 2 ns I would read it as anna.

I also love Juliet.

Vivienne is lovely. I know a gorgeous one and not a cigarette in sight (she's two)

squoosh Sat 19-Mar-16 15:59:56

what does everyone think to Juliana being pronounced Ju-li-arna rather than the anna sound at the end??

It depends on an individual's accent I'd have thought. I'd sound ridiculous pronouncing Juliana as ju-li-arna, it just wouldn't come naturally to me or my accent. But if you're in S England most people will pronounce it as arna.

Narp Sat 19-Mar-16 16:06:39

I agree squoosh

I would only say "Julie Anna" if it was spelled Julianna because the name Anna is embedded in it.

It's also a convention in English (lots of exceptions, mind you) that vowels have a short sound before double consonants

ihaveaviv Sat 19-Mar-16 16:18:58

Name changed for this as it will out me - my daughter is 6 months and is a Vivienne. So I'm obviously massively biased and think it's beautiful! I get lots of compliments on it. I also love how Viv and Vivi sound and she gets called all three.

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