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Julian - What do you think?

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EmmyInTheSticks Sun 04-Jun-17 11:09:42

I have a sudden love of this name and feel quite inspired to use it.

I think it ticks lots of boxes - nice nick name with Jules, not too popular, not unheard of, easy to pronounce and has a nice musicality to it.

Downsides - is it perceived as a bit pompous?

WegmansCookies Sun 04-Jun-17 11:20:22

I like it! Very nice for all the reasons you mentioned.

HelenaJustina Sun 04-Jun-17 11:23:45

I like it!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 04-Jun-17 11:58:49

Julius is also worth considering.

Snap8TheCat Sun 04-Jun-17 12:00:05

I just think of Julian Clary.

It's not the sort of name I like.

Montsti Sun 04-Jun-17 12:22:44

Sorry but I really don't like this name at all..obviously I'm in the minority though as I've met quite a few little Julians recently.

If you love it, go for it!

CaptainCatFace Sun 04-Jun-17 12:47:39

It's a bit Tarquin for me

SquedgieBeckenheim Sun 04-Jun-17 12:49:27

I don't like it. Not my style.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 04-Jun-17 12:51:27

Love it smile

I've only ever known one and he was lovely.

Bananalanacake Sun 04-Jun-17 12:55:21

Can also be a girls name, I had a teamleader whose daughter was Julian.

NennyNooNoo Sun 04-Jun-17 12:56:39

We considered Julian for DS2 but didn't use it in the end. Someone commented it sounded like a head boy's name!
Glad we didn't as it wouldn't suit DS2 at all.

muntcunch Sun 04-Jun-17 12:58:15

Makes me think of postman pats so gooder son

WildCherryBlossom Sun 04-Jun-17 13:05:40

I love it. It was in my top 5. It's handsome and classic but currently massively underused. Perfect!

Asmoto Sun 04-Jun-17 13:06:19

I really like it, although I like Julius even more.

MacarenaFerreiro Sun 04-Jun-17 13:36:17

Great name. Unusual but not weird. Suits a child and adult.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 04-Jun-17 13:39:22

I'm torn because I like the name, and have a good actor friend called Julian (who goes by Jude in his professional life). However i also know a rotten Julian who made my working life a misery for two years. The name itself I find quite sweet.

Jooni Sun 04-Jun-17 13:59:11

Love it! Agree that it's underused, but very handsome and cool nickname potential (Jules, Jule, Jude).

grufallosfriend Sun 04-Jun-17 14:18:52

Julian is great! Strong, classic and not overused.
Works well in other languages too.

The feminine version sounds completely different and is spelled Julianne, Juliane or Juliana.

MikeUniformMike Sun 04-Jun-17 15:16:43

Don't like it at all. OK for Jools Holland and Julian Clary but otherwise a big NO.

midsomermurderess Sun 04-Jun-17 16:12:10

Gruffalo, there was Julian of Norwich.

Bloomed Sun 04-Jun-17 16:16:01

I love it. I know a Julian who is a very kind and brilliant musician.

ifcatscouldtalk Sun 04-Jun-17 16:18:31

Just think of Julian Clary. Also Jules to me sounds very feminine.

Still I've seen what others have said about my own child's name on heregrin. Go with whatever you like.

29Palms Sun 04-Jun-17 16:56:34

I like it a lot, but don't like Jules (or, the horror, Jools!) or Jude.
But all the Julians I have known have been called simply Julian.

beachbodyunready Sun 04-Jun-17 17:00:07

Really think Julian is a name associated with 40 something men. I would not choose it.

29Palms Sun 04-Jun-17 17:31:21

I don't think Julian has ever been a popular enough name to be associated with any particular generation.

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