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Is Jules ok as an official name, or would you lengthen it?

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ateles Wed 30-Jul-08 19:47:57

Although I am SURE this baby will be a girl (I thought the same with DS too!) I guess I need some boys names just in case. DP and I both really like Jules/Jools but not keen on Julian/Julius. Do you think it is ok as a stand alone name? Our other option is Jasper...Boys names are sooo difficult!

ScummyMummy Wed 30-Jul-08 19:51:45

I think it's very nicknamey, tbh. I don't like Julian or Julius much either so i see your problem. Jasper sounds a bit cheesy to me...

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Wed 30-Jul-08 19:53:22

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Flightputsonahat Wed 30-Jul-08 19:55:10

Ah I was going to say Julianna or Juliet, but it is a boy smile

Jules is fine, very postmodern and cool smile

brimfull Wed 30-Jul-08 19:55:16

thought it was a girl's name

Califrau Wed 30-Jul-08 19:55:17

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Cies Wed 30-Jul-08 19:56:13

IMO it's a nickname.

If you don't like Julian/Julius, Jasper is very nice. Although I am partial to Julian... once had a bit of a thing for a rather fit Julian grin.

hw2004 Wed 30-Jul-08 20:01:16

Not sure about it as a stand alone name - I think a lot of people would think it was a girls name.

How about Jolyon?

ateles Wed 30-Jul-08 20:01:53

My boss is called Julian...and he is definately not fit. No, Julian is not an option!

brimfull Wed 30-Jul-08 20:02:34


HonoriaGlossop Wed 30-Jul-08 20:03:12

Jasper is lovely, much nicer than Jules smile

HonoriaGlossop Wed 30-Jul-08 20:03:38

love Jude, as well

frazzledoldbag34 Wed 30-Jul-08 20:04:56

My gut reaction is NO!
Jules makes me think of Judge Jules (on the radio).
or Jules Oliver (wife of Jamie)
so no.
But Julian is ok then you could shorten it......

Jasper is better. Less 'cool'. Sorry blush.
But it sounds like a cat's name to me.

But if you really like it, don't let anyone stop you!
Least of all me.

Lots of other nice J names though surely.......although I did hear of Jaxon recently!!!!!!! Not that I would recommend that one......

Cammelia Wed 30-Jul-08 20:05:31

Jules is a French boy's name, has to be pronounced without the "s"

frazzledoldbag34 Wed 30-Jul-08 20:06:32

What about Jay?

uberalice Wed 30-Jul-08 20:07:30

What Cammelia said.

ateles Wed 30-Jul-08 20:07:36

A J name is not essential smile. I do like Jude though.

frazzledoldbag34 Wed 30-Jul-08 20:08:13

Or Gilles? I have a lovely friend (Scottish mother, french father). Pronounced 'Jille' not gi-llies.

LynetteScavo Wed 30-Jul-08 20:08:38


ateles Wed 30-Jul-08 20:09:58

I actually know a little French boy called Jules, which is what got me thinking about the name in the first place. I quite like the spelling Jools, which clears up any pronunciation issues.

beansprout Wed 30-Jul-08 20:15:30

He is going to need something a bit more formal for his CV when he applies to be Chair of the Board. Give him that option and then use Jules for absolutely everything else.

I have never, in my life, been called by my full name and it's fine.

vanloadtovenice Wed 30-Jul-08 20:37:16

I had a boyfriend called Jules, he was a bit too cool for school. What about Jonty? Or Jolyon? Good luck!

Flightputsonahat Wed 30-Jul-08 20:38:50

If it's good enough for Jules Verne it's good enough for a chairman of the board or whatever...just say it's French! Easy smile

I know and like a very cool Jules, but I agree I would always give the full name, then ues the nick name, it gives the chld more options later.

I like Jasper too.

I know and like a very cool Jules, but I agree I would always give the full name, then ues the nick name, it gives the chld more options later.

I like Jasper too.

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