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Alice or Julia?

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sockmonster Tue 21-Jul-09 13:19:24

Hi, I would appreciate honest opinions!

Am a bit torn between.. Alice, Isabel and Julia for expected DS who turns out to be a probable DD....

What do you think? My hesitation with Alice is that it is becoming more popular and isn't really that exciting, Isabel = already very popular but I like the nn Izzy, Julia= would it seem strange on a baby?


Ladygooga Tue 21-Jul-09 13:21:02

I have an Alice and haven't known anyone else call their dd Alice for years.

I love it

stickylittlefingers Tue 21-Jul-09 13:24:46

I like Julia! I know what you mean re baby, but it's very elegant.

DiamondHead Tue 21-Jul-09 13:25:49

I like Julia too.

BitOfFun Tue 21-Jul-09 13:27:07

Julia every time. Very pretty.

sockmonster Tue 21-Jul-09 13:29:53

Yeah I think the real question is Alice or Julia.. suprised so many people like Julia I thought may be hated!! grin

I think Alice is very pretty, had it arrived say a week ago it would have been Alice, but then I was driving past a sign (bizarre) today to work and saw 'Julia' and realised I really like it, DH prefers isabella (I vetoed for frilliness and popularity) and then Julia, he says.. aaargh

Amiable Tue 21-Jul-09 13:38:55

well, not that I'm biased, but DD is called Isabel, and if we have another she will be Alice, after my great-grandmother!!
(but also have vv good friend called Julia).

There, that was helpful,. wasn't it?!! wink

mrswoolf Tue 21-Jul-09 13:40:17

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GiraffesCanRunA10k Tue 21-Jul-09 13:46:06

They are all fab. I have not met any baby Alices in RL but I know of a few online. They are all lovely <unhelpful> None stick out as being particularly common or uncommon. I know a 4yr old Julia and I think its nice on a little one.

mawbroon Tue 21-Jul-09 13:52:51

Deffo Julia. grin

mais Tue 21-Jul-09 13:55:41

What about Alicia? compromise between Alice and Julia

LouMacca Tue 21-Jul-09 13:59:58

I think all your choices are lovely. I would tend to use Alice as a middle name. Julia Alice is lovley.

sockmonster Tue 21-Jul-09 14:34:39

loumacca I like Julia Alice! I hadn't even thought of that (duh?)

mais DH loves the name Alicia but I would hate it to be pronounced 'aleesha'

Do you think a Julia should be dark and an Alice should be fair? or would it not matter? I am dark, DH fair, could be anything...!

mais Tue 21-Jul-09 15:02:12

My dd is Alicia, like you I don't like Aleeeesha, I think my dad had the hardest time trying to pronounce it but my gran(90 years old) got it right first time!

Annnyyhooww... Alice or Julia? My dd would have been Alice but a close neighbour has a dd Alice so thought I couldn't have same really, so I do like Alice but being really unhelpful here, I like Julia too.

LouMacca Tue 21-Jul-09 15:04:01

My daughter is Sophie Alice and she is dark like me but was born with very fair hair! Don't think it matters. Maybe you are thinking of Alice in Wonderland?

Julia (and Juliet) was also one of the names on our list smile

regularlyoverwhelmed Tue 21-Jul-09 15:05:22

Alice - beautiful name, eve though I have know two unpleasant Alices I still love the name, which says a lot doncha think?!

Julie also nice, but not as cool as Alice - it just has a wonderful ring to it - don't think is TOO popular either

LynetteScavo Tue 21-Jul-09 15:05:45 far the best of the 3.

meep Tue 21-Jul-09 15:09:43

I had to pitch in and say that when you are a young nervous child and they go round the class asking what your name is, "Julia" is really difficult to say blush - but in my very unbiased opinion it is a lovely name grin

Glynne Tue 21-Jul-09 15:09:44

Alice and Julia both very nice. Juliet aslo lovely.

Isabel good but too populat cureently.

Fimbo Tue 21-Jul-09 15:10:17


I am Scottish and find Julia difficult to say properly.

I like Juliette.

meep Tue 21-Jul-09 15:11:19

phew - not just me then Fimbo - must be a Scottish thing!

piscesmoon Tue 21-Jul-09 15:12:32

Both nice but prefer Juliet.

Fimbo Tue 21-Jul-09 15:15:21

LOL Meep, it's a bit like Carl that always comes out sounding like Carol.

meep Tue 21-Jul-09 15:16:26

Yup you get a lot of Joolyuhs grin!

MaggieVirgo Tue 21-Jul-09 15:46:42

Not that keen on Alice, Isabel and Julia are much nicer. Although Isabel is as popular as Alice. More perhaps. I like Annabel too. And tbh, I prefer Juliet to Julia, but of your options, definitely Julia I think.

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