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sockmonster Mon 10-Aug-09 19:50:19


After extensive input from MN jury, out of Alice, Sofia, Isabel and Julia I was certain Julia was the name.

Baby not here yet, but.. I'm starting to worry it's a bit common and middle-aged -no offence to any Julias, I really like it but is it OK for a baby?

norktasticninja Mon 10-Aug-09 19:52:22

Definitely smile It's actually really popular over here in the Netherlands ATM.

Go for it, 'tis a lovely, classic name!

sockmonster Mon 10-Aug-09 19:55:03

I would like to think it's a classic name, but would I sound ridiculous in the playground calling it out? Would she hate me?

Is this pregnant hormonal madness talking>!? hmm grin


mrsdisorganised Mon 10-Aug-09 19:58:27

Julia is a lovely name, both for a child and when she's grown up! Some names I can't envisage as a grown upsmile

Lizzylou Mon 10-Aug-09 20:01:01

I like Julia, nice name and I don't know of any.
Unusual without being wacky.

StinkyFart Mon 10-Aug-09 20:01:08

Julia is a lovely name

sockmonster Mon 10-Aug-09 20:02:18

Thanks for reassurance, don't feel you have to be nice. I'm kind of loving the name norktasticninja actually grin

norktasticninja Mon 10-Aug-09 20:02:39

Only you can know if you'd feel ridiculous calling it in the playground but TBH I suspect it's hormones wink I think almost everyone goes through a phase of hating their name, it rarely lasts. It's a good name and certainly a classic!

Lia a shortening that's often used here, if that's of any interest...

calaminecovered Mon 10-Aug-09 20:03:04

It's a beautiful name - wish I could have persuaded dh that for my now 8 month old dd!

norktasticninja Mon 10-Aug-09 20:04:53

x posts.

grin at sockmonster.

Tillyscoutsmum Mon 10-Aug-09 20:06:16

I love it. I know a 3 year old Julia and I honestly don't think its remotely middle aged smile Definitely the best of your choices imho

GossipMonger Mon 10-Aug-09 20:07:11

A beautiful name and very underused!

Works well as a baby and a little girl and as an adult.

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Mon 10-Aug-09 20:09:53

Aww, I love this name. But then I have known lots of lovely Julias!!

Lia is a nice "pet" name. I love names that are versatile!

RumourOfAHurricane Mon 10-Aug-09 20:12:29

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norktasticninja Mon 10-Aug-09 20:13:30

Amazing to hear it's so underused in the UK, here it was the third most popular name in the first half of 2009 and the second most popular last year. I had to take it off the list when I found out. I wasn't happy. Luckily the baby turned out to be a boy anyway smile

MaggieBelleVirgo Mon 10-Aug-09 20:14:00

I like it, but I love Juliet.

boodleboot Mon 10-Aug-09 20:14:37

nice. i have a cousin julia who puts me of slightly but not enough to not like the name....she is Julia Daisy which i think is a lovely set of names....i personally prefer Juliet.

mawbroon Mon 10-Aug-09 20:17:45

I am a Julia, and I never once as a child (or since) wished I was called something else.

<mawbroon blows cover>

belindarose Tue 11-Aug-09 11:03:32

I love it too. Top of the list for our baby girl due tomorrow.

cthea Tue 11-Aug-09 11:06:24

Julia is lovely. I had Iulia (pr. kind of Youlya) on shortlist. We called her Sylvia in the end.

Joolsiam Tue 11-Aug-09 11:07:41

I am a Julia and have always been happy with the name

I know 3 others of my age (approaching 40) but none younger. However, although biased, I don't think it is a name that has aged or sounds dated.

As you can see, I get called Jools but I love Lia - never thought of that one and it is really pretty - just perfect for a little one

Joolsiam Tue 11-Aug-09 11:08:45

Oh, and the one thing I hate, loathe and detest is being called Julie - got into trouble at school for refusing to answer to that !

5inthebed Tue 11-Aug-09 11:08:47

I know a Julia, and she is one of the nicest people I know. Pretty name smile

SilverStuddedBlue Tue 11-Aug-09 14:09:40

Julia/Juliette, top of my list if a DD#2 ever happens. Just sound so lovely out loud. And will always sound right for any stage of life.

midnightexpress Tue 11-Aug-09 14:14:46

I love it. Sounds very classy.

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