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DH has just stuck a spanner in the workd re our name. Help.

(26 Posts)
TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Tue 18-Aug-09 14:41:55

We were all set on Faith Juliet. My mum is called Julie and I want the baby to be named after her but she doesn't like her name and neither do I really.

DH turns round yesterday and says 'if we have a girl we're stuck with 'Juliet' as a middle name EURRRRRRRRGHHHHH'. Obviously I want DH to like our daughter's name.

So now I need a middle name that is after my mum in a way but is not juliet.


NellieTheEllie Tue 18-Aug-09 14:43:53


Fimbo Tue 18-Aug-09 14:45:29

Your maiden name?/mum's maiden name?
Different spelling Juliette? (I know of one with this spelling who gets called Jet)
Just Julie?

NellieTheEllie Tue 18-Aug-09 14:46:43


TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Tue 18-Aug-09 14:47:34

I love Jet! I need to run all of these by DP tonight.

Mum won't see 'Jet' as after her.

I wonder if 'Jay' would work. Or just 'J'?

TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Tue 18-Aug-09 14:48:19

I mean DH not DP, we just got married couple of weeks ago

belgo Tue 18-Aug-09 14:50:38

Congratulations on your wedding! Does your mother have a second name that you can use instead of Julia?

Fimbo Tue 18-Aug-09 14:51:56

I also know a Ju-Leigh hmm

TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Tue 18-Aug-09 14:55:06

Thankyou. She has no middle name and her maiden name was awful grin so you can see my dilema.

Ju-Leigh is a little questionable lol.

Fimbo Tue 18-Aug-09 14:59:55

Could you have 2 middle names? Let dh pick the 2nd one?

Both of my dc have two middle names. One of which is dh's mother's maiden name. My dd has my mother's name, followed by it.

skyblu Tue 18-Aug-09 15:03:35

Why not let your mum pick the middle name (or ask her for names that she loves and you pick from them) so that she has had the input rather than using her actual name, if none of you are that keen?

preggersplayspop Tue 18-Aug-09 15:04:59

I like Faith Juliet and think you should stick with that if you like it. Its a middle name so not like he has to hear it every day if he objects to it that much!

I also used a family name as a middle name for my DS and plan to do so for DS2. I think its really nice to use a family name for the middle name, and I am sure your mum will be really touched if you do use Juliet.

belgo Tue 18-Aug-09 15:05:08

good idea skyblu.

PuppyMonkey Tue 18-Aug-09 15:07:33

PMSL at Ju Leigh grin

MrsBarbaraKingstanding Tue 18-Aug-09 15:07:56

Just use Julie.

People get so hung up middle names and no one ever uses them. So it's a good opportunity to acknowledge a family member without actually having to use the name.

My DS2 has the middle name Glynne. I'd nver name a child that I don't like it, but it's a family name for Dh's family so it's win:win, they're all well chuffed and I don't actually have to use the name Glynne (or any other weirdy welsh names) in every day life.

ash6605 Tue 18-Aug-09 15:19:17

what about just the 'lie' part of her name but obviously spelt Leigh? good choice of name btw we have also chose Faith for a girl although im a bit worried it doesnt sound right with our surname!

TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Tue 18-Aug-09 15:22:51

Mum thinks we are using 'Juliet' so I think we'll probably just end up going with that or Julie.

Ash. What does your surname begin with? If you don't mind me asking. Ours begins with G. I think Faith sounds soft and lovely and there's hardly anyone called it around this area.

ash6605 Tue 18-Aug-09 15:35:22

Its a H,its more that the name Faith H...... sounds like we are god botherers rather than it actually not sounding right iykwim? It is a lovely name though and we have really set our hearts on it,there are no other Faiths around our way that I know of

TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Tue 18-Aug-09 15:43:08

Ash, I think you should go for it. I don't really think people associate the name 'faith' with religion. I know it's an obvious connection, but when someone's called it, it just becomes their name doesn't it.

hocuspontas Tue 18-Aug-09 15:47:21

I like Faith Julia best.

glasgowlassHatesthetwuntingDM Tue 18-Aug-09 15:49:52

I like Faith Julia, a nice strong sensible name!

What about suggesting Juliette?

TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Tue 18-Aug-09 15:51:00

Really? I'll suggect Julia to DH then. I like it.

boodleboot Wed 26-Aug-09 10:30:20

Hello you smile

Julia is lovely. Faith is gorgeous.

Juliet is one of my favourite names tho.....

gingerbunny Wed 26-Aug-09 10:36:38

whats your mums favourite flower? could you use that?

juuule Wed 26-Aug-09 10:40:30

Julia is lovely.

I prefer Julia Faith. That way round. Prefer Julia to Faith and Julia Faith has a better ring to it than the other way around. imo.

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