- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
I’ve always (for the past ten years) said that I wanted to name my (future) daughter Julia. I absolutely love love love the name, it’s the name of my grandmother, fav actress, fav book character and just a really pretty name.
And then, of course, my niece was born and guess what her name was.. Julia. She’s technically not MY niece, but my BF’s niece, so I couldn’t have told my S.I.L. this was ‘my’ name as me and my BF started our relationship when his sister was due in a couple of weeks. If it had been MY sister who was pregnant, she wouldn’t have named her Julia, because she knew of my wish..
Anyway.. nothing I can do about it. I was absolutely devastated for months, really crying about it, but now i’ve come to terms with it, and realise there are many other pretty names.
(This is all more than a year ago and I now love my little niece of course).
But now I have to find another beautiful girl name! I’m not pregnant yet, but always thinking about this 😛
I really really like the name Luce too. It’s a French name, meaning light (or actually, it means light in Italian). It’s based on one of my fav French feminists Luce Irigaray.
In English, you would pronounce it as ‘Loose’ (http://nl.forvo.com/search/Luce/en/)
But in French it’s more like:
I live in Europe, and would love to choose an international name that is easy to pronounce both in English and in Dutch (my native language). In Dutch, you would pronounce it similarly to the French way, but also pronounce the -e in the end. Luce.
Do you love it? Do you think it would be an international albeit original name?