(Closed) No longer able to choose my fav girl name

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Honestly, just use Julia. I have the same name as an aunt ( who is only a few years older than men) and itnis no big deal. In fact, it was kind of cute. She was Big Brenda ( or Benda until I could pronounce Rs) and I was Liitle Brenda . It’s something we bond about and enjoy. 

Post # 5
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I say stick with Julia or maybe a play on the name Julia like Julianne or Julianna, etc. Honestly Luce is just a little odd…unless you live in France I guess :

Post # 6
846 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

i feel like the name luce would cause a whole lot of bullying, especially in high school (she’s “loose”, like slutty). sorry, that’s just the first thing that came to my mind. i live in america though where that name is not common, so it may be different over there.

Post # 8
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@sfp:  Luce (in spanish Luz) is a fairly popular girl name in Latin American, so I dont see it as being weird.  But I wouldnt let go of Julia just yet

Post # 9
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@sfp:  how do you know you will even have a girl? I think you are getting a bit ahead of yourself!

Post # 10
690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My favourite girl names are Alice and Annabella,

although I hope I have a boy. Haha. 

But if your heart is set on Julia, don’t give it up so easily. Wait until you actually have to decide, if it feels right, it feels right. 

There are 4 Peters in my small family. No one thought it was weird. 

Post # 12
11480 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I also think you can still use Julia as long as the middle names of the two girls are different. My Darling Husband has a number of brothers and sisters, and both he and one of his siblings used the same boy name for one of their sons, and both he and another sibling used the same girl name for one of their daughters. The family keeps everyone straight by using their first names along with their middle names or middle initials.

Post # 13
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

hm. . .sounds like you are getting married next year, right? are you trying for kids before the wedding?

assuming you’re not. .  .it sounds like your niece Julia is a year old already. by the time you are married and pregnant and delivering (if your first baby is a girl), she will be AT LEAST 3 years old by the time your little Julia could be born. that’s assuming you go straight to ttc after the wedding and you have zero fertility issues and your first baby is a girl. if any of those factors don’t go as planned, the other little Julia would be 4,5, or even older before your baby is born.

Luce is a pretty name,but I quite frankly don’t understand not using Julia.

If someone’s trying to get their attention at a family gathering, you could just say ‘Julia X, come here!’ or ‘Julia Y, come here!’ It doesn’t have to be ”big Julia and little Julia’, I agree that would be annoying.

I had a super common name (Rebecca) in my generation and while there was no one in my family named Rebecca, at school there were ALWAYS other Rebeccas.

 I really didn’t mind and I got used to being called ‘Rebecca X’ (first letter of my last name; it’s not really X, but this is the internet ) by my teachers and even by friends when there happened to be another Rebecca in the friend-group I was hanging around with at the moment.

Actually, even at work now around colleagues my age, there are 4 Rebeccas including me, in our department. We just get used to saying ‘Rebecca so and so’ and it’s not a huge deal.

just wanted to offer another perspective!

Post # 15
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@mrs_brownie:  Yeah, my first thought was bullying from puberty on up. I’m sure kids in my class would have started teasing anyone with that name by 5th grade (11 years old). But I don’t know if that’s colloquial slang wherever the OP lives.

You can still give her Julia as her middle name, at the very least!

And hey, one of my cousins, whose last name is hyphenated Maiden-Married, named her daughter her maiden name. You can bet when that gets called at family gatherings EVERYONE turns around. And it’s no problem. We think it’s cute. (Our last name is a common girls’ name anyway, and I guess my cousin liked the sound of it in her hyphenated last name a lot but didn’t want to give her kids a hyphenated name.)

Also I totally understand where you’re coming from. I have difficulty picking out a girl name for a future child because they are so darn trendy, and I don’t want her to be in a class with 15 others of the same name, but I also don’t like made up names that are, you know, SO unique, to the point where it doesn’t even look like a name. And I LOVED the name Clara. Yeah, guess whose fiance’s sister recently had a Clara? Sigh. Baby Clara is really cute though, so I can’t hold it against her. So anyway, I know your feelings and I got over it. Haven’t found a new girls’ name I love with either my or my fiance’s last name (we’re probably hyphenating), but I have several more years before that’s an issue so I’m not worried.

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