(Closed) Opinions about second daughter's name

posted 4 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Is it weird to have our daughters named Michelle and Juliette?

    Yes, I would think of something different for the second daughter

    No, Juliette is fine for your second daughter

  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee

    I have a friend named Juliette. She told me if anyone asks her if she is married to Romeo again, she’s  gonna slug them.

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    Have considered Julia? Then both names have Beatles references…

    Post # 4
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    Busy Beekeeper

    I don’t see where this is an issue at all – I’m surprised the votes right now point to otherwise.  No one cares if your kids’ names have the same background, no one thinks elle and ette are too similar (I would hope!).  I’d take more issue if you were going for Michelle and Rachelle or something like that, but these two names have zero in common.  Go with it!

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t think the names are too similar at all.  They go really well together!

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper

    I have literally never heard someone say “you named your kid Michelle? Are you French?” It has become such a common name in North America.  There are three in my office and I remember five of them in my grade in elementary school.  And Juliette has enough non-French famous folk with that name and it’s not that rare either. It’s not like you’re naming them Clotilde and Sabine.  I think you’re overthinking this. 

    ETA Michelle was in the top 100 for many many years and Juliette cracked the top 200 last year according to SSA. I don’t think anyone will be thinking you are co-opting French culture based on this.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Even though they both have French roots both are pretty common in North America. And I didn’t even notice a similarity between the two until you pointed it out. These are pretty small, silly concerns in my opinion.

    Post # 8
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I thinkyou are way overthinking this.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I agree that you’re overthinking it, I like both names and I think they’re beautiful. However, I would be aware that when she’s of middle/high school age, she’s probably going to get hounded with Romeo jokes that would drive her bonkers.

    Post # 10
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    Honey Beekeeper

    You are way, way overthinking. No one will think either of those things unless you point it out to them yourself. 

    I’m a fan of the name Julia, personally.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I think the two names go well together. And sure she’ll get Romeo jokes but kids cn find ways to make fun of pretty much every name of they try hard enough.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would not have realised either of your concerns if you did not point them out – i think Juliette is fine 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I had no idea Michelle was French, looking at it it makes sense of course but no one will think twice!

    If it really bugs you give with the spelling Juliet instead 

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I think you are overthinking this…really.But, if you start prononucing the names with a French accent, you are inviting questions. With an american accents…not so much. laughing

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Way overthinking. The names are not remotely similar. You’re fine. 

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