Julie vs. Julia

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Julie vs. Julia
Wed, 08-10-2011 - 9:57pm

Do you run into any young children who go by Julie or does that sound dated?

I hear Julia and Juliana sometimes.

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Registered: 12-09-2008
Thu, 08-11-2011 - 8:24am
I like Julie more than any of the formal names; I think it's a great nickname. It sounds a little dated but recently that's been my favorite type of girl names anyway.

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 12:01pm

I think Julie and Julia are both pretty and don't sound dated at all. I have a younger cousin (I think she's in her early teens) named Julie and it suits her very well. She's very pretty, with gorgeous eyes. And she's big into volleyball right now (and boys, lol) and is very spunky. :)

Out of the two I much prefer Julie. I also like Juliet/Juliette a lot. I think the "ee" sound at the end of Julie is prettier than the "uh" sound at the end of Julia.


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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 6:24pm

I have a sister named Julie.


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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 9:04pm

I don't know any really young Julies.

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Sat, 08-13-2011 - 10:02pm

My name is Julie. I was born in 1982 and I've often thought my name is kind of dated, boring, and not formal enough. I really wish my parents would have chosen Julianna or Juliette for me; however, I really don't like the name Julia. Probably because people always think that's my name and I'm not a big fan of people calling me the wrong name (does anyone really like that?).

Not sure if any of that will help you in naming your child, but I thought you might like to hear an adult Julie's perspective. Good luck with naming your little one!

P.S. It's interesting that a previous poster said she knew of a sibling group named Julie, Jenna, and Jason as my brother and sister are Jennifer and Jason. I know that Jennifer Hudson's siblling's names are/were Julia and Jason. Must be a very popular sibling group!

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Wed, 08-17-2011 - 12:37am

Julie does sound dated to me.