Did I pick too common a name?
Hi everyone! A few months ago, I tortured you all in 'Dilemmas' with my chronic indecision regarding a name for baby girl #2. I received the most thoughtful and insightful advice from so many people! Dad and I had finally agreed on Alexandra Maren - for about two weeks. Unfortunately, I started noticing that EVERYONE around me was choosing 'A' names; I also discovered 'Alex' names are popular in certain industries (my dad pointed this trend out to me, bless his dirty-minded old heart). So, we vetoed Alexandra. And could agree on nothing else.
Well, baby girl #2 arrived on the 19th! We had no name picked out... but soon after she was born, as I was gazing lovingly upon her, I thought 'Julia?' I ran it by her Dad, my moms, some nurses, whoever I could corner and it received a favorable response - so I mulled it over for two days before committing to Julia Maren. I know I had checked it against the SSA database, but apparently in my after-birth exhaustion I failed to notice how popular Julia has been for, well, forever.
So. I turn once again to the good and honest people of this community... How do you all feel about Julia? I would like to know ALL your thoughts on the name - is it too common, feminine or not, classic or dated, etc. etc. Also, I'd like to know how you all think it fits with big sister's name, Elaina Marie. I am trying to figure out if my second-guessing is just a byproduct of my generally indecisive nature, or if it is well-founded and I need to seriously consider a trip to Vital Records. Thanks in advance for your honesty!
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:35am