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Names I’d Rather Have

This week’s Listicle topic is 10 Names I’d Rather Have.  Everyone, at one time or another has wanted a different name.  Hmmmm.  What I would name myself given the chance?  I know, it definitely wouldn’t be anything like Julia… too many people (Nana included) call me Julie, which is NOT my name.  I hate the name Julie – it sounds like a stuck up, preppy, bleached-out cheerleader.  (No offense if your name is Julie!)

10 names I'd rather have - monday listicles via mini van dreams

I like the name Julia.  I was named by my daddy – after Julia Child.  Yet, most people forget to tack the A on the end and it is very frustrating.  Sometimes, it downright pisses me off.  I cannot tell you how many times I have had to correct people – even those in my own family!  Sometimes I just make the “a” sound when they say Julie, other times I just don’t answer them.  Its kinda disrespectful, at least I think so.  Now, Nana is probably getting ready to respond below, saying its a nickname or pet name.  No, Jules, Ju-Ju, or Jule is a nickname.  NOT Julie.  

Julie is not the name of an butt-kicking, name-taking, roll-with-the-punches, accountant and drag racer.  I cannot imagine the announcer saying, “Here’s Julie, pulling up to the line.”  Nope.  It doesn’t sound right.

Growing up (and still) I love to read, and when I come across a good character name, I think “Oh, I wish that were my name.  It’d be easier.” 

So, given the opportunity… these are the names I would rather have… 

  1. Abigail
  2. Jacqueline
  3. Cassandra
  4. Elise
  5. Juliet
  6. Marina
  7. Cecelia
  8. Tessa
  9. Amelia
  10. Angelina

Which name do you think would fit me best?  Do you wish you had a different name?  

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  1. My SIL’s name is Julia. I call her Jules. I really like Amelia from your list though.

  2. I think that’s funny that you tack on the “uh” when people call you Julie. It grates my nerves when people call my son Bryson by the name Bryce. I usually tack on the “un” for them as well! Btw, your name made my graphic (even inspired by you because I knew you’d be linking up) and I remember the “a”. That means I get extra brownie points, right? Hehe.

  3. Absolutely! And, I don’t have to sound like a goofball when I grunt UH afterwards.

  4. It makes me think of Amelia Bedelia. LOL.

  5. I think you are more of a Tessa. Seams to fit you…Now I am racking my brain to think of people named Julie that have ticked you off.

  6. Most of the time, I am perfectly happy with the name I have been given. Every now and then I wish to be called, ‘Wonder Woman’. Hee hee.

  7. You know what they say… you and Wonder Woman have never been seen in the same room together… LOL.

  8. Argh, yes, it’s a pain when no-one can deal with your name properly, eh? And it really is too bad, because I agree that JuliA is lovely! I like the thought of pulling names from characters in books (my son’s name is one such), this is a great list.

  9. I made sure when we named our kids that they couldn’t be messed up. Of course, I was on complete bed rest for three months, so I had alot of time to think about it. LOL.

  10. Dearest Julia, yes your father named you. And I did not want Julia I wanted Julie. But of course he won. So in my defense that is why I called you Julie all these years!

  11. Don Gibson says:

    I like the name Angelina that is cool and of course I’m biased to the name Morgan. I remember your name causing quite the controversy in my family when we first started dating. What is with my mom n law and names of peeps, took me awhile to figure out your dad’s name as she always called him by different than what I knew him as. I think I’ll start calling her Wendy lol. What do you think?

  12. Hey, favorite son in law are you calling me Wendy or Windy LOL…….or you can call me the best or wonderful or marvellous….lol

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