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Old 04-05-2011, 07:24 AM   #1
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I am having second thoughts. I do this every pregnancy and this is why we don't share the name before birth. Of course, this time, we did. I'm sure my MIL is busy ordering and making personalized stuff already, so I would feel bad about changing it.

So, opinions, Joely vs. Juliana?

I chose Joely originally because JO - John (Dh) EL - Rachel (me) and then the Y to make it feminine. It is also 5 letters and 2 syllables just like the other three girls.

Juliana is what I called the baby in my dream the other night. Both Dh and I love that name about the same. It doesnt have any personal meanings, but I like it because it feels more classic and elegant than cutesy, like Joely.

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Old 04-05-2011, 08:38 AM   #2
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I think either name is good. At least you have two good ones to pick from. We just tell people that while we may have one name that we like most, it's not official until baby is born. My MIL is the exact same way--calling us every weekend to ask what we've picked out so she can order personalized stuff... Must just be what MIL's do!!

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I personally prefer Juliana, love it in fact! I am still not 100% committed to my name (Carly) and I know I won't be until she gets here. I don' thave any other front runners, there are names I do like (like Julie, Natalie, Alexa), but so far I think it is Carly, but have to wait to see for sure.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:45 AM   #4
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I personally love Juliana. I my best friend was Julianna, she was one of my most favorite people I have ever met, so full of life, and such a sunshine! But she passed away 2.5 years ago. Maybe that is why I am so attached to that name.
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I know a couple boys named Joel who go by Joely in their families so I thought it was a boy's name at first. That might influence your decision.
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I like Juliana, and I think less people would possibly mispronounce it compared to Joely. Hugs on the MIL issue, we have the same problem. Don't feel bad for changing your mind though, much better for her to waste a few bucks on personalized stuff than to have a name you hate but have to deal with forever!

ETA: how would you pronounce Joely? When I read it, I say Joel-y, but I could see people also saying Jo-EL-y
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I like Juliana, and I think less people would possibly mispronounce it compared to Joely. Hugs on the MIL issue, we have the same problem. Don't feel bad for changing your mind though, much better for her to waste a few bucks on personalized stuff than to have a name you hate but have to deal with forever!

ETA: how would you pronounce Joely? When I read it, I say Joel-y, but I could see people also saying Jo-EL-y
It would be pronounced Joel-y (like Jolie).

Thanks for all the input ladies!!
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I like Joely...
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I vote for Juliana...not like I'm biased or anything...
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dawwww I love Juliana. It's got such a romantic feel to it.
Don't feel bad, we went through so many names! It wasn't until it came time to push that DH looked at me and was like ...What bout Owen?
I was like hm. Middle name?
Michael?
Alrighty then, sounds great. Let me meet him and I'll approve then
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