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Thread: Opinions on the name Jude?
August 22nd, 2013 09:47 PM #1
Opinions on the name Jude?
Every time my mom and I talk about baby names, she mentions that she likes the name Jude for a boy. At first, I didn't really like the name, it was just okay. Now it's starting to grow on me. I like the connection to Saint Jude, the patron saint of lost causes and the impossible. And of course Saint Jude's hospital. But I have a few questions. Do you think everyone will associate Jude with: a) Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus b) Jude Law c) the Beatles song "Hey Jude" ? What is your general opinion of the name?
Thanks in advance!
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August 22nd, 2013 10:32 PM #3Senior Member
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I love the name. In answer to your questions:
a) no, I don't associate Jude with Judas (to me they are different);
b) I only think of Jude Law when asked to think about what I think about the name-- it doesn't instantly come to mind the way "the friendly ghost" comes to mind when I hear Casper;
c) "Hey Jude" is one of my mom's favorite songs so I associate it with the song in a positive way.
August 22nd, 2013 10:48 PM #5
I absolutely adore Jude (Judah is on my list), but I'm put off by its rapidly rising popularity. If that's not a concern for you, absolutely use Jude! It's such a strong, handsome, approachable name. If I was a boy, I would want to be called Jude (yes, I've thought about this :P).
I don't associate Jude with either Judas or The Beatles. Then again, I really like the name Judas, am a Jew, and not a Beatles fan, so take that with a grain of salt. I don't think it's inextricably tied to Jude Law - though he's one of my favorite actors (and my imaginary celebrity husband), so I actually think the association is a plus.
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August 23rd, 2013 07:19 AM #7Senior Member
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August 23rd, 2013 08:59 AM #9