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October 16th, 2013 01:16 AM #1
Grandma's name sounds like sliced veggies
This may never be a real-life dilemma for us, but here goes. If we ever have another daughter, I would like to honor my grandma Julienne by using her name as a middle (which everyone pronounces "Ju-leen"; she is a twin to sister Jeanine and they are of the rhyming twin names era). She's an awesome, fun lady and I am lucky to have her in my life. We almost named our 6-year-old Elise Julienne, but chickened out in favor of Elise Marie (I've always loved Marie, but it honors nobody I know).
The combo I'm into at the moment is Audrey Julienne.
I'm not a big fan of changing the spelling (Juline, etc.), since I do want to honor her and am afraid she'd be a little sad at the implication that anything is "wrong" with her name. But I have to admit I am a little apprehensive of Julienne as a middle, since people might say, "like the way you cut up potatoes/carrots/veggies into strips?" when they see the birth announcement or her name in writing elsewhere.
I also like Audrey Julia, but it wouldn't be nearly as meaningful, in my opinion.
Can someone please talk me into Audrey Julienne? Or, as applicable, please tell me it's a bad idea?
Thanks.Mom to James Daniel (9), William Joseph (8), Elise Marie (7), and Zachary Allan (baby)
Audrey Kay, Lucy Caroline, Linnea Julia, Amy Catherine, Adele, Georgia, Kate, Clara, Lindy
Thomas Orin, Charles, Andrew, Arthur, Samuel, George, Raymond
DH's "approved" list:
Lucy, Kate/Katie/Katherine, Audrey