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October 16th, 2013 11:48 AM #6Senior Member
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I taught a lovely girl named Julienne and never once thought of the cooking technique. She pronounced it like the boys name Julian. I actually really liked her name and years ago considered using it but since my last name is the same as a major chicken producer when I googled it I realized it was too foody.Mom of Paul, Clare, Mark, Katharine, James, and expecting Andrew Lawrence
October 16th, 2013 11:57 AM #8Senior Member
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I would go right ahead and use it. It will be rare for anyone to see it in written form, and (as sarahmezz said) if you introduce her as Audrey Ju-leen (Julienne), no one will assume it is spelled like julienne. Go for it, it will mean so much to your grandma if you use it and don't change the spelling. I am a big fan of honor names. We used my mom's name, Susan, as my daughter's middle. I wavered on it because it really doesn't sound great in the middle spot, but then six months after my daughter was born, my mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I am so very, very happy we used her name and didn't change it to Suzanne or anything else like that. Go for Audrey Julienne!Mom to Alexander Patrick (9), Madelyn Esther (7), and Genevieve Susan (2). Expecting Theodore James in February 2014!
Baby #4 will be the last for us, so I am kind of sad to be saying goodbye to the beloved names I will now never use! At least I can still come here to encourage others to use them!
Girls: Bridget, Elizabeth, Felicity, Helena, Marianne, Violet, Penelope, Ophelia, Isadora, Victoria
Boys: Theodore, Sebastian, Julian, Everett, Elias, Caspian, Desmond, James, Arthur, Edmund
October 16th, 2013 12:05 PM #10Member
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October 16th, 2013 12:08 PM #12
I very highly doubt that most people will think of vegetables when they see Julienne. I certainly wouldn't.♂ | Samuel ◊ Edward ◊ George ◊ Silas ◊ Arthur ◊ Ezra ◊ Freeman ◊ Dean ◊ Jasper ◊ Solomon
♀ | I'm taking a break from girls' names at the moment.
October 16th, 2013 12:12 PM #14
Since we don't use middle names very much in real life, I think Audrey Julienne would be fine. You're honouring someone you love with your mn choice, so I don't think you should worry needlessly about spelling or pronunciation. How many times are you going to have to spell or pronounce a middle name?All the best,