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