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!)

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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… 

  1. Abigail
  2. Jacqueline
  3. Cassandra
  4. Elise
  5. Juliet
  6. Marina
  7. Cecelia
  8. Tessa
  9. Amelia
  10. Angelina

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

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