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#1 Alexis!

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:11 PM

What do you all think of Jude on a girl?

In March I lost my "aunt" Jude, whom I was very close with to cancer. Her name was Judith, but always went by Judy or, more often, Jude. Growing up, I always admired her ability to keep smiling no matter how hard life got and I truly miss her and want to honor her by naming my daughter after her. My dilemma?

She hated her name.

We use to called her Judith to get a rise out of her.

I don't want to use a name that she didn't care for on my child, which is why I would like to use Jude. It would be a middle name most likely. Is it too masculine? For me, I'm not a gender person, so I think it works. But does it?

So...Jude on a girl. Good? Bad? First name ideas?



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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:17 PM

As long as it's a middle name I think it's fine. I actually know someone that did the exact oppisite. She was wondering if she had given her son a too girly middle name because she named him after her mom. I think middle names are a great place to honor family, and gender shouldn't matter

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:10 AM

I think that as a middle name, it could pass... I will always see Jude to be very masculine though :/ I think Judie/Judy would be a more feminine way to honor her! Did she dislike Judy?

I think a wonderful way to honor your aunt would be to use Jude on a boy :) because your still using her name and all, still has her thought, buy Jude just works nicely on a boy <3 I have Greyson Jude on my list... You could even do Jude Matteo/Mattias/Matthew? ;) I know many people who honor the opposite gender on their babies... Like people who use Philippa or Pippa to honor Philip, Thea to honor Theodore, Willa/Willow to honor William, or Oliver to honor Olivia! <3

Hope this helps! <3

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:25 AM

I think Jude could pass as a girl name. Or maybe Juda(h)??

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 08:27 AM

I'm personally all for masculine-type names on girls. I love Jude for a girl. (:

Here are some suggestions off the top of my head;

Layla/Laila Jude
Lila Jude
Elliana Jude
Naomi Jude
Everly Jude
Rileigh Jude
Kayleigh Jude
Aubrey/ee Jude
Cadence Jude
Hannah Jude
Mikayla Jude
Aspen Jude
Alana Jude
Mackenzie Jude
Eva Jude
Alexis/a Jude
Kayla Jude
Hartley Jude

Hope I could help. (:

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 01:14 PM

I would ONLY use Jude for a girl as a middle name. I know several Jude/Judah's that are defenantly men's men.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 06:17 AM

I think that Jude is rather masculine, but it could work as a middle name, seeming it wouldn't be used in everyday life!! :(
I think that naming her, after your Aunty would be a lovely idea! <3





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Posted 06 May 2011 - 06:38 PM

Thanks for the responses. I would use Judy but my last name ends in the same sound and it just sounds rhyme-y.

My top few right now are:

Emmelyn Jude
Aubrey Jude
Kaylee Jude
Stella Jude
Elizabeth Jude
Anabel Jude
Kendel Jude
Molly Jude

But I do like Jude August & Landon Jude for a boy as well.

I think Emmelyn Jude is my top right now.



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Posted 06 May 2011 - 07:13 PM

Hummm. Do YOU like the name Judith? You could use that but only if YOU like it. What about her middle name? Could you use that?

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:42 PM

I'm not really a fan of Judith, I find it a little dated. As for her middle name, I know it started with a P but I'm not 100% sure what the name was.



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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:18 PM

I agree with it being "Dated". What about like a name CLOSE to Judy? One of my middle names is after my dad, though it isn't the exact same.

What about:
Jody/Jodi
Jana
Juno
June
Juniper
Juney

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:41 AM

Emmelyn Jude is really pretty :(
Though I prefer the spelling Emmeline.

I also like Aubrey Jude, Kaylee Jude, Stella Jude & Molly Jude.

Maybe you could change it a little, and replace the 'U' with an 'A'.. so like Emmelyn Jade...

I agree with Judith being dated..





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Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:09 PM

Emmelyn Jude is really pretty :(
Though I prefer the spelling Emmeline.

I also like Aubrey Jude, Kaylee Jude, Stella Jude & Molly Jude.

Maybe you could change it a little, and replace the 'U' with an 'A'.. so like Emmelyn Jade...

I agree with Judith being dated..




I love Emmeline, but I would pronounce it -leen, not -lynn. I'm not sure how I would spell [emma-lynn]. I like Emmelyn & Emelyn. Suggestions?

Jaymey - I'm not really a fan of using other names, I kind of want to use Jude because it's what she always went by. Thanks anyways.



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Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:23 PM

Oh ok :(. I have a few for Emma-Lynn though

Emma-Lynn
Emmalynn
Emmelin
Emelynn
Emmilin << This kinda looks like a medicine.... like Emilin.....

I also like Emmaline (Emma-Line) Thats how my friend always pronouced it

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:47 PM

I used to love Emmalyn, personally. Emmelyn is just as beautiful though! I actually kinda like it more <3 Emmelyn Jude sounds beautiful! As a middle name, it is okay. Creativity is a great spot for middle names! .... Opps, you know, it took till the end of the message when I reread it to realize I miss said that.... :x But yeah haha.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 06:01 PM

Jude is one of those names that I just adore for a male OR a female. I don't think it's strange at all for a girl, and I find it very gender-neutral. Of the names on your list, I like the way Emmelyn Jude, Stella Jude and Aubrey Jude sound together. They fit rather nicely.




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