Is Jules Too Insubstantial as a First?

After posting my [name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m] combo in my Jul- name poll/post and seeing how popular he was, I’m wondering:

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you consider [name_u]Jules[/name_u] to be too insubstantial to be used as a first alongside his brothers (check name card)?

Or else, is it short and maybe looks a tad scant but holds its own in terms of imagery, association, and style such that it wouldn’t be a problem to use with one of my longer, more substantive middle name options?

  • [name_u]Jules[/name_u] works!
  • [name_u]Jules[/name_u] feels insubstantial here

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[name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m] is my top [name_u]Jules[/name_u]-first pick, but others include (but are not limited to):
[name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_m]Nicodem[/name_m]
[name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_m]Corentin[/name_m]
[name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_u]Meridian[/name_u]
[name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_u]Taliesin[/name_u]

Thanks for voting, and comment with what you think if you have a substantive :wink: opinion to share! Thanks, Berries!

I do think a longer name would work better with his older brothers, but [name_u]Jules[/name_u] is a lovely name that fits right in. I don’t think length matters as much as style. [name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m] is amazing! I adore [name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m].

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For me, [name_u]Jules[/name_u] is a little insubstantial here compared to the grand, unusual names your other boys have. I think [name_m]Julian[/name_m], [name_m]Julien[/name_m] or [name_m]Julius[/name_m] nn [name_u]Jules[/name_u] would be great though! I also think they would work well with the middle names you like.

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We considered [name_u]Jules[/name_u] for one of our sons. I love it! It would still be at the top of my list had we not went with another J name. I think it works fine with your other boys’ names. Especially with a longer middle name like [name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m]. Perfect!

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[name_u]Jules[/name_u] is in the top 10 in my country! ([name_f]France[/name_f]) Works perfectly :slight_smile:

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I love [name_u]Jules[/name_u] so much! I think it’s the sweetest. Personally, I think [name_u]Jules[/name_u] fits in nicely with H and A. [name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m] is sooo perfect. I love [name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m], and it’s so handsome paired with [name_u]Jules[/name_u]! I also think it balances out the shortness of [name_u]Jules[/name_u], which helps the combo match nicely with his brothers names imo.
[name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_u]Meridian[/name_u] is also very handsome, and would be my second choice!

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I adore [name_u]Jules[/name_u], but I think it does sound a little insubstantial with your other children’s names. I think it’s the combination of the soft sounds and the short length, whereas your boys both have harder/stronger sounds and much longer names. I’d assume [name_u]Jules[/name_u] was a nickname if introduced to your three I think.

That said, if you love it, you should use it. I really like [name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m], but [name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_u]Meridian[/name_u] is also dreamy!

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Hey there, I love [name_u]Jules[/name_u] but I do think it is a little insubstantial next to the lovely long names your sons have. I also seem to remember from your other posts that H & A are sometimes called Tio and Taz, and little [name_u]Jules[/name_u] might feel a bit left out without a nickname. I like [name_m]Julius[/name_m] NN [name_u]Jules[/name_u].

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[name_u]Jules[/name_u] is absolutely amazing and definitely not insubstantial. Think [name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_u]Verne[/name_u]! Paired with a longer middle name, I think it’s perfect.

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[name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m] sounds amazing! His brothers have ‘super names’ and this guy’s name is strong also, but in a different way. The shorter name will balance out the bundle. It’s fine to have a little bro have a shorter name. It’s not a silly nickname, it’s a handsome, strong name with plenty of personality.

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I adore [name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m] and I think you could still use it, but I get what you mean when comparing to H0rati0 and Ana5ta5i0. Sure [name_m]Julio[/name_m] or [name_m]Julius[/name_m] would more stylistically “fit” the set, but [name_u]Jules[/name_u] isn’t exactly out of place and associations like author [name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_u]Verne[/name_u] help give it some weight.

I used to overlook the name [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] even though I love it because I was worried it didn’t hold up next to my son’s name, which is [name_m]Archimedes[/name_m]. The more I thought about it though, the more I felt that it is substantial enough to not write it off completely, and now it’s in my top 2 boy’s names.

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Thanks to everyone for your thoughts. Keep them coming! It is interesting to see who thinks what.

I definitely posted saying [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] [name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m] is my fav for you, so perhaps I should be taking a bit of my own medicine here. :slight_smile:

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[name_f]My[/name_f] toddler’s name is [name_m]Julian[/name_m], we call him [name_u]Jules[/name_u]! I absolutely love it! We went for the long form because it gives him flexibility when he’s older, but I can see the appeal of going for [name_u]Jules[/name_u] instead :slight_smile:

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I do like [name_u]Jules[/name_u] [name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m], but feel as if [name_u]Jules[/name_u] is a bit incomplete.

[name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_m]Julius[/name_m] [name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m]? It has the same Latin feel as your other sons’ names and is easy to get the nn [name_u]Jules[/name_u] from. Either way, if you choose to use [name_u]Jules[/name_u], I don’t feel it’s too obvious that it doesn’t match.

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