I’ve posted on here a little while ago about my first baby girl’s name, torn between [name]Julia[/name] and [name]Josephine[/name]. I was interested to see in today’s blog post that [name]Josephine[/name] is one of the most popular names on the nameberry boards girls top 10 lists. It’s one of my favorite names, and I’m seriously considering using it for my girl due in [name]December[/name]. My husband’s favorite name for her is [name]Julia[/name], and that seems to be a comfortable choice for us. I do think [name]Julia[/name] is pretty, but it’s a name I never thought about in the past (not quite sure how we got to it).
[name]Josephine[/name], on the other hand, I love. Again, not quite sure when I first started to fall for [name]Josephine[/name], and I thought it was unique of me until I came to nameberry and see how many of you like it, too. I don’t want to name my baby [name]Josephine[/name] thinking that she’ll be the only one, and then discover that I’m just part of a rising trend. Yet, I also don’t want to get sick of it in a few years and wish I had chosen something safer and more basic, like [name]Julia[/name]. Also, it’s part of the names in ending in “-ine” trend–and my name ends in “-ine” as well–do you think that matters?
So, my questions are, do you know lots of Josephines out there, or are you starting to see babies with the name? [name]Do[/name] you see its popularity rising? What associations do you have with it, what does it make you think of? Any other suggestions for me as alternatives to [name]Josephine[/name], or [name]Julia[/name]? Other names I love are: [name]Georgina[/name], [name]Amelia[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name], [name]Victoria[/name], [name]Willa[/name]. If I have a boy, my favorite name is [name]Henry[/name].
Thanks so much in advance for any input.