Jolie

  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    When I was in HS, I baby-sat for a woman named Jolie. I always thought it was a pretty name. Do you think it would be impossible for someone to use this name now without everyone associating it with Angelina?

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  • lcd1912
    lcd1912
    Participant

    I think it is absolutely beautiful and a total shame that it probably would be automatically associated with Angelina-not that she is a bad person or anything but you can’t help but think of her straight away

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    I like it! I also think Joss is adorable.

    Inga
    Inga
    Participant

    I like Jolie a lot. Another similar name I like is Jovie (the love interest in Elf played by Zooey Deschenal).

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    I immediately thought of Angelina Jolie. It also is so close to jolly, I find it a little silly-sounding.

    jasonlovessara
    jasonlovessara
    Participant

    I also immediately thought of Angelina but I do like the name.


    embra
    Participant

    I think jo-LEE is cute, but I’m not crazy about JO-lee.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    The woman I knew pronounced it jo-LEE, like Angelina, so that’s how I think of it. I think the original French pronunciation would be similar but the j is more of a “zh” sound … from what I remember from my HS French. ;)

    I’m not wild about JO-lee either. :)


    KBing
    Participant

    I loooove Jolie. I think it’s cute and feminine. My daughter had a Jolie in her class this past year (1st grade). She pronounces it with more of a Joel sound – as in Billy Joel. So it was more like joel-lee. Super cute in my opinion! I’ve been stuck on Jenji lately.

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    I think it has a nice meaning and a pretty (no pun intended!) look to it, but the French have made me into a name snob. There are very few French words that I like as actual names, too. I find it pretty sounding, but I can’t take it seriously as a name. It’s a word. It’s like if you named your daughter Ariana Pretty. Like, really? Why would you do that? It’s just as bad as Princess, imo, sorry.

    I do like Joliet, however, which sort of seems to be a happy medium between Jolie and Juliet (although I feel like it never gets any recognition because Juliet and Jolie are both much more popular.

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    I feel like adding, haha, because I feel like I ended that on a really harsh note. I mean, I wouldn’t judge someone if they used it. It has a pretty sound and look to it, and I can see why it appeals to parents. I don’t mind it as a middle name. Something like Ariana Jolie or Evelina Jolie or Charlotte Jolie would be pretty… I just can’t take it seriously, myself, and if a future husband of mine suggested it for a daughter, I’m pretty sure I’d laugh to his face. Then again, I want to be fluent in French/bilingual, and I think I know more about French than the average American does. I wouldn’t mind seeing it on someone else’s child–I just wouldn’t go near it for mine. It does have a pretty sound/look, though.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Good to know, Ash. I know it’s the French word for pretty but my friend had told me it was a “French name” so I didn’t realize it wasn’t used as a name there. I do know someone whose English name is Lovely. ;)

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