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Marek
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Seriously, I am hoping some one knows a word that rhymes with Julian, my five year old son is petty upset that nothing rhymes with his name.

Help me jatraqueros, your my only hope.

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Xavier
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So far "boullion" and "herculean" are what I am finding. Also "boolean".
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I wouldn't say that "bouillon" actually rhymes with "Julian". Or maybe it can, but I don't think I've ever heard it pronounced that way.

"Herculean" and "boolean" are the only ones I'm coming up with, too.

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quote:
I wouldn't say that "bouillon" actually rhymes with "Julian". Or maybe it can, but I don't think I've ever heard it pronounced that way.
I'd actually agree, but that's what a site I found had listed, and I gave them the benefit of the doubt. It also had "boolean" as a "near rhyme", which for me seems like a truer rhyme.
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Herculean doesn't rhyme with Julian at all. But boolean does.
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quote:
Herculean doesn't rhyme with Julian at all.
It does if you pronounce it the traditional way, with stress on the second syllable rather than the third.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jon Boy:
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Herculean doesn't rhyme with Julian at all.
It does if you pronounce it the traditional way, with stress on the second syllable rather than the third.
Yeah, if you pronounce it incorrectly, it totally works. But then, that's probably true of about a few other words.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jon Boy:
quote:
Herculean doesn't rhyme with Julian at all.
It does if you pronounce it the traditional way, with stress on the second syllable rather than the third.
Heh, when I was a kid and reading mythology books all the time, I came across a series that I'm sure others have read, forgotten it's name, but half educational half entertainment. Anyway, it had all the pronunciations next to the crazy-to-American-kid names, and that's where I learned the old pronunciation. I absorbed it well enough that I forgot about the other one prior to this tread.
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Instead of saying his name is just as good as other names, tell him it's more unique and better. Let him give you a few random names and make fun of them, like Bob.. Oh Bob, the snob?

He'll actually appreciate that name in middle school.

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Kipling uses 'cerulean':

quote:
Sir J. was old, and her hair was gold,
And her eye was a blue cerulean;
And the name she said when she turned her head
Was not in the least like "Julian."


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Xavier
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He'll actually appreciate that name in middle school.
I like Julian a lot as a name for a boy. But if inclined, "Julie" is a very easy taunting play on Julian for middle school kids. Most names have easy mocking variations.

The key to these sorts of idiotic taunts is not to let it bother you and just smile or laugh. Which is, of course, very hard for a kid/teen to do.

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Hooligan?

Julian is a fine name. (As for playground teasing - you could have named him Benjamin or Alexander and the kids would have called him Benjie-Wengie or Sandy instead, or you could have called him Peter or Richard and had him live with all the penis jokes - basically you just can't win [Wink] .)

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quote:
Originally posted by Bella Bee:
or you could have called him Peter or Richard and had him live with all the penis jokes - basically you just can't win [Wink]

My brother is named Peter, he works at Dick's sporting goods, so his name tag says

Dick's:
PETER

Nope, was not going there, I also know a "Richard Wackerly" he is so mad at his parents

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Also we have tried the, your name is unique, not all names have rhyming words thing, so yours is special.

He is not buying it.

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quote:
Originally posted by Marek:
Seriously, I am hoping some one knows a word that rhymes with Julian, my five year old son is petty upset that nothing rhymes with his name.

Help me jatraqueros, your my only hope.

Five? He's FIVE?!?

*wanders off to find cane*

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Man. I read the post without seeing who posted it because the FIVE caught my eye, and my mind went to 'caning' rather than 'griping about time flying', before I noticed who said it! [Embarrassed]
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I refuse to apologize for your dirty mind.
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"Son, your mother and I figure it is time to teach you the importance of assonance, as we were cruel to name you with such a difficult name to rhyme with."
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Make up a word.

"Your name rhymes with Tullian, the greatest ninja dragon ever to sale a pirate fleet against the Zombie Robots."

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Wasn't there a Roman emperor called 'Tullian'? But anyway proper nouns don't count.

That said, what's wrong with 'cerulean'?

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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
quote:
Originally posted by Marek:
Seriously, I am hoping some one knows a word that rhymes with Julian, my five year old son is petty upset that nothing rhymes with his name.

Help me jatraqueros, your my only hope.

Five? He's FIVE?!?

*wanders off to find cane*

Lol, to make matters worse rivka, this is my younger son, the older one is seven and a half.

Maybe I should point out to him, that nothing rhymes with my name either?

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quote:
Originally posted by Marek:
to make matters worse rivka, this is my younger son, the older one is seven and a half.

I had figured out that it had to be the younger one, actually. But please go ahead and rub it in. [Wink]
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Herculean

Boolean

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The official residence of the mayors of Detroit, Michigan, is called the Manoogian mansion, after the philanthropist who donated it to the City of Detroit. So if your son ever became mayor of Detroit, then whenever he traveled, he could be introduced as Julian from Manoogian.
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If your son invites you to a party at the Manoogian...don't go.

There are some things a parent would rather not know.

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Marek
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You mean no parent wants to find out what Detroit looks like?
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The question is what the parties in the mansion look like. Of course, they should be better now that Kwame Kilpatrick has been evicted. Everyone around here wonders what happened to Tamara Green. All we know is that she once danced as a stripper at one of the parties, and later turned up dead.

On the bright side, the rear windows of the mansion overlook the Detroit River. It is supposed to be quite scenic.

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Marek
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Sounds nice, but "you have to be mayor of Detroit some day, so mommy and daddy can look out the windows" seems an odd dream to heap on a child's shoulders. Besides i have other dreams for him to contend with, till i am a good enough parent to let him live his own life, etc.
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