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I love Jillian.
I don't really like Magnolia. I think there are prettier flower names.
Jillian reminds me of Jillian Michaels. She's scary! LOL.
Jillian - Like it.
Magnolia - Like it.
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I don't really care for Jillian. I like Magnolia because I like those flowers, but agree with the other poster who said it's not the prettiest word! :)
What about Juniper? Or Marigold? Since your other daughter has an unusual name I think you can be a little different with this one's name too! :)
I prefer Magnolia by a LOT.
Jillian just isn't my style, although I like the nickname Jill.
Magnolia just conjures up the colors deep red and gold. It's also a bit different and I think matches well with Aurora.
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swimiz500:I prefer Jillian, but Magnolia is nice too.
I love Magnolia! I find it very feminine, spunky, unusual yet recognizable.
While there is nothing wrong with Jillian, it is nms. I find it somewhat buttoned-up feeling and just not all that feminine.
Maybe it's because of where I live, but every time I see Magnolia as a possible name on here, I give it a major side eye. Magnolias are a symbol, perhaps the symbol, of the deep south. They conjure up verandas and debutantes and sweltering summer nights. Magnolias don't even grow up north, so I don't really understand the appeal. Why name a child after something so inextricably linked with a place the parents have no ties to? (An assumption on my part, true, but a pretty solid one I'm confident in.)
I dunno, it'd be like if I named my kid Vermont - plucking a random word from a different part of the country because I thought it had a cool sound. Remember the post about the name Acadia and everyone said, "No, that's a national park in my part of the country and I can't separate it in my mind"? Same thing. I thought Acadia was an offbeat but ok name, but that's because I don't live beside the national park. Since there's a magnolia in my yard, I do think of our summers and history. I'm not saying Magnolia "belongs" to southerners (I can't think of a single southern mom I know who'd use it); I'm just saying it's a little peculiar to borrow the symbol of a different culture.
If you're after the nn Maggie, Margaret, Magdalena, Margot, Marjorie could all get you there.
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Thanks Everyone! i still LOVE Magnolia. We thought about Jillian the last time...but honestly, I keep thinking it's a bit "boring" for us. I love beautiful and girly names that aren't that common.I do love Jillian too though, but i've become attached to Magnolia i think.
Always good to think about other options though, just in case! I wish I could have done a clicky poll!
sunnyday016:I prefer Jillian. Magnolia is just a little too "out there" for my taste.
MrsJ723:Magnolia is a GP name for me, so I definitely have a soft spot for it. Maggie is a cute nn too. I like Jillian, but prefer the spelling Gillian but pronounced as Jillian.nbsp;
My personal associations:
Magnolia: the south, beauty, floral, the Grateful Dead
Jillian: Jillian Michaels, a tomboy, unpleasant sounding
I like Magnolia much more.