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    I'd need help in translating my name

    Hi, I've recently been using this site to try to learn how to speak Russian for my Ukrainian born boyfriend, who unfortunately broke up with me a couple of weeks ago. However, I think this website is wonderful and I still want to learn Russian. I'm writing him a letter and I'd like to sign it with my name translated as close to Russian as I can. My name is Julie. I have found several different variations and I'm not really sure which would be the best to use.
    I'd really appreciate any help!

    Thank You,
    Julie

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    http://www.freewebs.com/pravit/#ihatethisquestion
    Hope this helps. Personally, I would use "Джули" in your place.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    Hee. I like that the "I hate this question" link has become standard response.

    Also, why the heck are you writing him a letter if you're broken up, girl? Let it GO.

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    her name is julie... I mean, c'mon can't she just write Юля ? i mean, he'd know what she meant, right ?
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Yes, she could. At my camp there is a Julie and Julia and their Russian names are both Юля.
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. And thank you for the link also. I know that you can't technically translate a name, but I wanted to get close and I just wasn't sure what to use. He often called me Yulia or Yulichka (which I know isn't appropriate now). Again, there are several different variations that I've found; most often Юлия and the suggested Юля and I don't really know the difference between them.

    In answer to the question about me writing him a letter now that we've broken up; I do still care about him and his birthday is next month. I already had his birthday present, so I wanted to give it to him anyway and the "letter" that I was talking about is really more of his birthday card. I wanted to sign my name in Russian because he didn't know that I was trying to learn the language and I was going to surprise him.

    Thanks again,
    Julie

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    Then Юля is better because it's more informal, it's the way you call a friend, a classmate and so on.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    Okay, thanks!

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