Is there a name like Juniper, but not Juniper?

(77 Posts)
allhailtheaubergine Thu 26-May-11 15:08:14

Juniper is almost my perfect name.

My issues with is are

(a) it sounds like Jew nipper; one who bites Jewish people.

(b) nipper is an ugly sound.

But Juniper is lovely... and Juney is gorgeous, and my other daughter has a Woo, nature name...

What to do?

excellentadventure Thu 26-May-11 15:10:31

Noooo! Nipper was the name of the HMV dog, it's really cute. smile

Hullygully Thu 26-May-11 15:11:45

Punyjew?

allhailtheaubergine Thu 26-May-11 15:17:58

Oh, we'' if it's a dog's name... that's much better.

Problem solved. Thanks Hul.

MaryBS Thu 26-May-11 15:20:18

Mulberry? Or, given that Gin contains juniper berries.... or perhaps not grin

TheMoreItSnows Thu 26-May-11 15:24:46

You've got Juno haven't you, of Roman goddess status.... like Juniper without the nipper.... I'm not being very helpful am I?!

typsical Thu 26-May-11 15:26:44

Geneva - meaning 'juniper tree'...?

allhailtheaubergine Thu 26-May-11 15:30:22

Mulberry is too handbag.

Juno sounds like sumo in my head.

Geneva is an airport.

Outlandish suggestions perfectly welcome. You would die if I told you my first daughter's name.

Hullygully Thu 26-May-11 15:32:52

Sloe

Pyracantha

Agapanthus

typsical Thu 26-May-11 15:33:12

Hmmm, maybe Genevieve? Or Dewdrop?

Would love to know daughter's name!!

MaryBS Thu 26-May-11 15:34:19

Jocasta
Jerusalem (artichoke for a middle name)
Jubilee
Jezebel

allhailtheaubergine Thu 26-May-11 15:37:13

Sloe = Slow

Pyracantha = Pyromaniac

Agapanthus = too underpants-y

Genevieve = I like it, but DH will probably think too French

Dewdrop = too silly even for me.

allhailtheaubergine Thu 26-May-11 15:39:07

Jocasta - too aspirational
Jerusalem - Not a pretty sound
Jubilee - possible.
Jezebel - too biblical prostitute.

excellentadventure Thu 26-May-11 15:45:59

There was that Donovan song, Jennifer Juniper ...

Jennifer is uncommon these days, or there are the Arthurian variations Guinevere, Guenever .....

typsical Thu 26-May-11 15:47:17

Tulip?

SugarSkyHigh Thu 26-May-11 15:48:32

Jupiter?

EvenLessNarkyPuffin Thu 26-May-11 16:05:48

Genevieve is lovely. If you want 'nature' names, Sorrel, Honeysuckle, Clover or Violet.

Fimbo Thu 26-May-11 16:10:33

Willow
Bracken
River
Fenn

We have a fab waitress in our local Pizza Express called Clover can never do enough for you. Very sing songy.

excellentadventure Thu 26-May-11 16:13:47

Clover is nice, reminds me of the 'What Katy Did' books. Surprised it's never been popular.

midnightexpress Thu 26-May-11 16:13:50

Myrtle? I know a v cool Myrtle.

Did you know that genévrier is French for Juniper, so Genevieve is sort of like juniper in that way, iyswim.

Broody1976 Thu 26-May-11 16:20:58

Myrtle reminds me of moaning myrtle from Harry Potter.

Genevieve is lovely.

allhailtheaubergine Thu 26-May-11 16:45:56

From the age of 8 I was utterly determined to call my daughter Clover. I had forgotten! (Big WKD fan) grin

NoHunIntended Thu 26-May-11 17:01:19

I have a friend with a Juniper and a Clover!

Oh gwan, tell us what your first DD is called!

ChippyMinton Thu 26-May-11 17:15:02

I was at school with a Genevieve, lovely.
Or Jennifer (DD's middle name).

saidthespiderwithahorridsmile Thu 26-May-11 17:16:35

Jennet?

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