(65 Posts)
Locketjuice Tue 21-May-13 16:04:36

What comes to your head when you hear piper?

I love it, other half.. Not so much, I'm sure there is room for persuasion though... smile

TooTiredToBeCreative Tue 21-May-13 16:05:18

I like it, makes me think of tv programme Charmed!

Caitycat Tue 21-May-13 16:06:56

Doesn't feel like a first name to me, I just think of Billie Piper.

TanteRose Tue 21-May-13 16:09:07

The actress, Piper Laurie (Carrie's mum in the original film)

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 21-May-13 16:11:00

Bloke in a kilt blowing, certainly not a name.

First thought? A big hefty ruddyfaced scotsman blowing a goat skin.

Not great.

KittenofDoom Tue 21-May-13 16:17:06

What Bunny said.

Other than that, it's a surname. Horrible used as a first name.

IslaValargeone Tue 21-May-13 16:19:28

Piper Laurie
Love the name.

Blanketsandpillows Tue 21-May-13 16:19:58

It sounds very American to me (probably because of 'Charmed'). I don't dislike it...

CPtart Tue 21-May-13 16:22:43

Piper Alpha and that tragic oil rig explosion.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Tue 21-May-13 16:23:08

Not keen sorry. It makes me think of a big bloke in a kilt with bagpipes.

Choccyhobnob Tue 21-May-13 16:33:27

It is a very American name to me - not that that's bad, I actually love it but not sure I could use it just because it would be too 'out there' for my oh!

Themobstersknife Tue 21-May-13 16:36:10

I think of champagne.

OrlaKiely Tue 21-May-13 16:38:11

I like it smile

It makes me think of a horse I had called Piper smile

It's a nice name

Floggingmolly Tue 21-May-13 16:49:05

It's a bird with thin, gangly legs.

TWinklyLittleStar Tue 21-May-13 16:50:19

I think Gillian Anderson called her daughter Piper, way back when. She must be, what, nearly 20 now? As I'm quite a big fan of GA the name has grown on me a lot.

Decoy Tue 21-May-13 17:04:15

Piper Alpha oil rig.

TenthMuse Tue 21-May-13 17:26:28

It makes me think of a novel called 'How I Live Now', which features a lovely character called Piper. Do think it sounds very American though.

MrsBrownstone Tue 21-May-13 17:29:38

I too think of Piper from Charmed. I like it but it's probably something I'd call a pet.

CoolStoryBro Tue 21-May-13 17:36:37

Ds 2's girlfriend. It really suits her. Bright, very pretty and just the right side of feisty.

polkadotsrock Tue 21-May-13 17:36:55

Charmed. But I love it for a girl- is it for a girl or boy OP?

ipswitch Tue 21-May-13 17:36:55

Sounds like somewhere in the shipping forecast to me.

TheRealFellatio Tue 21-May-13 17:37:37

I love it. I met a girl called Piper once - she'd be about 38 now. Lovely name.

TheRealFellatio Tue 21-May-13 17:37:58

She was English too - not American.

JambalayaCodfishPie Tue 21-May-13 17:40:12

My friend has a Piper, after Charmed! grin

VivaLeBeaver Tue 21-May-13 17:41:41

Piper from The Minecraft Crew. DD watches MineCraft Crew videos on YouTube so much I feel like Piper is my best friend. She seems nice enough, American.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 21-May-13 17:52:50

Piper Laurie, then Piper Alpha came into my head.

To me it's a cheery name, unusual.

Takver Tue 21-May-13 18:30:32

First reaction "Piper at the gates of Dawn", nice name, though (bit of an old hippy, me)

fruitypie Tue 21-May-13 19:07:27

I love it!

Alligatorpie Tue 21-May-13 19:12:16

I love it, it was actually on my list, but dh veto'd it.

olivertheoctopus Tue 21-May-13 21:03:57


KittyVonCatsworth Tue 21-May-13 22:41:59

Alpha. Not keen TBH.

dyzzidi Tue 21-May-13 22:43:42

I love love love the name Piper! Dd was very nearly called it but our surname makes it sound like the oil rig!

LynetteScavo Tue 21-May-13 22:51:03

Billie Piper.

But I like it as a name, maybe as Harper's sibling.

there are two in my son's school of 200+ kids - 1 boy and 1 girl smile

LittleMissLucy Wed 22-May-13 00:52:04

I like it and I live in the US where I hear it occasionally, but not as much as many other names.

ChristineDaae Wed 22-May-13 21:14:19

Piper from charmed here too, love it but not for a girl

wizzler Wed 22-May-13 22:24:05

I love it...

lisianthus Thu 23-May-13 11:09:22

Sarah Palin. It is (famously) the name of one of her children. She named the child after the light aircraft she likes to use while shooting. To me it is therefore a sort of moose-shootin'-from-helicopters, redneck kind of name that goes with Trig and Track and the other names given to her children.

Linguaphile Thu 23-May-13 11:20:30

I used to babysit a Piper, and she was adorable. Good connotations for me.

WithASpider Thu 23-May-13 11:22:56

I really like it, it was one of our two choices for DD1!

ephemeralfairy Thu 23-May-13 12:10:14

Piper Alpha. Not good imo.

xyla Thu 23-May-13 13:03:02

It sounds odd to me, like a manufactured cheerfulness. But probably wouldn't notice/care once I met the person.

Sallypuss Thu 23-May-13 18:06:39

...is the name of our dog grin Sorry!


Floggingmolly Thu 23-May-13 18:16:19

It's also the name of one of the Queen's corgis, Sallypuss grin
Are you Her Maj?

Kneedeepindaisies Thu 23-May-13 18:19:10

Piper from Charmed, but I love it.

Go for it!

Sallypuss Thu 23-May-13 18:23:42

grin Flogging

PoppyAmex Thu 23-May-13 18:27:16

A guy blowing a wind instrument

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 23-May-13 20:00:52


DoctorAnge Thu 23-May-13 20:02:58

It's lovely

Locketjuice Fri 24-May-13 12:56:51

I'm having a girl.. I'm even more confused now! haha

I knew it would have mixed reviews obviously as with any name but it seems to either get BLURGH it's awful or I LOVE IT! smile Thank you everyone, I shall let you know what she ends up being called.. 11 weeks to go! (But will hopefully have decoded before then!)

EddieVeddersfoxymop Fri 24-May-13 13:01:42

makes me think of Piper Alpha sad

I live close to where it happened...saw all the helicopters etc. Dreadful accident. Sorry, but for that reason I couldn't use it! Perhaps if you're not from the locality though it might not be people's first thought.

pooka Fri 24-May-13 13:05:29

It makes me think of Sarah Palin (even though I'm not sure she has a kid called piper - is still not a good connotation for me).


Have just checked - and these are her kids' names.

Not keen.

Viviennemary Fri 24-May-13 13:34:07

I'd think it was hideous and think why would anybody name a child that. But of course I would mumble very nice!

My gorgeous 5 year old DS is Piper and it suits him down to the ground. He was named after one of my grandparents.

McKayz Sat 25-May-13 07:16:25

I quite like it but it does make me think of Piper Alpha.

McKayz Sat 25-May-13 07:17:42

I just asked DH and he first thought of Maris Piper potatoes. hmm

sashh Sat 25-May-13 07:37:15

Pipper spelled wrong.

buzzgirly Sat 25-May-13 07:37:40

Charmed! I really like it though.

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Sat 25-May-13 08:33:29

Hmm, it lacks substance for me. It also feels slightly dated - more of a nineties name...? Basically not to my taste, I guess.

jidelgin Sat 25-May-13 13:27:49

What comes to mind is how beautiful a name it is - Piper is cool n compassionate n clever and she kicks the crap out of anyone who says otherwise smile

Yonionekanobe Sun 26-May-13 08:11:17

'Piper at the gates of Dawn' made me smile as the only Piper I know us the daughter of a Dawn. They are Americans incidentally so I always think of it as a US name.

sparkle12mar08 Sun 26-May-13 08:38:05

Pied Piper of Hamelin. Middle ages man in a yellow and red suit. Awful, awful, awful.

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