Feel I'm not brave enough to use this name!

(102 Posts)
farmersdaughter Thu 27-Jun-13 14:46:32

Clearly I'm being very hormonal, but I'm just not sure if I'm brave enough to call DC2.....


When we already have an Honor.

Thought maybe Juno would be a great middle name but can't find a first name that really suits. Any suggestions? Names I like are Matilda (but not keen on its popularity) Claudia or India (which DH thinks is kicking the ass out of being middle class) grin

Or should I just stick with Juno?

DebsMorgan Thu 27-Jun-13 14:47:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

dustyhousewithdustypeople Thu 27-Jun-13 14:50:07

Not sure about Juno, but June would be lovely.

TeamJavert Thu 27-Jun-13 14:51:58

I hate Juno. The other three names are all much nicer first names IMHO.

imnotmymum Thu 27-Jun-13 14:54:13

Not sure of Juno makes me think of judo

velvetysquirrel Thu 27-Jun-13 14:56:01

I think its a nice name.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Thu 27-Jun-13 14:56:54

Juno goes very well with Honor - they both have a bit of an alternative American modern feel. Matilda and Claudia do not go as well, being more classic names. India is alternative but it doesn't contrast with Honor as well as Juno.

You were brave enough to use Honor (which, after all, is nice but not common), you're brave enough to use Juno!

nilbyname Thu 27-Jun-13 14:59:16

It is a marmite name....but I like it.

What about
Magda (nn maggie)

Not keen on India, never really liked it.

onetiredmummy Thu 27-Jun-13 14:59:46

Juno makes me think of the film of the same name where the teenager is pregnant & gives baby up for adoption after lots of abortion mentions.

Other than that, the only other time I've heard it is in Beetlejuice where Juno is the afterlife caseworker.

I'm not keen.

TwoPeasOnePod Thu 27-Jun-13 15:03:00

I love Juno. It was on the list for my second DD. It is pretty but strong

gaggiagirl Thu 27-Jun-13 15:03:42

Another vote for Cora that's a beautiful name.

DramaAlpaca Thu 27-Jun-13 15:05:16

I really love Juno & it goes great with Honor.

buttercrumble Thu 27-Jun-13 15:05:54

Not really heard of this before but love it smile

Somethingyesterday Thu 27-Jun-13 15:08:33

Those are two of my favourite names and they go beautifully together!

Definitely call her Juno.

reggiebean Thu 27-Jun-13 15:10:27

I love Juno!!

IceNoSlice Thu 27-Jun-13 15:16:45

Great film

ZolaBuddleia Thu 27-Jun-13 15:20:45

Love it. And Honor. And they go well together. Done!

MarianForrester Thu 27-Jun-13 15:20:57

I think Juno is really lovely, and far too nice to be a middle name smile

It makes me think of the goddess, love classical names.

I also think it's different enough to be usual but not wacky, and easy to spell.

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Thu 27-Jun-13 15:23:49

I don't like it - I much prefer either Matilda or Claudia (I don't like India or other 'place' names).

sundanceclaire Thu 27-Jun-13 15:34:23

I like it.

DuchessFanny Thu 27-Jun-13 15:44:22

I really like it ! I have a niece named Honor, they also liked Seren which I think goes well

I love Juno.Do it! grin

eurozammo Thu 27-Jun-13 16:33:25

I like Juno and love Honor.

squoosh Thu 27-Jun-13 16:41:44

Love Juno!

fussychica Thu 27-Jun-13 16:58:06

Honor is lovely. Juno is nice.
How about

xigris Thu 27-Jun-13 17:01:09

I'm with Debs please please call her Juno! It's a fabulous name and goes brilliantly with Honor. I would have definitely used Juno for a girl but I had all boys! I liked it way before the film. grin

farmersdaughter Thu 27-Jun-13 17:58:38

Thank you for all the positive comments. Thank you also for the constructive criticism on Juno, the feedback is helpful. I don't think of the film at all. However I worry that Juno isn't serious enough for when she's an adult.

Thank you Debs I love your DC's names.

Honor is a family name, so honestly I didn't feel brave in the slightest using it.

Really like Cora, however an ex had a daughter called Cora last year. Just a bit too close for comfort, sadly.

DH doesn't like Matilda, I feel Claudia is quite a 'heavy' name. Agree about India, but I do like Indy as a nn. wink

Oddly I am from Scotland, and do love Iona. Just thought Honor and Juno was a bit too 'O' ish. Am I over thinking it?

farmersdaughter Thu 27-Jun-13 18:04:31

Okay if we do stick with Juno, can anyone suggest a middle name?

I was thinking Kathryn, hate the spelling but its a family name. Other option is possible Charlotte?

Juno Kathryn or Juno Charlotte

reggiebean Thu 27-Jun-13 18:36:58

I like Juno Charlotte, I think it's really pretty!

Suzieismyname Thu 27-Jun-13 18:43:06

Juno is as Classic as it gets. She was queen of the gods for the Romans.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Thu 27-Jun-13 19:02:21

Juno and Honour are a perfect sibset you really couldn't do any better than that. I would admire your taste if I was I traduced to sisters Juno and Honour!

thegreylady Thu 27-Jun-13 19:04:13

Cassandra nn Cassie
I love Juno though smile

Bowlersarm Thu 27-Jun-13 19:05:06

Juno is great.

And I love Honor too-it was on our list but we had boys, as was India.

melesmeles Thu 27-Jun-13 19:06:01

I like Iona. And Juno is wonderful. Not keen on Matilda either I'm afraid or India. Juno Charlotte is brilliant.

FairyArmadillo Thu 27-Jun-13 19:35:09

Juno is a brilliant name. Love Honor too.

farmersdaughter Thu 27-Jun-13 22:47:16

Well you lot have really thrown me...grin

LynetteScavo Thu 27-Jun-13 22:49:29

Stick with Juno.

You don't have to be brave!

Juno goes beautiful with Honor. smile

farmersdaughter Thu 27-Jun-13 22:53:40

It is quite fab if I say so myself

Just need to get DH on board now!

bountyicecream Thu 27-Jun-13 22:55:12

Juno and Honor are great

Juno is the dog at the start of Wuthering Heights so definitely not a new name (and being named after a dog is no bad thing IMO)

bugsybill Thu 27-Jun-13 23:43:26

Yes use it. I think Juno is a great name for a little girl and I can see it on an adult of all ages as well.
Goes nicely with Honor too.

MacaYoniandCheese Thu 27-Jun-13 23:46:39

Not my style but I think it goes beautifully with Honor. Very cool. Do it!

nooka Fri 28-Jun-13 06:08:23

I like both names but am not sure about them together. I think I like the sound of Judith/Jude better with Honor, just sounds a bit softer perhaps.

baskingseals Fri 28-Jun-13 10:27:48

You could really live on the edge and call her Hero - I do think Honor and Juno are lovely together.

Fwiw if I had a dd tomorrow I would call her Honor.

farmersdaughter Fri 28-Jun-13 16:46:35

maca oddly Juno really isn't my style either, however due to having an Honor already I am finding it quite hard to find a suitable 'strong' yet not overly popular name. I thought it just sound good with DD's name.

nooka like Jude but DH doesn't.

basking DH and I have spoken about Hero but both agreed that its maybe a bit much. Also we already have a Miss H so whist name tapes would be easy, post would be a nightmare.

I've read this thread out to DH and he was surprised by the overall positive comments. Also agree they sounded good together as a sibling set. He 's still not convince but I'll leave it will him and let the seed grow wink

Thanks for the comments and suggestions. Bet it will be a boy!

everlong Fri 28-Jun-13 19:30:39

Juno is cool

farmersdaughter Fri 05-Jul-13 16:54:28

So I think either it will be...

Juno Charlotte


Charlotte Aurelia

do you think Katie Hopkins would approve gringrin

What do you think?

evelynj Fri 05-Jul-13 18:25:07

Juno Charlotte!

KateCroydon Fri 05-Jul-13 18:29:57

June is beautiful and underused.

farmersdaughter Fri 05-Jul-13 19:34:52

June who mentioned June? gringringrin

GaiusIsAnAceName Sat 06-Jul-13 18:29:38

Juno all the way! Far superior to Charlotte!

bugsybill Sat 06-Jul-13 19:29:10

I like Juno charlotte

NigellaEllaElla Sat 06-Jul-13 19:46:35

Juno is adorable. I'd never heard of it until the film but I love it, you have to use it as a first name and I bet throughout her life you will both get many positive comments. Be brave!

goingdownhill Sat 06-Jul-13 20:34:34

I have an Honor. I also love Juno and India, you clearly have fabulous taste wink.

lljkk Sat 06-Jul-13 20:43:21

You know how MNetters worry about chav names? Well there's something opposite, like the very opposite of Chav only just as undesirable.
And I think Juno is it.


farmersdaughter Sat 06-Jul-13 21:16:38

llykk I do agree with you.

Just in several years times i would wonder if we shouldn't have given her something a little more 'conventional' names. Like Charlotte or Alexandra.

Saying that you can't please everyone and it does sound good with Honor and our surname.

AlwaysWashing Sat 06-Jul-13 21:19:03

Love Juno but love Claudia more grin

farmersdaughter Sat 06-Jul-13 21:20:18

You all say Juno, but really would you actually use it??

goingdown I would ask what your children are already called, but I have a feeling it's William, Lucas and Alexandra??

farmersdaughter Sat 06-Jul-13 21:21:10

Always well it is a good name.

poncypony Sat 06-Jul-13 21:28:19

I like Juno, it isn't my favourite name of all time, but it goes well with Honour. I wouldn't think it too unusual either, although I don't think I've met anyone with the name.

In my head Honour and Iona sound very similar, so I would perhaps consider avoiding that, although it may be due to my accent.

Fairylea Sat 06-Jul-13 21:32:14

I just think of the film juno.

rob99 Sat 06-Jul-13 21:36:35

Pretentious names are so popular right now. Swim against the tide :


goingdownhill Sat 06-Jul-13 21:40:54

Wow that just freaked me out! Do we know each other OP, or have I spent far to much time on baby name threads. smile

farmersdaughter Sat 06-Jul-13 21:43:01

Pretentious names...

Plenty of people have told me they think Honor is pretentious shock

DH won't have India for this reason, as he feels its kicking the ass out of being middle class.

Do like Sarah, however it's already used twice in our family.

farmersdaughter Sat 06-Jul-13 21:45:36

going I think I have asked you before under a different pseudonym grin and remembered not doubt more than once!

But yes I spend for to much time here!

Shhhbabyno5 Sat 06-Jul-13 21:51:06

I've got a Juno I love it and didn't feel brave using it, it's a lovely name and from roman mythology so not sure why people think its modern.

goingdownhill Sat 06-Jul-13 21:52:45

Wow you have a great memory. Be brave I would find it refreshing to hear something different than the same 15 names all baby girls seem to be called at the moment. smile

Skygirls Sat 06-Jul-13 22:00:08

OP, You mentioned earlier that you like the nn Indy.
How about Indigo?

I think that goes quite well with Honor.

I would have loved to use Indigo as a name but was outvoted.

farmersdaughter Sat 06-Jul-13 22:00:18

going..I'm odd like that. Don't ask me to remember anything academic grin

bugsybill Sat 06-Jul-13 23:38:53

If India is too pretentious then how about Indianna?

Honor and Indianna (or Indiana) go nicely and they have a different 'feel' to Honor and Juno. (You could nickname Indy).

bugsybill Sat 06-Jul-13 23:52:54

You ask if I would use Juno?

No it wouldn't suit my family.

I like it but it is too posh for us. I think Honor would be ok for us but Juno wouldnt. Personally for us we could use unusual names that are on the hippy/nature side of things but we couldn't use the posh/unusual names like benedict, Jude, Cecile, aurelia, valentina or Juno. It is just a personal feeling about whether a name suits.

bugsybill Sat 06-Jul-13 23:53:42

I do like Juno though smile

notanyanymore Sat 06-Jul-13 23:55:13

Lovely name and goes really well with Honor

mathanxiety Sun 07-Jul-13 00:16:12

A few names that 'go' with Honor without 'kicking the ass out of being middle class':
Willa or Willow

Jaynebxl Sun 07-Jul-13 07:35:20

Another one who couldn't use Juno because of the film, please watch the film and then see if you still like it. I would be put off just because of the association people might make.

And India is definitely pretentious!

Not very helpful am I? grin

Jaynebxl Sun 07-Jul-13 07:37:14

Honor could work with other similar characteristic based names such as Faith, Grace, Hope, Joy I guess.

RoadToTuapeka Sun 07-Jul-13 07:39:21

Love it! If I'd had a girl she might have been Juno. Only thing to consider is how it sounds with her surname. My DH was concerned it would sound like 'June O'surname' rather than 'Juno Surname'.

ELR Sun 07-Jul-13 07:49:33

How about Imogen or Juliette?

farmersdaughter Sun 07-Jul-13 09:16:41

Thank you for all the comments, perspective is good!

math I like Naomi and Cleo. DH not keen, some with Beatrix.
Not overly keen on the rest. But thank you.

janye no not at all grin it's been a while since the film, do you invision that to be a problem? I don't think of the film at all, more greek mythology.
Honor is a family name, I do like Grace but feel we would be kicking the ass of of puritan names. Not keen on the others. Maybe Verity, but not keen on nn's.

ELR both names are lovely. However ones my niece and 2 friends have already used the other one.

sky I think it's more likely that our future dog will be called Indy. grin Also a great friend is utterly desperate to use India, she's several weeks behind me. Personally I think it would suit them more.

bug I'm concerned as I'm not really posh I'm sure plenty of people would disagree nor are we hippy like either. Must be the bloody pregnancy hormones wink

Why is it so blinking hard to find a name which is sweet for a little girl, cool for a teenage and suitable for an adult. Arghhh. I think Juno would be awesome, but just a bit concerned how it would fit an adult.

Currently running with Charlotte, Claudia or maybe Hermione. DH has vetoed Matilda. Which is a shame.

Jaynebxl Sun 07-Jul-13 10:50:07

What about Hope?

MissStrawberry Sun 07-Jul-13 10:59:23

I thought it was a boy name.

Juno Leigh?

All I can think of.

<rubbish contribution>

I always liked the name Charis but was outvoted.

farmersdaughter Sun 07-Jul-13 12:42:43

Juno Leigh the DJ? Is a girl....!

Juno is a girls name, Juno was the Roman goddess of marriage and queen of the gods.

farmersdaughter Sun 07-Jul-13 12:52:04

Not keen on Hope janye but thanks x

MissStrawberry Sun 07-Jul-13 13:02:20

Never heard of Juno Leigh. Just the name that came to me.

CoolStoryBro Sun 07-Jul-13 13:08:12

I think it's cute.

As a complete aside, how do you pronounce Honor? Is it as in honour or like Hannah with an o?! That bothers me whenever I see it written down!! smile

dancemom Sun 07-Jul-13 13:09:12

On the Roman Goddess theme, Juno had siblings Diana, Venus and Athena?

bugsybill Sun 07-Jul-13 13:28:04

How about

Abigail (abi)

Charis was one of The Graces... <hopeful>

LongWayRound Sun 07-Jul-13 19:27:39

I wouldn't use Juno because of the association with "junoesque" which although it is defined as "Having the stately bearing and imposing beauty of the goddess Juno" actually seems to be used as a euphemism for overweight. If you want a classical goddess, how about Athene?

mathanxiety Sun 07-Jul-13 19:35:22

Oh - Charis is gorgeous.

farmersdaughter Sun 07-Jul-13 19:53:53

Sadly we can't use Athena, as much as I do love it.

Diana, is a lovely name however I can't help but think of Princess Diana.

Exbf has a daughter called Cora, annoying as I do love it.

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Sun 07-Jul-13 19:55:07

I love Juno. Other mythology type names:

rob99 Mon 08-Jul-13 17:53:31

I knew a girl called Charis. She was the bravest little girl in the world.

Pixieonthemoor Mon 08-Jul-13 18:51:19

Gorgeous. Go for Juno!

farmersdaughter Tue 09-Jul-13 18:08:16

We can't use Artemis as friends had one.

Don't like Miverna or Charis. But thank you for the suggestions.

Starting to lose my nerve, currently thinking Charlotte yes I'm a chicken

DH isn't sure on any of them, hasn't said no, just isn't sure!

Bowlersarm Tue 09-Jul-13 18:11:30

Don't chicken out.

Honor, is a beautiful unusual name. There must be others out there.

outtolunchagain Tue 09-Jul-13 18:21:23

Honor is a beautiful name , several at school here .Certainly not considered odd at all

outtolunchagain Tue 09-Jul-13 18:23:26

Sorry got the names the wrong way around , would make exactly he same comment about Juno though , several at school and not odd at all , beautiful in fact

Scruffey Tue 09-Jul-13 18:25:44

I'd go with Matilda.

Juno makes me think of dr Juno on cbeebies!

farmersdaughter Tue 09-Jul-13 19:44:19

out where are you in the country?

DH isn't keen on Matilda, he has a problem as our surname is starts with a M.

Plenty of time to get yet.

outtolunchagain Tue 09-Jul-13 23:13:23

East Anglia

mathanxiety Wed 10-Jul-13 02:24:04

Don't chicken out. You will regret it. Go with Juno.

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