A sister for Jupiter?

(349 Posts)
MultipleMama Fri 20-Sep-13 18:34:48

We have decided to wait until the twins are born to decide their names as it seems we can't settle on two this time round. We're having b/g twins and have a list of possible names that flow and match each other as well as the other DC.

We both fell in love with Jupiter so it's on the list but cannot find a girl's name that matches (topic wise) or flows. We did love Astra Faye but sounds too close to Ash Tray!

We don't like Juniper, Juno as they're too close in name.

Any ideas?

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Sep-13 18:37:46

Io/ Callisto are jupiter's moons?

SoThisisMe Fri 20-Sep-13 18:41:23


Bowlersarm Fri 20-Sep-13 18:42:07


Yama Fri 20-Sep-13 18:42:09

Do you know, we were just talking at dinner about out favourite planets. Dd said Saturn, dh said Mercury (because he's hot), ds grunted and I said Jupiter.

I have no idea what would go but wanted to say I love Jupiter.

Labootin Fri 20-Sep-13 18:43:20

Sparkle or Luna

Labootin Fri 20-Sep-13 18:44:09

Yama I would have automatically said Uranus .. Ba boom tish

i love the idea of Callista

bundaberg Fri 20-Sep-13 18:45:12

I really like Astra but I fear you;ll get irritated iwth people saying "like the car?"

how about Astrid?
Io is good, or Iona?

MultipleMama Fri 20-Sep-13 18:51:38

We don't want anything to do with Jupiter. We'd like individual names but ties in with the solar system and is a strong yet beautiful name like Jupiter.

We don't make it easy on ourselves! Damn. Haha.

CatFromAcrossTheRoad Fri 20-Sep-13 18:54:06


MultipleMama Fri 20-Sep-13 18:55:50

LaBoo - I can imagine it now, "good morning Uranus. It's a bit windy today!"

Bunda - That's another thing that put us off the name.

I do like Astrid but for some reason I picture a girl with glasses and braces like the Katy Perry video...

AlansCatalanCat Fri 20-Sep-13 18:56:23


bundaberg Fri 20-Sep-13 19:00:45

ok.. how about Artemis or Selene?

MadameJosephine Fri 20-Sep-13 19:00:57

The roman god Jupiter had a daughter called Minerva, the goddess of wisdom

RhondaJean Fri 20-Sep-13 19:01:14

There s whole list of possibilities for you here...


Love Jupiter btw. My dd1s middle name is astrid. She's my little star child <gets all soppy>

bundaberg Fri 20-Sep-13 19:02:10

or Aurora? goddess of the sunrise!

WhiteArmedHera Fri 20-Sep-13 19:02:50

Jupiter is outstandingly brilliant, love it

Artemis (my favourite)

Please let us know what you choose!

bundaberg Fri 20-Sep-13 19:02:53


MiauMau Fri 20-Sep-13 19:03:54

Calliope, muse of epic poetry, for when she has one of those epic nappies smile

BalloonSlayer Fri 20-Sep-13 19:04:12

Had myself a nice big snoooort at Jupiter but then I had an idea for you:

How about Apollonia

WhiteArmedHera Fri 20-Sep-13 19:04:52

I see Artemis and Minerva have already been mentioned!

Artemis and Jupiter
Jupiter and Artemis

I want B/G twins to call them these names! Will have to get some hamsters or something!!

MakeHayIsAWhaleNow Fri 20-Sep-13 19:05:44

Diana - Moon. Or Gaia - Earth? (I love that one).

SmallTorch Fri 20-Sep-13 19:06:08

Don't choose a moon of Jupiter- it would sound like she's secondary. And don't have a daughter of Jupiter, that's just creepy.

saintmerryweather Fri 20-Sep-13 19:06:43

i know a girl called Astrid and she is exactly like that. cant actually believe someone suggested Sparkle...
what about Andromeda or Anna for short. cassiopeia? Bianca is apparently a moon. Nova?

Pachacuti Fri 20-Sep-13 19:07:36

Dione or Rhea (moons of Saturn)
Despina or Larissa (moons of Neptune)
Cordelia, Ophelia, Bianca, Cressida, Desdemona, Juliet, Portia, Rosalind, Belinda, Perdita, Mab, Miranda, Titania or Margaret (moons of Uranus. Yes, there is a moon called Margaret)

MakeHayIsAWhaleNow Fri 20-Sep-13 19:07:39

Ganymede and Europa are the other Galliean moons (to add to Olivia's two).

I'd love to use astronomical names - dh has generally vetoed, sadly sad

MadameJosephine Fri 20-Sep-13 19:08:14

Love Andromeda!

RhondaJean Fri 20-Sep-13 19:10:01

Jupiter and andromeda are fantastic.

Though they may grow up and decide to be terry and andy!

jobwoes Fri 20-Sep-13 19:10:08

Miranda (moon of Uranus, if I remember right)?

LeGavrOrf Fri 20-Sep-13 19:11:12

I really like the idea of calling a boy Jupiter. What a fantastic name.

I don't know. Perhaps something related to stars and planets might be too much, but I love the name Cassopeia.

You certainly can't call the girl something run of the mill like Charlotte or Sophie can you? grin

I adore grandiose names.

Some ideas

Ankaret (old English version of Angharad, I haven't made it up)
Oenone (please use that, it is one of my favourite names!)
And for a roman theme some lovely goddess names off the top of my head are Hecate, Minerva, Diana (urgh though), Clementia and Laetitia.
Constancia is also lovely.

littlemisssarcastic Fri 20-Sep-13 19:12:21

Can't think of any names to go with Jupiter, but love the name. Almost makes me wish I was having another DS so I could call him Jupiter.

What reactions did you get to his name OP?

<<sorry for thread hijack btw>>

LeGavrOrf Fri 20-Sep-13 19:12:39

Oh bollocks I took so long excitedly thinking up my favourite names I see that most of them have been mentioned!

Cristiane Fri 20-Sep-13 19:12:48


Shortened to Cassie

littlemisssarcastic Fri 20-Sep-13 19:12:50


DrSeuss Fri 20-Sep-13 19:12:59

I like the names Joseph and Elizabeth but that's just me,

Blu Fri 20-Sep-13 19:15:41


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TheLeftovermonster Fri 20-Sep-13 19:20:09


Labootin Fri 20-Sep-13 19:21:22

Sparkle to be fair was a JOKE.

I did suggest luna though so I am NOT MEAN.

Hero would have been good but bloody Myleene. whatsit first woman ever to have a baybee has ruined it.

Pangaea? (The continents before they separated.) I've always wanted to use it.

expatinscotland Fri 20-Sep-13 19:22:03


xalyssx Fri 20-Sep-13 19:23:08


NationMcKinley Fri 20-Sep-13 19:23:42


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NationMcKinley Fri 20-Sep-13 19:26:01

Bugger! Sorry, as I was saying..... I once read a book by someone with the first name Galaxy. I thought that was fabulous.

Also like Dido and Iphigenia.
Love Jupiter smile

Weegiemum Fri 20-Sep-13 19:26:17


DramaQueenofHighCs Fri 20-Sep-13 19:26:28

Love the name Jupiter and other names suggested but no matter about the fact that it is a lovely name and was the name of a god before it was a planet he will (IME) get bullied at school. IME every kid at the schools I have worked at (senior) has either been bullied at senior school or has been a bully due to being so hardened by past bullying. Sad but mostly true. sad

Not saying don't chose it as a name or don't pick another more unusual name (as I honestly do love them) but just think carefully before doing so. (I have a DS but if he had been a girl I had to veto my favourite girls name 'Patience' for that reason. )

LeGavrOrf Fri 20-Sep-13 19:26:32


Means freedom in Greek and is also an island in the Bahamas.

Esperanza. Spanish for Hope.

Artemisia. I love that name, she was an Italian painter in the 1600s

Christ I know some random crap.

LeGavrOrf Fri 20-Sep-13 19:27:41

Cleopatra <goes mad>

BetsyBell Fri 20-Sep-13 19:28:24


AlansCatalanCat Fri 20-Sep-13 19:31:37

IME every kid at the schools I have worked at (senior) has either been bullied at senior school or has been a bully due to being so hardened by past bullying.

Really? So by that logic it's inevitable whatever you call him.

Pinupgirl Fri 20-Sep-13 19:32:22

Please give your child a normal middle name.

Luna is an obvious choice although I seem to remember a couple of wags have used it?

LeGavrOrf Fri 20-Sep-13 19:47:01

Not everyone is bullied by their name. I went it school with a Geronimo, a Tuesday and a Jedediah who were fine and the poor bastard who was bullied was called Robert.

NationMcKinley Fri 20-Sep-13 19:48:37

.....and I have a relatively common name and was horribly bullied because of the colour of my hair hmm

Mumzy Fri 20-Sep-13 19:56:50

Flora or Luna

MultipleMama Fri 20-Sep-13 20:04:10

I'm really loving the suggestions. I'm on my phone so can't really go back and remember usernames (sorry,) but I love whoever suggested the earth name Giaia was it? Or something like that.

I'm not keen on Luna . Someone mentioned another name that caught my eye but can't remember so I'll go back and look!

Keep the names coming, DH and I are loving looking over them.

littlemisssarcastic - so far everyone I've suggested it to, likes it and had positive reactions.

We'll definitely let you all know what we decide. Why is choosing girl names so much harder? Haha.

LeGavrOrf Fri 20-Sep-13 20:10:07

I hope your surname isn't something awful like higginbottom or Lilicrap which would let these lovely names down grin

AlansCatalanCat Fri 20-Sep-13 20:17:48


SoftSheen Fri 20-Sep-13 20:20:40

Jupiter and Artemis (as suggested by a previous poster) sounds amazing- but they will need strong personalities to carry off such extravagant names.

The other name that immediately sprang to mind was Cressida (Cressy).

And yes, you will need to have the right surname to go with names like these.

Gaia,celeste,or Calliope.

Sockywockydoodah Fri 20-Sep-13 20:30:46

If not Astra, then how about Aphra? Lovely and underused IMO.

JumpingJackSprat Fri 20-Sep-13 20:33:34


MsJupiterJones Fri 20-Sep-13 21:21:29

My DS's middle name is Jupiter! <outs self>

I thought of it the night he was born and fell in love, we went with the first name we had chosen but added Jupiter as a middle name.

Sorry I haven't got any suggestions for your other twin but just wanted to say that!

Oriunda Fri 20-Sep-13 21:40:26

Cosima? My DS is a Cosmo, named after FIL but also chosen by DH to reflect that he is the world to us. I think Cosma is also a variation.

I think Gaia is beautiful.

Bathsheba Fri 20-Sep-13 21:44:39

Rigel - we almost used it as a middle name for DD1

thegreylady Fri 20-Sep-13 21:51:54


NationMcKinley Fri 20-Sep-13 22:04:06


Sadie204 Fri 20-Sep-13 22:26:30

I love Aurora, think it sounds lovely with Jupiter! I would love to use it for DC3 if it turns out pink but DH would never agree to that lol! I also think Gaia is very nice and would work well. Good luck!

MultipleMama Fri 20-Sep-13 22:37:50

We have quite a normal German surname; in the sense that everyone can pronounce it haha.

DH wants to know what you think of Nyx; Goddess of night and Daughter of Chaos?

So far Gaia is a contender.

AlansCatalanCat Fri 20-Sep-13 22:40:12

Nyx is rather good, but it does sound a bit like it's short for Nicola.

Nyx sounds like an abbreviation of knickers.

NationMcKinley Fri 20-Sep-13 22:46:23

Hmmm. Not keen on Nyx either. It sounds rather harsh and a bit nickname-y / an abbreviation. That's just my opinion though!

MultipleMama Fri 20-Sep-13 22:48:58

Thanks. We've now vetoed Nyx smile I wasn't too keen.

RhondaJean Fri 20-Sep-13 22:52:49

What about Gemini?

Jupiter and Gemini - related to space/stars and twins?

Ruprekt Fri 20-Sep-13 22:54:33

Poor kid.

curlew Fri 20-Sep-13 22:55:05

You're perfectly happy with him being called Ju, I presume?

Ruprekt Fri 20-Sep-13 22:58:25

Teachers will ptsl (piss themselves laughing) in the staff room.

'All rise for Judge Jupiter Maynard.......' WTAF!!!!

'This is Jupiter Foster, BBC news, in the Gulf......' Nope. Not good.

Please re think. Would you want to be called Jupiter?

MsJupiterJones Fri 20-Sep-13 22:59:47

I think those sound great Ruprekt.

AlansCatalanCat Fri 20-Sep-13 23:01:42

'This is Jupiter Foster, BBC news'

That is exactly where you hear names like that.

fatfinger Fri 20-Sep-13 23:04:41

I thought entire thread was a piss take!!! Jupiter?!!! It won't just be the poor boy's teachers laughing

BalloonSlayer Fri 20-Sep-13 23:08:16

Jupiter and Hera is just wrong wrong WRONG

Hera is the Greek name of the wife of the leader of the gods: Zeus.

Zeus's Roman name is Jupiter.

If you are talking about the king and queen of gods of Greek Mythology, you talk about Zeus and Hera. If you are talking about the king and queen of gods of Roman Mythology (same people) you talk about Jupiter and Juno.

Mixing them up? Oh no I don't think so really . . .

Not to mention these are husband and wife names. confused

CressidaMontgomery Fri 20-Sep-13 23:08:54

I'm HOWLING that this is actually serious! gringrin

It's not a child's name for God sake! You can be ' out there ' without being plain daft.

Jupiter grin

curlew Fri 20-Sep-13 23:09:27

He has to get through being a teenager before he becomes a newsreader. If you don't mind that he will have to say "Jupiter- yes, like the planet. Yes it is unusual- yes, I suppose they are a bit hippy-ish" or "No, not Julian, Jupiter" every single time he tells somebody his name for his entire life.......

honestly, don't do it. Get your Dp to change his name to Jupiter if you want the name in the family.

BalloonSlayer Fri 20-Sep-13 23:15:53

cressida, I think you mean "for god sake!" wink

Ruprekt Fri 20-Sep-13 23:16:11

You are right.....nina Nanar on itn news got a job.........

missinglalaland Fri 20-Sep-13 23:16:49


charleslingus Fri 20-Sep-13 23:25:03

My godfather is called Jupiter, he's done alright, has reached his 60's without having a nervous breakdown and has had a long and successful career in the film industry.

It's an awesome name.

BikeRunSki Fri 20-Sep-13 23:25:14

Curlew, I once shared a flat with a chap called Sam. He used to say that he mentally thanked his parents every single time he told anyone his name; jib interview, girl at party, pizza divert, he loved his simple, unremarkable name.

DramaQueenofHighCs Fri 20-Sep-13 23:37:55

Unfortunately yes, many kids do get bullied for many reasons and not all kids with unusual names get bullied. It's just unfortunate that the more unusual the name the more likely they are going to be bullied both by kids and unprofessional teachers who maybe don't mean to bully, but think they're being clever and original.

RhondaJean Fri 20-Sep-13 23:42:57

Nina nanar is my favourite name EVER.

curlew Fri 20-Sep-13 23:44:25

It's not about the bullying. If somebody wants to bully you they'll find a reason. It's about the sheer boredom of explanation. That is why a member of my family refused to go to secondary school unless they let him go as Tom. He was just bored with his name being the first thing anybody noticed about him. And the first thing anyone asked about. And the first thing he had to explain.

curlew Fri 20-Sep-13 23:45:49

"Nina nanar is my favourite name EVER."

Better than Canaan Banana?

RhondaJean Fri 20-Sep-13 23:46:37

Who who? Never heard of him!

I still think nina edges it.

MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 00:05:23

Thanks for all the input. As I said in the OP; it's on the list. I didn't say it was certain. However, I really am liking the name and nothing is really putting me off it.

Venus Williams has done alright for herself, I don't see why Jupiter can't.

As for bullying; I'd expect a teacher to be more professional than laugh a child and as for a child; I'd expect their parents to teach them to be open minded about others. It's what I teach my kids. There's a girl in ds's class called Storm which is unusual as Jupiter.

We're still considering other names but I think finding the girls name to go with Jupiter will be the deciding factor.

I don't mind the NN Ju.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sat 21-Sep-13 00:05:28


MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 00:08:51

Nina Nanar just rolls off the tongue doesn't it? Imagine trying to pronounce your name drunk! "My name is Ninananar." :D

curlew Sat 21-Sep-13 00:09:27

Did you read my post about it not being bullying that's the issue, but the boredom of explanation, and the impossibility of anonymity?

AnotherStitchInTime Sat 21-Sep-13 00:17:57


MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 00:19:34

Curfew - Sorry, I just skimmed through the posts. I'll go back and reread...

If that's the case then I'd tell him if he doesn't want to explain it all the time, then he shouldn't have to. Just shrug at them and say ask my mum. As for anonymity; depends on what schools are like in 4+ years! Can't judge what isn't.

MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 00:21:31

Curlew - Sorry for misspelling your username. My eyes are tired from travelling!

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 00:23:32

Fenella Fudge is the best name ever.

Condoleeza Rice has done all right for herself.

Jupe is a good nickname. Rupert Campbell black was called Rupe. And that's ok.

Perhaps I shouldn't base my life on Jilly Cooper novels.

BUT Jupiter was a JC character, and he had a brother called Viridian.

So that's that.

I have drunk wine.

Elektra with a K is marvellous.

I don't like Nyx though darling.

Fuck me I have turned into patsy stone.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 00:25:39

Gaia and Cosima are marvellous.

I must say though that my previous post probably explains why one should not mumsnet whilst plastered.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 00:27:10

You CANNOT use Juno or Hera for reasons explained.

Astra no, but Aphra yes.

curlew Sat 21-Sep-13 00:28:40

"Just shrug at them and say ask my mum."

When he's 25? Honestly, I wish I could get my unusually named family members on here. It's a real issue. There are loads of fantastic, unusual names that don't make people stop and say "I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that" every single time you give your name for 85 years

MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 00:28:52

I'm not using Juno or Hera for those reasons also!

Drunk replies are usually the best wink.

grumpyskater Sat 21-Sep-13 00:33:04

Scarlet. Definitely.

MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 00:34:42

When he's 25 then he's old enough not to explain to them if he doesn't want to. He can make up a magical horror filled story if he wants to. In 25 years time I bet their will be more unusual names than Jupiter. I can't judge what people will think in years to come.

Driz Sat 21-Sep-13 00:34:53

I absolutely love the name Juniper, not so sure on Jupiter, it sounds hard and a little clumsy. However I think it would sound pretty cool with Io (which is such a cool name! Although I am a little biased)

WildThongsHeartString Sat 21-Sep-13 00:37:41

I've just caught up with this thread. Op, you actually are considering calling a baby boy Jupiter?
Well, quiver my uterus, hopefully you are taking the piss. If not be aware of what lies ahead for this innocent child.

curlew Sat 21-Sep-13 00:38:19

oK, when he's 10 then? It is so unfair to do this to a child. I just can't understand why people are so arrogant. They are making an important decision own behalf of a person unable to consent. And they make it based on personal vanity. And a need to tell the world how incredibly hipster and quirky and oddball they are. Completely forgetting that their child might be a quiet, mousy, conventional little soul who would hate any unnecessary attention.

EastFife5Forfar4 Sat 21-Sep-13 00:48:40

Jupiter is marvellous. Ignore those who would rather we all call our children Oliver and Amelia.

DaleyBump Sat 21-Sep-13 00:53:26

My name is Dale and I was bullied for it terribly. It's not that unusual either. A child can get bullied for anything, not just their name.

I love the name Jupiter. I think it's gorgeous.

DaleyBump Sat 21-Sep-13 00:55:26

Curlew, how's this - if you have a son, don't call him Jupiter. Done.

curlew Sat 21-Sep-13 01:16:22

I won't. I just think it's odd to project your wishes onto your child like this. Odd and mind bogglingly selfish.

But I suppose some people do live through their children......

DaleyBump Sat 21-Sep-13 01:19:44


WafflyVersatile Sat 21-Sep-13 01:32:50

I think Calypso sounds good with Jupiter

Jupiter and Calypso
Calypso and Jupiter
Jupiter and Calypso
Calypso and Jupiter
Jupiter and Calypso
Calypso and Jupiter

I realise you have dismissed this suggestion already but

Jupiter and Calypso.

'ask my mum' sounds like a perfect retort at 25.

Curlew, surely everyone does this in naming their child. They project their image of and feeling for a name onto their child.

How else would you name your child.

I agree that it can be dull repeating your name or spelling it but I have to do that all the fucking time and I'm not called anything very exotic at all.

onelittlepiglet Sat 21-Sep-13 01:46:08

Seren (for a girl) means star in Welsh. Jupiter and Seren sound good together.

Driz Sat 21-Sep-13 01:48:15

I love that combo onelittlepiglet!

JumpingJackSprat Sat 21-Sep-13 07:00:53

there are worse names than jupiter that get bandied about on here - how bloody boring would it be if everyone called their kids charlotte and matthew which are two of the dullest names going - id rather my child was at least slightly distinguished from the rest of the class rather than being "amelia c" or whatever for their whole school life. i would wonder why my parents lacked imagination. jupiter isnt massively outrageous anyway.

charleslingus Sat 21-Sep-13 07:23:30

Jupiter is nowhere near as crazy as some, but I suppose some people live lives that only expose them to very conventional names. I wouldn't worry one jot about them, they are such a minority in the wider sense.

The rest of the world isn't like that and there are a myriad of unusual names that are familiar now. The one I know gets called Jupe or Jupi as well as his full name.

fatfinger Sat 21-Sep-13 07:29:29

Better to be distinguished via your own choices though (or your own talents) not by your parents liking the name of a Roman god.

Venus Williams is indeed doing well for herself, probably because she is the best tennis player in the world. Your son will really need to excel to carry off the king of the gods name!!!

MrsWolowitz Sat 21-Sep-13 07:29:35

Please don't give your child such a pretentious name.

They'll be saddled with hmm faces and thickly veiled "oh how unusual" comments forever.

MrsWolowitz Sat 21-Sep-13 07:30:01


MrsWolowitz Sat 21-Sep-13 07:36:18

Better to be distinguished via your own choices though (or your own talents) not by your parents liking the name of a Roman god.

A "quirky" name does not an individual make.

Just asked my 5yo dd if she would like to be called Jupiter and she gave me the biggest hmm face possible. I then asked if Jupiter was a really cool name and she said no it was a silly name for a person but a good name for a planet (they've just been studying them).

It's not about calling your child Oliver etc, it's about drawing a line between unusual and bloody ridiculous.

HairyPoppins Sat 21-Sep-13 07:51:58

My dog is called Jupiter (inspired by a Tori Amos song). At least people will know how to spell it.

EastFife5Forfar4 Sat 21-Sep-13 08:04:29

I would rather be called Jupiter than John.

curlew Sat 21-Sep-13 08:33:24

If you were called John you would almost
certainly be the only one in the school......

daughterofafarmer Sat 21-Sep-13 08:44:50

What about Indigo?

Personally I would think Jupiter was a girl. Whist I'd love to be brave I would chicken out and go for something like: Merlin Jupiter and Indigo Grace.

But that's my me. I agree that it makes a refreshing change from all the Oliver's, Thomas and Alfie's!

nooka Sat 21-Sep-13 08:58:54

I have a very unusual name and I have to explain it every time I meet someone new. Luckily for me I love my name, so that's OK, but it is an issue.

I suppose the difference in this case is that when introducing yourself as 'Jupiter' no one is going to ask 'where did that come from' or how to spell it because it is common enough as a planet name. I still gave my children much more conventional names than mine because it can be very wearing to always have your name commented on, have receptionists say 'what' when you give your name, have to spell it out etc etc. I've had people ask if my name is made up, what country I'm from, why my parents chose it etc etc, and you can't really refuse to answer unless you want to appear very rude.

BananaHammocks Sat 21-Sep-13 09:12:51

"If you were called John you would almost
certainly be the only one in the school......"

But not once he starts work and is working with people of a very wide range of ages.

AbiRoad Sat 21-Sep-13 09:18:07

I actually like a lot of the girls names suggested but do not like Jupiter for a boy at all. In part I think it is because I would not know whether to expect a boy or girl, and in part I think for some reason it is much harder for a boy to carry off an extravagant name than a girl. Not sure why that should be.

littlemisswise Sat 21-Sep-13 09:24:51

I asked my teen DSes if they'd like to be called Jupiter and they both gave a hmm face and said "no!"

I don't like it, sorry.

RhondaJean Sat 21-Sep-13 09:39:12

Op op op < jumps up and down with hand in air>

Did you see my Jupiter and Gemini?

It's perfect!!!

lljkk Sat 21-Sep-13 09:56:15

Gaia is horrendous. "See that girl! She's Gay -ugh!!" Or even, "She's not a girl at all, she's a guy -uh!"

Gaia makes Jupiter look positively boring.

outtolunchagain Sat 21-Sep-13 09:56:56

What about Hero or Daphne or Vita .

I have to say I am not a fan of Jupiter , but each to their own.I think the problem with very unusual names is that in the first instance people are often judged by their name and not who they are, it almost becomes a barrier .

My favourite is Damian Grammaticus , not really a fan of Damian just love the combinationgrin

froomeonthebroom Sat 21-Sep-13 10:04:15

Are you naming a child or a cartoon character? hmm

Swangirl Sat 21-Sep-13 10:21:41

Lara the mother of Jupiter

tynecorbusier Sat 21-Sep-13 10:37:05

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pencilsharpener Sat 21-Sep-13 10:42:49

Seren. It means star in Welsh.

pencilsharpener Sat 21-Sep-13 10:45:03

Oops, pressed "post" before I'd finished...

My other suggestions are Seraphina or Angelica, which are both to do with angels.

Oriunda Sat 21-Sep-13 12:13:12

The OP didn't post asking 'what do you think of Jupiter?' but wanted suggestions for his sister. She has already chosen Jupiter as the name for her twin son, so I think it is incredibly rude for people to give unsolicited opinions on a name that has already been decided upon. Some of you have been extremely unpleasant too. Those of you suggesting he will be bullied at school I imagine would either have bullied children yourself or be the parents of bullies, with that attitude!

There are lots of names I don't like, and yes that I judge, but if someone has already named their child I see no point in expressing that opinion. My view is that if you like a name, own it and be proud of it. If you are embarrassed to shout it out in a playground, or care what other people think, you don't love it enough. As for being 'pretentious', well none of us know OP's social standing/circle etc and for her it may not be pretentious but totally the norm to have a more unusual name. Certainly in my area there are lots of less common names around that I am sure a lot of mumsnetters would deem pretentious, my own son's name included. I don't care what other people think though and I hope to raise a confident, secure boy who totally rocks his name!

OP, some great suggestions here. Still think Gaia is lovely, also Seren has been mentioned a few times and that is a great name. Like Pandora a lot too.

EasyCompadre Sat 21-Sep-13 12:23:10

It's got to be Aurora or Estelle, just has to be! grin

Oriunda Sat 21-Sep-13 12:42:27

Ooh, I love Aurora! DS would have ended up being called Aurelia if he had been a girl (my other choices were way too out there for DH).

OP, if you can bear to, do come back when you have decided, I really want to know!

BoyMeetsWorld Sat 21-Sep-13 13:43:33

Aurora would have been our girls name but were having a boy. It's perfect.

MysteriousHamster Sat 21-Sep-13 13:49:49

I know the name Jupiter from the Three Investigators kids books, so I think it's great!

No help with suggestions as I think most of the girls names mentioned are nice smile

AlansCatalanCat Sat 21-Sep-13 14:11:37

"It's just unfortunate that the more unusual the name the more likely they are going to be bullied both by kids and unprofessional teachers who maybe don't mean to bully, but think they're being clever and original."

This is teasing, not bullying. It's comments like this that devalue the word "bullying". Real bullying involves fear, threats and often violence. People just taking the piss is NOT bullying. It's annoying, but it's something we all have to learn to deal with, the earlier the better IMO.

Am I the only person who when they hear Nina Nanar thinks of that bit at the beginning of Wigfield's Saturday Night? blush

MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 16:57:02

As, Oriunda pointed out. I did not ask for your comments on what I may or may not name my son but help on a thinking of a name for my daughter.

Why are you getting off topic? I don't like common overused names much like most of you probably don't like unusual names like Jupiter but hey each to their own.

Thanks for all the input the names are still undecided. I have less than 10 weeks left so still time. I will come back and let you know either way smile

Dh likes Pandora but I don't.

RhondaJean Sat 21-Sep-13 16:58:51




<shouts louder>

MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 17:10:07

Rhona Forgot to reply, sorry!

I like it but DH doesn't.

I asked my 5yo what he thinks and he likes Jupiter. I like Oliver is a posh name so will a child with that name have expectations to live up to too? You can't say a child with unusual name has to live up to something. He doesn't. End of discussion. I'm not bothering defending myself especially over a name that hasn't been chosen yet. Stay on topic please or go debate somewhere else.

MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 17:11:51

Dammit, missed the 'd' out of Rhonda, sorry haha.

RhondaJean Sat 21-Sep-13 17:15:21

You need to brainwash him to like Gemini. It's absolutely wonderful, sounds good with Jupiter, and alludes to stars and twins.

MM, don't get yourself boiled up justifying name choices, the reason anyone gives their child a name is because they have a vision of what they want them to be. I didn't want a George or an an Annabel either!

RhondaJean Sat 21-Sep-13 17:17:03

(I wouldn't recommend rhonda btw grin)

daughterofafarmer Sat 21-Sep-13 17:50:29

why are you getting off topic? haha please tell me you're not being totally serious...going off topic is what happens on threads grin

Let us know what you pick?

littlemisssarcastic Sat 21-Sep-13 18:12:52

I also like Calypso and Jupiter. It just goes well together. smile

charleslingus Sat 21-Sep-13 18:20:45

I'm a Pandora!!

(I'm also the one with a godfather called Jupiter so this thread is making me very excited)

lovely taste in name's.

Bowlersarm Sat 21-Sep-13 18:32:02

Pandora is fab, lucky you charles

CaptainCupcake Sat 21-Sep-13 18:43:23

Oh I LOVE Jupiter! Love it love it love it.

All of the names I'd suggest to go with it have already been mentioned - Cassiopeia, Calypso, Gaia, Aurora.

MakeHayIsAWhaleNow Sat 21-Sep-13 18:45:26

I also like Jupiter and wish dh liked astro names.... I'm chuffed that Gaia is a possibility (my first ever suggestion that's actually been considered!)

A pp mentioned a Jilly Cooper character called Jupiter with a brother called Viridian - he also had another called Alizarin, which I always quite liked... (blush that I know this....)

MakeHayIsAWhaleNow Sat 21-Sep-13 18:46:51

And I also love Cassiopeia, nn Cassie, or Calliope. We already have a (much more mainstream but still beautiful) girls name beginning with C in our family though, and wanted to avoid initial repeats so they are out.

Love Estelle, too!

MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 19:17:27

Rhonda - Trying not to wind myself up but I'm so sensitive this PG. Even DH is weary around me. I think it's because I just want these weeks to hurry up and it's making me snappy haha.

I know people get off topic on threads but I didn't even ask what people thought because to be honest I didn't care, I was only interested in names for my dd. But meh, I'll deal with it.

DH wants to look through the names when he gets home. So I'm sure he'll comment on which suggestions he likes smile

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 19:57:10

Please let us know what his comments are like.

I don't think there is anything wrong with a name like this, some people like run of the mill names like Charlotte, some don't. Nobody is right and nobody is wrong.

I like Cassandra but the association with Rodney and the nickname Cassie puts me off, I nearly called my daughter that.

I do really like pandora.

filee777 Sat 21-Sep-13 20:02:18

Love aurora.

shrinkingnora Sat 21-Sep-13 20:04:10

I was going to say Andromeda but see it has already been suggested. Think they go really well together.

Jupiter and Marilla?
Jupiter and Leona?
Jupiter and Ariadne?

Have surprised myself by really liking the name Jupiter! My kids have very boring names. People still comment on them. DS1 is called George and gets teased and called Georgie porgy. He doesn't give a monkey's!

NationMcKinley Sat 21-Sep-13 20:11:53

Ooo! Love Pandora!

MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 21:00:53

DH who suggested Jupiter here! smile Personally I think my boy will rock his name wink.

Isn't Aurora a Princess from Sleeping Beauty. Never did like that film. So I'm not keen on name.

I like Gaia but then DW mentioned the Gaius thread on here. (I love that name by the way!).

I see nobody liked Nyx sad

What do you think of Cruz, Phoenix, Nova?

Not keen on the C names though. Any more suggestions? smile

MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 21:20:48

DH here again. What do you think of Alula? Trying to convince DW!

LentilAsAnything Sat 21-Sep-13 21:23:57

Hallo! I love Jupiter, please use it!

Nyx is great, can I also suggest Nixie, it has German ties too: www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Nixie. I love fairies and sprites and stuff though.

I really love Phoenix, it is beautiful. Is this for the girl, or a middle name for Jupiter?

Lucky you, enjoy naming those babies.

LentilAsAnything Sat 21-Sep-13 21:25:34

Nova is a car, a bit off putting for me, but it's ok. I wouldn't frown at anyone for using it!

RhondaJean Sat 21-Sep-13 21:31:14

Crux and Phoenix are both names of children of spice girls.

Nova is nice, it's the name my friend uses when she teaches yoga.

Alula would be called talulah and something sounds vaguely related to genitalia about it to me.

I'm telling you man, Gemini.

mathanxiety Sat 21-Sep-13 21:32:23

A Greek selection:
Demeter (would share the ER ending of Jupiter)
Eirene (means 'peace')
Roxane ('dawn')
*spell Chrysanthe or Cleo with a K but you risk the Kardashian effect.

NOOOOOOO to Alula. (Consider it Nyxed)

Pachacuti Sat 21-Sep-13 21:36:29

Cruz is a bit Beckham Jr., Phoenix I've seen used more for boys of late, and Nova is a car. Sorry.

Alula sounds a bit like Tallulah, and it's another name for "bastard wing", which I would find offputting.

What about Aura instead of Aurora? Nita, Elva, Alba, Aline, Neva, Leta, Alida?

shrinkingnora Sat 21-Sep-13 21:37:10



PrincessGrotbags Sat 21-Sep-13 21:42:19

Storm or Hero.

I love Jupiter by the way. I gave the name to my foal but only because I'm not having more kids grin he gets Jupes which I quite like too.

MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 21:44:19

Damn you lot are brutal but it's sometimes needed naming babies however leave my JuJu (I don't care what DW says baby boy is Jupiter - I hope) alone.

Okay so Alula, Crux are off the list. Phoenix would be for our girl. Boy's name would be Jupiter Sevastyan - middle name is non debatable as it's after DW's Grandpa and my DFIL.

Okay, we'll think of Gemini and debate it wink.

Google Vashti - she has pedigree!

I love Gaia, I think that would be a brilliant name.

Another suggestion: Venetia

I'm afraid I don't like Cruz, Phoenix, Nova (its a car?) or Alula, sorry

teatimesthree Sat 21-Sep-13 21:55:25

I think Jupiter and Cosima is the best combination.

I don't like Nyx, Cruz, Pheonix or Nova - sorry.

Has anyone suggested Isis?

I like Aphra.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:05:10

Oh wow at sevastyan. That's a brilliant name.

I like Alula a lot. And Phoenix is nice, but a bit tarred by its spice girls link. What about Phoenicia? Or Fenix as a legitimate alternative spelling.

LentilAsAnything Sat 21-Sep-13 22:06:39

Some amazing names here, please please update us when they are here!

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:06:40

Oh I like Jupiter and Fenix. Think Fenix is the Spanish spelling of Phoenix but I could be making that up.

carlywurly Sat 21-Sep-13 22:09:23

Dp is a teacher. I asked him. He says you will need to privately educate. wink

TheSporkforeatingkyriarchy Sat 21-Sep-13 22:10:07

If you want another mythos name, I would skip the Roman (or Greek) ones, due to Jupiter's stories he's connected to almost everyone. And there are a lot of other great mythos out there that deserve attention.

Generally, Thea, Panthea, and Pandora would be good if you want a name with a similar background. Nanshe, Zorya, Cosima, would fit I think as would Gemini and Jupiter as earlier recommended sound really nice. Nova sounds good with Jupiter as well, but it makes me think of super heros. Start on wiki pages on pantheons and astronomy would be your best bet if your looking for that kind of thing.

peachypips Sat 21-Sep-13 22:28:23

I like Vashti. It's gorgeous.

MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 22:48:28

Thanks, TheSpork. We like Rhea too and DW is currently on the internet looking up baby names and I'm raiding her account. Quite an interesting site.

I really like Thea but DW wasn't keen may get all the facts/myths and discuss more of them at length.

We really love Jupiter but unless we can find a myth/space name to fit for his sister, we won't use it. So really hoping for some great names to add to those already suggested.

We're paying the school to educate our kids so I think that's more important than what they think of them, to be honest.

Paccia (Pash-ee-a. means peace)

Klytie (nymph,means lovely one)

Calliope (the muse of epic poetry)



Eastpoint Sat 21-Sep-13 22:52:13


Skye would be lovely!

gotthemoononastick Sun 22-Sep-13 00:30:25

There is a dear little pink lily (common name stargazer lily in Africa) It's proper name is Nerina. Jupiter and Nerina.

MultipleMama Sun 22-Sep-13 00:59:57

What do you think of Ala? Would you pronounce it; A (capital)-la or a (apple)-la?

She's the goddess of earth, fertility, and morality in Igbo mythology.

We like it (DH & I) but does it flow with Jupiter? Thoughts?

EldritchCleavage Sun 22-Sep-13 01:23:44

A-^la^; stress on second syllable, both short, no drawling. Very nice.

You can't have Nix, too much like 'Nichts' (nothing).

Najmah is Arabic for star, apparently.

The ancient Egyptians had a goddess of the sky and stars, which got me all excited for you, but unfortunately, she was called 'Nut'. You could have Isis though. Goddess of magic, marriage, healing and motherhood, apparently.

mathanxiety Sun 22-Sep-13 02:11:26

Too much potential for mispronouncing with Ala. It would get very annoying. And it doesn't flow at all with Jupiter except on a metaphysical level.

Driz Sun 22-Sep-13 05:54:41

Ew ew ew. "leave my juju alone" I know you are only joking but I feel very very sick right now. Hand the reins back. Please!

MakeHayIsAWhaleNow Sun 22-Sep-13 06:55:37

Hi MultipleDada! I love the names on this thread (can you talk to my DH?!). Not sure abut Ala, I'm afraid, too short, bit of a non-name for me. Sorry.... (I'm still sulking anyway because you vetoed Gaia! wink)

How about Hero/Hera? Hebe?
Acantha? (A Greek nymph)
Ariadne would go with Jupiter
Jaya - a Buddhist goddess, also means victory in Hindi
Lilith - beautiful name, less beautiful meaning though, I'm afraid.
If you like Nyx, how about Pax?
Daphne/Daphnis (a moon of Saturn)
Nereid, Naiad, Despina, Gatatea, Larissa - all moons of Neptune

Sorry if some of these have already been mentioned...it's a long thread, now!

13loki Sun 22-Sep-13 07:03:49

I love Nyx. It was on the list for DDs middle name (thought it went well with DSs middle name Loki- Norse god of mischief). We chose Kallisto (An asteroid in the main belt, alternative spelling of Callisto, one of Jupiters moons). I also love Astrid, but we are in Sweden, so too many of them around here.

Skygirls Sun 22-Sep-13 07:33:20

I like Isis for a girl. I think it goes well with Jupiter...and it follows the god/goddess theme.

Jupiter and Isis.

How about Eurydice?

rocketeer Sun 22-Sep-13 07:34:07

You really need to go with a Roman or planetary name rather than a Greek name to make it sound right. I like Seren and Aura. I know a lovely girl called Aura!

MrsWolowitz Sun 22-Sep-13 07:36:02

We're paying the school to educate our kids so I think that's more important than what they think of them, to be honest

How very naive. You may think that but your poor JuJu may not.

Please don't saddle your child with an humiliation of a name. Use it as a middle name but seriously, it's not a first name. No child would actually like to be called that abs they will be teased. It's not right but it is extremely likely to happen.

MakeHayIsAWhaleNow Sun 22-Sep-13 07:53:45

Not necessarily. There are so many weird and wonderful names around now that actually I think the students wouldn't take any notice. Names that are similar to rude words or something like that for example might get picked on, but I don't think something like Jupiter would - it would be more likely to be seen as just another name, IMO. Of course, this depends a bit on where the OP lives, round here no eyelids would be batted (not posh, just multicultural and most children have individual names) - in the village where I grew up and every second child was called Sarah it would have raised more eyebrows.

But generally (speaking as a teacher, so I know what kids pick on other kids for...) I think the child will be fine. And end up proud of his name.

gazzalw Sun 22-Sep-13 07:58:13

This is edging into Isadora and Jocasta territory again....

BoyMeetsWorld Sun 22-Sep-13 08:02:17

Nerina is gorgeous. Don't like Ala at all I'm afraid (plus some people may think you've given a 'messiah' type name due to pronunciation which isn't a great idea).

With unusual names make sure you google them before deciding to check what other products / celebrities etc might have that name. Aura, for example, is a beautiful word but also a range of stoma bags.

oakmouse Sun 22-Sep-13 08:12:10

I love love love Seren. How about one of the Latin-derived names like Lydia, Antonia, Julia, Marcella, Lucinda, Flavia, Helena? imposing enough to stand up to Jupiter! Selina- Latin for 'heavenly'.

gazzalw Sun 22-Sep-13 08:19:17

What about Seres?

Ruprekt Sun 22-Sep-13 08:20:33

Pmsl......not private education......((whispers.....Home education))

MacNCheese Sun 22-Sep-13 08:31:22


Love Nerina!

<steals for own list>

badtime Sun 22-Sep-13 09:27:31

I just had a look at a list of constellations. Three which are names which haven't been mentioned:

Roman goddesses which I don't think have been mentioned:
Epona (one for the nerds)

Other goddesses/mythological figures:
Tiamat (I think this is the best name ever - in Mesopotamian myth, she was the primordial goddess of the ocean)
Zorya or Zarya

I don't like Jupiter particularly - my imaginary astronomical/mythological son is called Orion.

dementedma Sun 22-Sep-13 09:35:06

Wow. And to think that someone posting on here about calling their kid chardonnay Tyler would get universally slammed, but Jupiter and Aurora is seen as OK.
Got to love MN.

BoyMeetsWorld Sun 22-Sep-13 09:43:54

Ooh Jupiter & Lyra would be nice?

badtime Sun 22-Sep-13 09:51:29

demented, actually, they wouldn't necessarily. I have read threads from people trying to get a middle name for the Chardonnays or Tylers, and people generally say "it's not to my taste, but..", and make suggestions. Names like 'Ptolemy' (perceived as pretentious) get a bigger slating than anything else.

A lot of people on this thread have said they don't like Jupiter, or even that they find it ridiculous.

JumpingJackSprat Sun 22-Sep-13 09:57:31

as a twin i would have hated to be called gemini due to the astrology sign being twins. way too cheesy. i like isis best i think.

NationMcKinley Sun 22-Sep-13 10:35:00

Isis is lovely. Goes brilliantly with Jupiter. Still like Galaxy and Luna. How about Magellan? As is clouds of. I think you should have a look at some astronomy sites smile

Oriunda Sun 22-Sep-13 11:28:30

Ok I think Isis and Lyra are front runners now ... both go really well with Jupiter. Am v jealous!

AlansCatalanCat Sun 22-Sep-13 12:38:37

I still like Zoe.

Not precisely a myth/space name, but it means Life - so, Life, the Universe and Everything - it's a good start anyway grin

MultipleMama Sun 22-Sep-13 12:50:25

Never heard of someone called Isis before so unsure how you would pronounce it. How would you? I know she's an Egyptian Goddess.

DH thinks we should now call her Starr. He's getting desperate, bless him.

I love Lyra and Faye. DH and I are going to list of the names you've listed and short-list them smile

rosyryan Sun 22-Sep-13 13:00:09

Isis is pronounced Eye-sis OP. Its gorgeous with Jupiter.

MultipleMama Sun 22-Sep-13 13:01:50

DH thinks Lyra Sophia & Jupiter Sevastyan. Thoughts? I'm unsure.

AlansCatalanCat Sun 22-Sep-13 13:03:38

Isis is also an alternative name for the River Thames in Oxford.

charleslingus Sun 22-Sep-13 13:09:07

Sorry if I've doubled up on any but I have tried to follow this thread:

Galilea (Galileo first discovered Jupiter)

Elara, leda, thebe are all satellites of Jupiter

Jupiter Sevastyan is gorgeous,
Lyra goes very well too.

daughterofafarmer Sun 22-Sep-13 13:20:39

Why does your son get to have Jupiter which is an outgoing bold name and your daughter gets Lyra? Don't get me wrong I really think Lyra is a lovely name but it's not really in the same league as Jupiter! It's a tiny but plain IMHO

What about Gallia?

God it's tough, we can't agree on 1 name let alone 2 grin

badtime Sun 22-Sep-13 13:24:01

Lyra is a constellation, the lyre. In myth, it was placed in the sky after its owner, Orpheus, died. It's not boring.

daughterofafarmer Sun 22-Sep-13 13:29:20

I didn't say it was boring! Just not in the same league as Jupiter.

Lots of little girls running around called Lyra, very few boys I image called Jupiter!

AlansCatalanCat Sun 22-Sep-13 13:29:20

Yes, Jupiter is a little thing orbiting one star. Lyra is a whole bunch of stars, therefore Lyra > Jupiter by a long way grin

babybarrister Sun 22-Sep-13 13:29:34

Capella - apparently name of star

peachypips Sun 22-Sep-13 13:52:03

I like Jupiter. I used to be a teacher and I would have thought 'how original' rather than stupid.

CrackersandCheese Sun 22-Sep-13 14:03:59


Pachacuti Sun 22-Sep-13 14:18:11

Lyra and Jupiter are an excellent combination IMO.

Tea1Sugar Sun 22-Sep-13 14:20:03


MultipleMama Sun 22-Sep-13 14:49:22

It's been said that Jupiter could have been a star if it had more mass. But lets not dwell on that fact and stick to King of the solar system haha.

When we first thought of the name; myths hardly came into it. We choose it as we both love Astronomy, I later realised it the connection (I love Greek Mythology) so the names don't have to be myth related.

I love Polaris but DH thinks that too out there. No pun intended.

I always find girl names harder to pick.

Oriunda Sun 22-Sep-13 14:52:18

Lyra Sophia is fabulous!

Tattiesthroughthebree Sun 22-Sep-13 15:13:03

Polaris is a missile.

I like Jupiter and Seren.

I don't think anyone has mentioned Jupiter Jones from the Three Investigators books? DS loves those books. I don't regard Jupiter as too "out there" because I'm used to hearing about Jupiter Jones.

MsJupiterJones Sun 22-Sep-13 15:15:09

Hello tatties grin

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MultipleMama Sun 22-Sep-13 15:38:32

I think Lyra is a strong name that suits Jupiter. She is home to the star Vega, the Ring Nebula and the triplet galaxies. She also has 9 stars with known planets. I think she has 3 asteroid showers named after her plus she's presented as an Eagle/Vulcan in myths. - According to DH and his research list.

Short list is;
Lyra Sophia
Gaia Sophia
Luna Sophia
Thea Anneliese
Isis Sophia

Then all we have to do is choose a set of names when they're born...

Tattiesthroughthebree Sun 22-Sep-13 17:40:35

waves to MsJupiterJones. Have you name changed from Baby Fatso, by any chance? grin

nonmifairidere Sun 22-Sep-13 19:25:01

Jupiter - seriously? Your poor kid. Talk about poncilicious.

filee777 Sun 22-Sep-13 19:27:52

Isis Sophia

Judybluey Sun 22-Sep-13 19:37:47

We know an Athena and her little sister Avalon.

dementedma Sun 22-Sep-13 19:44:03

Jupiter and Isis won't be attending the local inner city comp then, I take it?

shrinkingnora Sun 22-Sep-13 19:51:09

Isis goes really well with Jupiter.

AlansCatalanCat Sun 22-Sep-13 20:39:50

Isis Sophia is too hissy though.

From OP's list I like Lyra Sophia best. Especially if you use the old-style pronunciation So-FY-ah. Sounds much stronger than So-FEE-ah.

MultipleMama Sun 22-Sep-13 20:43:55

We haven't decided if Jupiter & [insert girl's name here] will be the name of our twins. They're just on the list. I'd rather my child be Jupiter than George and Mildred, no offense to those are named that, DH & I just don't like those traditional names.

DH doesn't like Isis, he's having trouble pronouncing it... "is ayeee-sis or i-sis?" And with his German accent, it sounds funny.

wiltingfast Sun 22-Sep-13 21:31:26

Sorry haven't read all 10 pages (!) But I see you have Thea which is a name I love, the only other greek name I'd pick for one of my own is Thalia.

Love that name.

Not sure if it fits with your theme efforts but thought I'd throw it in.

LeGavrOrf Sun 22-Sep-13 21:38:06

Lyra Sophia is wonderful. My daughter is called Sophia so I am biased, but it is a beautiful name euphorically and also had a good meaning (wisdom)

Lyra, Gaia, Isis, Thea, Luna with Sophia as a middle name are all excellent. I don't like Annaliese because of a daft character in Neighbours in the 90s but if your husband is German I understand the liking for that name.

One last idea, Galatea or Galena.

LeGavrOrf Sun 22-Sep-13 21:39:07

And also the character Lyra Belacqua in the His Dark Materials trilogy is rather splendid.

LeGavrOrf Sun 22-Sep-13 21:39:55

Thalia is also a beautiful name and would go very well with Jupiter.

Coconutty Sun 22-Sep-13 21:45:19

Leia or Andromedia nn Andri

Beehatch Sun 22-Sep-13 21:58:19

Why not Vega after the star? just a beautiful name.

bridgetsmum Sun 22-Sep-13 22:20:04

Please please please don't call your poor child Jupiter, it's just ridiculously poncey confused

MultipleMama Sun 22-Sep-13 22:52:55

Beehatch Is Vega a girl's name? Always sounded like a boy's name to me.

I'd love it to be pronounced So-FY but I have no doubt people will see it and pronounce it; So-FEE.

We decided on Jupiter & Lyra as a set to add to the other set of names we have. Now it's a wait and see what they look like game.

Thanks everyone! smile

curlew Sun 22-Sep-13 23:22:29

Vida and Vita ar both girl's names- Vega is a star.

sleepdodger Sun 22-Sep-13 23:25:51


BlueBowTie Sun 22-Sep-13 23:34:49


BlueBowTie Sun 22-Sep-13 23:35:20

And seriously Jupiter?

BlueBowTie Sun 22-Sep-13 23:55:15

Ok how about rain, storm, rainbow, sky, Gaia, Luna, Artemis, wind, river, ocean, solar, star, sunny, dawn, echo, cosmic, mist, karma, joy, flower, peace, summer, aroura, autumn, nebula, nova, Ophilia or Juno?

MultipleMama Mon 23-Sep-13 00:38:44

Won't be back on this thread until babies are born to announce names for those who wanted to know.

Thanks for all the suggestions. It was fun. Never expected 11 pages, though some were off-topic wink.

NationMcKinley Mon 23-Sep-13 06:48:05

Jupiter and Echo sounds lovely IMO smile

Gingerandcocoa Mon 23-Sep-13 07:55:01


putthecrispsDOWN Mon 23-Sep-13 08:44:13

Lovely name short list (I have a Thea so am slightly biased though). Just wanted to say that I am a teacher and I would never judge a child by their name. I have taught all manner of names throughout the years and personally I love the more out there ones, as do my colleagues.

How about Lux? Means light....thought it was similar to Nyx and is kind of solar related. It was on our shortlist for our twins for a while.

bridgetsmum Mon 23-Sep-13 08:53:50

I've just asked my 9yo old son if he would have liked it of we called him Jupiter. It was a resounding "NO!!!! That's a rubbish name!"

lljkk Mon 23-Sep-13 09:27:48

Echo is straight out of a unix manual.

Pachacuti Mon 23-Sep-13 09:31:51

It's another possible sibset, though -- Echo and Grep...

Xigris Mon 23-Sep-13 09:49:15

I've just asked my son what he thinks of the name Jupiter. He thinks it's cool grin

EldritchCleavage Mon 23-Sep-13 11:01:52

Lyra Sophia (old pronunciation) is really lovely.
So glad you liked Isis, that's the first time one of my suggestions on a baby name thread has been short-listed, yay!

Wishing you an easy remainder of pregnancy and birth, looking forward to the name update.

lljkk Mon 23-Sep-13 11:42:30

Can you just imagine the following Bell Labs playground conversation:

"Oi! Emacs, I told you stop kicking Awk!" Aside to friend: "Boys, eh? But your little Echo & Chmod are such good little girls, I'm so jealous."

IceBeing Mon 23-Sep-13 11:54:55

Aquila? (the eagle constellation)

VenusDeWillendorf Mon 23-Sep-13 12:04:09

I presume Jupiter is going to be the big one with the spot?

Please reconsider.

AlansCatalanCat Mon 23-Sep-13 12:32:22

I presume Jupiter is going to be the big one with the spot?

I bet his little brother Saturn will run rings round him.

(I'll get my coat)

JumpingJackSprat Mon 23-Sep-13 19:02:58

good luck op ignore the haters... id rather be called jupiter than george!! hope the rest of your pregnany goes smoothly.

Coconutty Mon 23-Sep-13 21:29:34

I'd rather be called Jupiter than Jack.

Let us know what you decide on.

cantsleep Mon 23-Sep-13 21:33:19

When I was at school there was a boy and for years I thought his name was Jupiter, no idea why and he never corrected me. I was seven.

I found out years later that his name was in fact...... Raymond!

valiumredhead Mon 23-Sep-13 23:01:25

Jupiter is better than Gaia, seriously have any posters who suggested that actually been to secondary school?hmm

AlansCatalanCat Tue 24-Sep-13 09:27:14

I like Raymond, I think that should make a comeback. Lovely Old French nobility kind of name. [/offtopic]

mathanxiety Tue 24-Sep-13 19:48:40

I like it too. I also like Roy.

I'd go for a name related to the sea. Marina is probably too ordinary for you but something like that.

mathanxiety Tue 24-Sep-13 20:40:43


Befuzzledagain Tue 24-Sep-13 21:46:15

Hope you are still keep

Befuzzledagain Tue 24-Sep-13 21:48:10

Hope you are still keeping an eye on this thread as I have a great name for you which fits brilliantly. Only problem is - I'm probably calling mine this. The answer is Soleil (French for sun). I love it. And I love Jupiter. Great choice.

MultipleMama Tue 24-Sep-13 22:45:09

The name is safe DH doesn't like haha.

I'm keeping an eye on this thread as they may be here earlier than expected! maybe Friday.

We have a new name lined up with Jupiter but our twin boy may not even look like a Jupiter! Haha.

Befuzzledagain Tue 24-Sep-13 23:44:50

Ah. Thanks for replying. Good luck with everything. And trust your names. So many people on mm slated Ocean but I still love it and she gets lots of compliments.

mathanxiety Thu 26-Sep-13 03:45:54

How about:

duchessandscruffy Thu 26-Sep-13 10:45:56

How about Pretentia for a girl? Gorgeous name!

daughterofafarmer Fri 27-Sep-13 08:24:19

Think today might be the day OP has her twins...do let us know what you pick.

Good luck, hope it goes smoothly.

VoiceofRaisin Fri 27-Sep-13 08:40:46

I don't know, these names are all witty, erudite and original but are they all fair? These are real little people who will have to be introduced to new friends/teachers/ nannies/employers/admissions tutors by those names. Let them choose eccentric names for themselves after they have discovered they are indeed extrovert, vivacious and loving limelight, but why not give them saner names as a starting point. I fear you may be limiting their chances in life if you don't give them names that would sound sensible as a CEO, or as a lawyer or doctor rather than sounding like someone who has walked off a stage set.

Keep Jupiter as your family name for your little boy :-) It's a wonderful nickname but not an easy name for your first interaction with the outside world.

Anyway, just me worrying that people are getting carried away suggesting daft names for you to use (??Pretentia - can you imagine being called that?) - it's as if they haven't clicked this is RL.

Look at Ronan Farrow (born "Satchel").

Good luck with the birth btw. I wish your little ones a lifetime of happiness and love.

BTW Lyra is not eccentric and is beautiful.

EldritchCleavage Fri 27-Sep-13 10:50:42

People always use judges as a yardstick. Well, I've checked and there are or have been judges called Helenus (male), Igor, Swinton (male, as a first name), Haydn (ditto), Thayne (ditto), Joyanne (female) and Brenda.

So not as bland as we all seem to think. Thing is, names don't hold you back. And once you achieve power everyone accepts what you are called. Ask Condoleeza.

MoominsYonisAreScary Fri 27-Sep-13 11:41:49

Im just shamelessly marking place to find out what you decide.

BalloonSlayer Fri 27-Sep-13 12:29:08

voiceofraisin I think "pretentia" was a facetious suggestion not a real one.

I keep seeing this thread on my "threads I'm on" list and it makes me uncomfortable as the title makes the girl baby sound like an appendage. "A sister for Jupiter" as if she has to have a name to match the boy. Why can't she be called a name you just like?

Why can't you decide you love the name Jane, and then decide that he can't be called Jupiter because it doesn't go with her name, so have to call him Peter.

Just makes it seem like the boy is more important. sad

XmasDestination Fri 27-Sep-13 18:08:00

BS, I don't see it like that at all. OP likes a name, happens to be one she wants to assign to her boy. Nothing more, nothing less.

SmokedMackerel Fri 27-Sep-13 18:32:09

I used to love the three investigators books, and think Jupiter was the most brilliant name ever.

I hope your older child has a similarly grandiose name, might cause issues between them in future if he is called something run of the mill.

MultipleMama Fri 27-Sep-13 18:46:39

No twins, yet. If my AF hadn't increased by today they would have induced me but so far they've improved and I'm off magnesium. Just a waiting game. Goal is 34 weeks.

A sister for Jupiter, id exactly that. I love the name but we want another gorgeous name for daughter. I don't want a plain name for her. I want a name that she can express as her own but also to connect and share something with her twin even if it's just a small connection like having astronomy names.

Will update when they arrive.

MultipleMama Fri 27-Sep-13 18:49:11

Smoked - 2 have German names, 2 are book inspired, so these names will fit perfectly smile

VoiceofRaisin Fri 27-Sep-13 20:53:02

Eldritch here is a list of all sitting High Court Judges:


I think names can indeed hold you back in certain professions. When I confess to once having had a boyfriend called Trevor, everyone hoots. He was lovely but that is their response to him without even having met him. I doubt Jupiter would fare any better....

peachypips Sat 28-Sep-13 19:14:09

You could call your daughter Jupiter. It seems fairly unisex to me. Also looking forward to hearing about your birth and what you have chosen. Promise you will tell us their names!

MultipleMama Sat 28-Sep-13 20:27:57

We have a new set of names to add to the list so we'll see what they look like. I came off Magnesium yesterday and no labor (yay! Considering I'm only 30+4)!

Will let you all know. Do you want to know here or on a new thread titled "The big reveal"? Lol

MsJupiterJones Sat 28-Sep-13 20:54:12

I misread that for a second and thought it said you were considering Magnesium.

SingingSands Sat 28-Sep-13 20:55:57

I have an American friend called Starr. I love it!

mathanxiety Sat 28-Sep-13 20:59:34

Keep it here <vote> so we won't all get lost <gets lost easily>

mathanxiety Sat 28-Sep-13 21:00:48

Oh now that is an inspired misreading smile -- the periodic table is surely a treasure trove of possibilities?

peachypips Sat 28-Sep-13 21:13:23

Yes keep it here!

MultipleMama Sat 28-Sep-13 21:35:13

Okay I'll keep it here smile

Retroformica Sat 28-Sep-13 21:36:21


XmasDestination Sat 28-Sep-13 21:56:22

smile @ periodic table names! smile

MultipleMama Sun 29-Sep-13 20:52:39

No babies yet but names have been decided. You'll find out when they arrive smile

YoniBear Mon 30-Sep-13 11:44:04

Ooh! smile

Pachacuti Mon 30-Sep-13 12:48:24

I'm going to feel very let down if they are named Peter and Jane...

MultipleMama Mon 30-Sep-13 13:25:26

I have a feeling many people will have something to say on the names based on their thoughts about the names mentioned. My ELC is booked for Friday smile

peachypips Mon 30-Sep-13 14:03:35

All the best x

charleslingus Mon 30-Sep-13 14:25:56

I can't wait to hear what they are called, lots and lots of luck for Friday!

rosyryan Mon 30-Sep-13 15:04:34

Hope it all goes well for you on Friday. How far along will you be?

MultipleMama Mon 30-Sep-13 15:12:17

I'll be 31+3 but due to complications carrying on could be fatal to one of my twins. We're doing it this week to give them more chance to grow but to give them a better chance out of the womb too. Thanks all x

LentilAsAnything Mon 30-Sep-13 18:27:08

Good luck!

ThreeFromDesire Mon 30-Sep-13 21:29:20

Best of luck for Friday

IneedAsockamnesty Tue 01-Oct-13 00:36:35

I love all the names you have short listed.

Good luck for Friday

BOF Tue 01-Oct-13 01:12:59

Thinking of you- I hope it all goes well. FWIW, I love Lyra Sophia.

mathanxiety Tue 01-Oct-13 01:19:26

Good luck - hope all goes well and you will have your lovely healthy babies without complication, and a quick recovery.

MultipleMama Tue 01-Oct-13 10:32:51

A quick update while I eat.

I'm delighted to announce the arrival of my two beautiful babies; Artemis Sophia and Apollo Sevastyan smile

EldritchCleavage Tue 01-Oct-13 10:48:26

Oh wow! That's lovely OP, so glad you're all safe and well. I like the names, too.

Pachacuti Tue 01-Oct-13 10:54:53

Wow, that was quick! Congratulations! How are they (and you) doing?

And I love their names grin

charleslingus Tue 01-Oct-13 11:31:16

Congratulations! Such a lovely pair of names, swoon. Hope your all happy and healthy.

WhiteArmedHera Tue 01-Oct-13 11:39:26


(Spooky, after I said I loved Artemis and Jupiter I went away and decided that actually personally I would prefer Artemis and Apollo!! Outstanding names!)

Many congratulations to you all, wishing all lots of joy and happiness ahead.

daughterofafarmer Tue 01-Oct-13 12:17:54

Good names OP....

Glad to hear the twins have arrived safe and well.

IneedAsockamnesty Tue 01-Oct-13 13:36:54


mathanxiety Tue 01-Oct-13 15:04:23

Well done and hope all is going well.

Congratulations. Good names.

LentilAsAnything Tue 01-Oct-13 16:10:08


CordeliaRose Tue 01-Oct-13 18:29:11

Congratulations, OP. Wonderful news, fab names.
Best wishes to you and your family smile

peachypips Tue 01-Oct-13 19:12:52

Love them! Well done. Hope they are ok and not too diddy x

MultipleMama Tue 01-Oct-13 20:27:57

Thanks, everyone. Apollo was born 1lb 9oz anf Artemis was born 3lbs 1oz. They're utterly gorgeous but I'm biased xx

MsJupiterJones Tue 01-Oct-13 21:03:40

Congratulations, obviously I was rooting for Jupiter but those are ace names. Best wishes for the lovely babies to grow big and strong xx

valiumredhead Tue 01-Oct-13 21:07:59

Congrats thanks

valiumredhead Tue 01-Oct-13 21:09:21

I had ds at 32 weeks, very stressful, look after yourself OP x

WhiteArmedHera Tue 01-Oct-13 21:34:12

Oh really teeny tiny, must be v stressful. Sending all good wishes and happy vibes. Best of luck. cake brew

RhondaJean Tue 01-Oct-13 22:46:02

My dd2 was a 32 weeker as well, congrats I bet they are gorgeous. Lovely names too.

Jupiter and Gemini next time round eh? wink

MeWearingAMask Tue 01-Oct-13 23:37:27

Jupiter is cool, as is Jupitus.




MoominsYonisAreScary Wed 02-Oct-13 07:38:07

Aww congratulations. Ds3 was a 32 weeker, you wouldnt guess though looking at him now.

Look after yourself op

Choccyhobnob Wed 02-Oct-13 14:45:38

Having just googled the names they are perfect!!

CaptainCupcake Wed 02-Oct-13 15:51:39

Congratulations! Lovely names.

BetsyBell Wed 02-Oct-13 20:10:34

Lovely news smile Congratulations to you all flowers

I know someone called Astra and she gets the car reference mentioned to her quite a lot.

VoiceofRaisin Fri 04-Oct-13 08:46:06

Congratulations! and such beautiful, classic names smile

ElephantsAndMiasmas Fri 04-Oct-13 18:09:17

And did Artemis come out first, grow to full adult size and help deliver her bro? smile

MultipleMama Fri 04-Oct-13 18:12:24

She was born first, 2lbs bigger than him and birthing her broke his waters so... smile

ElephantsAndMiasmas Fri 04-Oct-13 18:33:17

How wonderful, congratulations. They are beautiful names and I've always had Artemis as my favourite goddess, and a possible name for a future daughter. You might have to start thinking about getting her a puppy!

rosyryan Sat 05-Oct-13 20:24:01

Congratulations! So glad they are both safe and well.

MultipleMama Sun 06-Oct-13 04:26:07

Thank you all.

Artemis is growing stronger everyday. Apollo is still reliant on the ventilator and has an eye infectiin but we're positive he'll grow stronger. They're both fighters smile

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