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(31 Posts)
menazovut Mon 04-Jul-11 21:47:26

I suddenly REALLY like Juniper for a girl...


Littlefish Mon 04-Jul-11 21:52:35

I'm slightly surprised to find myself saying that I really like it.

squeak2392 Mon 04-Jul-11 21:53:10

I like it.
Love nn Juno.

menazovut Mon 04-Jul-11 21:54:07

I'm normally very traditional, I don't know how it's caught my eye. I even quite like 'Juni' as a nickname.

manicmummyonadietcokebreak Mon 04-Jul-11 21:55:54

Yes, wanted to call dd2 it, but with the surname would of sounded like a cartoon character. Loved it, from the film benny & joon smile

Taffeta Mon 04-Jul-11 21:57:09

I like it, but be careful. I once met a Verbena, who has never, ever forgiven her parents.

meditrina Mon 04-Jul-11 21:57:45

Are you OK with the Percy Jackson reference? (she's a tree spirit, girlfriend of Grover, the satyr - an OK character)

menazovut Mon 04-Jul-11 22:01:13

But the nn harmless?

It would be with a eastern european surname. Siblings: Mila, Illona, Lawrence, Andryi (Andrew here)

SloganLogan Mon 04-Jul-11 22:23:19

It's very pretty but perhaps a little pretentious. I'd also avoid it because it reminds me of gin!

suspiria Mon 04-Jul-11 22:33:05

I think it's quite sweet.

MelinaM Mon 04-Jul-11 23:17:13

Just named my friends DD's new rocking horse this grin

HerRoyalNotness Mon 04-Jul-11 23:19:57

I'd use it for my potential DD if a friend hadn't bagged it for her potential DD, potentially grin

I love it.

HengshanRoad Tue 05-Jul-11 06:38:10

The "nipper" sound puts me off. Jew nipper.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Tue 05-Jul-11 06:46:18

I think immediately of gin, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

emmyloo2 Tue 05-Jul-11 06:59:13

I know a Juniper who is in her mid-30s. Her sister is Saffron. I think they are actually both lovely names. Not my normal style (I like old fashioned names) but I think it is really quite nice.

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 05-Jul-11 07:06:39

Old naked bloke in the Life of Brian. I would giggle if I heard it

PickleSarnie Tue 05-Jul-11 07:09:35

Mmmmmm, gin. Is 7:09 too early?!

JanMorrow Tue 05-Jul-11 11:30:18

It's my daughter's name! Apart from being called a hippy a couple of times it has got very good reactions. One lady from work did mention gin.. but that doesn't bother me. We do call her Juno.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 05-Jul-11 16:35:16

Ooh I like that! I might have to add it to my own list!

Nightstar Tue 05-Jul-11 16:57:33

I know two sisters called Juniper and Rowan, to be fair though they did get a lot of flack in their teens

LemonDifficult Tue 05-Jul-11 17:01:29

I am a real names traditionalist but Juniper is lovely, lovely, lovely. Not icky in a Bluebell-type flower name way just kinda strong and earthy. Gorgeous.

DELHI Wed 06-Jul-11 14:39:40

Not sure - a bit hippy-dippy perhaps

BBNElea Thu 07-Jul-11 21:30:14

I think it makes an interesting alternative to the many popular flower names and Juno would make a spunky nickname. In the Victorian language of flowers Juniper meant 'succour, protection'.

fishandlilacs Thu 07-Jul-11 21:37:38

jennifer Juniper

I like it very much, I like the 60's hippy connotations it brings to mind smile

charlottery Fri 08-Jul-11 10:55:17

I love it, but our surname is Jones, so not sure it would really work

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