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What do you think of Juniper?

(36 Posts)
TheRealMBJ Tue 16-Aug-11 22:42:02

Opinions please?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 16-Aug-11 22:44:18

No, sorry.

Crosshair Tue 16-Aug-11 22:44:34

Personally not keen, not come across it in rl so maybe its a grower?

manicinsomniac Tue 16-Aug-11 22:44:38

I've never heard it for a human but actually I do like it. Different and attractive sounding.

Dislike June or Ju if you were to shorten it though

redglow Tue 16-Aug-11 22:45:41

different but nice.

MirandaGoshawk Tue 16-Aug-11 22:45:55

There was a song - Jennifer Juniper <helpful>
It's OK. Can't get excited about it, but it's not awful. Is it for a girl?
Wouldn't be good for a boy.

Suncottage Tue 16-Aug-11 22:46:29

Male or female? Not very keen.

TheRealMBJ Tue 16-Aug-11 22:46:35

I'm not sure.. Don't like June at all, and I'm afraid that it would inevitably become that

TheRealMBJ Tue 16-Aug-11 22:47:30


Is it a boys name? shock

TheSecondComing Tue 16-Aug-11 22:47:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 16-Aug-11 22:48:07

Jennifer Juniper is what came into my head too (and is still stuck there!). I think Jennifer is a v pretty name.

EveryonesJealousOfWeasleys Tue 16-Aug-11 22:48:19


Someone else posted about this recently I'll see if I can find it

EveryonesJealousOfWeasleys Tue 16-Aug-11 22:56:07

Grrr can't find it. Opinion was divided. I definitely associate it with gin, or the man in the life of Brian who has lived in a hole and eaten nothing but juniper berries for 20 years! As a name in itself though I could warm to it - I love Juno which could be a nickname.

TheRealMBJ Tue 16-Aug-11 23:06:57


<scratches chin>

Maybe I should start on of those suggestion threads...

<hurries off to start another one>

iceandsliceplease Tue 16-Aug-11 23:08:54

She eats lentils, and weaves her own tie-dyed clothes.

It does sound lovely, but I would forever associate it with hippy dippy Jennifer Juniper.

TheRealMBJ Tue 16-Aug-11 23:11:01


We aren't hippies but sort of live that 'grow your own, eat your own' kinda lifestyle - so may be appropriate.

EdithWeston Tue 16-Aug-11 23:17:02

Juniper, aside from "did you nip 'er?', is strongly associated with the chracter of a tree-nymph in the Percy Jackson books - probably not the strongest or most durable association, but the one that will spring to mind right now if you have children of say 9+ around.

iceandsliceplease Tue 16-Aug-11 23:19:36


TheRealMBJ Tue 16-Aug-11 23:21:29



DinahRod Tue 16-Aug-11 23:33:52

It's the pg hormones. Seriously. I liked the name when pg, but plumped for another one that even now I wonder what on earth was I thinking?!! And the way it goes is you won't want to use Juniper in full, so will shorten it to June...Juney...June bug......Dune bug and lo and behold your 15 yr old will wonder why everyone calls her Bug. Trust me on this!

How about Hebe?

TastyMuffins Tue 16-Aug-11 23:37:04


That's just what springs to mind when I hear Juniper.

TheRealMBJ Wed 17-Aug-11 06:04:08

Hebe? How is that pronounced?

Is Hebee-Jebees not an expression in Britian?

SaffronCake Wed 17-Aug-11 12:54:09

It's very pretty and I like that it's got natural associations but the drawbacks are many...
nn June seems inevitable
Life of Brian (I thought of that too)
Jennifer Juniper could easily grow to be a very annoying song

What about Juno? MN is generally liking that atm.

bloombloombell Wed 17-Aug-11 20:14:30

I know a 4 year old Juniper and shes a sweet wee girl, so i really like it smile

MummysLittleSunbeams Wed 17-Aug-11 22:09:59

I like it but want to say 'you nipper'.

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