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What does Juno's parents do?

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ConfusedandBemused Mon 26-Nov-12 12:52:43

persephoneplum yeah when the film first came out I thought well that's the end of that name option for me as I thought it was going to get super popular....but it's still an extremely underused name a few years on. I actually don't mind the film association tbh it's from the play Juno and the Paycock that I got my inspiration smile

persephoneplum Mon 26-Nov-12 11:26:52

I really hate that the film ruined one of my favourite girl names of all time. I remember first hearing they were bringing out the film and my heart sank to my feet.

Lucky I had three boys!

TryDubai Sun 25-Nov-12 21:17:00

Okay I'll bite...but only cos it is one of my favourite films and I was seriously thinking of it as a middle name.

Juno is indeed the teenager who gets pregnant but is sassy, intelligent and funny.

Her father (the wonderful JK Simmons) installs heating systems or some such so blue collar work who happens to like roman mythology

Her stepmum does nails and to the snarky 'ultrasound technician' basically says Yes and I'm a nail technician, doesn't mean you can judge my dumbass stepdaughter or words to that effect

As the lead character describes it, the goddess Juno was supposed to be 'very beautiful but really mean, like Diana Ross'

I have never taught a Juno.
I would assume parents choosing that name had

a) excellent taste in film
b) an interest in mythology or
c) a June baby but thought June was old-fashioned

If I didn't know and love the movie I might previously have thought hmm pretentious, much but would think that of any mythological names (if I had judgy pants on!)


Greythorne Sun 25-Nov-12 20:46:02

Grammar police are active tonight. Well done, all.

ConfusedandBemused Sun 25-Nov-12 20:45:23

EchoBITCH maybe you should look back on your last post, not exactly 100% correct is it? Ok I made a grammatical error.....oh how will I ever live it down? Oh wait....yeah, I'm over it! wink

EchoBitch Sun 25-Nov-12 20:37:47

D'you know,i don't care.

They can do what they want.

CocktailQueen Sun 25-Nov-12 20:37:14

They are pretentious (and have no grasp of grammar).

EchoBitch Sun 25-Nov-12 20:36:49

What do Juno's parents do.

Not does.

What does Juno's Mum do.

What does Juno's Dad do?

What do Juno's parents do?

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sun 25-Nov-12 20:35:28

They don't know how to write grammatically.

MamaMimi Sun 25-Nov-12 20:33:55

They watch the film

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 25-Nov-12 20:31:30

Dad's an account,Mum wears Boden and is into am dram.

ConfusedandBemused Sun 25-Nov-12 20:08:26

Actually whoopdewhoop I asked because people make presumptions about people based on a variety of things....names being one of them, I don't want my child to be saddled with a name that evokes negative presumption about his/her background etc. it has nothing to do with how I want people to perceive me.....but thank you for proving my point that there are small minded people that make assumptions about someone based on very little information!

EddieIzzardIsOrange Sun 25-Nov-12 18:03:25

They are a youth worker and a maths student

<speaking from experience wink >

SchrodingersSexKitten Juno's father works in an ad agency earning loads of dosh and working long hours. Juno's mother is a willowy beauty who gave up a lucrative career in marketing to be a SAHM

God how I'd love that to be true!

Karbea Sun 25-Nov-12 17:58:20

Wasn't she the young teenage girl who got pregnant?

whoopdewhoop Sun 25-Nov-12 17:55:44

Juno's parents spend their time worrying about how other people perceive them rather than how happy they are with their own choices. They think more about their child as an accessory to their self-publicism on facebook etc than as a human being in their own right.

Give your child a name you like. Not a name which you think makes you look like someone you aspire to be.

lljkk Sun 25-Nov-12 17:46:24

Juno: means parents are about 75th+ percentile on the weird scale.
They may be merely posh or they may be hippies, but either way, they are well deviant from conventional.

Keep in mind I'm about 95th percentile on Weird Scale, but I don't like to advertise the fact and thus give DC boring names like "John" and "Emma".

scarlettsmummy2 Sun 25-Nov-12 17:44:36

Makes me think of London media or creative types, left wing, middle class.

Nicknamegrief Sun 25-Nov-12 17:15:56

Forgive me but should it read, 'What do Juno's parents do?' Or, 'What does Juno's Mother do?'

In a Marian Keyes book I read I'm sure the Mother was a surgeon and the father a banker if that helps. I tend to think of it as a intellectuals name despite the film (which I enjoyed).

SchrodingersSexKitten Sun 25-Nov-12 16:31:58

Juno's father works in an ad agency earning loads of dosh and working long hours.

Juno's mother is a willowy beauty who gave up a lucrative career in marketing to be a SAHM.

AitchDee Sun 25-Nov-12 16:25:09

Don't be so damned ridiculous. It could be anything. Is this the new Mumsnet trend?

Juno's parents are both drug addicted squatters who haven't worked a day in their lives.


skaen Sun 25-Nov-12 16:21:51

Well her father ate her siblings except for her little brother who forced him to regurgitate the lot.

Or her parents just watched the film.

PuppyMonkey Sun 25-Nov-12 16:19:37

I would just think you liked the film tbh not sure what you mean about parents.confused

ConfusedandBemused Sun 25-Nov-12 16:17:40

Just want to get a feel for what preconceptions people would have about a little Juno? What kind of background does she come from etc.

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