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What do you think about jasper?

(30 Posts)
MissTweed Sun 07-Apr-13 18:12:43

Oxtailchambermaid Mon 08-Apr-13 20:58:20

It's top 100 now in Australia, don't know if that is a deal breaker?! I love it.

LadyLech Mon 08-Apr-13 20:52:24

Love it. Used to teach a lovely Jasper.
Great name.

xyla Mon 08-Apr-13 14:13:32

I loved the name Jasper when I was a child - I think I picked it up from 101 Dalmations. I still like it, but disappointed that it has Twilight connotations now...

poppylemons Mon 08-Apr-13 13:20:24

love it

jellybeans Mon 08-Apr-13 13:00:26

Like it.

ChompieMum Mon 08-Apr-13 08:10:18

I know a few animal Jaspers.

MissTweed Mon 08-Apr-13 08:07:18

Laughing at signoras comment,...... I wear a lot of boden clothes and also love the name barney so maybe this name is for me!!grin

olivertheoctopus Sun 07-Apr-13 22:49:04

Love it. Has been on the list for all 3 DCs but we called the cat it first so never been able to take the plunge... It is becoming quite popular though, I know of 4 or 5 aged 5 - 2ish.

Coffee1Sugar Sun 07-Apr-13 20:29:12

Dd's goldfish's name.

expatinscotland Sun 07-Apr-13 20:04:57

I have a very posh friend who has THE loveliest Springer Spaniel I have ever met. Guess what his name is?

SignoraStronza Sun 07-Apr-13 19:58:52

Regularly hear it honked across Waitrose by Boden clad mummies. Siblings often called Barnaby and Amelia!

birdofthenorth Sun 07-Apr-13 19:56:11

It's great. I know a fab little Jasper.

Fairygen Sun 07-Apr-13 19:55:31


Fairygen Sun 07-Apr-13 19:55:11

I suppose it depends where you live. Names have different means and popularity.

At the end of the day, if you love a name, who cares what anyone else thinks!

cece Sun 07-Apr-13 19:45:33

Jasper is a dialect word that means wasps in the west country, so I wouldn't use it.

Fairygen Sun 07-Apr-13 19:43:10

What a lovely name! I also love Casper.If I was a boy, my parents were going to name me Severiano. Luckily I was a girl, so they gave me a french name that no one can spell!!!

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 07-Apr-13 19:41:46

Love it!

I think of the historical connection not twilight.

DontSHOUTTTTTT Sun 07-Apr-13 19:40:44

I prefer Casper but Jasper is ok too. It's a bit out there but it's nice. My first thought is of Jasper, Canada (not bees or dogs).

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sun 07-Apr-13 19:34:06

I love it and if i ever had a boy it would be my first choice.

rhondajean Sun 07-Apr-13 19:31:26

I love jasper but I'd be slightly worried that it would be linked to twilight.

To me, it reminds me of jasper tudor, Margaret beauforts secret love and protector in the red queen.

YellowandGreenandRedandBlue Sun 07-Apr-13 19:29:53

Hahaha, I think not as your post was not even a teeny bit rude, the person I know is soooooo rude it is untrue!

HeartShapedSaw Sun 07-Apr-13 19:25:26

Yellowandgreen I do hope you're not talking about me!

Gonna out myself probably.. my ds is called Jasper its an awesome name! (obviously biased)

Shlurpbop Sun 07-Apr-13 19:16:28

I know a jasper and I love the name.
It also means wasp where I live but its not widely known or used so not a problem.
Big vote for the name from me smile

YellowandGreenandRedandBlue Sun 07-Apr-13 19:14:10

Also makes me think of wasps.

Plus I know a Jasper with a really rude mum.

So I can't make an objective assessment, subjectively speaking I don't like it!

WhereBeThatBlackbirdTo Sun 07-Apr-13 19:07:10

I know a Jasper. It really suits him.

But, to be honest, where I live it's what we call a wasp so it wouldn't be my first choice grin

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