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Locketjuice Tue 21-May-13 16:04:36

What comes to your head when you hear piper?

I love it, other half.. Not so much, I'm sure there is room for persuasion though... smile

sparkle12mar08 Sun 26-May-13 08:38:05

Pied Piper of Hamelin. Middle ages man in a yellow and red suit. Awful, awful, awful.

Yonionekanobe Sun 26-May-13 08:11:17

'Piper at the gates of Dawn' made me smile as the only Piper I know us the daughter of a Dawn. They are Americans incidentally so I always think of it as a US name.

jidelgin Sat 25-May-13 13:27:49

What comes to mind is how beautiful a name it is - Piper is cool n compassionate n clever and she kicks the crap out of anyone who says otherwise smile

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Sat 25-May-13 08:33:29

Hmm, it lacks substance for me. It also feels slightly dated - more of a nineties name...? Basically not to my taste, I guess.

buzzgirly Sat 25-May-13 07:37:40

Charmed! I really like it though.

sashh Sat 25-May-13 07:37:15

Pipper spelled wrong.

McKayz Sat 25-May-13 07:17:42

I just asked DH and he first thought of Maris Piper potatoes. hmm

McKayz Sat 25-May-13 07:16:25

I quite like it but it does make me think of Piper Alpha.

RantyMcRantpants Sat 25-May-13 07:13:00

My gorgeous 5 year old DS is Piper and it suits him down to the ground. He was named after one of my grandparents.

Viviennemary Fri 24-May-13 13:34:07

I'd think it was hideous and think why would anybody name a child that. But of course I would mumble very nice!

pooka Fri 24-May-13 13:05:29

It makes me think of Sarah Palin (even though I'm not sure she has a kid called piper - is still not a good connotation for me).


Have just checked - and these are her kids' names.

Not keen.

EddieVeddersfoxymop Fri 24-May-13 13:01:42

makes me think of Piper Alpha sad

I live close to where it happened...saw all the helicopters etc. Dreadful accident. Sorry, but for that reason I couldn't use it! Perhaps if you're not from the locality though it might not be people's first thought.

Locketjuice Fri 24-May-13 12:56:51

I'm having a girl.. I'm even more confused now! haha

I knew it would have mixed reviews obviously as with any name but it seems to either get BLURGH it's awful or I LOVE IT! smile Thank you everyone, I shall let you know what she ends up being called.. 11 weeks to go! (But will hopefully have decoded before then!)

DoctorAnge Thu 23-May-13 20:02:58

It's lovely

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 23-May-13 20:00:52


PoppyAmex Thu 23-May-13 18:27:16

A guy blowing a wind instrument

Sallypuss Thu 23-May-13 18:23:42

grin Flogging

Kneedeepindaisies Thu 23-May-13 18:19:10

Piper from Charmed, but I love it.

Go for it!

Floggingmolly Thu 23-May-13 18:16:19

It's also the name of one of the Queen's corgis, Sallypuss grin
Are you Her Maj?

JazzAnnNonMouse Thu 23-May-13 18:09:38


Sallypuss Thu 23-May-13 18:06:39 the name of our dog grin Sorry!

xyla Thu 23-May-13 13:03:02

It sounds odd to me, like a manufactured cheerfulness. But probably wouldn't notice/care once I met the person.

ephemeralfairy Thu 23-May-13 12:10:14

Piper Alpha. Not good imo.

WithASpider Thu 23-May-13 11:22:56

I really like it, it was one of our two choices for DD1!

Linguaphile Thu 23-May-13 11:20:30

I used to babysit a Piper, and she was adorable. Good connotations for me.

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