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Can I call her June?

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kleeen Sat 25-May-13 01:55:35

I love the name. Sweet, simple and not heard much these days. But I have a few issues: 1. I'm American, my DH is British. We live in the US now, but could easily move back to the UK. He thinks June is an old aunty name and she would get teased. And more importantly 2. Our DS is named Henry. (I won't explain this one. If you don't know why this would be an issue, then that's one point for June!)

What do you think? Is she a lovely little girl or an old lady?

NatashaBee Sat 25-May-13 02:09:18

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milkwasabadchoice Sat 25-May-13 02:14:29

I like it. The old lady association isn't that strong for me and doesn't matter anyway as old lady names are so popular. June is surely not one she would be teased for. So to me it's a name for a girl, and a woman too.

Ps I know Henry and June "go together" for some reason but can't put finger on why (ignorant).

Sanjifair Sat 25-May-13 06:52:52

I like June. Don't know of any associations between Henry and June. Terry and June, yes, but not Henry.

Chocoflump Sat 25-May-13 07:21:10

There's a film called Henry and June

And from a quick google search there's also a sexy lingerie shop smile

Exhaustipated Sat 25-May-13 07:24:59

I was going to say yes I love it! But the Henry and June thing is a bit of an issue. Only because other people would comment and it could get annoying.

Do you like Juno? Juniper nn June?
Joan/Joni or Jane even?

KingRollo Sat 25-May-13 07:37:32

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burberryqueen Sat 25-May-13 07:41:58

ditto, never heard of Henry and June and June is fine, quite classic really.

badtime Sat 25-May-13 07:48:43

I would ask you if you were going to have another one called Anais.

I probably wouldn't use the name.

Theironfistofarkus Sat 25-May-13 07:49:45

I think it is an old aunts name to people in their thirties etc. But so are Florence, Matilda, Mary and others which are pretty popular and have been revived. I don't think anyone in the baby's generation would tease her. And it's a lovely unusual, warm, summery name.

badtime Sat 25-May-13 07:49:54


WouldBeHarrietVane Sat 25-May-13 07:50:57

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Twinklestarstwinklestars Sat 25-May-13 08:00:38

If dc3 is a girl in July I want to call her Elsie, we told one friend and they said it was an old lady name so I'm not telling anyone else til it's born I love it and can think of much worse names!

Yika Sat 25-May-13 08:03:29

Not old ladyish - I like the name per se - but Henry and June would make me laugh.

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Sat 25-May-13 08:23:44

This is the second June thread in less than a fortnight, so you're not the only one thinking about this name. These sorts of names are definitely starting their revival.

As for Henry and June, depends in how annoyed you'd be by people commenting on it!

CheerfulYank Sat 25-May-13 08:28:50

I like it! I do like "old lady" names though...I'm due anytime now with a DD we plan to name Margaret. smile

Elquota Sat 25-May-13 10:11:24

It's a lovely name.

nosleeptilever Sat 25-May-13 10:15:53

Beautiful name. I had an aunt June but she was never "an old lady". She was hip and cool and active and awesome til the day she died. Go for it.

ItsallisnowaFeegle Sat 25-May-13 10:19:13

June is lovely. It's classy and I agree, simple.


Queazy Sat 25-May-13 10:26:56

I think it's a lovely name smile

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Sat 25-May-13 10:38:10

I think it's an awful name sorry. It sounds boring and lacking in personality like Jane to me. I do like some old fashioned names but IMO some just shouldn't come back in.

ItsallisnowaFeegle Sat 25-May-13 13:43:51

Twinkle Elsie is a really cool name.

CityGal29 Sat 25-May-13 14:03:22

I love month names (not may, done to death recently).

My grandmother in law is called June she's 82 wink

KittenofDoom Sat 25-May-13 15:47:31

I had an aunt June, but she was the only June I knew for years and years, and I can only think of a couple more I met, both of whom were much younger. I don't think it's ever been particularly fashionable, a point in its favour for me. I suspect that it might have often lurked unseen as a middle name more than a first name, much like May is atm.

I think it has a fresh young vibe to it, and I don't know th econnection with Henry.

Hummuschocolate Sat 25-May-13 16:31:52

Why not, its a nice, simple, classic name. Old ladies names are popular imo and people don't seem to make a connection between Henry and June. Will she be born in June though, I always find it a bit weird when people have month or season names that don't fit ifswim

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