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What do you think of Harper?

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AlpacaYourThings Wed 05-Mar-14 19:49:20

Just that, really.


Lagoonablue Wed 05-Mar-14 19:49:57

Like it but Posh has ruined it.

sillymillyb Wed 05-Mar-14 19:50:41

Honestly? I think of the beckhams.

If I don't have that association I think I quite like it though!

ThonHoor Wed 05-Mar-14 19:51:50

It's overly trendy, was unusual a few years ago but is now done to death.

I'm not keen.

Vickiyumyum Wed 05-Mar-14 19:51:54

I love it but wouldn't now as the beckhams used it and everyone would think you named after them.

namechangeagaininnit Wed 05-Mar-14 19:52:25

Really like it and considered it but then the Beckhams used it. Still nice though.

scarletforya Wed 05-Mar-14 19:53:03

I really dislike it. Makes me think of harpy.

Also reminds me of all those Piper, Hunter type names that are popular in America.

BananaHammocks Wed 05-Mar-14 19:54:59

Not keen on surname names anyway and now the Beckhams have made it unusable.

AlpacaYourThings Wed 05-Mar-14 19:58:54

I looked at it in MN baby name section and there was a few negative comments and I was surprised as I though it was lovely.

The Beckhams have made it a bit 'too popular' now.

I thinks it's the #1 baby name in America for 2013.

SweetPea86 Wed 05-Mar-14 20:54:12

I like it but I see it as a surname rather than first name smile

HanSolo Wed 05-Mar-14 20:56:09

Unfortunately, I misread it as 'Herpes' and had to click...

Seminyak Wed 05-Mar-14 20:58:02

Really like it, don't see the problem with the Beckhams having used it. The popularity of it might be annoying though. But don't think it's popular in the grand scheme of things - it's no Ava/Isabella/Amelia/Grace etc!

PrincessOfChina Wed 05-Mar-14 21:02:49

I like it. I'll never get to use it though as DH will out his foot down. I might push Piper instead though.

Leeds2 Wed 05-Mar-14 21:31:13

Just no! Your baby will forever be associated with the Beckhams.

DramaAlpaca Wed 05-Mar-14 21:33:03

I'm not keen. In general I don't like surnames being used for first names, especially for girls.

NoArmaniNoPunani Wed 05-Mar-14 21:34:21

I prefer Piper

Highlystrungmum Wed 05-Mar-14 21:38:28

Love it, but for a boy

tallulah Wed 05-Mar-14 21:38:34

It doesn't sound like a girls name to me.

Lagoonablue Wed 05-Mar-14 22:17:42

Well Harper Lee is female and is the most famous one I can think of.

PandaWatch Wed 05-Mar-14 22:39:02

Harper Lee is actually Nelle Harper Lee. I'm not a fan. It sounds like harping on or harpie.

I very much doubt it is the top girls name in the US.

Sparklysilversequins Wed 05-Mar-14 22:40:03

I love it but again would always think of the Beckhams.

tammytoby Thu 06-Mar-14 09:58:51

Harper sounds harsh and masculine., more like a boys name.

florascotia Thu 06-Mar-14 10:14:35

According to US Govt Department of SocialAdministration, Harper is no 24 on list of most popular girls names in USA. Victoria - and Brooklyn, for a girl - are in the US top 100 too. Piper is no 98.

to compare US list with UK:

florascotia Thu 06-Mar-14 10:15:22

Don't know what happened to link there - should be:

CuntyBunty Thu 06-Mar-14 10:18:52

I like it, but not sure about the Beckham association. How do you feel about "Hadley"? Subtly different.

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