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Dorothea or Juniper?

(53 Posts)
DueDec17 Sat 18-Nov-17 20:07:05

So I was pretty settled on Juniper for my 3rd DD but then I saw a thread the other day about the name Dorothea and now can't stop thinking about it. What's your favourite?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 18-Nov-17 20:07:55

Love Juniper.

BertrandRussell Sat 18-Nov-17 20:10:24

Dorothea. Because a) it's lovely and has amazing shortening and b) it's actually a name, not an ingredient.

Justbookedasummmerholiday Sat 18-Nov-17 20:10:32


Mumsiemummy1 Sat 18-Nov-17 20:11:19


BertrandRussell Sat 18-Nov-17 20:13:08

And there are far fewer baby Dorotheas than baby Junipers.

ASDismynormality Sat 18-Nov-17 20:14:22

Juniper is far more beautiful than Dorothea which seems really clunky to me.

Meeep Sat 18-Nov-17 20:15:19

I just love how you have so many nicknames with Dorothea. Dot, Thea, Dory and Dora and Dottie.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 18-Nov-17 20:15:26

Dorothea sounds and looks very ugly to me.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 18-Nov-17 20:17:55

Dorothea but I much prefer Dorothy.
Probably because of the Wizard of Oz

octoberfarm Sat 18-Nov-17 20:19:08

Love Juniper! Also love the nn Juno smile

NorthernLurker Sat 18-Nov-17 20:21:26


MyOtherProfile Sat 18-Nov-17 20:22:21

Love Juniper. Especially because of the gin connection grin

PandaCat Sat 18-Nov-17 20:29:24

Oooh I love Juniper!

MakeMineAStrongOne Sat 18-Nov-17 20:32:52

Dorothea. Thea's a nice shortening if you find the full thing a bit heavy. Plus it's the name of one of the most wonderful female characters in English lit.

"But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs."

museumum Sat 18-Nov-17 20:34:03

Juniper is lovely as is June or Juno

Dorothea is ok but I’m not keen on Dorothy dot or dotty.

bridgetreilly Sat 18-Nov-17 20:51:08

Dorothea. I really don't like Juniper at all, but Dorothea is one of my very favourite names.

SuperBeagle Sat 18-Nov-17 21:04:23


Juni, June, Juno for abbreviations.

Don't like Dorothea at all.

ByThePowerOfRa Sat 18-Nov-17 21:08:23

Dorothea, though I like both!

I prefer the shortening options for Dorothea, (Dora, Dot, Thea), than for Juniper. I also think Juniper might get misheard as Jennifer, but possibly that’s just how I say it!

C8H10N4O2 Sat 18-Nov-17 23:11:00

Dorothea, no contest. Not just because of the wide range of diminutives she can choose from as she grows or because of the range of amazing Dorotheas in history for her to learn from but because my favourite great aunt was a Dorothea.
She was an unsung role model to me. She was born in 1900 and made her way through incredible adversity to live her own life. Just like some of those historical Dorotheas smile

AnyaMoondial Sun 19-Nov-17 01:18:48

Dorothea. It's fabulous.

Ttbb Sun 19-Nov-17 01:37:56

I'm not at all a fan of juniper. Juniper is very much a bush in my mind, not a child.

ShiftyMcGifty Sun 19-Nov-17 01:42:49

Just be daring and go for Sloe

CakeRattleandRoll Sun 19-Nov-17 04:46:16


MsJuniper Sun 19-Nov-17 05:05:20

Juniper! (obvs) grin

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