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Sebastian or Jasper?

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Flamingoringo Sat 17-Mar-18 23:02:54

Just that really.

I’m having trouble choosing between these two names after a lot of discussion to get here.
I really liked Gabriel, but was vetoed.

Hispterwannabe Sat 17-Mar-18 23:06:12

I adore Sebastian. I like it spelt as Sebastién. It’s on my list of names.

IndianaMoleWoman Sat 17-Mar-18 23:07:57

Both wet lettuce names to me, sorry.

Pitapotamus Sat 17-Mar-18 23:08:43

Sebastian. Seb or Sebby for short.

Buntysoven Sat 17-Mar-18 23:09:24

I think Jasper has more oomph.

donajimena Sat 17-Mar-18 23:11:45


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AdaColeman Sat 17-Mar-18 23:12:56

Both are great names, but I'd choose Jasper as Sebastian is already very popular.

Flamingoringo Sat 17-Mar-18 23:13:57

I’m not offended if people don’t like the name choices, but why say neither when I’ve asked which you prefer!? If you think both are shit don’t comment. Or suggest better?

MyKingdomForBrie Sat 17-Mar-18 23:15:28

Jasper sounds like an old sea dog to me.. I love Sebastian though!

RavenWings Sat 17-Mar-18 23:17:12

I agree with the above that both are a bit wet imo. I'd prefer Sebastian though.

Farmerswife36 Sat 17-Mar-18 23:17:23

Both really popular now and a bit poncy

Farmerswife36 Sat 17-Mar-18 23:18:30

If I had to choose I'd choos Sebastian but would call the kid Seb . Sorry op but the other posters are right and both names sound wet

Harebellmeadow Sat 17-Mar-18 23:19:41

I love both of them and would probably use Jasper first and then Sebastian as a middle name. Less likely to have other Jaspers in the same class at school, but you never know.

cavatron Sat 17-Mar-18 23:20:38

They sound like cats names...!

Kimlek Sat 17-Mar-18 23:21:24

I know several dogs called Jasper plus reminds me of Casper the friendly ghost. Not keen on Sebastian but think it could grow on me & I like Seb or Sebby. Absolutely adore the name Gabriel!!!

Harebellmeadow Sat 17-Mar-18 23:22:36

And neither name sounds “wet” to me, rather my association is that both sound like boys who have libraries at home and who are disciplined and conscientious, which is not wet/soppy/weak/prissy to me.

ILikeyourHairyHands Sat 17-Mar-18 23:28:56

Neither too, but I hate the name Sebastian a bit less, I know a couple of cool Sebs. Every Jasper I've ever known has been an unalloyed tosser.

Both are extremely "wet' names.

Flamingoringo Sat 17-Mar-18 23:39:13

That’s ok, I don’t mind wet!
Choose your least hated.

AntiHop Sat 17-Mar-18 23:41:19

Sebastian much better name than jasper, which is a bit jarring.

BevBrook Sat 17-Mar-18 23:42:56

I like both. Sebastian swings it for me because of the character in the Sadlers Wells series, one of my first literary crushes.

Harebellmeadow Sat 17-Mar-18 23:51:38

Jasper is indeed the sensitive “wet” vampire in the Twilight series , so if you live in the US or are under 30, this may be an association for many people.

ILikeyourHairyHands Sun 18-Mar-18 00:11:59

I neither live in the US or am under 30. I have never read nor watched the Twighligjt films.

Jasper is still utterly wet.

ILikeyourHairyHands Sun 18-Mar-18 00:12:25

It's also slang for a wasp.

ILikeyourHairyHands Sun 18-Mar-18 00:17:00

Honestly OP, whenever I meet someone called Jasper I cringe so hard it makes my sphincter twitch.

It's a dreadful name.

Please don't call your sweet baby boy Jasper.

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