(57 Posts)
CassandrasCastle Sat 11-Jan-20 18:05:39

I've always had a soft spot for this name, and amazingly it is now on DP's and my agreed shortlist - although it's not his favourite.
Is it just too...nippy? I think it's got a great sound to it, and good shortenings. (I never thought choosing names would be this hard.)
For interest, other names on list:

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PlantPotting Sat 11-Jan-20 18:06:59

Juniper is nice

So are Ada and Thea and Freya ❤️

CassandrasCastle Sat 11-Jan-20 18:11:24

(Sorry I've just started 2 threads by the way! For some reason I specifically wanted to compare Ada and Thea..)

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IVflytrap Sat 11-Jan-20 18:18:36

I actually really like it. It's a bit different while still being recognisable. June/Junie/Juno are nice nicknames, too.

I also like Lilias and Ada. Freya is nice too but very popular. Like Thea, but not keen on Theodora.

HelenaJustina Sat 11-Jan-20 18:21:49

Really really like Juniper. Unfortunately too close to my own name for us to use.

riotlady Sat 11-Jan-20 18:32:12

Love it, was gutted when my partner vetoed it!

CassandrasCastle Sat 11-Jan-20 18:51:00

I stupidly mentioned it to someone at work a couple of months ago now, and they laughed... Which sticks in the mind

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PsychosonicCindy Sat 11-Jan-20 19:03:31

Juniper is a lovely fabulous name but does remind me of the Grimm fairy tale the Juniper Tree which is a very dark and bloody tale! Not saying that's a bad thing though!

kulaexchange Sat 11-Jan-20 19:16:48

Juniper is beautiful. First time I've heard it and love it.

TheLovleyChebbyMcGee Sat 11-Jan-20 19:25:20

I love Juniper, beautiful name!!

SinkGirl Sat 11-Jan-20 19:41:31

Love it

SpeedofaSloth Sat 11-Jan-20 19:43:19

Jennifer Juniper lives upon the hill.

NoMorePoliticsPlease Sat 11-Jan-20 19:44:29


CassandrasCastle Sat 11-Jan-20 20:21:15

It's a bit less...boring? than Ada, Freya, Thea. I mean, I really like them, but they feel a bit overused maybe

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Willow4987 Sat 11-Jan-20 20:22:44

I really like it

Boireannachlaidir Sat 11-Jan-20 20:24:28

Being brutally honest, I think it's awful. It just makes me think of gin. And that the child will end up being called June. Freya I love.

dreamsmama Sat 11-Jan-20 20:28:38

@CassandrasCastle I think you're never going to find everyone loves your babies name! I am the opposite to a few PPs I love classic names maybe branded as "popular" I love Freya, Thea and Ada although I don't find them too popular. I try and think of will the name suit them at all stages of their life. If you love juniper go for it, it's your baby x

CassandrasCastle Sat 11-Jan-20 20:32:44

@dreamsmama Oh I know! I definitely shouldn't be too sensitive about it grin We both really like Freya, it's probably the name we agree on most...

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WindyMiller1020 Sat 11-Jan-20 20:34:21

Juniper is lovely!

Also love Freya and Thea, but dont like Theadora, Ada or Lilias

dreamsmama Sat 11-Jan-20 20:35:20

@CassandrasCastle I was exactly the same with my little one. I wanted everyone to love my name and was so sensitive if somebody didn't haha! But in the end it's the only one we both agreed on! How long do you have left of your pregnancy? smile x

CassandrasCastle Sat 11-Jan-20 20:39:22

I'm 26 weeks now, plodding along!

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Tillygetsit Sat 11-Jan-20 23:19:32

Juniper is the best of your names by miles. It sounds really fresh.

MsJuniper Sat 11-Jan-20 23:19:52


Flymetothestars Sat 11-Jan-20 23:25:39

Juniper is ok

Freya, Thea and Ada are GORGEOUS though ❤️

sippingcoffee Sat 11-Jan-20 23:31:54

Lovely for a pet but not for a child

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