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tummytickler Mon 01-Jun-09 21:24:45

I would love you opinions on Juniper please
I have liked this for a long time. What do you think. nn Junie quite sweet, but will that film Juno make it very current/trendy etc?
Alos it is the name of the girl in Benny and Joon. I already have a Pearl so will i look like a crazy fan (sdhe was jUINIPER pEARL)

LightShinesInTheDarkness Mon 01-Jun-09 23:32:37

Juno is lovely, really unusual without being wacky.

But Juniper reminds me of that bit in the 'Life of Brian' where the hermit comes rushing out screaming 'hands off my juniper bushes' - or something similar.


thell Mon 01-Jun-09 23:51:02

grin Don't remember that bit LightShines, - that's given me a good reason to watch it again!

Tummy, I don't think people would get that film reference.
And I don't think Juno was big enough for people to think you named her after that character (it's not like using Uhura or something!)

I think you're on to a winner - those names go quite well together. If you've liked it for a while, I'd say it's probably the one you should go for.

nevergoogledragonbutter Mon 01-Jun-09 23:57:12

I like it, and it goes well with Pearl.
i secretly like jupiter too but i'll get a well deserved flaming for that one.

mulranno Tue 02-Jun-09 00:39:05

remember the song jennifer juniper?? play Juno and the Juno short for Juno or is it a name in its own right

elle23 Tue 02-Jun-09 08:42:54

Isn't Juniper a berry?? hmm

WinkyWinkola Tue 02-Jun-09 08:49:25

Juniper is lovely. Really lovely and unusual.

Don't worry about what it reminds people of. When people meet your lo, they'll only associate Juniper with her.

It's lovely. And Juniper Pearl (another fave of mine) is a fab combo.

GooseyLoosey Tue 02-Jun-09 08:54:31

Juno was the patron goddess of Rome and the wife of Jupiter (chief God of the Roman pantheon) so its deffinitely a name in its own right.

helpivegottogivebirth Tue 02-Jun-09 09:09:12

absolutely LOVE it. Finally a pretty name on MN that hasn't been listed to death!

rubyslippers Tue 02-Jun-09 09:11:12

i love it <<i am FULL of pg hormones tho>>

may be a name which is twee on a grown up altho' Juno as a NN is good and strong

nigglewiggle Tue 02-Jun-09 09:12:05

It does make me think of Gin, but that probably says more about me than the name grin.

LightShinesInTheDarkness Tue 02-Jun-09 11:42:54

Here is the miracle of the Juniper Bushes Life of Brian

But you are absolutely right that no-one will remember it!

oysterpots Tue 02-Jun-09 21:03:10

Whole blog dedicated to a little girl called Juniper. I like the name.

Thunderduck Tue 02-Jun-09 21:05:24

Not a fan.

tummytickler Tue 02-Jun-09 21:51:47

I think i am liking it more and more.
Pearl is my 4 year old dd btw, not the middle name!

Thinking i like

Juniper Jean
Juniper Anne
Juniper Bess
Juniper Bee (I know, I know)
Juniper . . . .

any other ideas?

Thanks for the opinions, looking forward to some more! grin

barnsleybelle Tue 02-Jun-09 22:07:09

Think Juno is fab, not too keen on Juniper though

serin Tue 02-Jun-09 23:00:11

I love it for a cat.


ninah Tue 02-Jun-09 23:02:03

doesn't Juno-esque mean fat? or is that just Rubenesque?
I quite like Juno, even so

TsarChasm Tue 02-Jun-09 23:03:13

Gin...(now that's a name I could come round towink)

mulranno Wed 03-Jun-09 19:32:34

Juniper Belle?

MadamAnt Wed 03-Jun-09 19:35:13

Love Juniper! I also know a baby Juno, and think that's fab too (and I don't think it'll be the next "Amelie").

Juniper Jean is v good.

goomum Wed 03-Jun-09 19:52:18

Juniper Jean gets my vote.

Juno or Junie for short.

slowreadingprogress Wed 03-Jun-09 20:30:39

exactly what goomum said!

Juniper Jean is the coolest name i've heard in a long time smile

audley Wed 03-Jun-09 22:22:21

Juniper Joy is my current dream name, no from DH though

Tidey Wed 03-Jun-09 22:25:22

Juno is ace.

Juniper sounds and looks mean to me, like a sneaky name. Also looks like a cross between Junior and Nipper, both rather unattractive names for children. I have these weird immediate reactions to names though, I don't expect anyone will agree.

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