Thoughts on the name Juniper for a girl?

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  1. We really like the name Juniper but afraid it might be too out there. If someday she ends up not liking Juniper she could go by June, Junie, or Junia. But I would love it if she would go by Juniper. I don't know how to do a poll so let me know your thoughts.

  2. i think it's cute and different!
    and i can see June or Junie being cute nicknames

  3. To be perfectly honest I think it's a little bit too "out there ". It reminds me of the planet "Jupiter ". If I was a little girl named Juniper I don't think I would like my name, at least not the full name, the nicknames you mentioned sound fine, but that's just my opinion.

  4. i think it is way out there....sorry!

  5. i think it is way out there....sorry!
    Ummm...ditto. Isn't a Juniper a TREE?!

  6. Thanks for the feedback. Yes, Juniper is a tree and a berry- that I don't think in principle is "out there" considering names that exist like Clover, Everest, and other nature names. But I do know that it's very unconventional and as seen here will not get positive reactions, though many have shown support for it too, so we are weighing our options. Thanks again!

  7. I really like June. What about naming her June and then calling her Juniper as a nickname?

    Daisy

  8. I think it's adorable. I know many Sierras and Dakotas and even a couple of Rivers, and I think Juniper is less 'out there' than those.

    One of my favorite bloggers has a daughter named Juniper, too. (sweetjuniper.org).

    (Edited to add: I'm not a fan of Sierra or Dakota or River, just saying that they seem to be popular and I think Juniper is not wilder than those names. Still adoring Juniper.)

  9. It's pretty but not something I'd chose.

    Dakota and Sierra both sound kinda dated to me......

  10. in the end you will name your baby whatever you want, and YOU will be happy with it...nomatter what others think

    our son is Declan...and allllll the time i get "what?"..."how do you spell it?"...."what kind of name is deck-lynne?"...etc.

    but it is a name. we love it. it's his name. the end!

    best of luck!

  11. I actually like Juniper. I think it's cute. There's a kids book series called "Junie B. Jones". I can't remember if her real name is Juniper. But the nn "Junie" is adorable.

  12. i just wanted to say i am a teacher and i hear the weirdest names. i have had a :

    MyAngel
    Channel
    Heaven
    Samari
    Odalys-- i would name a horse odalys

    but u get used to it and the teachers in school figure out the weird translations. so pick whatever name u want. not everyone will like ur name u pick but who cares it is your pick.

  13. It's more then if just you like the name. Think of your kid at 8 years old on the playground. Is she going to get teased? Kids are cruel and giving a child an "out there" (to use your words) name could be setting them up for teasing and being made fun of. I have an unusual name and to this day I am constantly having to spell it, repeat it 50 times and I hate the aggrevation it has caused me. There is nothing wrong with wanting a unique, different name. But the parents aren't the ones that will get the grief and endure the teasing because of a name that kids will make fun of. I know kids can make fun of everything and anything no matter what you name your kid, but giving them an extra unusual name makes it a whole lot easier for them to tease and be mean.

  14. i just wanted to say i am a teacher and i hear the weirdest names. i have had a :MyAngelChannelHeavenSamariOdalys-- i would name a horse odalysbut u get used to it and the teachers in school figure out the weird translations. so pick whatever name u want. not everyone will like ur name u pick but who cares it is your pick.
    Wow...a horse? Not sure if you're familiar with the culture but Odalys is a very popular Spanish girls' name which can also be spelled Odalis.

  15. It's more then if just you like the name. Think of your kid at 8 years old on the playground. Is she going to get teased? Kids are cruel and giving a child an "out there" (to use your words) name could be setting them up for teasing and being made fun of. I have an unusual name and to this day I am constantly having to spell it, repeat it 50 times and I hate the aggrevation it has caused me. There is nothing wrong with wanting a unique, different name. But the parents aren't the ones that will get the grief and endure the teasing because of a name that kids will make fun of. I know kids can make fun of everything and anything no matter what you name your kid, but giving them an extra unusual name makes it a whole lot easier for them to tease and be mean.

    That\'s very true, however, we're talking about Juniper, not Aphrodite or Jemima or Belshazzar or Merlin.

    Juniper is easy to spell, has decent nicknames, doesn't rhyme with any swear words, doesn't have any historically bad namesakes, and is even less odd than Cheyenne or McKenna or Kaightlynne, all of which have been bestowed on children in recent years in droves and in dozens of spellings.

    Go with it. It's uncommon, yes, but it is very refreshing to see someone choose something other than yet another Aidan, Olivia, Kaitlyn, Lily or Ava.

  16. I really like it and I am having a hard time coming up with any reason why that name would be made fun of by other kids. I also do tend to favor names that you do not hear too often.

  17. I think it's adorable! I also think it's nice to hear someone come up with something that you don't hear every day.

  18. I love it! Might steal it someday!

  19. My first thought was about my sister when we were kids. Her name is Jennifer and my grampy called her Juniper. She'd bawl her eyes out she disliked it that much. It truly is a personal choice though, not a name I'd pick but if you like it............

    susan

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