Jump to content

Jasper


  • Please log in to reply
44 replies to this topic

#1 Mille-Mille

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

What's the EB verdict on this name?
I'm due in 6 weeks and I have no names on my list, I think I like Jasper.
Naming people is so hard!!!

#2 YellowKittyGlenn

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

i couldnt my cats name is Jasper and also a coffee company.

If you love it go with it.

#3 Zanbam

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

I like it, it's unusual but not unheard of. Would you nn it? Jas? Spur?

#4 raindotdot

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

I really like it, it was on our list but had to veto it when my close friend named her dog Jasper  glare.gif

Is it gaining popularity from Twilight?

#5 B0612

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

I love the name Japser!! It was at the top of my list to call our DS however my DH was not a fan.

#6 Gudrun

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

I've always liked Jasper and still do even with the contemporary take-up in Oz.  It's very cool.

#7 Gudrun

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

QUOTE (YellowKittyGlenn @ 10/12/2012, 10:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i couldnt my cats name is Jasper and also a coffee company.

If you love it go with it.



The coffee company was named for the owner's son.  He went to school with my daughter.

#8 Mille-Mille

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:34 PM

Ive never seen Twilight so I didn't know there was a Jasper on there.  And i'm not sure why it matters what the nickname will be? Aussie are so weird about nicknames! (yes i'm Aussie so I can say that).

DP also likes it, but in his country (Norway) he would spell it Jesper (Danish I think), so if we go with it we will need to argue about spelling original.gif


#9 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

I like it. original.gif

#10 Mille-Mille

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

So far so good, looks like I have the first name for my list! Yay!

My DD is Camille, do you think they go well together?



#11 Mung bean

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

I think it's a pretty cool name, but then again I could be biased.  cool.gif

I have long loved the name Jasper.

It has a little back story for me, when I was a child our family would drive down South NSW and go past a creek called Jasper's Brush Creek and a wine region called Jasper's brush. The name always stuck with me.

Also Jasper is a red stone, partner has red hair and as you can see in my sig, so does our boy.

We ended up with a Jasper William, he was nearly a Jasper Rowan or a Rowan Jasper, I guess the name Rowan seemed safer at the time. But we haven't had anyone really make a big deal about it. It must be be coming back in as a woman in my antenatal was naming her son the same thing.

His NN is Jaspie or affectionately Jaspiebear and he also gets Jasp/Jas from one of my gf's.

Edited by Mung bean, 10 December 2012 - 09:45 PM.


#12 Gudrun

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:49 PM

Camille and Jasper (or Jesper) = gorgeous sibset!

#13 Buggylicious

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:52 PM

love it Jasper Daniel was our back up just in case the baby has a penis name for DD. I now like Casper more though.

#14 cira

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:53 PM

I love the name Jasper and also there is a beautiful National Park in Canada called Jasper too.

#15 Zanbam

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:55 PM

Haha yes I AM obsessed with nn!! My friends called their des jack thinking no one would nn him and he instantly became Jacko (but I didn't start it I promise!). That said Jaspie is sooo gorgeous and camille is gorgeous as a big sis to Jasper...

#16 Mille-Mille

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:56 PM

Wow a pretty positive response so far original.gif
Can anyone suggest any similar style names?


#17 R2B2

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

love it. it's always been on my top 10 naming list for a boy  wub.gif

#18 Mille-Mille

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

Yeah i'm not a nickname fan, but Jaspie is pretty cute original.gif


#19 livingos

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:14 PM

I fell in love with the name years ago when my friend had a boyfriend Jasper. He was Ducth so pron Yasper. As luck would have it I married a Duchie and got to use the name and pronunciation. It was pretty easily accepted in Oz, though we have never lived in Oz full time.
He gets the nn Yapper (as sid by other kids when we was younger) and yas.
All the best for you delivery.


#20 la di dah

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

I like it.

I like nature names for boys. The ones on the traditional side of things that aren't all tie-dyed, but have nature-based meanings. Jasper, Heath, Rowan, Reed, Corbin.

The coffee thing I didn't know but wouldn't bother me. Maxwell is coffee to me and still a perfectly okay name to use.





#21 flowermama

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

Love Jasper and Camille together!

#22 Gudrun

Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

Similar:

Obviously Jesper, Kasper/Kaspar/Casper/Caspar.


Others:

Felix
Theo
Milo
Remy
Kester
Anders
Louis
Jonas
Nils
Markus
Stefan
Magnus
Silas
Jesse
Gabriel
Fabian
Eli
Ezra
Axel

#23 lactasticmama

Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:20 AM

I reckon Jasper is great!

#24 Mille-Mille

Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:03 PM

You might have all convinced me, so far Jasper is the winner (not that I had many others in the running).  I feel good about it original.gif


#25 TarneeW

Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:24 PM

I've been meaning to post this for a while. I like Jasper and it is growing on me more and more if bub is a boy. DH is not so keen but wouldn't say no. I would just need to convince myself I love it though.... I do love the nn Jas though wub.gif

This thread is definitely selling the name to me original.gif It's the only boys name I really like at the moment!

Good luck deciding, it's very tough!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Christina Aguilera announces daughter's name

Christina Aguilera and her fiance, Matt Rutler, have welcomed their daughter into the world.

Couple caught in surrogacy crackdown

An Australian couple caught up in Thailand's surrogacy crackdown have said many parents are distraught and facing dire financial difficulties as are they are unable to bring their surrogate-born babies home.

'Tired' mum dies of undiagnosed diabetes

New mum Nicky Rigby thought her exhaustion was due to the demands of looking after her baby. But the 26-year-old was seriously ill with diabetes, and died due to her condition not being diagnosed.

5 co-sleeping myths busted

In case you are co-sleeping with your baby, and all the ?helpful? advice from others is sending you down the slippery slope of self-doubt, let?s bust a few myths on the topic.

When pregnancy takes you down memory lane

One mum-to-be discovers pregnancy hormones can give rise to some surprising emotions.

What?s your love language?

The secret to making your partner feel special is to know which language of love they favour ? and it?s the same for your kids, too.

Returning to exercise after a caesarean

I had my daughter four months ago via caesarean, and I want to get back into exercise. What are some good first steps I can take?

20 signs of a great relationship

The secret to a perfect relationship is admitting you are wrong after an argument, five kisses a day and sex twice a week, a new survey suggests.

Video: emotional 60-second Robin Williams tribute

Take a minute to remember some of the greatest films of your childhood ... and have a few tissues close at hand.

The realities of escaping domestic violence

?Why doesn?t she just leave?? is the common question people ask when trying to understand domestic violence. For many, leaving the relationship is far from straightforward.

Home truths: the DIY dos and don'ts

A professional renovator gives advice on which jobs you should do yourself, and which you should outsource.

Parenting lessons I?ve yet to learn

Instead of writing about the stuff I do know since becoming a mum, I thought I'd share some of the things I don't. These are the lessons that motherhood hasn't taught me.

Will I be wrecked 'down there' after birth?

Did you worry about how you would look "down there" after giving birth? This mum-to-be found plenty of women willing to share their knowledge.

The new weekend playgroup for working mums

Playgroups are great for kids and parents alike - but the downside is that they often meet during the week, leaving working mums out of the loop.

Letting your toddler be the boss at bedtime

Sick of spending hours trying to get your toddler to sleep? These experts say giving your child more of a say at bedtime might be the answer.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

Consulting 'Dr Google' when you're pregnant

We're all guilty of turning to the internet for a quick answer when we need medical advice, but Dr Google should be approached with caution - especially when you're pregnant.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

Smiggle is painting the town red!

We have 3 Red Smiggle prize packs to give away! Enter by posting a photo of something red to your Instagram.

Mum gives birth at school

Whether they're out of favour traditional names, or the parents were a little creative, here are the least popular names of 2013.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.