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 #YKG

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 pippityroo

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!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How an inquest into one stillbirth is saving lives

A ground-breaking court case that has focused solely on one stillborn baby has already helped to save the lives of other babies.

Get them into reading early with a Nouk book subscription

There's no bonding activity quite like reading to your baby or toddler, and all the signs point to it being important for social and literacy development as well.

I don't want my husband to go on a buck's trip

My husband's best friend is getting married and has planned a men's bachelor party.

The celeb parents who needed a mediator to stop fighting over baby names

Deciding on a baby name can be a fraught experience for many parents.

May Gibbs' 'Gumnut Babies' turns 100 with a special edition, coins, stamps and more

It's time to celebrate the centenary of May Gibbs' very first book release, Gumnut Babies.

African baby names

We have some absolutely gorgeous selections of African baby names for you to consider for your baby.

The mum who retrained to became a plumber

One company refused to give her an apprenticeship because they believed she would be too much of a distraction to the males. 

Meningococcal meningitis: signs, treatment and prevention

What is meningococcal meningitis, why does it occur in seasons, and why does it strike fear into the hearts of so many?

I was scared of the dentist ... and my son paid the price

It was a moment where I could certainly learn from his behaviour, and not him from mine.

Family of toddler killed by alligator at Disney honours his third birthday

The family told supporters that they wanted to celebrate the boy's "first birthday in heaven".

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

7 tips to help you prepare your home for parenthood

Prep your home to make becoming a new parent as stress-free as possible.

Fatherhood to the beat of Daniel's drum

Daniel Gibney knew fatherhood would change him, but he didn't realise it would lead to a global business venture for his family.

A case of gastro and the mummy mean girls

I don't blame any first-time mother who is terrified of her or her baby catching gastro, but it will find you eventually.

Zooey Deschanel's cake smash fail for daughter Elsie

"I kept seeing on the Internet, 'You gotta make a smash cake for your one-year-old,' so I'm like, 'I'm making this cake just so she can smash it.'"

Five things mums should never do

Although I preach the "each to their own" method of parenting, it's unavoidable to have those moments of panic.

Mum allegedly 'groped' while holding toddler in Sydney pool

A mum has told of her horror after she was allegedly sexually assaulted while at a swimming centre with her two young children.

'It whacked me': Michelle Bridges on sleep deprivation and returning to exercise

Michelle Bridges knows a lot about health and fitness, but when she became a mum she had to learn a few lessons the hard way.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Hawaii beachfront resort holiday for two!

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
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.