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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!!!
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.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:24 PM
I like it, it's unusual but not unheard of. Would you nn it? Jas? Spur?
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
Is it gaining popularity from Twilight?
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.
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.
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
Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:41 PM
I like it.
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?
Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:44 PM
I think it's a pretty cool name, but then again I could be biased.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:56 PM
Wow a pretty positive response so far
Can anyone suggest any similar style names?
Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:57 PM
love it. it's always been on my top 10 naming list for a boy
Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:57 PM
Yeah i'm not a nickname fan, but Jaspie is pretty cute
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.
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.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:05 AM
Obviously Jesper, Kasper/Kaspar/Casper/Caspar.
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
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
This thread is definitely selling the name to me It's the only boys name I really like at the moment!
Good luck deciding, it's very tough!
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