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Posted June 10th, 2013
16 Responses to “June Baby Names: Juniper, Juno and Junior”
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June 10th, 2013 at 11:50 pm
I don’t like the idea of naming your baby after the month they were born, but I do like the idea of naming your baby after the month they were conceived! If I conceive this month, I’m thinking of a June reference! I have a cousin (age 34) named June, although she was born in May. Even more confusing, her husband’s birthday is in June! My cousin June was actually named after her aunt (her mother’s sister). There’s plenty of great June related names mentioned above. I like the idea of a birthstone reference and Pearl is looking good to me! Beatrix Pearl? Susannah Pearl? I haven’t thought of any boys names yet!
June 11th, 2013 at 12:22 am
I love the name June and in general I love this post.
I love the multicultural elements here. And the literary reference.
As a Catholic names I love the saint names. I once knew a priest who said in really traditional Catholic families children were often named after the saint whose day there were born on. (It explains the European traditional of using Maria for a boy.) I would never do that, but as a Catholic I will probably consider incorporating saints names into my favorites.
With the bride and groom up top, I thought you might mention Bride is nickname for Bridget In Australia.
June 11th, 2013 at 2:12 am
I love Juniper! Never been a fan of June but I just don’t really like month names.
Saint names are lovely! Adelaide, Aqulina, Bruno, Cornelius and Olive sound very appealing.
June 11th, 2013 at 8:11 am
I have a June baby and we mused over the various possibilities such as using Rose (or Rosalie), Pearl or June as a middle name; she wound up with an Alex- name in the middle which I suppose could reference alexandrite. We also considered the name Gemma, and realized that it would have made her Gemma the Gemini – that’s the astrological sign that covers most of the month of June.
I think Junia could be ripe for a comeback, since the -ia ending is currently so popular, and maybe people will latch onto it as they tire of Juliet and the other Jul names. I prefer it to Juniper, which seems to be popular among hipsterish parents.
June 11th, 2013 at 8:38 am
I named our June baby “Rose” – not realizing it was the monthly flower. (Or that she would be my “English Rose”.) Our daughter was due in July and showed up almost 2 weeks early. I had thought about the name June, but wasn’t sure if it would be weird for a July baby. I like the accidental tie-ins from her name.
Juniper would have been a nice middle name.
June 11th, 2013 at 9:21 am
There is a St. Adelaide with a June feast day, but the more well known St. Adelaide you describe on Adelaide’s info page actually celebrates her feast day in December and inspired my own little snow baby!
I love both Augustine and Benno as well!
June 11th, 2013 at 9:40 am
A cousin of mine is named Juniper. I have an aunt with the middle name June (she was born in January). Of the names listed, I would consider Benno and Calliope (although, I feel Calliope and Penelope are much alike, and of the two, I prefer Penelope).
June 11th, 2013 at 10:12 am
I love Juniper! But alas, it’s not baby name material for me, as I used it on my cat! Another favourite of mine is June, which I WOULD use, and I love both Ada and Adelaide (possible tributes to my grandmother as well). Simon is wonderful too! So many favourites mentioned today!
June 11th, 2013 at 2:10 pm
I love Junia. It’s too close to Judah or I would use it.
My least favorite is Candida, as it’s a yeasty parasitic fungus that harms the human body.
June 11th, 2013 at 3:10 pm
My babys middle name is Juniette
June 11th, 2013 at 4:02 pm
I love June, Juno, Juniper and Junia. Not so keen on any of the male forms.
June 11th, 2013 at 6:42 pm
I’m liking the saints’ names. Bardo and Jarlath are two cool ones I hadn’t heard before.
As for Junia, there were no female apostles. The verse referencing Junia, Romans 16:7, reads like this in the New King James version (Paul writing): “Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.” In the King James and the English Standard versions, the word “kinsmen” is used. In the Greek New Testament, similar grammatical endings (-on or -an) are used for all the names in the surrounding verses, including the female Priscilla and the male Andronicus, giving no special reason to believe Junia was a woman based on the name alone. Junia was probably a man, and the name might better have been translated Junias/Junius.
June 11th, 2013 at 10:53 pm
I love Juniper with nn Juno and mn Pearl. Hip, but still classic and elegant.
June 12th, 2013 at 5:18 pm
If one is looking at June saint names, don’t forget John the Baptist (June 24). My great-great grandfather was named Jean-Baptiste. My dad was named for him but anglicized the spelling to Gene (said he caught a little guff at school over the “Jean” spelling.)
June 14th, 2013 at 12:17 pm
Calliope is gorgeous! I also like Cassius, Lorenzo, Olive, Felix, and Laszlo.
June 15th, 2013 at 3:07 am
Love so many of these: Juniper nn June or Juno would be awesome!
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