I know Juno has become much more popular lately and I was just wondering if this might rise in popularity also? It's a place name (which I know can be controversial on here!) and also could be considered a 'yooneek' spelling - not qualities that are going to appeal, I can tell! But to honour Alaskan heritage?
(Juno/Juneau does not actually appeal to me personally at all - this is more of a 'wondering' post)
Thanks in advance!
Since it is the correct spelling of the city, I wouldn't consider it a unique spelling.
I like Juno well enough and I think Juneau is equally nice. I honestly prefer it to a lot of the place names out there--Georgia, Savannah, Austin, etc. Because it does feel like it has another level to it with Juno being it's twin.
I personally wouldn't use it, but I'd love to meet one!
I'm not a fan of place names, but I would much prefer to see a Juneau than a Juno, especially if it's honoring your family's heritage. It does scream "Alaska!" to me, but if that's okay with whoever's using it, I'd say it's fine. I don't care for Juno. I know it has a history, but for some reason when I hear it, I assume the parents chose it JUST so people would say "after the movie?" and they could respond "Actually, it has a very ancient Roman history" and sound intelligent. Sorry that's so negative; it's just my automatic reaction.
I prefer the spelling Juneau instead of Juno. Only because I associate Juno with the movie.
And just like that, I begin liking yet another name...
Though the goddess is admirable, the spelling of Juno is always what I took issue with. It seems so masculine. Juneau, though? Lovely. I like it quite a bit. But then, I don't mind place names at all, especially if it is personally meaningful.
@kala_way - It does feel like it has another level, doesn't it? Especially as Juno is quite a well-known goddess, and it might be too much for a little girl to carry...Juneau just seems softer. Thank you!
@catheyc - Haha, this post made me chuckle! I totally understand what you mean, but having never seen the film, the goddess is what immediately comes to mind, which is quite a large namesake for a little girl...so like you, I would probably prefer to see Juneau. Thank you!
@isabellemarie - It seems quite a few people think of the film as well - I have never seen it! Is it really famous? I'll have to Google that later... Thank you!
@argenta_genova - Ooh, I love it when that happens! I totally agree, the -o ending is very misleading and the -eau softens it a bit. And it's lovely when place names have a special significance to the parents - it just adds a depth to the place name, I think. Thank you!
Juneau is far more appealing than Juno
Have you heard of Junot? Same pronunciation but more commonly used for boys. I don't like the name (any spelling) on girls but love Junot for a boy
We actually consired Juneau for our daughter because her dad is from alaska (also considered Alaska and Denali), but all it made me think of was some redneck saying 'did you know'. So we went with McKinley since that is the biggest mountain in alaska
@nat108 - Ooh, no I had never heard of Junot before...I really like that actually, because I always think Juno sound quite masculine! Might have to go on a list somewhere... Thank you!
@mclola - That's a really sweet idea! Haha, I do see how it sounds a bit like that...but I love the significance Mckinley has for you. Thank you!
Yeah, I can assure you that's not why I chose my daughter's name. Wow.
Originally Posted by catheyc