We are having a baby girl in November but have yet to decided on a first name. We're pretty sure the middle name will be Violet. Until now, the closest we've come to an agreement on a name was Sibyl Violet but I think that ship has sailed...
I love the name Djuna ("the D is silent") but my spouse is concerned that is sounds too "bohemian" for our taste. Our other two children have more conventional or popular names - Asher and Hazel.
Any thoughts or advice regarding this name, e.g. what immediately comes to mind, do you consider it feminine, etc. Also, if you have any words of encouragement/discouragement as to the name Sibyl, it'd be much appreciated. Thanks!
Honestly Django is the first thing that comes to mind... but I actually quite like Djuna.
It's feminine and different.
I like feminine/cutesy names so Sibyl isn't exactly my cup of tea (and this is just my opinion), but it is a familiar enough name so why not?
I don't think Djuna goes with Asher and Hazel. I love Sybil. And Violet, for that matter. Have you considered Violet as a first name? It's pretty perfect with your other kids.
Looks kind of made-up, I prefer the Juna spelling, which would fit better with siblings.
As for Sibyl, it makes me think of Harry Potter character Sibyl Trelawney - a dreamy, odd tea-drinker with a fondness for cats.
I love Sibyl it goes quite well with Asher and Hazel. On the other hand I do not like Djuna I much prefer Juna to that and Juna also goes better with the siblings. Djuna also makes me think of marijuana have no idea why and Juna doesn't.
I think Djuna goes great with Asher and Hazel (they're all five letters too!) and I love it. Even with the silent D. I think it's very feminine and nothing really comes to mind. You might also like Juno. I'm not a fan of Sybil.
Thanks for everyone's comments!
Djuna fits so well in this sibset! I think it's pretty perfect, really! I like Sibyl as well, it has an air of sophistication. Djuna has a playful sound, but I thought of Djuna Barnes right away and that namesake gives a sweet-sounding name a bit more heft. I also remember that Djuna was the name of a character in a Woody Allen movie. Not sure what the title was, but look into it, it's a cute film. Speaking of films, Sibyl has a bit of a bad reference that seems to have stuck with everyone in the 50+ age bracket. A TV movie about a woman with mental illness. I don't know if this matters to you, but I'm sure it could raise a few eyebrows of some middle aged Lifetime Movie fans!
I don't care for it-the silent D seems like it would be a constant issue. Simple Juna, June or Juno would be better (in my opinion.) I also like the idea of Sibyl with Asher and Hazel.
I think Djuna is a neat name. You (or your daughter for that matter) will have to deal with the constant silent "D" issue. I think it would go well with Asher and Hazel, but so does Sibyl.
I don't particularly like the way Sybil flows with Violet, Djuna Violet flows best, in my opinion.