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Thread: Junipero- 4th babe!
September 20th, 2015 11:57 PM #1Junior Member
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Junipero- 4th babe!
We are expexting our fourth baby (3rd son) via adoption this December. We love the name Junipero (like Blessed Father Junipero, who's being canonized this month.) I know it's a spanish name and I know the correct way to pronounce it, but my question is, if you saw the name, how would you pronounce it? And, would you consider Americanizing the pronunciation? We have a foreign name theme going on in all of our kids names anyways, so im not really worried about scarring him for life or anything with a unique name. And, thoughts on nickname Pip and mn Arthur?
Our others are Casimir Wesley (mn after dad), Miette Faye (mn after grandma), and Errol Shepherd (mn christmasy).
My husband isn't sold on Arthur for a middle name, anyone have any other suggestions? Thank you!
Last edited by aminabancroft; September 21st, 2015 at 12:08 AM.
September 21st, 2015 12:07 AM #3
Junipero is certainly interesting! Juniper is really catching on as a girls' name, so it seems timely. If I knew it was a Spanish name, I'd probably say it hoo-nee-pair-oh, but my first instinct was to say something along the lines of june-ih-PAIR-oh, sort of a mix between the Spanish pronunciation and Juniper-o? Pip is a cute nn, and Casimir, Miette, Errol, and Junipero are really great together.Ashley
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September 21st, 2015 01:45 AM #5Senior Member
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I would use the Spanish pronunciation because I can't imagine a Junipero being anything other than Hispanic/Latin.
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September 21st, 2015 04:58 AM #9Administrator
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