Is Japhy a weird name?

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  1. M0M2B

    M0M2B Well-Known Member

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    Hi there. Maybe it's early of me to be thinking of baby names since i'm just starting using Fertibella ttc (wish me luck! baby dust!), but I was wondering... is Japhy too weird a name? I have so many girl names in my head, but boy names are so hard bc they're either super effeminate sounding or super average. I was wondering what you all think of the name Japhy? I found it in an Ernest Hemingway book and you don't hear it all too often... I don't want my kid to get picked on... but I think it sounds kind of unique and cute. Thoughts?
     
  2. LunaRose

    LunaRose Mum of a Boy & Girl

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    Japhy sounds too much like Jaffa too me, which is a slang word for being infertile!

    I'd keep looking for your perfect name :flower:
     
  3. the why bird

    the why bird Well-Known Member

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    I'm not all that keen - it sounds more like a nickname than a real name. I have only ever heard it as short for Japhet. It is certainly unusual though, and the literary connection is a nice touch!
     
  4. jensonsmummy

    jensonsmummy Well-Known Member

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    I,ve never heard it so not sure how its pronounced, but not keen to be honest :flower:
     
  5. Lucy22

    Lucy22 Mama,Daddy & 2 Princesses

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    I just thought of Jaffa Cakes, when I said Japhy aloud. Not keen hun, sorry :flower:
     
  6. LaraJJ

    LaraJJ Mummy to Tessa & bump!

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    Sorry hun, I do find it a bit strange. How about Jasper instead - that is cute :)
     
  7. tina_h75

    tina_h75 mommy of 3

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    not keen, sorry. But its your choice
     
  8. M0M2B

    M0M2B Well-Known Member

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    Ha Ha, I had no idea about Jaffa!

    Jasper is cute... but does it work for people... or just pets?
     
  9. lovie

    lovie Mamma to a baby boy

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    i think japhy is odd.... but the odd isn't allways bad, but i think a child called this would allways have to say how to pronounce their name and could get teased... jasper is a cool name!
     
  10. Nyn

    Nyn Well-Known Member

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    me too!
     
  11. Glorifica

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    go for jasper and call hin japhy!
     

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