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Congratulations to my book club friends, Dan and Alice! Their little gal was born this morning and named Juniper Daisy, which made me laugh (in a good way). Their other daughter got her name from a railway station her parents passed every day on their commute. They didn't want to call their daughter Anerley, because that would be pretty obvious, so they chose Anneli as a close variation.

Poor Juniper here looks like she might be related to the root baby in Pan's Labyrinth, but luckily her parents are the kind of people who would find that funny.


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May. 11th, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
She's quite cute for a root baby look alike.
May. 11th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks!
May. 11th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
She's a pretty little tuber! And congratulations to your friends.

On a more serious note, I will have you know that this weekend every time I saw something even remotely yellow I called out "YELLOW" rather loudly. Thank you. Thank you very much.
May. 11th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, you catching the yellow bug makes me so happy! ;-D
May. 11th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
What galled me was the way my mum started talking to me like I was a four year old. Mind you, we had just passed a bus and I had just called out "Yellow" at it.

"Yes Kris, the bus is Yellow"
May. 11th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
Well that's 100% Deluxe Adorable!
May. 11th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
Fabulous, glad to get the Deluxe ranking!
May. 11th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
Juniper is a much prettier word than its french equivalent "Genévrier". You can't make a name out of that. Although "Geneviève" and "Guenièvre" kind of sound like it.

The french for "Daisy" is "Paquerette", which usually is more a cow's name than a human one.

We do use some flower names, though, like Rose, Marguerite, Capucine, Anémone, Violette, Eglantine...
May. 11th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thanks, that's interesting! I once knew an American named Genevra, maybe that was a variation of Genévrier.

Yeah, Daisy, Flossie, Molly and Bess are common cow names, but at least Daisy has a sort of retro chic to it, like Daisy in The Great Gatsby and in that old song, Daisy Bell.
May. 11th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
nerdily looking up things...
Oh my goodness, nerdiest video ever! Did you know that Daisy Bell was the first song ever sung by a computer? Now you do!

Here's Blur's version, which is very sweet.

May. 11th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
that is beyond adorable
May. 11th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :-)
May. 15th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
Hi Sarah,

Many thanks. Love the picture, brilliant stuff.

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