Originally Posted by Dichotomy
We must have very similar naming styles! My last dog's name was Jasper. And Josephine and Charlotte were both on my short name list for girls!
I don't know where I first heard Jasper, and SO really didn't like it at first, but it has stuck with me for quite some time and I just love it. Cyril is SO's grandfather's name. I like it, and it also mollified him into learning to like Jasper.
I think Josephine is totally underrated, but that's fine with me! Charlotte is actually *my* name and I'm not typically a big fan of naming your kid after yourself. But I do really like my name, and SO suggested it as a middle name, and it does go rather well with Fiona. It's funny, when I was named (early-mid 80s) Charlotte was at the lowest point of its popularity. My Mom named me for both my grandmas and I've never in my life met another girl/woman my own age named Charlotte. But these days I meet little girls named Charlotte ALL the time, it seems! It's gotten really popular!