User comments for Jonquil

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I think this name is my favorite of all the flower names. It is a cool name and I love the sound of it. It's uncommon and definitely more unique than some of the other flower names that are too popular. I knew a girl named Jonquil in school years ago. She was spunky, athletic and full of energy.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2006
It's kinda cool, but it sounds like a medicine.
-- Anonymous User  12/18/2006
I think this is a unique but fairly easy to pronounce name. If you want your child remembered, name her Jonquil. Author Rumer Godden had a sister named Jonquil who I believe went by Jon. I think a nickname is unnecessary.
-- Anonymous User  12/31/2006
Sounds too much like Nyquil.
-- Anonymous User  1/2/2007
I think this is my least favourite flower name. I don't like the way the "qu" sounds in the middle. It's unique, I'll give it that.
-- scarletquillraven  2/19/2007
Said with a French pronunciation, rhymes with "donkey" and sounds like "junkie".
-- leananshae  12/18/2007
If I hadn't read the description, I would have thought this was a male ghetto name. Very ugly.
-- slight night shiver  4/25/2008
I know that it is a flower but it doesn't sound at all feminine and looks very ghetto-y.
-- number1212  6/18/2008
I think the name sounds prettier when the emphasis is placed on the second syllable, pronounced jahn-KWIL.
-- Anonymous User  3/14/2009
It's spunky - a good name for a Spring baby when the bulbs are in bloom, or to honour a relative called John or Jonathan when Jane, Joanna, etc won't do. I like it best in the middle name spot.
-- Jonquil  4/11/2009
In French, "jonquille" is the name of a colour, a shade of yellow known as "daffodil" in English.
-- babycrookston  6/21/2009
I admit that it does sound unique, but overall I dislike Jonquil as a name. A girl with this name might be called Jon, and the name itself sounds ugly with the "quill" in it.
-- bananarama  2/17/2010
It never occurred to me to pronounce this as "JAWN-kwil." I've never heard it spoken so whenever I read it, I always imagine it as being pronounced "jon-KEE" because it looks so French.
-- Ouaie  10/8/2010
I like the flower, but I think the name sounds ugly.
-- bathos  12/30/2010
I had no idea it was floral, I always thought it was made up. Either way, it's very ghetto.
-- Anonymous User  4/14/2012
Jonquil is a character in G. R. R. Martin's book A Song of Ice and Fire. She is a character in a famous tale where she falls in love with a fool called Florian.
-- ElizaR  6/28/2013
This could also be a masculine name, nicknames Jon or Jonny.
-- shadow1999  12/1/2013
So ghetto it makes me cringe.
-- Anonymous User  3/24/2015
This is a very beautiful, unique name. And this world is full of people that sit around calling our women bad names and calling them ghetto etc. I know a Jonquil and she is far from ghetto and she is super beautiful. And very, very smart. When naming a child Jonquil it comes with love and passion that you see in her eyes.
-- Anonymous User  10/13/2015
I LOVE it! Pronounced exactly how spelled and does not sound ghetto. The flower itself smells delightful! -Jonquilla.
-- MsQuilla  2/3/2017

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