(Just so you know, typing out that title made me think that we Jugenea fangirls should co-author a book. Ooooh, or a bi-annual magazine!! :’D)
The term Jugenea was actually made up by a friend of mine while we were talking about random crap, and we started trying to think up combinations of our names for ourselves and for other couples. We both loved Judy and Gene at the time (him not so much anymore) and somehow he dropped the term jugenea, and I jokingly said something along the lines of “Omg, that kinda sounds like a flower!”
So Jugenea was actually a name for one of those tribute roses that are named after actual people.
Afterwards I was fooling around in Photoshop and figured that just to be silly, I’d make one of those “definition” photos of a made-up internet term.
The first use of the word “Jugenea” on Tumblr was November 9, 2011. And for some reason, you guys liked it and it stuck around. :P
So yes. Jugenea was originally the name of a rose made up my my friend and I, the “-a” was basically just a little add-on that makes it sound elegant and less like an actual name.
All this time I didn’t think he served in World War II. And he did. He just became even more perfect in my eyes.