Opinions on Jemima pls

(36 Posts)
lloydlf76 Sat 28-Jun-14 19:20:06

I'm currently pregnant with my fifth child no idea if it's a boy or a girl but as DH is an absolute pest when it comes to names I need to start planning now. I love Jemima but DH says no whilst coming up with no suggestions of his own sigh.

Other names I like but he dislikes are

Ophelia
Persephone
Arriety
Harriet
Ottillie
Ariadne
Cecily
Romilly
Thomasina
Georgia

Totally outing myself I currently have

E l I j a h
I m o g e n
M e r e d I t h
H e r m I o n e

I think Jemima goes really well with them. What do you say MNers?

florascotia Sat 28-Jun-14 19:23:38

I really like Jemima. Strong and feminine but not fussy. In the past, a well-liked Scottish name; I had a great-aunt Jemima.

I <3 your list, especially as it includes one of mine grin.

I'd avoid an -ee ending given Hermione, so out of the others I like Harriet and Georgia best.

But I'd keep at him re Jemima. It was on my list.

blondiebonce Sat 28-Jun-14 19:32:11

I love Jemima! Cute but not twee and will suit her at all ages

Congrats btw!

BackforGood Sat 28-Jun-14 19:32:51

The only Jemima I know was from Play School on the TV when I was growing up, so I do tend to associate it with rag dolls.
That said, it would probably make the top of the list now, having read the others you are considering - clearly we have different tastes in names grin
<I'll get my coat> wink

Puddleduck! But in a nice way.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sat 28-Jun-14 19:34:01

It goes very well with your other dcs names but if your dh says no maybe its time to go back to the drawing board? What names has he suggested?

Secretsquirrel13 Sat 28-Jun-14 19:35:35

I know one she is 8, it's a lovely name.

DramaAlpaca Sat 28-Jun-14 19:35:46

Glaikit has said exactly what I was going to say smile

That association aside, it's a pretty name & goes well with your other DC's names.

From your list, the ones I like best are Ophelia & Cecily.

OutragedFromLeeds Sat 28-Jun-14 19:41:11

It makes me think Puddleduck, but it does go very well with your other names.

From your list I like Harriet and Georgia best, I prefer the less fussy ones personally.

Shesparkles Sat 28-Jun-14 19:49:39

My gran was a Jemima and was pretty awesome, so I can only see it as positive!

Secretsquirrel13 Sat 28-Jun-14 19:51:16

I like all of your other names apart from Arriety and thomasina.

Mrsindecision Sat 28-Jun-14 20:37:27

Jemima was a name we considered too, but the very strong negative racial connotations in North America put me off it. I really wanted to choose names for my DC which would travel well and unfortunately it didn't fit with this requirement.

manicinsomniac Sat 28-Jun-14 20:44:05

Love Jemima. I know several (but all aged 12-17 strangely, maybe it had a surge in popularity around then). I didn't realise about negative racial connotations?

I also like most of the names on your list (not keen on Ariadne or Thomasina). Does your husband have very different taste?

LJBanana Sat 28-Jun-14 20:49:40

I love it. It's so pretty without being wet, and it looks good written down ( if that makes sense?)

Alita7 Sat 28-Jun-14 20:56:29

I prefer Ophelia, Harriet and Ariadne but I do like Jemima too smile

DitzyDonkey Sat 28-Jun-14 21:20:52

Love Jemima

Castlelough Sun 29-Jun-14 05:04:32

Your children all have lovely names!
Jemima would go really well with them. I also love Georgia from your list.

To be honest, since you are pregnant with %235 I would be playing on that a little! Especially since your DH has no contributions as of yet. You should get to name %235 something you love!!!

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 29-Jun-14 05:33:48

My favourite is Georgia from your list which I love and Harriet is another fab name I would work on your DH smile

we had a long debate choosing between jemima, Harriet and Georgina. threads are on here. we went with Georgina in the end with no regrets.

Jemima was my least favourite (dh choice).

Madrigals Sun 29-Jun-14 07:08:28

Harriet goes best with all your existing names, I think.

lloydlf76 Sun 29-Jun-14 10:54:21

Thank you for all your opinions. We have a long time to go yet so I'll keep working on him. His name taste is wildly different to mine - Kimberley, Blyth, Olwen, are some examples!

clouberrieswait Sun 29-Jun-14 11:34:51

I like Jemima, but love your other names more.

You must have a Persephone with your children's names grin Also Romilly, Ophelia or Ariadne.

molly84 Sun 29-Jun-14 13:19:43

I instantly think Puddleduck but I like it!

BeckaH123 Mon 30-Jun-14 11:24:20

Sorry, I don't really like Jemima - it just makes me think of Jemima Puddleduck from Beatrix Potter!

Of your list I really like Ottillie, Romilly and Georgia. I love your DCs names too. smile

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