How many baby Jessicas do you know?

(39 Posts)
kpdiscodancer Sat 16-Mar-13 21:04:49

We have more or less decided that our baby will be Jessica Charlotte if it's a girl. The only thing that puts me off is that it may be too popular. I read that it was the fourth post popular name in 2011 but I have only come across one baby Jessica recently.
How many do you all know?
And do you think that Jessica works with Charlotte as a middle name?
Thanks everyone!

flossy101 Sat 16-Mar-13 21:08:17

Don't know any.

Lovely name.

starlightloz Sat 16-Mar-13 21:08:20

I know of a couple who are reception class age then quite a few who are mid to late 20's. It is a lovely name though and goes well with Charlotte.

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 16-Mar-13 21:09:39

I'm surprised it's that popular - uk? Only know older Jessica's think it works well with Charlotte

alwayslateforwork Sat 16-Mar-13 21:09:52


Personally I like less fussy middle names with longer fussier first names, but I think that's just social conditioning.

If it helps, dd1 was the only person anyone had ever heard of with her name for three months (everyone was like 'wtf?') and then some random newsreader plucked it out of the air for her newborn, and it went straight to no. 1. Attitudes changed within a year from 'I've never heard of that' to utter disdain 'oh, another one'.

I have still only ever met two other children with the same name, and dd1 is now 13.

Your baby, call her what you like.

raisah Sat 16-Mar-13 21:10:34

I know one but she is 28, its fairly uncommon amongst toddlers in my area. Jessica Grace is another suggestion but Charlotte is a beautiful name as well.

FascinatingNewThing Sat 16-Mar-13 21:13:48

No babies. One about 5 and a few teens/twenties.

I love it, really pretty.

Minty82 Sat 16-Mar-13 21:17:43

I've met a two-year old one recently, but don't know any others.

kpdiscodancer Sat 16-Mar-13 21:22:01

Wow, thanks for so many quick responses! Reassures me as I was surprised it was so high on the list here in the UK too.

bassingtonffrench Sat 16-Mar-13 21:23:35

None. I would associate it with older children, teens and young adults.

TheBuskersDog Sat 16-Mar-13 21:30:16

Don't really know many people with babies so can't comment there, but in the school I work in there's a Jessica in reception, year 2, year 3 and year 6 so seems to be consistently popular but not excessively so.

Stixswhichtwizzle Sat 16-Mar-13 21:47:42

None but I know one 5yr old and 5 10/11 yr olds!

Lovely name.

PoppyWearer Sat 16-Mar-13 21:53:25

I know one baby and a 2yo, and have two grown-up (30-something) friends with the name.

Love it. Jess/Jessie very cute too.

Heifer Sat 16-Mar-13 22:16:21

My DD (9) is named Jessica. In her class of 20 girls there are 3 others! and in the other class same year group there are 2.. She is constantly known as Jessica Heifer (well our surname obviously as that would be mean)..

Still love it though. And to be fair, where we lived previously we didn't know any and didn't come across any in preschool etc.

2kidsintow Sat 16-Mar-13 22:19:44

Yep - three other Jessica's in my Jessica's class (and 2 more in the parallel class of the same year in school too). And a couple more in her Brownie pack too. And a few either a year older or younger.

She thinks it's funny.

My Jess is known as Jess the mess.

She's in year 3 though, it could be less popular now than it was in 2004.

sjupes Sat 16-Mar-13 22:19:49

I know 1 jessica she'd around 1 year old (not majorly close to her folks) it's a great name i love it smile

sjupes Sat 16-Mar-13 22:20:40

Oh and DD has a friend at school called jessica she's 7 or 8 - primary 3.

2kidsintow Sat 16-Mar-13 22:20:47

Oooo - omit the apostrophe in that first Jessicas.

goldenlula Sat 16-Mar-13 22:22:23

I think the youngest Jessica I know is 10. 2 others are 18.

fluffypillow Sat 16-Mar-13 22:32:21

I have a Jessica, and she is 2.

I haven't heard of any others at the toddler groups I've been to. My DS2 is 10 and he has 2 in his year.

I love Jessica Charlotte, so pretty smile My DD is Jessica Elizabeth. We call her Jess most of the time, or 'messy Jessie!'

WinkyWinkola Sat 16-Mar-13 23:11:50

2 in my dd's class. 1 from my ds1's NCT group.

DillyTante Sat 16-Mar-13 23:20:51

None, but I really like it.

I know a 9yo and a 6yo Jessica.

It's a lovely name.

mathanxiety Sun 17-Mar-13 02:33:52

I know an 18 month old and DS(19) had one in his class. Classic name, very nice. Jess is a lovely nn. I like Jessica Charlotte.

wigglesrock Sun 17-Mar-13 06:46:06

I know about 4 under 2 and 3 of them are under a year. If you love the name I would go for it anyway. One of my daughters has a really popular name (begins with O, ends in A smile ) She started school last September and is in the only one in the year.

Whatalotofpiffle Sun 17-Mar-13 06:47:54

2 four year olds, no babies

Sheilathegreat Sun 17-Mar-13 07:25:35

Don't know any but it it is a lead contender for if we have a DD2 smile

Goldalocks Sun 17-Mar-13 08:59:46

I know one aged 8 and know of another locally aged about 3. It is not a name I have heard a lot at toddler groups or out and about either, for babies. I would associate it more with older school age children, so also surprised to see it so far up the stats. Perhaps demographically it is more evenly spread than some other currently popular names which can result in clusters of Avas or (apparently from another recent thread) Beatrices!

Goldalocks Sun 17-Mar-13 09:00:43

Oh, i think Jessica Charlotte is very pretty, makes a change form the usual Grace or Rose combinations.

Exhaustipated Sun 17-Mar-13 09:11:28

I know 2.

There were lots at school with me too so I see it as classic popular rather than faddy popular.

lljkk Sun 17-Mar-13 09:16:47

No babies, youngest is year1 and extremely lovely. smile

Branleuse Sun 17-Mar-13 09:59:59

i have known of loads of kids called jessica, but its your baby. Better to call it a popular name that you like than an obscure name that youre not keen on

Astley Sun 17-Mar-13 11:56:37

None. Only ones I know are 5 and 30.

notimefors Sun 17-Mar-13 12:03:09

One 5 year old. No babies. smile

Sanjifair Sun 17-Mar-13 18:51:41

I know one two year old

kpdiscodancer Mon 18-Mar-13 16:22:28

Thanks everyone. Think that's helped make my mind up. Lets just hope she looks like a Jessica Charlotte if she is a she! xx

rockinhippy Mon 18-Mar-13 16:32:24

None - only Jessica's we know are 10, 19 & 20 no babies at all

MsJupiterJones Tue 19-Mar-13 15:33:25

I wondered if there would be a boom after the Olympics?

I know one adult Jessica and one aged 18 months. Lovely name esp with Charlotte.

ZolaBuddleia Tue 19-Mar-13 16:45:45

I know a three year old one.

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