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Jesse - will he be bullied?

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LeroyJethroGibbs Fri 11-Feb-11 12:01:07

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bagpusswasthebest Fri 11-Feb-11 12:04:27

Ooh I wouldn't personally.

MmeLindt Fri 11-Feb-11 12:06:10

If you live in Scotland - definitely.

Not keen on either name, tbh. Sorry.

AllieW Fri 11-Feb-11 12:07:27

It probably depends where you are in the country. I know of a Jesse, aged c. 8. I don't think he gets bullied (to my knowledge). Biblical/Religious/Well-read sorts will know but other folk will probably hear it as girly.

fuzzywuzzy Fri 11-Feb-11 12:07:33

I know one, he is lovely...He is American, which is why he can carry it off..........

QuestionNumber Fri 11-Feb-11 12:08:01

I wouldn't go for it, although it's a nice name with a good history. How about Joshua instead?

GrimmaTheNome Fri 11-Feb-11 12:09:31

Depends if the phrase 'you great big Jesse' is still used.

And it does sound girlie TBH.

ajandjjmum Fri 11-Feb-11 12:09:35

Risky - although I like the name.

Wattinger Fri 11-Feb-11 12:11:31

I would not use it as it sounds like a girl's name.

LeroyJethroGibbs Fri 11-Feb-11 12:12:28

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onimolap Fri 11-Feb-11 12:13:26

Jesse works in the US because of strong well-known holders of the name, like Jesse Jackson.

I don't think it has positive associations in the UK.

seeker Fri 11-Feb-11 12:13:46

If you have the slightest question in your mind, don't do it. It would probably be fine, but imagine how you would feel if he was picked on because of it. ANd it may not be bullying - it may just be teasing. But being teased all the time about something like your name is a pain in the proverbial.

CrosswordAddict Fri 11-Feb-11 12:17:03

Life is hard enough without adding to the problems. What about Joel or Josh?

thefirstMrsDeVere Fri 11-Feb-11 12:19:24

I love the name Jesse but it is one of those names.

I love Gene too but that is another one that people make stupid comments about.

Mind you I dont really give a toss, I name mine what I want. None of them have been teased yet. It helps if you live in a really diverse area. There are loads of kids that have names I have never heard of, people who have english as a second language are less likely to take the piss out of a name with (whats the bloody word?) idomatic? meanings as well.

You probably wont like it once you have given birth. I came up with all sorts when I was pregnant!

Wattinger Fri 11-Feb-11 12:21:12

OOh Joel is nice crossword!

LeroyJethroGibbs Fri 11-Feb-11 12:21:16

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LeroyJethroGibbs Fri 11-Feb-11 12:21:46

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thefirstMrsDeVere Fri 11-Feb-11 12:22:45

What have I done! grin

LeroyJethroGibbs Fri 11-Feb-11 12:23:55

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pinksky Fri 11-Feb-11 12:23:58

I know a lovely Jesse (aged 3). Hadn't thought the name was particularly odd/risky, and imo kids will always find ways to make a name into a tease.

thefirstMrsDeVere Fri 11-Feb-11 12:30:55

Me too. I have Asher, Rudy, Harley, Billie, and they have middle names that include Cassius, Hendrix, Asa, Coltrane, Lennon and Marley. (that isnt all of their names or all the kids, just the more rocknroll ones).


LeroyJethroGibbs Fri 11-Feb-11 13:23:17

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rachel1970 Fri 11-Feb-11 14:00:43

I know a 9 year old Jesse who doesn't seem to get bullied. In fact he's very popular. I'd have thought that other, more common names have more bully-potential e.g. William -> Willy.

WimpleOfTheBallet Fri 11-Feb-11 14:03:48

I just think of what kids used to say to one another if they were wimpy "You big Jessie"

I like Derry but I like Darry bettr.

rachel1970 Fri 11-Feb-11 15:38:06

You big Jessie confused, I've never heard of that before. But I now understand the OPs reasoning for worrying about bullying.

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