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Does Nessa make you think gavin and stacey?

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fishandlilacs Sun 28-Aug-11 21:58:26


Kayano Sun 28-Aug-11 21:58:48


bibbitybobbityhat Sun 28-Aug-11 21:59:28


greengirl87 Sun 28-Aug-11 21:59:30

yes but in a good way!

ChippingIn Sun 28-Aug-11 22:00:03

No - but I'd assume is was Vanessa shortened.

madhattershouse Sun 28-Aug-11 22:00:22

I love Nessa..but it's the Gavin and Stacey connotations that make me love it. Sorry

fishandlilacs Sun 28-Aug-11 22:09:59

We agreed ages ago it has to be cornish this time round, he's scottish and DD1 got a scottish name, I'm cornish and this one has to have a cornish name.

It's one of the few cornish female names DH will agree to. It means second.

The other is Kerra.

I like Elestren but he's having none of it.

MmeLindor. Sun 28-Aug-11 22:11:59

No, never watched Gavin and Stacey.

I know a Nessa, never knew it was a Cornish name. Very pretty. Kerra is nice too.

madhattershouse Sun 28-Aug-11 22:13:42

Oooh. I think Elestren sounds lovely, different but not in a "way out there" kind of way. Try to persuade other half!!

elphabadefiesgravity Sun 28-Aug-11 22:16:07

No, it makes me thing Nessarose from Wicked.

I would assume that Nessa is short for Vanessa.

GeeinItLaldy Sun 28-Aug-11 22:21:55

I won't lie to you, it does.

FairyArmadillo Sun 28-Aug-11 22:36:47

No. But I don't watch it. It makes me think of Vanessa or Nesta (my friend's daughter, Welsh name).

brodanbell Sun 28-Aug-11 23:22:47

I know a Vanessa who shortens her name to Nessa.

Elestren, dare I say it, has a ring of Canesten about it. Sorry!

Imnotdarrellrivers Mon 29-Aug-11 00:30:47

Nope - but then I knew a lot of Nessas before G&S. Who are all Vanessa's

bubblesincoffee Mon 29-Aug-11 00:46:31

Sorry, it makes me think of Gavin and Stacey as well. Or the Family Ness, the cartoon based in Loch Ness with all the Nessies. But I don't think you should worry about that, as G&S isn't going to be a huge thing throughout your dd's life.

Kerra is lovely though.

GlaikitFizzog Mon 29-Aug-11 00:49:36

Another who thought nessarose from wicked! It's lovely though! I like Kerra too!

madeupme Mon 29-Aug-11 01:26:49

Never heard of Kerra before. It is lovely and unusual. Use that, if you dont if I ever have another girl, I will!

mathanxiety Mon 29-Aug-11 05:39:52

Elestren sounds like a replacement hormone to me.

I knew a good few Nessas and Neasas in school and college in Ireland. Popular name there. I would actually consider it an Irish name.

Thepoweroforangeknickers Mon 29-Aug-11 06:29:35

I know a beautiful girl called Vanessa and her family shorten her name to Ness. I just CAN'T say it. It's horrid.

ProfYaffle Mon 29-Aug-11 07:08:56

Nessa does make me think of Gavin and Stacey but it won't last. We've got a Willow and at the time everyone rambled on about Buffy (we weren't Buffy fans btw) but it's just not on anyone's radar now.

ProfYaffle Mon 29-Aug-11 07:09:45

I like both Nessa and Kerra btw! smile

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Mon 29-Aug-11 07:14:01

Oh! Yes it does. We have a friend called Vanessa, her name is either Ness or Nessa which is sad.

SheCutOffTheirTails Mon 29-Aug-11 07:27:44

No, it reminds me of my beautiful, clever, funny friend Nessa.

It's an Irish name, I had no idea it was Cornish too. Or that people used it as a shortening of Vanessa.

I love it, but have never seen Gavin and Stacey, so don't get the association.

Kerra is nice too, but a bit "Kerry gone wrong".

cjbk1 Mon 29-Aug-11 08:22:46


Cereal Mon 29-Aug-11 09:06:37

I don't watch Gavin and Stacey, but Nessa does remind me of Nessie (Loch Ness Monster!)

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