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Clawdy Fri 21-Oct-11 22:02:02

I love the name Jesse for a boy.Any other views?

bonnieslilsister Fri 21-Oct-11 22:07:44

i have always loved this name but have not ever met anyone else who has!

MelinaM Fri 21-Oct-11 23:41:32

I think you could get away with it in America, but as for the UK I'm not so sure ...."You big Jesse" is a common expression in parts.

BibiBelle Sat 22-Oct-11 00:51:33

Love it, unless you're in Scotland where a Big Jessie is a big wuss

JamieComeHome Sat 22-Oct-11 08:07:41

I really like it. I now someone with a toddler Jesse.

However, people fairly often mistake him for a girl

lockets Sat 22-Oct-11 12:18:09

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said Sat 22-Oct-11 12:21:47

It was our boy choice. It could be brave in some areas but southern mners seem to express bewilderment at this view

scarevola Sat 22-Oct-11 13:36:01

It sounds very American to me. And the "you big jessie" association would put me off in UK.

morethemerrier Sat 22-Oct-11 19:08:24

Love it! grin

SjuperWereWolef Sat 22-Oct-11 19:12:39

love jesse for both sexes but particularly a boy, big jessie does put me off tho - especially as i call dp it daily!

SjuperWereWolef Sat 22-Oct-11 19:13:04

his name isnt jesse btw grin im just a bjully

SandStorm Sat 22-Oct-11 19:13:51

I love the name Jesse. I know one and, trust me, he is ALL man!

LikeABlackFlameCandleBNQ Sat 22-Oct-11 19:23:34

Both DH and I had Jesse at the top of our list till he -tried to insist-- said "it'll be Jesse James <surname>"

I cannot get him to drop the James part, so have had to Veto the whole lot sad

IHeartKingThistle Sat 22-Oct-11 20:25:02

It's fabulous.

Clawdy Sun 23-Oct-11 14:25:40

Strangest unusual crush:my sister loves Bates in Downton!!noooo...shock

Clawdy Sun 23-Oct-11 14:26:58

Sorry,wrong message thread!

LaydeeC Sun 23-Oct-11 17:18:47

I have a 14yo Jesse. I despair at the 'big Jessie' comments - really says more about the adults than the name.
My son has never EVER been teased about his name. So what if it is popular in USA or Australia - I still love it and have never regretted using it.
Go for it.

comedaygoday Sun 23-Oct-11 17:57:36

It's a great name and given that it's biblical, I wouldn't think of it as a US name particularly. I'm also not sure that Jessie is a current playground insult.

LoulouCapone Sun 23-Oct-11 19:56:11

My Ds is Jesse... It seems by the current replies to this thread that the Mumsnet worm is turning, as usually the reactions are mostly negative. In fact on a previous thread it got so bad one poster went as far as to say she wouldn't sleep with a Jesse. hmm

I'm a bit sad that you all like it... I'd hate it to become popular! grin

lockets Sun 23-Oct-11 20:16:30

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LAbaby Mon 24-Oct-11 00:15:07

Love it, I'm from the midlands originally and have never heard the phrase 'big Jesse'.

LoulouCapone Mon 24-Oct-11 10:58:33

Lockets I always know I can count on you on the Jesse threads!

I was in a foul mood when that particular thread started, (heavily pregnant, desperate for a name, and up for a bunfight) and I was a bit fed up that that poster didn't reply to my response. Looking back it was probably for the best. grin

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