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TillyTommyTootToot Sun 06-Jan-13 15:06:50

I like it because its biblical as my ds name is also biblical. It also has a quirky British feel to it, which I love (though I'm not from Britain)! BUT I really dislike the name Gemma...which slightly puts me off and really is my only reservation about the name, as I'm afraid it will get shortened to this. If any of you have or know a Jemima, does this happen? Also what kind of reactions do you get to to the name? Oh and I don't mind the puddle duck associations smile

cocoachannel Sun 13-Jan-13 13:38:25

I love the name Jemima but DH vetoed it for DD. I think I even have started a thread about it when pg under by old username. Lots of people said Puddle duck IIRC, but I think it's beautiful.

TillyTommyTootToot Sat 12-Jan-13 11:03:37

Thanks for the comments lots to think about. I think it is rising to the top of the list!

Bowlersarm Fri 11-Jan-13 21:06:22

Our friends daughter Jemima who is 11, recently wants to be known as Jam

Jakeyblueblue Fri 11-Jan-13 17:16:28

Love it.
On my list for a future girl, dh not keen though, says it reminds him of a duck hmm

DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Fri 11-Jan-13 15:37:21

Mulberrybush I also love Jemima but loathe Gemma

DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Wed 09-Jan-13 13:54:41

Love Jemima

Mu1berryBush Mon 07-Jan-13 01:41:08

I like it but Gemma is very pretty too and simpler. If you dislike Gemma then how can you like Jemima?

mumsywoo78 Mon 07-Jan-13 01:39:37

through the round window! i always think of the doll jemima from play school in the 80's or maybe thats just me showing my age! & i used 2 have a pet rabbit called jemima, cute name.just jem 4 short though

Happymum22 Mon 07-Jan-13 01:01:47

The Jemimas I know are Jem, Jam, Mimi, Mima
Never Gemma!

LivingInAPinkBauble Sun 06-Jan-13 22:58:09

Friend has a Jemima, known as Mima, Jems or her full name. It is a gorgeous name.

pinkandyellowbutterfly Sun 06-Jan-13 22:47:52

Jemima is lovely, always reminds me of the little girl in chitty chitty bang bang (I think thats a nice thing lol). I agree theres a British quirkiness to it that you can't quite put your finger on. Classic, neither old-fashioned or modern, easy to pronouce and a one-way-to-spell-it name. Totally different from Gemma, don't worry. A good choice.

cheddarcheeselover Sun 06-Jan-13 21:44:13

I know know two grown up jemimas, they known as mimi and Jem

VivClicquot Sun 06-Jan-13 21:42:16

I have a nine week old Jemima. Her 20 mo sister calls her Mima, so I do too by default. Or Jimjam. grin

Either way, it's a gorgeous name.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Sun 06-Jan-13 21:27:24

I also get the nn Jembolina which is quite nice and would work for Jemima.

KittyBreadfan Sun 06-Jan-13 20:51:10

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Kveta Sun 06-Jan-13 20:45:07

gorgeous name smile

Rhubarbgarden Sun 06-Jan-13 20:37:27

I know two small Jemimas. Both are known as Jemima; no shortening.

ohmygoshandgolly Sun 06-Jan-13 19:15:42

Like ellesabe my Jemima is shortened to Mima by DD1 (aged 2 and can't say Jemima yet) and DS calls her Jimmyima which I think is sweet. So Jimmy is also a possible nickname here too.

I have had some really lovely comments about her name and i really love it's quirkiness.

SomersetONeil Sun 06-Jan-13 19:04:58

Lovely name - would never associate it with Gemma as a shortening.

imogengladhart Sun 06-Jan-13 16:15:00

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GoldPlatedNineDoors Sun 06-Jan-13 16:12:47

I am a Gemma who sometimes gets called Jemima, but Ive never heard it go the other way around.

Jemima is a beautiful name and I would imagined be shortened to Jem. Mima / Mimi are also good nns.

kittencuddles Sun 06-Jan-13 16:11:05

I have a friend called Jemima who is nick named Mima or Jim. I think it's a lovely name.

ellesabe Sun 06-Jan-13 16:06:49

I have a Jemima and LOVE her name, obviously!

Most of her little 2yo friends can't say 'Jemima' and call her Mima. Her best friend pronounces it Jemma (which I hate) and she calls herself Jima (which I love) but all adults call her Jemima so the nicknames will probably grow out over time.

Oh and I sometimes call her Jimmy when dh isn't listening grin

InNeedOfBrandy Sun 06-Jan-13 15:30:20

I hate the name Gemma to OP, I know a really spiteful horrible want to punch in the face kind of girl called Gemma and I know it's an assumption but everyone else I know called that has those same tendencies IMO. Jemima is lovely. Jemima rose would work really well to.

TillyTommyTootToot Sun 06-Jan-13 15:24:55

Francescarose do you think the name wears well on your colleague, as I know it would be adorable on a little girl but wonder about it on an adult?! Though Jemima Khan wears the name well!

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