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Jess for a boy?

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OkayHazel Sat 30-Mar-13 02:02:16

I really like Jess and Jesse, but are there any longer names that these two derive from?

Feel like I just don't know enough about this name!

BikeRunSki Sat 30-Mar-13 18:55:51

Lockets, I went to Pimlico and knew a Jesse, wonder if it is the same one? Wonder if I knew your DH too? It was mid-late 80s. Jesse was in my sister's year.

noddyholder Sat 30-Mar-13 18:55:55

Well he is very popular with girls and boys and has never had any comment apart from girls seem to love it which is probably fun when you are 18

lockets Sat 30-Mar-13 19:00:22

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JollyYellowGiant Sat 30-Mar-13 19:00:53

Jesse is a junior doctor in Diagnosis Murder. It reminds me of that.

I did come on to point out that Postman Pat's cat is male but it's been said!

PipkinsPal Sat 30-Mar-13 19:02:45

My DP has a mate called Jesse who is of Gypsy/traveller origin.

BikeRunSki Sat 30-Mar-13 19:04:14

Lockets, i'll pm you.

morethanpotatoprints Sat 30-Mar-13 20:32:24

Jesse is a traditional gypsy name.
Also I'm really not trying to be arsey, not sure if anybody has said yet but jesse is what kids call other kids who are being a bit of a wimp. I know its not nice, but its the norm here.

ThreeBeeOneGee Sat 30-Mar-13 20:34:35

One of my brothers has the middle name Jesse. We only ever tease him about it when we remember to. He is now 50.

KittenOfDoom Sat 30-Mar-13 21:56:01

Biblical names (among others) are traditionally popular with Gypsies.

OkayHazel Sun 31-Mar-13 00:23:58

Why is it negative to use a name popular with Travellers?

seeker Sun 31-Mar-13 07:35:07

Look, just ask the average child whether Jesse is a girls' or a boys' name. And of course kids will find something to tease about if they want to tease. But why hand them something on a plate? As I've said before, my dd likes to tell me I gave her a full house- red hair, freckles, glasses and posh. It's a good thing I didn't decide that Arthur was a good name for a girl as well.........!

ArabellaBeaumaris Sun 31-Mar-13 07:53:00

I never really get the concern that a child will be teased because of their name. Maybe it's because we live in very multicultural areas, so have a wide variety of names. Is satvant going to tease wunia or is wunia going to teases Jesse, doesn't seem obvious to me!

noddyholder Sun 31-Mar-13 09:44:38

Seeker you don,t sound posh

melliebobs Sun 31-Mar-13 09:50:10

Jesse was our boys name. And now I have a dd called nancy I'm gutted well now never be able to use it sad

A Jesse an nancy is tantamount to child abuse

seeker Sun 31-Mar-13 09:53:56

"Seeker you don,t sound posh"


noddyholder Sun 31-Mar-13 09:54:48

Love nancy was on my list for a girl along with dusty shoot me! smile

seeker Sun 31-Mar-13 09:57:27

Nancy for a boy, presumably? grin

KittenOfDoom Sun 31-Mar-13 11:36:20

Hazel I didn't see anyone say anything negative about travellers. Someone said that Jesse was a traditional Gypsy name, is all, and I said that it because it is Biblical. Just something I learned while doing our family tree. Gypsy names are fascinating!

OkayHazel Sun 31-Mar-13 17:08:19

Kitten I'm very glad about that! Just, as a few people had pointed out it's traveller links, I wondered if there was a problem.

Wishiwasanheiress Sun 31-Mar-13 17:09:26

Jesse is an American name. Sexy but don't u need a Texan accent to get away with it?

OkayHazel Sun 31-Mar-13 17:10:02


Jessie/Jesse isn't like Arthur though - it is a unisex name?

lockets Sun 31-Mar-13 17:10:55

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Bowlersarm Sun 31-Mar-13 17:11:09

Do you think you will use it Hazel ? Has this helped either way?

OkayHazel Sun 31-Mar-13 17:13:09

Bowlers I'm not actually pregnant, but I still like the name very much. Though I admit it's the nickname 'Jess' that I prefer to Jesse. Jesse might be too Texan for me.

Bowlersarm Sun 31-Mar-13 17:15:23

Ah! You have a while longer to come to a decision then smile

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