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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!

MidnightMasquerader Wed 03-Apr-13 04:37:43

I really like it as a boys name - I worked with a male one once, very suave, cool type. He pronounced (or at least preferred) it Jess.

At the end of the day, plenty of people do choose it for their boys. Maybe they're all making a dreadful mistake and condemning their sons to bullying purgatory... hmm.

Or, y'know... not.

SwedishEdith Wed 03-Apr-13 01:18:08

Justine has a Jesse doesn't she? Still my favourite boys name and this thread make me want to have one all the more.

SomethingOnce Tue 02-Apr-13 08:42:15

Australian actor Jesse Spencer

noddyholder Mon 01-Apr-13 21:54:45

Thank you lockets he is a lovely gentle sweet boy and cool too! His name just suits him and I am soooo glad I chose it even if some think I was selfish

OkayHazel Mon 01-Apr-13 19:41:18

I cannot believe how bitchy this thread got!

GlaikitHasHerFizzBack Mon 01-Apr-13 18:59:59

Jeez! Wind yer neck on Rosh! I take offence to you calling me a bully.

Moomins, I apologise if I came across as insensitive, I was just genuinely intrigued. And I still am if I'm honest because I cannot fathom what you might be called giving the clues you posted. But I shall have to continue to live not knowing.

I can't believe I may have to start avoiding baby names now as well as AIBU sheesh! grin

survivingwinter Mon 01-Apr-13 18:33:20

I think it's a very cool name for a male.

Funnily enough I don't like Jess or Jessica for girls, maybe because I intrinsically think it sounds more like a male name.

Anyway, I am just so bored of hearing the same few names used for boys over and over again at the moment I see no problem in standing out from the crowd a little bit!

Coconutty Mon 01-Apr-13 18:27:34

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ProphetOfDoom Mon 01-Apr-13 17:50:51

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Moominsarehippos Mon 01-Apr-13 17:44:22

No worries. I now am veeery good at karate and kick boxing (no links there) and could give her a really nasty chinese burn!

lockets Mon 01-Apr-13 17:43:18

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Roshbegosh Mon 01-Apr-13 17:21:59

Glaikit, are you one of those school yard bullies? Mind your business, you don't need to know if Moomins is reluctant to say it. I think you are being insensitive.

GlaikitHasHerFizzBack Mon 01-Apr-13 16:32:11

Are you pussy galore?? grin

Moominsarehippos Mon 01-Apr-13 16:27:44

Either would be an improvement! My parents were both brits, native engish speakers... They should've known better.

GlaikitHasHerFizzBack Mon 01-Apr-13 16:24:44

Regina? I'm intrigued now! Fanjolina?

Moominsarehippos Mon 01-Apr-13 16:21:04

Faaaaar more vulgar than fanny.

KittenOfDoom Mon 01-Apr-13 15:44:30

The name that springs to mind is Frances (Fanny).

Moominsarehippos Mon 01-Apr-13 14:16:56

I was teased - well bullied - at school (primary, so about 7 or 8) because of my name. It was turned it something with sexual connotations by older kids, which of course was picked up by classmated with glee. I was the youngest in the class and didn't have a clue. My grandmother filled me in with the details and I felt mortified and humiliated. Imagine being called 'cunt' at school because your mum decided on 'a nice name'.

It didn't last all that long, but it took me years to 'get over' it. Can you really imagine dreading people asking you your name? Even as an adult, in anticipation of 'so do people call you...' and having to laugh it off with 'only once and only if they want a black eye'?

My other sister gets 'well, that's a stupid name?' to hers. People can be bloody awful with regards to names.

ProphetOfDoom Mon 01-Apr-13 14:13:49

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noddyholder Mon 01-Apr-13 13:59:55

I am really surprised it is even being discussed

usualsuspect Mon 01-Apr-13 13:56:30

There were so many different names at my childrens school, the name Jesse for a boy wouldn't raise an eyebrow.

Bu TBF my children's school was not full of boys called Oliver, William and Thomas.

usualsuspect Mon 01-Apr-13 13:51:35

Its a great name for a boy.

I love it.

But then I'm not a typical suburban mother wink

noddyholder Mon 01-Apr-13 13:44:37

Thanks for the advice

BackforGood Mon 01-Apr-13 13:40:49

Some excellent pposts on here by Seeker, who is being very patient.

Ultimately we are all free to call our children what we want.

Generally (and I now know this OP is an exception) people who are thinking about a name, but not 100% sure come on here to guage honest opinions about what other people think of it. There would be no point in anyone asking if no-one said what they actually think, now would there ?

Lots of people have pointed out, in this case that the name suggested is a name used all over the country to mean 'wuss' / 'wimp' /insert whatever the slang around your way is. It's great, Noddy that your ds has never been teased about his name, and good antedotal opinion for the OP, just as another poster saying they have asked their dc about the name, and they've posted what their dc said, just as others have said if they hear the name Jess / Jessie / Jesse then personally, they would assume it's a girl.
Now, if none of that bothers the OP, then they will still go ahead and use the name. If they think "Why make my dc's life harder than it need be" then they will change it.
Surely, on a 'names' thread, if it's your child's name, then the best thing to do is post your experience and leae the thread - you know with any name someone is asking about some will love it and others hate it, so why sit and read all the posts saying that it's not a great name ? confused

Roshbegosh Mon 01-Apr-13 13:36:29

No don't, like a boy named Sue

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