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Jess for a boy....

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ELR Thu 09-May-13 19:48:44

DH has just told me he likes the name Jess for a boy, I sort of like it but am undecided. We like the name Isla for a girl.
We already have two children a dd and a ds not pregnant yet but we are thinking about ttc no3 soon, we like to get names sorted first!

noddyholder Thu 09-May-13 22:57:59


TigOldBitties Fri 10-May-13 03:24:28

We have a Jesse, late teens now, but I think probably 95% of the time he gets called Jess. People who know him always end up shortening it to Jess, and I probably only use Jesse when he's in trouble! For example his football coach and entire team call him Jess.

I've asked him quite a few times if he ever had any issue with his name but he swears he never had any comments.

I think Jesse is great, just use that and shorten it to Jess when you fancy.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 10-May-13 10:19:49

Were you thinking of the Johnny Cash song "A boy named Sue" Corygal?!

I like Jesse (yes 2nd 'e' said aloud) but not Jess for a boy.

Jesse is one of those names sometimes labelled 'trying too hard" but what a nice change from the top 10. Does it sound all right with your other DCs' names is all I'd ask?

ELR Fri 10-May-13 10:27:15

My other two are Holly and Joe so think Jesse sounds ok with them.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 10-May-13 10:35:53

smile It's green lights for a 2014 baby Jesse (or a DD!) then.

ELR Fri 10-May-13 10:48:07

Thanks donkey! We have chosen Isla for a girl. Will be ttc from August.

Littlehousesomewhere Fri 10-May-13 13:28:08

I think you should go with Jesse as he would mistaken for a girl with just Jess imo. Jess is fine as a nickname though.

DebsMorgan Fri 10-May-13 14:12:00

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TalkUsernameYoudLike Fri 10-May-13 14:57:16

I like Jesse/Jess and would use it, BUT (and like some have already said) it's the teasing thing.

tilder Fri 10-May-13 20:02:09

It's not just in Scotland that the term 'you big Jessie' gets used. It means you daft bugger, you big softie, you idiot etc.

I would think his name being mistaken for a girl's would be the least of my concerns.

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