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somedizzywhore1804 Sat 08-Feb-14 13:34:40

Hi all

I have posted in baby names before and am keen on the name Jessa. It seems to be an American name- a bastardisation of Jessica I guess.

I hadn't heard of it until Girls was on TV but something about it really strikes me. DH initially wasn't sure but has since said he likes it a lot.

Baby due in July- don't know what I'm having so it may be a moot point anyway.

Middle name would be Rachel and surname is one syllable, starts with a B.

Be honest- as it's not an often used name I don't know what the general consensus is.

ThursdayLast Sat 08-Feb-14 13:36:12

I would put Jessica on the cert, and used Jessa as a nn if I loved it.
But I don't sorry. But it's not my baby smile

onelittlepiglet Sat 08-Feb-14 13:40:45

I've not heard if Jessa but I have heard of Jessame or Jessamy. It can be pronounced Jess-a-may or Jess-a-me (like sesame). It would be an alternative to jessica as a full name.

squoosh Sat 08-Feb-14 13:40:57

It could be short for Jessamy.

juneybean Sat 08-Feb-14 13:46:38

As long as your surname isn't Bell

jerryfudd Sat 08-Feb-14 13:47:21

Sounds like jezza. Jessica is lovely. Not keen on Jessa

LittleRedDinosaur Sat 08-Feb-14 13:47:38

Honestly? I think it's awful. Jess is nice Jessica is fine. Jessa sounds made up

Innogen Sat 08-Feb-14 13:48:16

I love Jessa, and I love girls.

Jbck Sat 08-Feb-14 13:54:24

I. Love the name but the character puts me off it tbh. If you had picked it up from elsewhere I'd have said yes. I know its a daft reason!

I think it will be short for Jessame though.

juneybean Sat 08-Feb-14 13:55:49

The Duggars have a Jessa also.

badtime Sat 08-Feb-14 14:35:07

'Jessamyn' or 'Jessamine' could also be used as the longer version. They are archaic versions of 'Jasmine'.

Innogen Sat 08-Feb-14 15:21:03

Jbck, really? Jessa is the best Girl!

justsodamntired Sat 08-Feb-14 15:25:40

Really like it. I've never quite liked Jessica purely because of the 'sic' in the middle! Stupid I know. I may put this on my list. smile

brokenpurpleheart Sat 08-Feb-14 15:30:49

I love Jessa and Jenna

AGoodPirate Sat 08-Feb-14 15:43:30

I like it!

KiwiBanana Sat 08-Feb-14 16:20:25

I don't like it, sounds like you got your words mixed up trying to say Jessica.
Jessica is much better IMO.

everlong Sat 08-Feb-14 16:35:03

No.
Sounds like an American trailer trash sort.

Jbck Sat 08-Feb-14 18:02:40

Oh Innogen she's completely effed up. I'd worry that My little angel would end up like her. grin

Innogen Sat 08-Feb-14 18:14:41

Oh she's brilliant! Ethereal, edgy, bohemian, feminist, confident and puts up a fight despite crap situations. I'd be happy for dd to be like her.

SpawningSalmon Sat 08-Feb-14 18:25:02

I love Jessa! Though it may be down to my obsession with Girls and anything created by Lena Dunham- so talented! Jessa is my favourite character on the show too.

Suggested it to DH but it was ruled out immediately.

Frontdoorstep Sat 08-Feb-14 18:27:09

It's quite nice, does sound a bit incomplete, like it should be Jessica, but other than that , it nice.

somedizzywhore1804 Sat 08-Feb-14 18:44:41

I like Jessas character in girls- even though she is a bit of a pain in the arse grin

I knew it would divide opinion but I do keep coming back to it. I think it's quite strong sounding.

AGoodPirate Sat 08-Feb-14 19:41:05

I do like Jessamy too.

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