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Jemima - your thoughts please!

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LucilleLeSueur Fri 01-Apr-16 18:30:19

We've finally decided on a name for our third DD. Shamefully, it was partly the utterly delicious Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager who inspired it, and sadly not everyone who uses her name will be a tall gorgeous posh man with a sexy voice.

But I still love it, and it's the first name we've both agreed on and it feels right. So we're going with it, but I was just interested in hearing opinions.

Middle name is probably going to be Pearl but that may change.

sunnydayinmay Fri 01-Apr-16 18:31:48

Love it. Friend has a Jemima,and it suits her.

nomorechocolate2016 Fri 01-Apr-16 18:32:54

I don't mind it. Very posh. I know one aged about 6.

Coldtoeswarmheart Fri 01-Apr-16 18:34:49

It's a nice name, but I am old and so it's a rag doll from Playschool for me (I was ecstatic when Floella Benjamin turned up on CBeebies).

WanderingTrolley1 Fri 01-Apr-16 18:36:47

Classic, pretty, feminine.

OrlandaFuriosa Fri 01-Apr-16 18:37:18

Love it.

loosechange Fri 01-Apr-16 18:37:47

Love it

emsyj Fri 01-Apr-16 18:38:46

It's top of my list if we ever have DD3.

SkodaLabia Fri 01-Apr-16 18:39:29


Lovelongweekends Fri 01-Apr-16 18:39:44

Makes me think of Jemima Puddle duck but I still quite like it!

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 01-Apr-16 18:40:34

Love it, one of my cats is named this because I'm not having more children.
We call her Mimles.

DryShampoo Fri 01-Apr-16 18:42:18

It's Jemima Puddleduck for me, and God, that is one disturbing story, all about frustrated motherhood and predation... grin

ShinyShinyShiny Fri 01-Apr-16 18:45:47

I really like Jemima, Mimi for short.

LucilleLeSueur Fri 01-Apr-16 18:46:11

Ooh lots of replies already! Thanks all.

We're not at all posh, and in fact are not in the UK so I think here we will get a few hmm but I'm ok with that.

Nn will probably be Jed. And I do worry about the Beatrix Potter association but I don't think we had Playschool here so I don't know that one!

Glad it seems to be reasonably well-liked though. Our other two girls have lovely names not biased at all and we were miserable at not having something we really love lined up.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 01-Apr-16 18:49:55

Love it.

reallylove Fri 01-Apr-16 18:50:12

My niece is a Jemima with nickname Jemmy. Only girl with brothers, Matthew, Asher and Rafferty.

Sophronia Fri 01-Apr-16 18:53:16

I love it with nn Mima, Mimi or Jem

ZenNudist Fri 01-Apr-16 18:54:19

Not a fan sorry I just think 'puddle duck'

It's neither pretty or posh but then again if you love it what does or matter what random internet person think?!

FeralBeryl Fri 01-Apr-16 18:56:49

Well I think it's pretty AND posh grin
And I've got one!
NN Mimi. Everyone comments on how lovely her name is.

Howtocatchastar Fri 01-Apr-16 18:57:23

Love it, with mimi as a nn!

FoxesSitOnBoxes Fri 01-Apr-16 19:00:49

Love it! (it is posh but so what?) really pretty and Jed is a cool abbreviation

nellyflora Fri 01-Apr-16 19:09:25

Has the night manager made this popular ?😱 Yes it is beutiful and classic and defiantly upper class. Very much an English Rose name.
I love it and don't want it popular btw

Janek Fri 01-Apr-16 19:12:22

People with the nickname Mimi - is the meemee or mymy ( or mymee...)?

Katarzyna79 Fri 01-Apr-16 19:12:42

that was my first choice its a muslim name too, but husband point blank said no, duno why I cant see whats wrong with it. I don't know any Jemimas.

tis true reminds me of peter rabbit but I still love it.

LBOCS2 Fri 01-Apr-16 19:21:22

I love it. DH vetoed it for DD1 and DD2 unfortunately.

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