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Which boy name do you prefer?

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WhateverTrev0r Wed 01-Jun-16 23:43:40

We're having our second boy in a few weeks and names are proving more difficult than last time.. However we have now got 2 possibilities, although other suggestions still welcome!

Let me know which you like best out of:
Jesse Alexander
Joey Alexander

Thanks! Ps no, I'm not American...

neonrainbow Wed 01-Jun-16 23:48:47

Im no help i like both! Id probably go for joey as jesse is a little bit effeminate.

Hushabyelullaby Wed 01-Jun-16 23:53:29

I'd have to say Jesse as Joey just reminds me of Joey Essex or Joey from Friends

DramaAlpaca Wed 01-Jun-16 23:55:45

Of the two, Jesse Alexander.

I'd prefer Joseph Alexander, nn Joey, but that's not what you're asking!

Greenyogagirl Wed 01-Jun-16 23:58:57

Jesse makes me think it's short for Jessica (I know it's not though!)

MrsGW Thu 02-Jun-16 00:03:18

Joey Alexander

Ludways Thu 02-Jun-16 00:08:41

I love Jesse but it clashes with my surname so couldn't use it. I really hate it for s girl but then I lived in the states for a lot of years and it's a boys name to me.

Lilacpink40 Thu 02-Jun-16 00:11:36

I'm with drama Joseph as first name and Joey nn. If he says Joey as an adult he may be 'corrected' on forms to Joseph?

MyNewBearTotoro Thu 02-Jun-16 00:19:09

I agree Joseph is a lovely first name but whilst I think Joey is a cute nickname I don't like it so much as the actual name.

Not keen on Jesse at all but Alexander is a lovely middle name.

knightsmum Thu 02-Jun-16 00:21:29


BackforGood Thu 02-Jun-16 00:40:34

I don't like 'Jesse' at all - think it sounds like a girls name (although I know it has been used for a boy in America since the Wild West)

Don't like Joey either, but if you went for Joseph, you could call him Joey, and he would be able to choose later in life.

Sophronia Thu 02-Jun-16 00:40:46

Jesse Alexander. I prefer Joey as a shortened form of Joseph.

pieceofpurplesky Thu 02-Jun-16 00:48:39

I prefer Jesse but I teach one who gets teased for his 'girl's name'. He is ok with it though and handles it well.
Not fond of Joey / Essex and Tribiani

pieceofpurplesky Thu 02-Jun-16 00:49:46


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septembersunshine Thu 02-Jun-16 07:26:05

Joey. Hands down.

Just because Jesse could be confused with Jess/Jessica/Jesse in the classroom. And who wants to be the only boy Jesse among a gang of girl Jesses? Joey is nicer then he could become Joe in later years. Jesses leaves him with the shortening of Jess.

BendydickCuminsnatch Thu 02-Jun-16 07:34:06


LadyAntonella Thu 02-Jun-16 08:53:55

Jesse smile

BertrandRussell Thu 02-Jun-16 08:58:27


Joey when he's a baby- then Joe or Joseph as he grows up.

LolaStarr Thu 02-Jun-16 09:00:05

I love Joey. I'm pregnant with DS2 and he's going to be a Joey smile

Agadooo Thu 02-Jun-16 09:04:12

Not Jesse-very feminine sounding and in scotland it's used as an insult if someone is gay. Not keen on joey either-hows about Jonah?

JuliannalovesCliveBixby Thu 02-Jun-16 09:07:56

Jesse. I have a Jesse and everyone old duffers warned us we'd get shit for naming him that. He'd get mistaken for a girl, people would laugh etc etc. Never happened!

JuliannalovesCliveBixby Thu 02-Jun-16 09:12:07

I fail to see how being called gay or like a girl are insults. hmm

Half my family is Scottish, they love the name. The other half are English. They said everyone would think he was a girl and the Scottish would take the piss. They were wrong.

juneau Thu 02-Jun-16 09:23:46

Jesse - because its a proper name.

I just can't imagine a 50-year-old bloke called Joey - its too babyish.

juneau Thu 02-Jun-16 09:25:00

Of course you could always go for Joseph and called him Joey at home.

NoCapes Thu 02-Jun-16 09:28:23

Oh I love love love Jesse, I wanted it for Ds2 but DP wouldn't let me because it's a 'girls name' <eye roll> moron!

I can't get on board with just Joey, it's not a whole name by itself

How about Joshua?

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