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Jemma... Is it a made up spelling?

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Parkerson Thu 01-Sep-16 00:38:38

Would you think this spelling is unique? As in, trying too hard. Or is it more acceptable?

Honestly, I have 3 DC and they all have J names, I like the name Gemma/Jemma and just prefer Jemma, it looks prettier and fits better with other DC.

Just wondering if it's seen as unique?

Cococrumble Thu 01-Sep-16 00:42:18

It's a pretty common spelling where I'm from. I agree it's nicer than Gemma.

pieceofpurplesky Thu 01-Sep-16 01:01:13

I like Jemma - but prefer Jenna

sycamore54321 Thu 01-Sep-16 01:05:19

Either spelling seems fine to me, but I would think Gemma is probably more frequent. Spelling it Jemma to match several other J-children does however remind me of the unfortunately-spelled Jinger from 19 Kids and Countinng, whose name was spelt with J rather than G to match.

whywonthedgehogssharethehedge Thu 01-Sep-16 01:07:09

I like Jemma - but prefer Jenna


TheWiseOldElf Thu 01-Sep-16 07:12:35

Or Jemima?

Sophronia Thu 01-Sep-16 07:45:08

My cousin spells it this way.

AtiaoftheJulii Thu 01-Sep-16 08:37:19

I think it's getting more common. Years ago I would have automatically spelt it Gemma, now I'd ask G or J.

I like it, also like Jenna and Jemima smile

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 01-Sep-16 08:55:54

Jemma is lovely, also like Jemima, but not Jenna.

GoldPlatedBacon Thu 01-Sep-16 13:30:59

It's fine

Jyemma would be made up!

0pti0na1 Thu 01-Sep-16 16:29:09

I've met a Jemima, nickname Jemma.

I prefer Gemma, the traditional saint's name. Due a comeback I think.

strawberrypenguin Thu 01-Sep-16 16:30:45

I'm in my 30s and went to school with a Jemma. So of it is 'made up' it has been around for a while! I like it.

Pinklily1 Thu 01-Sep-16 18:57:36

I think you can spell it either way, both are fairly usual. Personally I prefer Jemma.

JenLindleyShitMom Thu 01-Sep-16 18:59:05

My best friend in secondary school was called Jemma.

Also, all names are made up.

loosechange Thu 01-Sep-16 19:02:30

Love it. I wondered, and was going to spell it that way if we had a girl.

monkeygone Thu 01-Sep-16 19:03:08

I went to school with a girl called Jemma. At first it was a little different, then I soon got used to it and can't imagine her as a Gemma now, tbh. Seems like a different name entirely, somehow!

Seekingmiracles Thu 01-Sep-16 19:16:45

I know a few Jemma's - all with a J. Much nicer spelling.

MrsGsnow18 Thu 01-Sep-16 19:34:43

I've only ever met Gemma with the G but if I saw Jemma I'd know how to say it etc and wouldn't find it strange.

GemmaB78 Thu 01-Sep-16 19:37:48

Obviously, Gemma is better (!) but Jemma is fine. I've known a few spell it this way

AndNowItsSeven Thu 01-Sep-16 19:38:27

It's Welsh .

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