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Can you get away with Jesse?

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UnicornPee Sat 01-Oct-16 20:24:59

I've loved the boys name Jesse ever since watching Breaking Bad!
It would go nice with our surname.

But I just think I'll get loads of slagging off.

What's everyone's honest opinions and do you know a Jesse?

Jojo13 Sat 01-Oct-16 20:38:57

I really like it but have this ridiculous irrational worry that people/kids at school would dish out loads of crap! (Kids at school will dish out loads of crap about anything I expect, so it is irrational!)
I do know a Jesse, mid-late twenties, lovely guy, very softly spoken, very attractive and well built (does a lot of weights) I always wonder if he bulks up a bit as a result of him being called Jesse...?! 😁

Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Sat 01-Oct-16 20:40:59

Love it
Love it
Love it!!!!

FranklyMeDeer Sat 01-Oct-16 20:45:14

I know a 7yo Jesse and have recently heard of a brand new one

Fab name, go for it.

RiverTam Sat 01-Oct-16 20:51:14

Why would you get slagged off? Are you in Scotland?

I like it.

WhiskyTangoFoxtrot Sat 01-Oct-16 20:53:28

I'm not in Scotland.

And think the insult 'big Jessie' is well enough known in many parts of UK to give pause to using it here.

LaPharisienne Sat 01-Oct-16 20:54:28


katemess12 Sat 01-Oct-16 21:13:10

Know of a couple of male Jesses.

Know two female Jessies. One is in her 80s and is Scottish. One is my good friend, who was from Indiana, US originally.

I can't see why it'd get slagged off? I prefer it for a girl, but there's nothing wrong with Jesse for a boy.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 01-Oct-16 21:14:23

I don't like it as a boys name.

UnicornPee Sat 01-Oct-16 21:56:16

No, not in Scotland.
I can just see people saying...
"What? Jesse as in Jessica haha"

"In my day you'd say someone was a Jesse if they were a wuss"

"Jesse?? That's a girls name"

That kind of thing.
I think Fearne cottons husband is called Jesse and he looks cool.

LottieDoubtie Sat 01-Oct-16 21:58:35

Are you really cool? Is your child likely to be tall/muscular/attractive/cool/confident. I think under those circumstances it might work.

I wouldn't risk it for my child!

LotisBlue Sat 01-Oct-16 21:59:46

I know a baby boy Jesse. I like it. I did think he was a girl the first time I met him (lots of hair and a neutral coloured baby grow). In fact I think I prefer it for a boy.

StreetFighter Sat 01-Oct-16 22:00:42

I know quite a few boys named Jesse (am a teacher). Is a perfectly unremarkable name as far as I'm concerned.

MotherDuckSaid Sat 01-Oct-16 22:29:47

it certainly seems to be getting more popular, ive spoken to a few pregnant mums who are going with this name and also met some little Jesse's recently.
If you love it go with it smile

Tbh it always reminds me of the offensive 'don't be such a Jesse' :-/

NuffSaidSam Sat 01-Oct-16 22:41:23

I think as long as you're somewhere with a range of names i.e. a diverse town/city, it will be fine.

I quite like it. It's quite American though.

00100001 Sat 01-Oct-16 22:43:19

Jesse is a great name!

Buntysoven Sun 02-Oct-16 01:11:42

Name of my cousin's 8 year old and a handsome lovely 20 something work colleague. It's fine.

MrsGsnow18 Sun 02-Oct-16 10:21:50

I like it.

TheVirginQueen Sun 02-Oct-16 10:25:31

I like it too.

FlowerOfTheValley Sun 02-Oct-16 10:27:48

I like traditional names but I've always liked Jesse as a name.

BadToTheBone Sun 02-Oct-16 10:30:36

I've never met a Jesse who wasn't really cool and as I lived in the US, I've met several. I absolutely love it and would have used it but my surname is a J too and I hate JJ.

usual Sun 02-Oct-16 10:30:52

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BertrandRussell Sun 02-Oct-16 10:34:17

"But I just think I'll get loads of slagging off."

If you think you'll get loads of slagging off, what do you think will happen to your son?

Honeybee79 Sun 02-Oct-16 14:27:10

I know one Jesse and he is now 2.5 years old. I guess I like the name because I know him and he's a lovely little boy, but I am not sure I would use it myself though as I think it sounds slightly American and I would worry about it for the reasons others have identified above.

It seems to be becoming increasingly popular in my bit of London at the moment.

Mol1628 Sun 02-Oct-16 14:29:38

I know a 4yo Jesse. I like it.

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