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Jemmy or Jemmie?

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bedsidequick Sat 29-Oct-16 03:58:54

This name is decided, so I really do not want opinions on it.

I'd really just like to know which spelling you prefer??

KoalaDownUnder Sat 29-Oct-16 04:01:28

Is it fit a girl or a boy?

Jemmie looks feminine. Jemmy could be either. Just my opinion.

Motherfuckers Sat 29-Oct-16 04:02:36

Girl or boy? I think I prefer Jemmie, but that looks very feminine, so you may not want that if boy.

bedsidequick Sat 29-Oct-16 04:03:15

For a girl smile

KoalaDownUnder Sat 29-Oct-16 04:09:33

Well, jemmy is actually a word (verb), so I think Jemmie is better.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 29-Oct-16 04:12:45

Jemmy is a tool.

So Jemmie

bedsidequick Sat 29-Oct-16 04:13:30

Oh thanks!

You don't think Jemi or Jemmi is better do you?

KoalaDownUnder Sat 29-Oct-16 04:15:59

Definitely not Jemi. And not Jemmi either (the whole -i thing is a bit 90s, like Kelli and Madi).

Just Jemmie is best. smile

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 29-Oct-16 04:17:36

Jemi looks too much like a boys name. We have several male friends called Jem (Jeremy)

bedsidequick Sat 29-Oct-16 04:20:01

Cool, seems like Jemmie is the way to go then!

Sophronia Sat 29-Oct-16 08:35:50


cece Sat 29-Oct-16 08:39:24


stonygreysoil Sat 29-Oct-16 08:39:25


I know you said its set but you wouldn't consider sticking Jemima or Gemma on the BC?

cece Sat 29-Oct-16 08:41:07

noun: jemmy; plural noun: jemmies; noun: jimmy; plural noun: jimmies
1. a short crowbar used by a burglar to force open a window or door.

verb informal
verb: jemmy; 3rd person present: jemmies; past tense: jemmied; past participle: jemmied; gerund or present participle: jemmying; verb: jimmy; 3rd person present: jimmies; past tense: jimmied; past participle: jimmied; gerund or present participle: jimmying
1. force open (a window or door) with a jemmy.
"a burglar jemmied his patio doors"

EssentialHummus Sat 29-Oct-16 08:42:19

Jemmy looks less made up imo. Please consider an actual name.

GinIsIn Sat 29-Oct-16 08:44:53

May we ask why you are so set on something that's not a name? A Jemmy is the thing burglars use to break into houses, so whichever way you spell it it's not a great thing to name your child! hmm

Marilynsbigsister Sat 29-Oct-16 08:58:22

The thing is, that despite you wanting this name, it is familiar to most as a verb - 'to force open' .

Whilst you may love it - bear in mind it won't be you who has to be called it for life.
A fairer compromise would be to call her by an actual name like Gemma or Jemima and then you can call her Jemmie as your special nickname for her, without saddling her with the name of a crowbar used for burglary on official documents.
It will also avoid her being exposed to ridicule as she gets older. School/peers etc.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 29-Oct-16 09:01:25

OP, Marilyn is right.

Marilynsbigsister Sat 29-Oct-16 09:06:27

If you did opt for Jemmie as a nickname instead of an official name, this compromise will also allow you DD to 'lose it' if she doesn't like it, simply by asking you to stop. Whereas she will have to go to the entire faff of a deed poll change if it's made official.
The other compromise is to give her a middle name, that she may choose to be known by if she objects to your invention. My dbfr has always been known as her middle name because her 60s hippie parents gave her a bonkers first name. (Won't say here - it's so bonkers that it will definitely out me !)

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sat 29-Oct-16 09:16:56

Jammy Jemmy

SausageSoda Sat 29-Oct-16 13:52:45

I'll restrain from giving an opinion and just say Jemmie.

Vixxfacee Sat 29-Oct-16 13:54:00

I read it as jeremy when I first looked.

AuntieStella Sat 29-Oct-16 14:12:08

Of the two, I prefer Jemmie so it's a bit less burglarious.

But like others, I think this is one crying out for a 'forma'l version, with Jemmie as a nn.

theveryhighlife Sat 29-Oct-16 14:19:54

Agree that Jemmie should be used as a nickname. My name also has an alternative meaning, which my parents didn't know when they named me. They wanted 'something different' I hate my name and find the association humiliating.

NotYoda Sat 29-Oct-16 16:43:38


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