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Jessica or Jemima?

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Veggy10 Thu 15-Dec-16 00:12:36

Which do you prefer???

Katelocks Thu 15-Dec-16 00:15:52

Definitely Jessica

reindeerbitesback Thu 15-Dec-16 00:17:04

Jemima, but I'm a sucker for any name that can be shortened to Mimi.

Allalonenow Thu 15-Dec-16 00:18:26


Pluto30 Thu 15-Dec-16 00:18:58

Jemima's closely associated with racism in the US, so I'd avoid it for that reason.

Don't like Jessica. It's outdated. But Jessie is an alright nickname.

Veggy10 Thu 15-Dec-16 00:19:39

Or Gemma/Jemma?

badabing36 Thu 15-Dec-16 00:44:00

Jessica not Gemma in either spelling.

Manumission Thu 15-Dec-16 00:49:26

Jemima, by a long chalk.

Jessica is hugely overused now and a bit nothingy.

Gemma is okay but not very exciting.

Manumission Thu 15-Dec-16 00:50:23

Do you like Tabitha? That has the same kind of feel.

Sophronia Thu 15-Dec-16 04:56:54

Definitely Jemima

sonlypuppyfat Thu 15-Dec-16 05:51:19

To me Jessica is Frank Spencers daughter, and jemima is a doll! But I think I'm just showing my age

Satisfactorylemon Thu 15-Dec-16 06:05:22

Jessica rabbit or jemima duck? Hmm..

CakeRattleandRoll Thu 15-Dec-16 06:25:19

Prefer Jessica.
How about Jessamy?

marmitecrumpets Thu 15-Dec-16 06:35:02

Love Jemima

PosiePootlePerkins Thu 15-Dec-16 06:36:29

Ooh I love Jessica. Can be Jessie or Jess. Lovely name.

SelfCleaningVagina Thu 15-Dec-16 06:37:05

Jemima. It's less overused and not dated like Jessica.

CPtart Thu 15-Dec-16 06:37:43

Jessica. Jemima seems really infantile, a doll's name yes.

MollyHuaCha Thu 15-Dec-16 07:16:18

Jemima is lovely.

Newlywed56 Thu 15-Dec-16 07:23:45

Absolutely adore jess if it's an option

ThoraGruntwhistle Thu 15-Dec-16 07:35:51

Jessica is lovely. Jemima is either a cat or a rag doll, and I have never met a pleasant Gemma. No offence meant to any lovely Gemmas.

60sname Thu 15-Dec-16 07:38:42

Jemima. I don't think it being racist on the other side of the Atlantic is a good reason to avoid.

littlefirtree Thu 15-Dec-16 07:41:40

Jessica. I don't like Jemima at all - it is awful!

autumngold6 Thu 15-Dec-16 07:51:55

I prefer Jemima

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 15-Dec-16 08:31:25


NavyandWhite Thu 15-Dec-16 09:05:20

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