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Hoptastic53 Fri 14-Apr-17 23:29:54

Would he be mistaken for a girl his whole childhood? Yay or nay?

123rd Fri 14-Apr-17 23:31:29

I wanted Jesse too ...but it got vetoed. I really like it. Not too quirky but you know there won't be 5 others in class with the same name.
We ended up with Joel - love that too

Sophronia Fri 14-Apr-17 23:32:50

Love it! I don't think he'd be mistaken for a girl. Jesse for a boy (ranked #178) is more popular than Jessie for a girl (#245).

TalkingofMichaelAngel0 Fri 14-Apr-17 23:36:21

Love it

Hoptastic53 Fri 14-Apr-17 23:41:13

DP is unsure as he thinks of "don't be a big Jesse"!? and that he needs a more manly name among many sisters, but I love it.

FrancisCrawford Sat 15-Apr-17 00:10:55

I'm with your DH - that's the first thing that comes to my mind

TheLuckDragon Sat 15-Apr-17 00:35:37

I have a Jesse!

I do find a lot of people read it as Jess (when he gets called for appointments etc) and quite often people think he's a girl but it's no different to being called Ashley, Alex, Sam or any other unisex names.

I personally think the spelling gives the fact that he's male away but clearly not everyone does!

Hoptastic53 Sat 15-Apr-17 00:37:38

Jess, really?! I'd have thought the spelling made it obvious too.

LagoMaggiore Sat 15-Apr-17 01:54:42


Jooni Sat 15-Apr-17 08:06:18

Love it!

I think my Scottish family would be a bit hmm if we used it (apparently "jessie" as an insult is more used up there), but I think it's a beautiful soft name for a boy.

TreeTop7 Sat 15-Apr-17 08:08:54

I like it. Reminds me of Jesse Owens.

The phrase Big Jessie isn't really used around here so it wouldn't be a problem for me.

ElizaDontlittle Sat 15-Apr-17 08:09:22

I know one and I was pretty surprised - not Scottish/ in Scotland but the insult is well known I think. I'm sure the child grows in to it however and it's an awesome biblical name so it would fit comfortably into a Christian family/community.

ASDismynormality Sat 15-Apr-17 08:10:58

I really love it but didn't use it b cause it gets used as an insult - shame as it's such a lovely name.

Nellooo Sat 15-Apr-17 08:22:19

Nope. I'd always think a Jesse was a boy but a Jessie was a girl.

Only1scoop Sat 15-Apr-17 08:34:50

Awful for a boy

SoloDance Sat 15-Apr-17 08:36:12

Great name.

Marlboroandmalbec34 Sat 15-Apr-17 08:57:46

We both loved it but couldn't get away from the idea of him been called "a big Jessie" we are in Yorkshire and it's a common insult amongst kids here

Mrsknackered Sat 15-Apr-17 10:08:34

I love Jesse. I think it's very obviously a boys name and I weirdly don't even associate it with Jessie.

harderandharder2breathe Sat 15-Apr-17 10:24:06

Jesse with that spelling is generally a boy, so should be less confusing than Alex, Sam, Ashley

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 15-Apr-17 10:54:28

Sorry OP, big Jesse, where I come from.

Firsttimeandclueless Sat 15-Apr-17 11:00:46

My brother is Jesse and I absolutely love the name. He suits it so well and he's never had a problem with it, never been teased about it etc.

sidonie1 Sun 16-Apr-17 13:30:57

I had this vetoed three times round but LOVE it! Just had my fourth boy and got it in as a second name! Hooray! So glad as it's just too cool.

GastonsWife Tue 18-Apr-17 14:46:11

I have loved this name my entire life ( inspired by Jesse from Free Willie) but OH hates it (we are instead having a female Jess). I think it a lovely name suitable for any avenue in life.

MrsCharlieD Tue 18-Apr-17 19:33:10

Love it! It was on my list but sadly dh vetoed so we've agreed on River now. I think it's a really lovely name.

lisara79 Tue 18-Apr-17 20:27:35

I love Jesse....

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