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bridgetjones1 Fri 12-Jan-18 16:07:07

love this name but also love the NN of Jem or Remi, but worry it's too "out there"

any thoughts?

FreddieClaryHorshieLion Fri 12-Jan-18 16:27:03

I personally prefer Jeremy and Jeremias.

I’m not quite sure why but whenever I hear Jeremiah I think of ultra religious Americans.

I’d expect Jeremiah to have a brother named Jebediah and maybe sisters said named Bethany and Abigail. There’s nothing wrong with any of these names btw. They’re lovely, bibilical. But they’re a in certain ‘category’ of name (especially if there are various children with names like this). Idk, I’m not sure if this makes sense.

Oh my. And I’m honestly not trying to be rude. blush

Valerion Fri 12-Jan-18 16:31:22

Don't like it and i'm religious. Sounds like an old man's name with the weight of the world on his shoulders..'Its cranky ol'uncle Jeremiah!'

TheQueenOfWands Fri 12-Jan-18 16:32:47

I like it.

Remi is really cute too.

TheDailyMailIsADisgustingRag Fri 12-Jan-18 16:36:59

I love it! It’s on my list for dc2, (due very soon).

ChocolateCrunch Fri 12-Jan-18 17:00:24

Not keen, sorry

PhilODox Fri 12-Jan-18 17:01:23

Terrible connotations. Are you religious at all?

HabbyHadno Fri 12-Jan-18 17:02:27

I love it. What would you shorten it to though?

HabbyHadno Fri 12-Jan-18 17:03:26

Duh! Just seen what you'd shorten it to. facepalm grin

CAAKE Fri 12-Jan-18 17:06:44

...was a bullfrog

MikeUniformMike Fri 12-Jan-18 17:07:06

Not sure how you'd get Remi from Jeremiah. Rem is not a good association. Jem is ok.
Jeremiah doesn't have a cheerful meaning. Jeremy is better but is a bit of a twatty name.

MonumentalAlabaster Fri 12-Jan-18 17:07:23

Biblically Jeremiah is associated with the Book of Lamentations - "the weeping wailing Jeremiah"! So not very joyful overtones!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 12-Jan-18 18:18:29

I prefer Jeremias.

bridgetjones1 Fri 12-Jan-18 20:00:19

Well DH is catholic but we’re not actively religious, I just honestly loved the name.

I like the NN of Jem as my favourite book is To Kill A Mockingbird but also love Remi

MikeUniformMike - the Remi comes from JeREMIah

MonumentalAlabaster Fri 12-Jan-18 21:49:14

If your favourite book is To Kill A Mockingbird, how about Atticus?!

dontcallmelen Fri 12-Jan-18 23:13:13

We have quite a few in my family (Irish Catholic) it’s usually shortened to Derry.

SuperBeagle Sat 13-Jan-18 01:11:13

"Was a bullfrog" also.

But yes, sounds like the kind of name you'd see in Bible Belt country. Or in an Amish family.

James can be shortened to Jem.

MouseClogs Sat 13-Jan-18 01:44:21

Love it. One of my favourite colleagues (burly, cheerful, dry-witted chap, about 35, not remotely religious) at my last job was a Jeremiah, so it has positive associations for me.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 13-Jan-18 01:53:34

Jeremiah sounds like a hardcore Christian from Kentucky sort of name.

Jonah is nicer?

Helpotron3000 Sat 13-Jan-18 10:16:31

Seems extremely religious to me, like something an American Mormon would use

llangennith Sat 13-Jan-18 10:54:35

You’ll have a hard time making Remi short for Jeremiahgrin

MrsTiggyWinkle3 Sat 13-Jan-18 11:04:07

I like the nicknames but don't like the actual name.

NoSquirrels Sat 13-Jan-18 11:08:54

I third “was a bullfrog” grin

But if you introduced me to Jem or Remi, I wouldn’t blink, both lovely shortenings. Can’t imagine them ever using the full version.

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