(41 Posts)
edill799 Sun 08-Dec-19 11:06:38

Kessie is a name I’m loving right now. It’s actually from a character from the Winnie the Pooh series. I was wondering what your thoughts were? Is it too diminutive? I just think it’s so cute and could be shortened to Kess for a nickname or to make less “cutesy” for later in life. Thanks!

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OrangeSwoosh Sun 08-Dec-19 11:11:03

Honestly? To me it would look like a typo of Jessie

Leopardprintboots Sun 08-Dec-19 11:18:27

I would assume chav (sorry I hate that word as much as the next person but trying to be honest)

ShinyNewNameTime Sun 08-Dec-19 11:20:29

You can’t call a kid Kes ffs.

AryaNoOne Sun 08-Dec-19 11:27:37

It’s fine as a nickname. I wouldn’t use it as a full name. Are there any K or C names you like that you could give her with this being what you call her day to day? I don’t think it needs the full Kess sound though Cassandra and Cressida both have a hint of this.

BuffaloCauliflower Sun 08-Dec-19 11:28:40

I don’t dislike the sound of it but I would assume it was a nickname/diminutive, as Jessie is to Jessica

AryaNoOne Sun 08-Dec-19 11:29:15

Or you could do Jessie or Tessie if it’s the end of the sound you like?


daisypond Sun 08-Dec-19 12:00:17

How about Keziah? Which is a real name.

BertrandRussell Sun 08-Dec-19 12:03:05

“ Kessie is a name I’m loving right now. It’s actually from a character from the Winnie the Pooh series.”

No it isn’t!

formerbabe Sun 08-Dec-19 12:04:20

It's horrible. I winced just reading it.

IVflytrap Sun 08-Dec-19 12:21:11

I would have thought Kezia (which I've heard pronounced Kezzy-ah) or maybe Keziah (Kez-eye-ah). I think Kessie is lovely, as a nickname.

NonUrinatInVentum Sun 08-Dec-19 12:22:32

I would think that you can't pronounce Cassie

edill799 Sun 08-Dec-19 12:22:44

The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Season 1 episode 4, “Find Her, Keep Her”

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Clangus00 Sun 08-Dec-19 12:23:21


”“ Kessie is a name I’m loving right now. It’s actually from a character from the Winnie the Pooh series.”

No it isn’t!“

Yes it is!! She’s a bluebird whom Rabbit adopted.

TSSDNCOP Sun 08-Dec-19 12:24:51

So not actual WTP then.

How about Eeyore?

PS: it’s silly.

IVflytrap Sun 08-Dec-19 12:24:53

Just remembered, there was a character from a book I read as a child called Kess. It was short for Kestrel. I actually quite like the idea of Kestrel as a name, however I think it'll always be associated with the Ken Loach film, as a pp mentioned.

IWorkAtTheCheesecakeFactory Sun 08-Dec-19 12:25:04


daisypond Sun 08-Dec-19 12:32:39

The kestrel in the book is Kes.
There is no Kessie in the Winnie the Pooh series. There is a Kessie in the godawful horrendous Disney cartoon New Adventures series.

userabcname Sun 08-Dec-19 12:40:37

I like it OP!

Astronica Sun 08-Dec-19 12:44:24

I'd find something longer such as Kerensa which I like, and use Kessie as a nickname.

edill799 Sun 08-Dec-19 12:44:47

I actually really like Kestrel as a babygirl name. It’s growing on me. Thank you!

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IVflytrap Sun 08-Dec-19 12:46:21

OP did specify the Winnie the Pooh "series" which I took to mean a TV series. If they had meant the actual books, they probably would have just said "from Winnie the Pooh", surely?

The (human girl) character I was thinking of was Kestrel from The Wind Singer. Wonderful book.

daisypond Sun 08-Dec-19 12:48:26

Oh yes, quite right, IV- The Wind Singer.

MyNewBearTotoro Sun 08-Dec-19 12:52:09

Kessie is lovely as a nickname but I don’t think it works as a stand alone name.

Names that Kessie could be a nickname for:

Even some names ending in a ‘ka’ sounds could lead to the nickname Kessie - Erika or Francesca for example.

user1480880826 Sun 08-Dec-19 12:56:36

It’s not really from Winnie the Pooh is it? It’s from a kids cartoon based on Winnie the Pooh. It would be like calling your kid Lily Bobtail and claiming it was a name from a Beatrix Potter book.

It sounds a bit naff and babyish to me. It also must be short for something (assuming it’s not just totally made up).

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