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bb2605 Thu 09-Jan-20 14:20:17

What are everyone's thoughts on Jemima? I absolutely love it but my husband keeps repeating Jemima Puddleduck (sigh). Also I'm really worried it could be shortened to Jemma which (no offence intended to any Jemma/Gemma's out there) I really dislike. Any other nicknames that fall out of Jemima that could be cute instead? I'd be OK with Mima...

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diddlediddle Sun 12-Jan-20 17:43:29

It's nice. Don't know why people are so bothered by the puddleduck association - it's not a bad one, and there are plenty of names that are associated with various characters. I don't think it needs to be shortened but Jem and Mima are ok.

Jojo19834 Sun 12-Jan-20 17:48:26

I thought ‘I like it’ but then thought ‘puddleduck’ but I still like it so I’d choose it

Cobblersandhogwash Sun 12-Jan-20 17:49:28

Love Jemima

MollyButton Sun 12-Jan-20 18:32:12

I like Jemima - in the US it has very different connotations (slavery), so that could be a consideration but for most English people they expect Jemima to be a posh horsey girl, is anything.

Astronica Sun 12-Jan-20 23:05:51

I love Jemima. And love Mima as a short form. I also think Immy would work fine as a nickname. Also, Mimi, Jem.

nocluewhattodoo Sun 12-Jan-20 23:09:17

Jemima was a contender when we were naming DD, I love it

AlpacaGoodnight Mon 13-Jan-20 20:05:23

Love it! Really like Mimi and Mima as nicknames

ZebraKid71 Mon 13-Jan-20 20:20:26

I grew up in the states where there were strong associations with Aunt Jemima so I wouldn't use it.

I know 2 little Jemimas, one goes by Mima which I dislike and one goes by Jimmy which started off as a joke but stuck.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 13-Jan-20 20:24:23

Love Jemima.

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