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(48 Posts)
MKGisHavingaGirl Thu 23-Oct-08 14:42:00

Yesenia Jade

for a girl (prounounced either Yesenia or Jesenia) Jes for short

It's the only one we can agree on. And I looove it.

Background-- Dh is Mexican, I'm American and we wanted a name that reflected her Latina roots, yet still pronounceable to both sides of the family.

Carmenere Thu 23-Oct-08 14:42:56

I like it.

littlelapin Thu 23-Oct-08 14:44:19

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Lauriefairycake Thu 23-Oct-08 14:44:31

if it is an actual name in your culture then it's fine but if it's made up then no.

I prefer Jesenia - is it a hard 'J' then or still a 'Y'?

expatinscotland Thu 23-Oct-08 14:46:23

I like it.

My best friend is Hispanic, but her daughter is bi-racial (Hispanic/African-American) and she just named her baby girl Melania.

A sort of cool combo that can be used in Spanish, too.

barnsleybelle Thu 23-Oct-08 14:59:21

Like it.

lulumama Thu 23-Oct-08 15:04:57

so a girl, is it?? grin i like it with the 'y'

very pretty

filz Thu 23-Oct-08 15:05:59


Tigerschick Thu 23-Oct-08 15:07:42

I like it.

According to this website it is pronounced ye-see-nee-ah (I know that these things vary massively depending on who you ask) ... but as most people here won't have heard it before you can pronounce it however you like grin If I saw it written down I'd probably say Ye-sen-ia.

MrsMattie Thu 23-Oct-08 15:11:01

'Ye-see-nee-ah' is very pretty if it's authentic and not made up.

If it's Spanish in origin, it must be 'Yeh' not 'Jeh', right? I think using the hard 'J' sound spoils it to be honest.

MKGisHavingaGirl Thu 23-Oct-08 15:14:24

Thanks for you input.

It is a real name, but apparently it was more popular in the '70s than it is now.

Apparently it has never broken the top 300 in the top names used in the US (according to the social security website) so it is being used, but not very popular at all.

pramspotter Thu 23-Oct-08 16:20:33

oooh that's a pretty name!!

KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Thu 23-Oct-08 16:21:38

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CountessDracula Thu 23-Oct-08 16:21:54

Are you aware there is a bacteria called Yersinia that occurs mainly in rats

KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Thu 23-Oct-08 16:22:19

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LynetteScavo Thu 23-Oct-08 16:23:59

I like it pronounced Jesenia best.

CountessDracula Thu 23-Oct-08 16:24:42



It is the first thing I thought of

orangina Thu 23-Oct-08 16:33:52

I liked it until the rat bacteria came along....

MKGisHavingaGirl Thu 23-Oct-08 16:39:38

I'm more concerned that CountessDracula is so familiar with rat bacteria.

purpleduck Thu 23-Oct-08 16:44:58

reminds me of aresenio (hall)


CountessDracula Thu 23-Oct-08 16:52:23

Well I only know because it can mimic Crohn's disease (which I have) (and they once suspected me of having)

MadreInglese Thu 23-Oct-08 16:55:08

Makes me think of someone from Eastenders

<cockney> Jay Senior and Jay Junior


WhereWolfTheWildThingsWere Thu 23-Oct-08 16:55:36

I like it better as a Y.

artichokes Thu 23-Oct-08 17:03:24

I think it is nice and it lovely to have a name that reflects your cultural roots.

I am very anti-Jade though. If you want to give her one Hispanic name and one Anglo name them please choose something other than Jade. Do you live in the UK? If so are you aware of Jade Goody?

themildmanneredjanitor Thu 23-Oct-08 17:06:43

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