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Anyone have a son named Jesse?

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HollyBunda Thu 30-Jul-09 15:47:16

Run into any teasing?

I'm american and only just found out that Jesse is not very nicely used up north.
We are in London though so don't know if that will really affect us here.

I love the name, but wouldn't want my son to be teased forever more for it.

Tinker Thu 30-Jul-09 16:52:33

We wanted this if we had a boy. Think it's a great name but was secretly a bit relieved when had a girl as I just know he would have been the subject of tedious comments. We are oop north though.

oliviasmama Thu 30-Jul-09 17:05:46

FANTASTIC name, very cool.

ForExample Thu 30-Jul-09 17:07:09

really unlikely to be an issue in London.

like it.

seeker Thu 30-Jul-09 17:07:41

Just don't EVER move to Scotland!

seeker Thu 30-Jul-09 17:08:29

I went to University with an American called Randy. That did cause him problems.

MadameCastafiore Thu 30-Jul-09 17:09:08

We come from SE London and he would get called a big Jesse! If he was small he would just be called a Jesse!

Went out with Western Samoan rugby player once who was called Jesse - liked spanking and spitting water at me during sex - well the one time we did it as didn't go back for seconds! FREAK!!! Sorry mind wandering then!!

Tinker Thu 30-Jul-09 17:12:05

I love Randy as well. And Rudi.

HollyBunda Thu 30-Jul-09 17:13:13

Madame - LOL! Samoan sex. mmmmm.

We are in SE London. We know two adult Jesse's who have said it has never been a problem for them here.

No plans to move to Scotland OR name him Randy. That's a problem wherever you live.

noddyholder Thu 30-Jul-09 17:14:11

I do he is 15 and no one has ever saud anything negative about it.there is a pic of him on my profile and jesse suits him

bronze Thu 30-Jul-09 17:14:24

I know a lovely Jesse. Blonde surfer type kid with very cool parents

Fruityjuice Thu 30-Jul-09 17:15:40

DP wanted this, I put my foot down, we have a Jack instead.
I live in London and ran it past all my friends, I got some peculiar looks to say the least, sorry

noddyholder Thu 30-Jul-09 17:16:57

bronze that must be us wink

Doobydoo Thu 30-Jul-09 17:17:09

Was on short list,family name.Opted for Milo instedsmile
Went better with surname.
I knew a Jesse at school,he works in TV now and was rather fab back in secondary.smile

Doobydoo Thu 30-Jul-09 17:17:50

By the way dp is from Carlisle and Jesse was a name running through his familysmile

bronze Thu 30-Jul-09 17:19:00

he must be about 15 now... how scary but last I knew they moved to Canada

It was on my shortlist. Would have suited him cos ds3 is an equally cool kid

HollyBunda Thu 30-Jul-09 17:19:06

Noddy, he's gorgeous! And totally 'looks' like a Jesse to me.

Thanks for the input so far.
Anyone else?

lockets Thu 30-Jul-09 18:02:40

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HollyBunda Thu 30-Jul-09 18:06:40

This is so encouraging.
I was really sad thinking I had to ax it.
Now perhaps I can reconsider.

popsycal Thu 30-Jul-09 18:08:27

The hardest boy I knew at a north east comprehensive was called Jesse
never a problem for him

MrsPigeon Thu 30-Jul-09 18:11:51

I think it's a great name - I know a Jesse who doesn't seem to have had any trouble with it ... I met one Jesse at a conference once wearing a sticker saying 'Jessie' which might get on your nerves - but I would say go for it, really nice name, unusual but not too unusual.

DeathbyDora Thu 30-Jul-09 18:17:13

This has been my favourite boys name since I was young. I think it's gorgeous but sadly DH did not agree. He wanted Jordan (he thought basketball, I thought big knockers..)

I say go for it! smile

noddyholder Thu 30-Jul-09 21:06:45

Thanks lockets he is a sweetheart most of the time.he was the only Jesse in his class too so not too many around but also not too wacky

pointydog Thu 30-Jul-09 21:21:45

I certainly wouldn't use it in Scotland

preggersplayspop Thu 30-Jul-09 21:27:50

I know an adult Jesse who never had problems with the name, though often it was shortened to Jess. I think its a really great name, unusual without being really 'out there'. Its biblical I think?

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