Advanced search


(20 Posts)
nameofafriend Sat 08-Aug-09 23:26:56

Dp is set on this, but I really am not keen. I may give in and have Jean as a middle name.
What do you think?

Paolosgirl Sat 08-Aug-09 23:31:23

Oh no. Oh no no no. Do you leave in Scotland? If not, then come up and you'll see that every family (well, not every!) has a Great Aunt Jeannie who is about 83 and usually found pulling a shopping trolley home from the Coappie with her messages.

Paolosgirl Sat 08-Aug-09 23:31:46

live in Scotland

nameofafriend Sat 08-Aug-09 23:34:24

No we don't.
I suppose it makes sense as a proper name if you're Scottish.

dizzydixies Sat 08-Aug-09 23:34:31

Jean is nice and nn Jeannie?

pondergarden Sun 09-Aug-09 00:13:14

I like Jean.
Jeannie is a bit <whispers> chavvy.

Joanie on the other hand, is cool!

pondergarden Sun 09-Aug-09 00:15:11

Jeannie is chavvy unless you're a Scottish person grin
I knew of two really rough ones growing up and another recently named baby from a rough family. Sorry.

undergrowth Sun 09-Aug-09 05:32:22

I think this spelling with two 'n' is awful and made up and creative. Looks better with one 'n'.
I don't like it. It looks like a nickname.

tummytickler Sun 09-Aug-09 09:02:25

I love Jean. Jean and Joan are high on our list for dc5. if you dont like it then dont use it though. i could never use a name that i didn't love.

pasturesnew Sun 09-Aug-09 09:05:43

I dream of it

bellissima Sun 09-Aug-09 09:24:10

Problem with Jean is that it is John in French. Thus the hotel/resort/mini club will assume you are arriving with a boy (as when you tell them you have a 'Nicola'). Not that it necessarily matters. After all they then go and have Jean-Marie! Think Jean (girl) is Jeanne - but then other folk here apparently think that's chavvy.

Oh but (recent threads) there WAS a French Balthazar in the mini club last week. Along with a Theo (and Lucie/Emilie/Chloe) - similar name thoughts transcend borders...

mrswoolf Sun 09-Aug-09 15:37:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

dizzydixies Sun 09-Aug-09 19:48:40

what about Eugenie nn Gene?

MaggieBelleVirgo Sun 09-Aug-09 21:37:57

I don't live in scotland but I really like it.

I like dizzy's suggestion of jeannie as a nn for Eugenie. Lovely. Bit different without trying too hard.

MaggieBelleVirgo Sun 09-Aug-09 21:39:28

Jeannie is chavvy???????????????????????

Huh? I don't understand the connection to Scotland, and I've never met a Jeannie. How can Joanie be OK but Jeannie not ok.

explain this please!

deste Sun 09-Aug-09 21:44:06

I had an aunty Jeannie (Scottish) and she was short and fat. Dont name it Jeannie.

MaggieBelleVirgo Sun 09-Aug-09 21:45:23

Why are lots of scottish people called jeannie?

hilarybucket Sun 09-Aug-09 22:28:44

I have a middle aged Scottish aunt Jeanie, her real name is Jean.
It's an awful name. It's like that naffo I Dream of Jeannie series, after the film (I dream of Jeanie) but they messed with the spelling typically.

alittleteapot Tue 11-Aug-09 19:15:13

I think Jeannie is lovely

IDreamOfJeannie Tue 11-Aug-09 19:24:32

Great name grin

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now