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saw this name on another thread, have been looking for a girls name...

(44 Posts)
StrumpersPlunkett Fri 28-Aug-09 12:32:57

what do you think of Jenny, is it too old fashioned?

MrsBadger Fri 28-Aug-09 12:41:02

I actually quite like Jennifer

StrumpersPlunkett Fri 28-Aug-09 12:41:43

does Jennifer sound too grown up for a baby?

Fiver Fri 28-Aug-09 12:45:52

I hate Jennifer.
Prefer just Jenny.

V popular in late 70s and 80s. But still pretty, and usable I would say

StrumpersPlunkett Fri 28-Aug-09 12:52:37

ooh hate is a strong word..

will maybe think again, hadn't anticipated it having a reaction that strong.

juneybean Fri 28-Aug-09 12:53:38

Woot was waiting for this name to come up.

I personally think Jennifers great! wink

I was Jennifer/Jenni/Jenny/JenLou/ (amalgamation of first name and middle name) til I was 13 when I wanted to be Jen.

Jojay Fri 28-Aug-09 12:53:49

Both are pretty, classic names. Go for it.

nowwearefour Fri 28-Aug-09 12:54:29

i have a friend with a Jennifer (well Jenny in practice) who is 16 months old. I think it is lovely and perfectly usable.

ScummyMummy Fri 28-Aug-09 12:54:41

I like it.

StrumpersPlunkett Fri 28-Aug-09 13:09:00

hmm thanks, I think I will try it out for a while and see if it sounds right

Fiver Fri 28-Aug-09 13:18:15

I only hate Jennifer for personal reasons.
Don't let it put you off grin

Jenny is much nicer and is a bona fide name on it's own though.

piscesmoon Fri 28-Aug-09 13:26:09

Timeless-you always get a few.

wheniwishuponastar Fri 28-Aug-09 14:39:12

i like it (prefer jenny)

pasturesnew Fri 28-Aug-09 14:43:27

I like it, Jennie is the Scottish abbreviation I think, and I have loved this ever since reading A Portrait of Jennie which I would recommend to any fans of Time Traveller's Wife.

I think it might come from Guinevere originally.

boodleboot Fri 28-Aug-09 15:52:44

I really like Genny short for Genevieve not Jennifer

GreensleevesFlouncedLikeAKnob Fri 28-Aug-09 15:53:38

I like Jennet

was very common English name a few hundred years ago grin

mrswoolf Fri 28-Aug-09 15:56:53

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duckduck Fri 28-Aug-09 15:58:48

I love it - very pretty and not a weak name... but what do I know - I let DH choose DS3's name and the little chap is called Elvis.... My turn to choose next with DD/DS4 and if my mum wasn't called Jenny I would love to choose it. No doubt DH would rather Dolly or something hmm

piscesmoon Fri 28-Aug-09 16:57:18

Jennifer is the Cornish form of Guinevere-if you look on 1881 census you find that most of them are born in Cornwall or the West Country-although the spelling varies.

jamandjerusalem Fri 28-Aug-09 18:06:18

duckduck, I'm loving your DH's style!

Not that keen on Jenny myself... but it's not awful

FritesMenthe Fri 28-Aug-09 18:09:50

I am biased as it's DD's middle name, after her lovely godmother. Definately due a revival IMO.

MaggieLeo Fri 28-Aug-09 21:17:12

I know of two under 5, which strikes me as odd, as it's not an obvious choice.

I sort of quite like it. But I think I know too many roughly my own age to consider it for a child.

Heated Fri 28-Aug-09 21:19:00

I love Jennifer and Jenny, think it is a little used and fabulous name.

SoWhat Fri 28-Aug-09 21:23:25

Love Jennifer. My Mum's name and DD's middle name.

squeaver Fri 28-Aug-09 21:24:44

Oh I like it.

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