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Boys names - quick poll

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Tinker Tue 15-Mar-05 13:19:31

Don't know what sex I'm having but we're struggling to pick a boys name. All seem to be "taken" - in fact 2 potentials have been taken in last 2 days!

But, bit shy about posting this now, we both like teh name...Jesse.

Will he get laughed at (You big jessy) or have a lifetime of saying "Yes, Jesse, you know, just like Jesse James"

Opinions please.

bundle Tue 15-Mar-05 13:21:27

i like it tinker. think it would be more of an issue in some parts of the country eg north where it's more commonly used. do you have any other potentials?

WideWebWitch Tue 15-Mar-05 13:22:08

Hmm, yes, I think he'll get laughed at. Although You Big Jessy isn't used that much these days so maybe it'll have completely died out by then?! Ditto Jesse James, who he anyway? (I do know the name but nothing else)

Janh Tue 15-Mar-05 13:22:12

Hmmm - don't think I'd go there, Tink!

Why can't you have one of the names that's "taken"? Would the parents mind or does it make you feel like a copycat?

lockets Tue 15-Mar-05 13:22:23

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iota Tue 15-Mar-05 13:22:47

I like it, but would hesitate to use it, especially as Jessica is a popular girl's name and is often abbreviated

Lonelymum Tue 15-Mar-05 13:22:53

Try it out on your family and see what they think. My sons have unusual names and the first response after ds3 was born from both my mum and dad was "can't you change the name?" Not that made me wish I had chosen something else, but you can rely on your family to be open and then you can gauge your reaction to their reponse, IYSWIM. Frankly, I think some people would call your son a big jessy but maybe he would have the strength of personality to rise above that. I like it, FWIW.

Janh Tue 15-Mar-05 13:23:35

I came across a Gabriel the other day and he has a slightly older cousin called Gabrielle - the mothers are twin sisters - dunno if they have any issues!

lockets Tue 15-Mar-05 13:25:50

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katierocket Tue 15-Mar-05 13:25:55

I like it - a lot BUT I do think the big jessy thing could be a prob. (although maybe this is an old fashioned phrase anyway?)

Tinker Tue 15-Mar-05 13:26:04

Well, we're in the north's my first thought.

One taken one was a once close friend and other is colleague - don't like to be a copycat. Patrick was one of teh options.

Not sure I'm brave enough to disclose my other options yet, what if they're all laughed at?!

Janh Tue 15-Mar-05 13:26:47

I like Gabriel much more than Gabrielle, strangely.

Love name threads! Have you got final choices yet, lockets?

lockets Tue 15-Mar-05 13:27:31

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Tinker Tue 15-Mar-05 13:27:56

And what's wrong with Gabrielle?

lockets Tue 15-Mar-05 13:28:42

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Janh Tue 15-Mar-05 13:29:03

DD2 has the same name as an ex-friend's daughter, who was born about a year before her - it was my suggestion when we were discussing names (before becoming ex-friends, obv!) and I was always a bit miffed that she'd taken it so felt perfectly entitled!

Patrick is lovely.

Does DD have any input?

Tinker Tue 15-Mar-05 13:29:42

Patrick is lovely and is a family name but think it would be a bit weird especailly as (long story) relations between friend and I are a little, erm, difficult. She wouldn't liek it and I wouldn't in reverse.

Janh Tue 15-Mar-05 13:30:27

Do we know your boy choice, lockets?

Tink, I know you are joking, but there was a Gaby in DS2's class and she ran rings round him in Y6 so I bear a grudge!

lockets Tue 15-Mar-05 13:30:32

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gingerbear Tue 15-Mar-05 13:31:17

DD would have been Patrick if she had been a boy IYSWIM.

dyzzidi Tue 15-Mar-05 13:31:43

I Like for a girl.


I'm only trying to help!

Tinker Tue 15-Mar-05 13:32:08

I'm not even thinking about girls names atm because like so many may just write 20 down and pick out of a hat.

Do like Gabriel and would definitely get my mother's approval (Catholic ) but has had teh wrinkled nose response from boyfriend.

lockets Tue 15-Mar-05 13:32:18

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swiperfox Tue 15-Mar-05 13:32:29

dd is gabrielle and i dont like it !!!! I'll never tell her though!!

Gwenick Tue 15-Mar-05 13:33:16

I've NEVER heard "You big Jessy" before

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