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Jesse

88 replies

Louiseem · 28/12/2022 07:46

Jesse for a boy? I love it but finding myself over thinking names this time around so much! Worried people may mistake for a girls name?

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bibbif · 28/12/2022 10:15

Know a lovely one. Never even thought of the insult but why would you? it's ridiculously old fashioned.

bibbif · 28/12/2022 10:16

It’s like calling your child Ned here

?

bibbif · 28/12/2022 10:16

It’s still an insult unfortunately - although every time threads about this name come up some posters will insist it isn’t.

But not everyone loves in insular communities?

bibbif · 28/12/2022 10:17

or lives!

bibbif · 28/12/2022 10:21

The baby name threads are so weird, so many names are either an insult, means something else in Tibet or has connotations from the 1930s. Too hard to pronounce or read, dc will be bullied or laughed at etc. Honestly where do these incredibly sheltered people who think like this live?

fizzysoda · 28/12/2022 11:00

I met someone at a baby group with a baby boy called Jesse and have always thought it was a lovely name

SirChenjins · 28/12/2022 11:23

bibbif · 28/12/2022 10:16

It’s still an insult unfortunately - although every time threads about this name come up some posters will insist it isn’t.

But not everyone loves in insular communities?

It’s hardly insular - it’s a widely known insult.

What was your question around Ned?

bibbif · 28/12/2022 11:28

It’s hardly insular - it’s a widely known insult

Is it? why would you hear someone's name & your mind go to an insult, that's weird but you can disagree.

What's the insult to do with Ned?

bibbif · 28/12/2022 11:29

@SirChenjins how old are you?

SirChenjins · 28/12/2022 11:30

Because it’s a widely known insult! It’s like asking people why they’d think a certain way when they heard the name Ned or Randy.

tocahairchop · 28/12/2022 11:39

It is an old fashioned insult and certainly didn't spring to my mind and I'm Scottish. I really like it and I think it sounds quite masculine but also cute for a little one too

Louiseem · 28/12/2022 11:47

SirChenjins · 28/12/2022 11:30

Because it’s a widely known insult! It’s like asking people why they’d think a certain way when they heard the name Ned or Randy.

I think I was just asking people on opinions on if they thought it may be confused as a girls name...
I have Scottish relations and not concerned about "big jessie"

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bibbif · 28/12/2022 11:58

Because it’s a widely known insult!

I think it's old fashioned & outdated!

And I don't know what insult relates to Ned as I said.

bibbif · 28/12/2022 12:01

And it's irrelevant & unhelpful to the OP so I'm not sure why you are still here labouring your point?

LlynTegid · 28/12/2022 12:02

Not one I would choose. Danger of being misspelt as well as the insult.

FluffingtonMuffington · 28/12/2022 12:07

I love it. There's a Jesse in my child's class, no one thinks he's a girl.

MajorCarolDanvers · 28/12/2022 12:14

Ya Big Jessie is what I hear but I've lived in the west of Scotland where you'd never call a man Jesse unless intending a great insult.

MajorCarolDanvers · 28/12/2022 12:18

I don't know what insult relates to Ned

NED = Non Educated Delinquent / the Scottish equivalent of Chav

RuthW · 28/12/2022 12:18

Really dislike on s boy. Too feminine.

iklboo · 28/12/2022 12:21

I know a boy called Jesse. He's absolutely adorable.

bibbif · 28/12/2022 12:27

NED = Non Educated Delinquent / the Scottish equivalent of Chav

I don't live in Scotland...

cptartapp · 28/12/2022 12:33

I immediately thought of 'big Jessie' too
Effeminate to my ears.

MajorCarolDanvers · 28/12/2022 12:35

bibbif · 28/12/2022 12:27

NED = Non Educated Delinquent / the Scottish equivalent of Chav

I don't live in Scotland...

Did anyone say that you do?

bibbif · 28/12/2022 12:37

Just explaining why I dont know the issue with Ned.

inquisitorgeneral · 28/12/2022 12:39

I like Jesse. It's Biblical - the name of the father of King David. I also think of Breaking Bad and Brad Pitt's portrayal of Jesse James.

I've never heard of the "big Jessie" insult. And frankly I think young people are more likely to be aware of the Breaking Bad character than dated/regional (?) slang connotations.

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