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Thread: Jessica in the UK
November 30th, 2013 03:29 PM #11
I agree with previous posters - Jessica isn't really a dated name here (at least I don't think so) and I know lots of little ones as well.
@whirligig - That's so true, nicknames for Jessica don't tend to vary much, although I do remember I met a little Icie once who was full-named Jessica - how sweet is that!
December 1st, 2013 01:02 PM #13
Jess, 14 year old Teenberry with a serious name obsession
Girls: Lucy/Lucie, Amelie, Isobel, Imogen, Evie/Eve, Ella, Mae, Poppy, Lily, Annabel
Boys: Max, Finn, Luke, James, Louis, Alexander, Benjamin, Harry, Alfie, Joshua
GPs: Bliss, Evangeline, Georgiana, Una, Rowan, Alexa, Saffron
December 4th, 2013 06:24 AM #15
I don't get it either, honestly. I used to massively dislike it, but I sort of see the appeal now. I think a similar trend will follow with Olivia, Amelia, Charlotte. They'll be around in the UK far after the US has got bored with them.
I know Jessicas in there 20s, but also at least 3 under 5. It's used across classes as well - but a lot I know are the 'chavy-type'.
Siblings they have - Georgia, Luke, Olivia, Harrison, Madeleine, Benjamin, Rosie, Charlotte, Tyler, Ella....much loved / make my heart flutter;
Rufus ○ Annabel ○ Wilfred 'Wilf' ○ Maude ○ Emmett ○ Rosemary 'Romy' ○ Hugh ○ Estella 'Esa'
film & philosophy student, worryingly maternal! in love with my kitty, majestically named shura
first-time aunt to sweet baby Yara! a beautifully named, Irish-Portugese princess
December 4th, 2013 06:41 AM #17
Well, I'm a Jessica and I was born in 1993. It appears it shot up at some point in the late 1980's/early 1990's and I think it was number 3/4 when I was born. In my year at school there were at least 6 Jessica's (four of which -myself included - in the same class). I think it was number one on a couple of occasions. I know nameberry describes it as the successor to Jennifer in terms of popularity.
Despite the popularity, I like my name and I think it'll age with me quite well.
Do their parents call them by their full name?
I personally prefer to be called Jessica rather than Jess or Jessie (urgh, loathe that nn), honestly I don't tend to respond straight away to Jess.
What are their siblings' names?
I have one brother, who is 8 years older than me and he's called Daniel.
Hope this answers some of your queries
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December 4th, 2013 06:48 AM #19
I know a seven year old Jessica, a twelve year old Jessica and at least 10 nineties Jessica's. I also know a just Jessie. I see it very nineties and dated. But its still in the top 30 in Australia. Two of the Jessica's I know have sisters named Sarah the seven year old Jessica's sister is Emily. The Jessie has a brother Seth and a sister Shannon. Hope that helps
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