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  1. #1
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    Jessamy? (...is ''just Jessa'' too trendy?)

    What do you think? This is really growing on me recently.

    Jessamy was on my list for a while, but there's something about it that I don't love anymore. I'm also worried it's so rare that people will assume it's a Jess/Amy smush, since they're both so popular in the UK. It's on my middle name list for the fact it's an energetic, rare-English gem and I still think is beautiful, but I probably wouldn't ever use it in the first spot. *Oh, and I don't like Jessamine/Jessamyn*

    Jessa has a much different feel to me - far more soft and sweet but maybe a bit modern looking? I also think of the character in Girls; granted, she's not a brilliant character, I certainly wouldn't use a name for her but she's also a very important character to me for several reasons. I'm also thinking maybe the show will revive it a bit (it entered the #1000 US in 2012 for the first time)?

    My only Jessa concern: is it too trendy/modern sounding? Would Jessa and Tabitha be weird as sisters, for instance? I don't know, and I guess it shouldn't matter but I worry she sticks out too much on my list. Some combos I'm thinking of right now (honouring)..
    Jessa Beatrix Amelia
    Jessa Rosemary / Jessa Rosemary Amelia
    Jessa Matilda
    Jessamy Ailbhe / Jessamy Ailbhe Beatrix (Ailbhe = Alva)
    Jessamy Amelia Rose

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    I like Jessa. It's cute and fits right in with Tessa and Vanessa.

    I'm not great with 2 MN's so I like Jessa Beatrix or Jessa Rosemary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waverly123 View Post
    I like Jessa. It's cute and fits right in with Tessa and Vanessa.

    I'm not great with 2 MN's so I like Jessa Beatrix or Jessa Rosemary.
    Thanks It is similar to Tessa etc., I guess.
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    Rufus - Emmett - Hugh - Amadeus - Wilfrid - Eoghan - Alec
    Estella - Una - Jemima - Eilidh - Hester - Billie


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    Aww, I like Jessa! Really cute. I don't think your trendy concerns matter, she'd probably get called "Jess" or "Jessica?" 90% of the time.


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    Jessa Rosemary! *swoon*

    Jessa is actually most likely going up in US popularity due to another tv show - 19 Kids and Counting. Jessa is the 5th eldest child in their family - currently aged 21. I actually really like her full name - Jessa Lauren.

    It's a shame you dislike Jessamine - I have always found it so sweet!

    I found a thread off Mumsnet about Jessamy for some UK insight - http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/baby_nam...y/AllOnOnePage

    and another: http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/baby_nam...u/AllOnOnePage

    On the 2nd post, this comment sort of caught my eye:

    "my sister was going to use jessamy for a girl.

    fortunately she had a boy.

    the entire family was much relieved. it may well have been popular in the 1800s (?) but to my uncultured ears it sounded like a cut and shut made up name a la kortneemai or kyleeann."


    I don't mind Jessamy myself, but am never sure how to pronounce it. I think I prefer Jessica Amy.

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