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April 2nd, 2014 10:46 PM #1
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
Jessamy Ailbhe / Jessamy Ailbhe Beatrix (Ailbhe = Alva)
Jessamy Amelia Rose
all opinions/thoughts welcomed Thank you! x
April 2nd, 2014 10:54 PM #3
April 3rd, 2014 03:47 PM #5
April 3rd, 2014 04:06 PM #7
loco for rococo
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fanciful: Twila Posey, Odette Francesca, Orlaith Glimmer, Fianna Ruby, Poet Cadenza, Indie Nell.
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Ouen Amos, Cillian Ambrose, Oswin Maverick, Casimir Orlando, Oscar Phineas.
April 3rd, 2014 04:08 PM #9
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."But while some of the brightest of our celestial bodies are actually extinct now, their energy long since cooled, but miraculously, because they float in the heavens so far away from us now, their beautiful light will continue to shine on us forever, and the glow will be so bright, it'll warm your heart, it'll make your eyes glisten, and it'll make you think to yourselves, what a concept"