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#1 Satay Chicken

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:36 AM

I'm starting to really question the name DH and I have chosen for our little boy due at the end of May.  I've been keen not to really tell anyone but DH has let it slip a couple of times, he's not one for doing all the 'secret' thing..

Anyway, we are going with Jesse - I'm already using his name when I talk to him and have really bonded with the name, DH talks to him too using that name, but, of the people we have told, and thats not many, they all really dislike it.. we are getting the Oh ok! And a funny look..

So I am questioning our choice now - do we just go it and ignore??  I'm sure we are not going to get good wraps on the name when he comes..

#2 FaithHopeLove

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:42 AM

I can't really see why anyone would react badly to that name?

#3 daturah

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:42 AM

Don't worry about what anybody else says or reacts with.  Once you call your baby it's name, whatever it might be, eventually everyone will get used to it, and soon after, no one will be able to imagine your baby with any other name.

Precisely why we told no one our favoured names.  Even when he was born and I called my parents to tell them, they reacted with 'WHAT?!?!' (His name is Theodore, teddy for short, nothing too cray).  Now they have said numerous times they can't imagine him being called anything different.  Ted really suits him.

Jesse is a great name for what I am sure will be a gorgeous boy.  Don't pay any attention to anybody else - he will be your boy, nobody else's, and it's completely your choice.

Edited by daturah, 11 February 2013 - 07:43 AM.


#4 Lauren Bell

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:43 AM

Really ?? Nothing wrong with Jesse, lovely name! I've heard so much worse, especially on here.

The thing you need to remember about baby names is that not everyone in the world is gonna love your babies name, as long as you love it that's all that matters.




#5 ~Supernova~

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

For whatever it is worth, I like it! We had a lot of odd reactions to DS's name (not from DH's family as it is a family name). I could care less though really, we love it and it's not some terrible moniker that will haunt him for life, so whatever Tounge1.gif

Go with Jesse original.gif

Oh, and as per pp saying people will get used to it, that's very true. I've had a few people say they were a bit unsure what to think, and had never heard it before, but now they think it suits him beautifully.

#6 Iris37

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

I really like the name Jesse  original.gif

#7 HRH Countrymel

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:50 AM

QUOTE (House.of.blue @ 11/02/2013, 08:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My thoughts are once he has arrived and been given the name people see the name as a person, not just a name.



This.

Once the name is attached to a person then it is just 'them' - prior to that it is an idea, ideas can be debated, mulled over, agreed or disagreed with.

One of the reasons I think that names should be held close to your chest until the little human arrives.

#8 MrsWidget

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:53 AM

I like it. Ignore everyone, there will always be someone who doesn't like your choice. As long as you and your DH like it that's all that matters.

#9 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:53 AM

Is it the Jessie/Jesse confusion?

I can't see the problem, it's a few thousand years old and one of the ancestors of Jesus - so has a fairly solid pedigree.

#10 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:57 AM

Maybe you need to have a chat with your DP about letting the name slip too early. PPs are right, it's rare for someone to give negative feedback once the baby is born.

Jesse, while NMS, is still a fine name. Don't let the naysayers spoil it for you!

#11 Just Another Cat

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:57 AM

Just go with the name, don't worry about he reactions. It really won't take long for others to get used to it.

It's a nice name, I'm not sure why anyone would have an issue with it. Maybe they already know a female Jessie? So they consider the name feminine??
No matter, they'll soon associate Jesse with your little boy.

Edited by BlackKitteh, 11 February 2013 - 07:58 AM.


#12 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:00 AM

I think it's a bit too feminine as well... he will most likely get called Jess which I associate with Jessica.

But if you love it use it. Just ignore all the comments. Those who don't like it will get over it.

#13 ~sydblue~

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:00 AM

Even though the only Jesse I know is a very nasty and physical little boy, I love the name and can't see anything wrong with it.

#14 ani1

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:02 AM

QUOTE
I wouldn't personally call a son Jesse as it's too feminine. However, as it's not a 'made up' name (I personally hate names that are made up) I'd say if you love it use it, it's your DC not your families.


I agree with this. original.gif

#15 Penguin78

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:04 AM

I love Jesse! It's on my list....

Don't worry what others say, it's your choice

#16 la di dah

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:44 AM

I love the name Jesse. It's all boy to me, and very charming.

#17 Satay Chicken

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:07 AM

Thank you for the kind responses!!  I think the doubt comes from the Jessie (girl) issue too.
I agree, we like it, I feel he's aleady Jesse so thats that!  Will also make sure DH doesn't tell anyone else...   biggrin.gif

#18 SplashingRainbows

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:17 AM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 11/02/2013, 09:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love the name Jesse. It's all boy to me, and very charming.


Wholeheartedly agree.

#19 kpingitquiet

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:21 AM

It's not my style b ut it's FAR from an objectionable name. Ignore them and use the name you love original.gif

#20 Banana Pancakes

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

When reading the post title I was having visions of a very 'unique' name so I was pleasantly surprised when you wrote Jesse.
I adore the name Jesse and I known a few boys with this name and they have all been lovely people.

Great choice!

#21 Quattuor Genitrix

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

Who cares what anyone else thinks?

If you love the name, use it.

You are naming your child, not needing to please anyone's taste original.gif

#22 Blossom73

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:46 AM

I like the name. I would not be bothered by what others think.

#23 TarneeW

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

FWIW I love Jesse but I am a little biased as my DS1 is Jesse and he's 7.

I have always loved the name as growing up I had a much younger cousin Jesse and he was a gorgeous boy so I associated the name with him. Luckily DH loved it as well!

We know quite a few boy Jesse's so it's far from uncommon relative to gender.

I remember when he was born being a little worried at the time as it was unisex & some old guy in the shopping centre asked his name and his response was "That's a nice strong old fashioned name". I was genuinely surprised in a good way.

Go with it if you love it original.gif

Eta. Just noticed we are due the same day (my sig is a few days out), I remember your username from early days in the June DIG original.gif

Edited by TarneeW, 11 February 2013 - 09:58 AM.


#24 robot sm

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:48 AM

Your baby, your choice!  Go for it original.gif

I have a male friend named Jesse, and another who is just Jess.  Never thought there was anything wrong with their names.

#25 dirtgirl

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:50 AM

It is not a name I would use, but it is a lovely name nonetheless. Every Jesse I have ever met has been a beautiful soul. I don't think you should second-guess yourself. People can be exceptionally rude about names, especially before the baby is born, but once he arrives, they'll all get used to it and love him.




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