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  #1  
January 25th, 2007, 06:45 AM
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Does in have too much baggage here in the States?

Would you name your daughter Jemima
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January 25th, 2007, 07:37 AM
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Sorry-no. It's all pancake syrup to me.
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January 25th, 2007, 07:38 AM
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I actually think this is a very cool, different name. I named a doll I had as a kid Jemima, because I loved pancakes! Unfortunately, I don't think I could ever consider it seriously because syrup is the first thing on my mind when I think of this name.
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January 25th, 2007, 08:23 AM
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Yes, it does. Kids are cruel ... the jokes would be endless. And even after Jemima was grown-up, she wouldn't be taken seriously.

I wouldn't choose it even though it is pretty.
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January 25th, 2007, 09:06 AM
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Sorry, can't get past the syrup association.
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January 27th, 2007, 08:53 AM
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Reminds me of the syrup & Jemima Khan (dating Hugh Grant)
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January 27th, 2007, 09:15 AM
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Ya... I'm in Canada, and even here it would be automatically associated with Syrup... Although you could call her that and when she complains about her name, just tell her you named her Jemima cause she's so sweet!!!
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January 27th, 2007, 04:34 PM
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Sorry-no. It's all pancake syrup to me.[/b]

ditto!
I couldn't even consider this name for a second.
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January 27th, 2007, 11:41 PM
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Maybe you could use Jemma? Kinda similar
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January 28th, 2007, 06:54 PM
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January 29th, 2007, 06:04 AM
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Maybe you could use Jemma? Kinda similar[/b]

I'm looking for a Hebrew/ Old testament name, hence all of the truly strange names I've posted lately.

On the (very slight) chance that we use Jemima, we will call her Jemma for short. Jemima would just be for the birth certificate and Synagogue.
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January 29th, 2007, 10:02 AM
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I would never name a daughter Jemima b/c I live in the States and it has way too much baggage from the syrup.
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January 29th, 2007, 02:58 PM
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I like Jemma, but not Jemima.
I especially dislike the nickname Mimi.
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January 29th, 2007, 06:38 PM
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I love Jemimah. I think it's very unique and classic. I wouldn't think twice about the syrup thing at all.
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January 30th, 2007, 03:09 AM
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No i wouldnt use it
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February 3rd, 2007, 08:24 PM
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I have to bump this, because many people aren't aware of it.

Jemima is a racially loaded name. It has "mammy" associations out the wazoo. Totally, totally unusable.
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February 3rd, 2007, 10:48 PM
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I have to bump this, because many people aren't aware of it.

Jemima is a racially loaded name. It has "mammy" associations out the wazoo. Totally, totally unusable.[/b]

That was actually the "baggage" I was referring to in my original post. DH and I were actually quite surprised that no one brought up the racial stereotypes until now.

We would have had no problem with the name if it were just for the syrup, but we didn't want to give our future daughter a name that was so loaded.
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February 3rd, 2007, 11:05 PM
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not my style at all.....
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