A reader named Rebecca, who has two children named Billy and Maisy, is expecting a baby girl in several weeks. Here’s what she writes:
During a conversation regarding names my little girl suggested Jetsy…which we think is very cute…BUT alot of people says “its not even a name”!
The subject of Rebecca’s e-mail asked if Jetsy is a name, so I’ll start there.
No, I don’t believe that Jetsy is a traditional English name (or nickname). In fact, I’ve never seen it before. Google tells me, though, that a handful of people do have the name — including minor league ball player Jetsy Extrano.
Billy and Maisy’s names originated as nicknames for William and Margaret, so I thought I’d begin with a few nicknames similar to Jetsy, in case those “it’s not even a name!” comments are starting to get tiresome:
- Jessie, nickname for Jessica
- Jerry/Gerry, nickname for Geraldine
- Josie, nickname for Josephine
- Jenny/Genny, nickname for Jennifer or Genevieve
- Betsy, nickname for Elizabeth
But Rebecca wasn’t looking for an alternative first name so much as a “nice normal middle name,” which I think is a great idea, as Jetsy is so unusual. Here are a few possibilities:
Do you like any of the above with Jetsy? What other middle names would you suggest to Rebecca?
Update: The baby has arrived! Scroll down to see what name Rebecca chose.