Jemima

by Lemonjello Redenbacher on June 10, 2010

I saw this one in a birth announcement in a newspaper recently.

Look — I love a delicious, buttery flapjack as much as the next groggy gent, but I think it goes a little far to name my kid after one. ¬†Hmmm…I wonder if she has a brother named Hungry Jack?

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Gerbert January 12, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Maybe they had an unusual obsession with Beatrix (another rather hilarious name) Potter’s “Jemima Puddleduck.”

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Amanda August 7, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Jemima *is* an actual name, but since it’s so associated with a brand, it’s probably best avoided.

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Rain November 28, 2014 at 12:36 am

I know this entry is really old, but a couple of weeks ago there was a woman online who had just moved to the US from England. She was complaining her daughter was named Jemima and had no idea it was a brand in the US. Her daughter was young enough it wasn’t an issue…yet. However, she was asking if she should start calling the toddler by a nickname to prevent future trouble. The real kicker is her daughter middle name is Maple, lol! Jemima Maple! She said it made it seems like they were some weird syrup fanatics, but it was completely unintentional. Can you believe there were people on the board saying it would be fine because the children would understand she was born in another country. Haha, okay, good luck with that!

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Lemonjello Redenbacher November 28, 2014 at 9:45 am

Wow. That’s incredible.

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Hyena of Ice April 2, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Don’t forget that Aunt Jemima is also a slang term for a black woman who “sells out” to the white man. (i.e. the female version of an Uncle Tom)
I seriously hope this girl isn’t black…

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