Jennifers of the Bee….raise your hands!

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 4
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5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

The only reason my parents didn’t name me Jennifer is because I was born in the mid 80’s and like 70% of the people knew gave their daughters that name. 

Post # 7
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5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Fun! I ttoally needed a time waster!!!

 

First and middle name (as on birth certificate): Jennifer Marie

 

Known as now: Jennifer or Jenn

 

Known as before (if different): ETA: People called me Jenny when I was a kid. So if I see someone that looks familiar an they call me Jenny I know they are someone from LOOONG ago.

 

Reason for name (if known): named after my mom’s best friend. Of course “at the time there were not other Jennifers!”

 

Other people you have met with the same name/derivatives: like a million?

 

Do you like your name: It’s fine. I could have done with something else when I was a kid, it was a lot worse then, being in school etc…

 

Other comments:

 

Proof that no matter what is “popular” or not the day you name your kid, you can never prevent other people from naming her the same at the same time!

 Jenny Penny was of course a popular nick name. And how many people called you JENAAAAAAAYYYY after Forest Gump came out? I mean seriously lol

Post # 8
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Two of my best friend in middle/high school were named Jennifer. One was Jen, and the other was Jennie! And we hung in the same group as THREE other “Jen”s.

So everyone was “preferred nickname, last name” (Jennie Higglebottom and Jen McSnarfleface, as opposed to just “Jen and Jennie”)

Post # 9
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3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

First and middle name (as on birth certificate): Jennifer Lynn

Known as now: Jen, Jenny

Known as before (if different):

Reason for name (if known): Just because my parents liked it… way too popular in 1980

Other people you have met with the same name/derivatives: Too many to list, my two best friends in middle school were also Jennifers

Do you like your name: Yup

Other comments: I always wonder what makes people spell Jen with two n’s. What’s the need?

Post # 10
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3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MsJ2theZ:  LOL Yes on the Jennaayyyyyyyy. I also was called Jenny Penny sometimes when I was little.

Post # 11
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5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@jny1179:  LOL because when I decided I didn’t want to write out Jennifer Einxxxxxx anymore, there were like a million Jen’s with one N, and one of them I grew up with. I decided to be different lol.

Post # 12
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164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

First and middle name (as on birth certificate): Jennifer Louise

Known as now: Jenny or Jen to friends/fiance, all my family call me Jennifer though, I didn’t really go by Jenny until I went to uni.

Known as before (if different): N/A

Reason for name (if known): No idea, actually I’ve never asked

Other people you have met with the same name/derivatives: There’s a few, two or three girls at school, and about the same again at my work, although the whole building has about 1000 people in it. Also my fiance’s aunt is Jennifer, but she goes by her middle name Ruth.

Do you like your name: I prefer Jenny or Jen to Jennifer, but not going to ask my family to change the habit of a lifetime and start calling me something else!

Other comments: Why is it that people think it’s spelt Jeniffer?? That just looks wrong! There’s also a guy at my work that does the Forrest Gump Jenny thing to me, but I find it funny to be honest!

Post # 13
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235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

First and middle name (as on birth certificate): Jennifer Elaine

Known as now: Jen

Known as before (if different): Grew up as Jenny, but changed it to Jennifer in high school because it sounded more sophisticated. Now I just go by Jen. Unless you are my family, they are the only ones who can call me Jenny and live. 😛

Reason for name (if known): Named after my great aunt Jennie

Other people you have met with the same name/derivatives: Too many to count. There was always someone else with my name in class.

Do you like your name: Generally hate it but I’m used to it. EVERYONE had my name, I couldn’t go anywhere without someone else having my name. I felt it was so common.  Better than the alternative though, which was Pamela. Blech!

Other comments: I don’t get the Jenn with 2 n’s either. What’s wrong with one? And no one can spell it either. For the most popular name ever, why can no one spell it?

Post # 14
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3515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

First and middle name (as on birth certificate): Jennifer Lynn

Known as now: Jenn

Known as before (if different): Jen (added the extra n in 4th grade)

Reason for name (if known): It was the name of my mom’s favorite character on Days of Our Lives when she was pregnant with me (my sister is named Melissa, which was the acctress who played Jennifer’s real name)

Other people you have met with the same name/derivatives: Too many too count!

Do you like your name: Eh, it’s ok. Kind of boring/common.

Other comments: I always said I wish I was Jenna instead of Jennifer.. it’s similar but I think it’s more unique and a sexier name (if that makes any sense)

 

Post # 15
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3515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MsJ2theZ:  My mom still calls me Jenny Penny, I’m 29.

Post # 16
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2687 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@FromA2B2013:  I kinda wish my name was popular so that no one would mispronounce it. >.>

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