The Pros & Cons Of Being Named Jessica

Or as you were known from kindergarten through 12th grade, Jessica [LAST INITIAL].

1. CON: Having to go by your last initial because there are sooo many Jessicas.

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2. PRO: You can ALWAYS find your name on souvenir keychains.

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3. CON: So many Jessicas means you might have to take on a nickname you don’t want.

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4. PRO: Our name is immortalized in Shakespeare.

As Shylock’s daughter in The Merchant of Venice.

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5. CON: People asking if you spell it “Jessika.”

Which is also a great name, but most of us spell it with a “C.”

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6. But… PRO: At least people can PRONOUNCE it.

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7. CON: Our only song is The Allman Brothers’ “Jessica,” which is in every car commercial.

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8. PRO: We have literally the most popular girls’ name of the 1980s AND 1990s, which is cool.

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9. CON: Jessica Rabbit jokes.

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10. PRO: There are a lot of hot Jessicas!

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14. Yeah, it’s pretty great being named Jessica after all.

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