So, I'm a Jessica- the most common name of my birth year(1982). I like to think that the inspiration for my name is different than most other Jessicas... however retarted it may be. I was named after a television character: Jessica Tate from the show Soap. My dad thought Katherine Helmond was sexy for an older lady.
Also, I hate being called Jessie(no offense meant to you Jessies out there). I always have. I don't know why I take opposition to this particular nickname, because Jess doesn't bother me at all. It's one of those stupid things in life that makes no sense, but it makes me cringe when people try and call me Jessie.