The French for Jasmine is... Jasmine (sometimes Jasmin). To me Jessamy is only a creative spelling. I've never heard of Yishmay, and I don't see it meaning "gift of God". The name you're looking for is Yishay (Jesse), and it's not close to Jessamy in sound... I don't remember a Jessamy in the book, by the way... I hope it helps.
Claire PS: the Count of Monte Christo would be very angry LOL
This message was edited by the author on October 19, 2004 at 9:26:28 AM