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how many james' do you know?

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0percypig0 Sat 18-Aug-12 01:05:10

Looking at the national statisitics James is top 10 and has been for a long time, but how many do you know?

I can only think of one in ds pre school, it doesn't seem that popular around here.

DiscoDaisy Sat 18-Aug-12 01:07:15

I have 5 children in 5 different year groups and off the top of my head I can only think of 2.

I know 2. It is my sons middle name too

0percypig0 Sat 18-Aug-12 01:07:32

Ps we have a Robert and a Mary and am due ds2 in Jan.
I like traditional but not too popular names but hubby really wants James.

onedev Sat 18-Aug-12 01:08:54

I know quite a few my age (36) but don't think there are any in my Reception boys class & only 1 in my Pre School sons class grin

DiscoDaisy Sat 18-Aug-12 01:09:42

My DS1 has it as a middle name. If I'd of known we were going to have DS2 I wouldn't have used it as a middle name for DS1 but a first name for DS2!

LapsedPacifist Sat 18-Aug-12 01:12:19

Loads. Aged from1-80

V Popular name - Posh/ safe/RP/MC/Classic

NN Jago - v. cool!

Clary Sat 18-Aug-12 01:29:18

James is an incredibly popular name in my area.

I will just count how many I know (aged 13 to about 5 as I don't know many very small children now) - I can think of 18 off the top of my head.

It really is up there with William, Tom and Joe. All fine names but nt for you if you want "not too popular2 tbh.

roughtyping Sat 18-Aug-12 01:32:39

What, apart from mine? grin I can think of approx 7. Different ages though. None in my P1 class.

evamummy Sat 18-Aug-12 07:23:00

Lots of little Jameses here!

annelid Sat 18-Aug-12 08:19:10

Only my son at our primary school, and then I know 3 in their 20's and 1 in his 40's

northernmonkey Sat 18-Aug-12 08:21:17

I have a little James grin
There's 5 in my dcs primary.
James is off to secondary so I should imagine there's a fair few there.

Fab name grin

JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 18-Aug-12 08:23:22

I know quite a few my age and older but no little ones smile

Vagaceratops Sat 18-Aug-12 08:24:22

My Friends DS
Little boy in year 4 at school.

I know a couple of James that are called Jamie too.

bagpuss Sat 18-Aug-12 08:25:14

Ds1 is James. He is the only one I know (apart from my late dad). There are loads of Jamies though in various classes at school.

Vagaceratops Sat 18-Aug-12 08:25:17

northernmonkey - My James is off to secondary school too grin

cashmere Sat 18-Aug-12 09:05:19

I know 2 who are 2 years old. Have counted the people with 2 year olds I know well and would consider friends- so that's 2/19. (Also know various older ones through work etc)

mrstowers Sat 18-Aug-12 11:21:40

I know A LOT!! But it's still a lovely strong, solid, traditional name.

bagpuss Sat 18-Aug-12 11:28:22

Vagaceratops, mine too! grin

Thingymajigs Sat 18-Aug-12 11:53:55

My 25 year old cousin, two 30+ year olds in one small workplace and one 8 year old. It is very common as a middle name because it's a nice, simple name and goes with everything. Nothing flowed correctly with my DS's names except for James and Jack so we stuck with them.

Toughasoldboots Sat 18-Aug-12 12:09:57

Robert, Mary and James, fantastic. Lovely strong names that will stand the test of time.

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Sat 18-Aug-12 12:36:04

1 in his 50s
4 in their 40s
1 in his 30s
2 in their 20s
5 teenaged James
none under 13

BoysBoysBoysAndMe Sat 18-Aug-12 12:39:27

I want James for ds3, but it's the middle names for ds1+2. So will be middle name for ds3 too (dh middle name)

I know of no James's in any playgroups, nurseries, schools ds attends

WithACherryOnTop Sat 18-Aug-12 12:41:56

Too many to count.Mostly adults,but several children too.It's very popular here.

Em2010 Sat 18-Aug-12 12:49:56

My ds is James. I don't know any others his age (2). I know a few older ones. It was never going to be a unique name but I love it!

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