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Lionsntigersnbears Thu 07-Feb-13 21:28:30

We're expecting a DS in June and just had our first run in over names. DH wants to call him James, I'm not keen for various reasons but not least because I can't think of any good nicknames and wouldn't want to use James day to day. I don't like Jim, Jimmy, Jjm-bob, Jem, Jay,Jaime. Can anyone think of any others I've overlooked or is war inevitable grin?

MolotovCocktail Thu 07-Feb-13 21:32:14

War is inevitable ...

ISeeSmallPeople Thu 07-Feb-13 21:33:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

rachel234 Thu 07-Feb-13 21:34:59

I suggest you continue to search until you find a name you both love! If you don't want to use James and aren't keen on the nicknames either, then the name is not for you.

MommyVan Thu 07-Feb-13 21:38:21

Ours gets called Jamesie most of all. Was jumbo Jim when he was a fat chubby baby.

browneyedpixie Thu 07-Feb-13 21:39:10

Jimbo for our friend

FoxyRevenger Thu 07-Feb-13 21:41:34

Well, I don't think the actual name has to inform the nickname - or at least it doesn't for my children.

DD is most often Bear or Sausage Face.

DS is Chewy Bear, Mini Moo or Chips (blame DD)

Nicknames just evolve naturally. I don't get it when people assign a nickname to an unborn child.

usualsuspect Thu 07-Feb-13 21:44:21

His NN will evolve.

I don't get all this assigning NNs either.

Just call him the name you give him, why call him James then use another name?

lovetoski Thu 07-Feb-13 21:50:50

Ds 13 is always called James at school and by his friends. At home can be any combination of Jamesie, Jiminey or our current favourite half job Jim as he only ever seems to do half of any job asked.

amck5700 Fri 08-Feb-13 09:43:28

James is derived from Jacob if that helps

then you could have Jake too.

....or call him James Something, then you could simply call him by his initials e.g

James John - JJ
James Ben JB
James Kerr - JK
James Peter - JP

.......I'd maybe stay away from JR or JC grin

amck5700 Fri 08-Feb-13 09:44:24

oh and another shortening for James is Jas/Jaz.

GlaikitFizzog Fri 08-Feb-13 10:32:20


But seriously if you don't like James, don't call him James, maybe use it as a middle name.

Lionsntigersnbears Fri 08-Feb-13 12:59:50

Thanks all,

It does look like there aren't that many nicknames for James. DH wants James as it is his middle name and his best friend's name so its not a random choice. I was hoping I could come up with a nickname I could live with so that I could go along with his choice. But James isn't a name I like, the majority of James' I've met I've not liked- totally random I know- and the nicknames seem worse to me. DH's stance is 'well alright you pick then' so its either go with James or leave him out of the discussion altogether as far as he's concerned. I'd rather not just say, no absolutely not, but there's no way to find a compromise when he's only interested in one option. Grr!

amck5700 Fri 08-Feb-13 13:03:46

go for Jacob then and tell him it is the original form of James - job done!

IsabelleRinging Fri 08-Feb-13 13:10:26


GlaikitFizzog Fri 08-Feb-13 13:11:24

Hamish or seamus are Scottish and Irish forms too

IsabelleRinging Fri 08-Feb-13 13:11:58

Can't James be a middle name?

FranglaisMaman Fri 08-Feb-13 16:57:42

I second Jacob, as the original form of James. Or what about Jacques?

Mikethemonkey Fri 08-Feb-13 18:36:08

I love James and Jamie not crazy about Jacob but you should not choose a name you really don't like. Pick something you love.

IrnBruTheNoo Fri 08-Feb-13 18:40:48

wee Jimmy!grin

Narked Fri 08-Feb-13 23:56:17

'DH wants James as it is his middle name and his best friend's name so its not a random choice'

Perfect choice for a middle name then.

Lionsntigersnbears Sat 09-Feb-13 09:31:48

Jacob could work! I guess it's at least offering a compromise! I like James as a middle name well enough. Thank everyone - gosh this gets fraught doesn't it?!grin

Berniebennett Sat 09-Feb-13 09:39:58

I wouldn't rush in me and my hubby had the same issue and could not for the love nor money agree on a name (he seriously wanted Hunter or maximus) and everyone said you'll just know when u see him but I still thought we needed a short list but we still didn't and he was born baby Bennett and was that for 1 day while we decided and the name we picked was never a contender, so although u may not like it now it may be perfect when u meet the LO.

Nicknames again I second that they come naturally when here we have Oliver who we thought would easily shortened to ollie
He's main nickname is Buddy? Lol! Or ollie bobs/pops/monster (when he's crying)

Good luck xx

CARNATTY14 Sat 09-Feb-13 14:56:48

Our James is a James. We sometimes refer to him as Jim Bob but no-one will be shortening his name if we can help it.

As someone else says if you don't love the name then maybe you need a rethink?

IrnBruTheNoo Sat 09-Feb-13 15:32:19

Once they're at school, it will be Jim or Jimmy. Not much you can do about it, tbh.

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