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Jamie for a baby boy

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Panda247 Wed 10-Jul-13 22:34:00

I love the name Jamie but I read somewhere that it is a bit chavvy...(i hope not). Any thoughts on this?

RosesInTheRain Wed 10-Jul-13 22:36:45

surely James nn Jamie so he has a choice when he's older- I think Jamie could be a bit twee on a grown man and that's who you are naming really.

Lovemynailstoday Wed 10-Jul-13 22:39:07

I have a Jamie and it remains my favoourite name. Short for James in our case which is what appears on b.cert. He's always been Jamie, though.

SweetHoneyBeeeeee Wed 10-Jul-13 22:39:34

I love it grin not chavvy at all

bootsycollins Wed 10-Jul-13 22:40:21

Dh wanted to name ds Jamie, I agreed as long as we put him down as James on his birth certificate. I love both James and Jamie but I'm glad that officially he is James.

ShadowStorm Wed 10-Jul-13 22:44:20

I don't think that Jamie is a chavvy name.

But if you're worried about that, put James on the birth certificate and use Jamie as a nickname.

AuntieStella Wed 10-Jul-13 22:52:14

I think it's a lovely nn (I'd go for James on BC)

thefirstmrsrochester Wed 10-Jul-13 23:01:09

Youngest dc is Jamie. He suits it. I haven't ever considered that it might be chavvy. Is it on a certain Ms Katie Hopkins list of kids her dc are not allowed to play with?
It's a lovely name, I've only known of two other Jamie's and they have been delightful.

Panda247 Wed 10-Jul-13 23:06:54

I love James too but very unfortunately it does not go so well with our surname...we have an unusual non brittish surname starting with 2 consonants....sad and James ending with an s is a bit too much. I feel that it is easier to say Jamie + surname in one go....thanks for all the advice so far!

intarsia Wed 10-Jul-13 23:14:40

Good Scottish name is Jamie. I know 3 and for all of them that's the name on their birth certificate,

intarsia Wed 10-Jul-13 23:16:05

Oh, and two of them are adults and there's nothing twee about them.

Panda247 Wed 10-Jul-13 23:38:33

Lol @thefirstmrsrochester. I don't think Jamie is on the "K Hopkins list" yet...but i don't care for her opinion anyway....I am come from Europe and I thought that I would run this past MN. Thanks for all the comments.

Panda247 Wed 10-Jul-13 23:40:29

Thanks @intarsia! Good to know smile

RaRaZ Thu 11-Jul-13 02:31:46

I love it. I'd use it, but DP hates it :-(

LostLion Thu 11-Jul-13 03:35:47

Cute name, I really like it.

DessieLou Thu 11-Jul-13 03:46:24

I like it! We're in Scotland where it is a well known name for men. Not chavvy at all. :-)

ThePeppermintHippo Thu 11-Jul-13 03:49:56

Just plain Jamie (and not James, nickname Jamie) seems Scottish to me. I know a few Jamies who are Scottish and not at all "Chavvy". I really like it. However my brother is called James, was known as Jamie til he was about 10 or 11 and prefers the fact he has more options with the full name James than if he had been just Jamie.

NooMyx Thu 11-Jul-13 10:10:20

I personally like James more, but all the Jamies I know are actually adults and not very chavvy at all, so I don't really see the problem there.

squoosh Thu 11-Jul-13 11:02:01

I really hate Jamie but love James.

I think it's too babyish on a grown man, even living in Scotland and knowing lots of adult ones.

Bowlersarm Thu 11-Jul-13 11:08:44

I like it. I don't think it's babyish at all. It suits all ages.

Mollydoggerson Thu 11-Jul-13 11:09:52

Love it, what's wrong with it?!

Badvoc Thu 11-Jul-13 11:14:27

Don't like Jamie but like James.

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Thu 11-Jul-13 11:15:02

I like it and no I don't think it's "chavvy". Know loads of adult Jamies and certainly isn't babyish where I come from (SE england).

Floggingmolly Thu 11-Jul-13 11:19:34

I have a James who's known as James or Jamie pretty much interchangeably. Now it appears that two of my children's names are chavvy? confused. Dd is Lauren, that is seemingly on the chav's list too...

Jins Thu 11-Jul-13 11:22:06

Prefer Jamie to James personally.

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