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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?

Redblackcar2 Sat 13-Jul-13 19:12:17

Love both James and Jamie would have James on Bc

exoticfruits Sat 13-Jul-13 19:23:32

I would put James and give him the choice. The Jamie that I know insisted on James once he got to 8yrs ( he had always been called Jamie by everyone).

exoticfruits Sat 13-Jul-13 19:23:51

James is a classic name.

PeriodMath Sat 13-Jul-13 20:09:06

I know two grown-up Jamies. One went to Harrow and is a partner in a law firm. The other works for his father in the family construction business. I think it's a take-you-anywhere sort of name.

TidyDancer Sat 13-Jul-13 20:13:14

Love James, hate Jamie.

Sorry, I know it's not what you wanted to hear, but I'm a massive dislikes of nicknames as first names. Jamie will always be that for me.

WillYouDoTheFandango Sat 13-Jul-13 20:21:31

I have a 6 mo James nn Jamie, I did it this way so that he can choose when he gets older. I think it's a lovely classic name.

I am pleasantly surprised by this thread, was expecting it to be too common (frequently used) for many tastes, based on threads I've seen before.

SandraClegane Sat 13-Jul-13 22:19:24

I dislike all nicknamey names like Jamie, Alfie, Charlie, Archie etc if they are given names (on birth certificate). And I do think they are all a bit chavvy. I'd always go for the proper full version instead; you can still use the nickname (in its proper function of nickname) then.
James is a lovely name btw; maybe a bit too common for my liking but a nice name nevertheless.

Doilooklikeatourist Sat 13-Jul-13 22:24:36

Have a nephew known as Jamie ( James on birth certificate )
Not at all chavvy .

sonlypuppyfat Sat 13-Jul-13 22:26:34

It is silly on a grown man, its like we know a Robbie but we always call him Rob because he's a grown up!

mathanxiety Sun 14-Jul-13 01:50:44

If you're from somewhere on the continent are you not worried about pronunciation of the J by relatives?

I knew a Jamie in school and tbh it seemed a bit babyish for a tall teenage boy. A cousin has a baby boy who is James on the BC and Jamie every day - they didn't like Jimmy and felt James was a bit formal but I don't know what they will do when he gets older. Personally, I prefer Jimmy and Jim is nice for an adult.
(I have an uncle Robbie who is always Robbie, and a cousin Rob who has always been Rob since his childhood.)

In the US it's more often used as a girl's name.

CheungFun Sun 14-Jul-13 02:48:25

Personally I prefer James as I know a Jamie and I don't especially like him but I think either name is nice for a child or adult.

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