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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?

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

James is a classic name.

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).

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

Love both James and Jamie would have James on Bc

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

Prefer Jamie to James personally.

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...

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).

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

Don't like Jamie but like James.

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

Love it, what's wrong with it?!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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. :-)

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

Cute name, I really like it.

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

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

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

Thanks @intarsia! Good to know smile

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.

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