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popocatepetl Sun 01-Sep-13 20:02:39

I think that although you don't get many adult men with -ee names at the moment, by the time Jamie/Freddie/Alfie/Charlie have grown up, it will just be normal (in the same way all men my age are called Chris, Steve or Andrew) so I wouldn't let that put you off.

willyoulistentome Sun 01-Sep-13 00:08:28

My db is a Jamie. My Scottish grandparents were horrified that he would be called Jamie and not James. They said Jamie was for the 'servants' (Not that they had any)

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Sun 01-Sep-13 00:04:27

Much prefer Jim.

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Sun 01-Sep-13 00:03:52

I've never really liked the sound of it. Think its the ee sound at the end mainly. But nothing wrong with it. I know a lot in their 30s and one who is two.

Tillyandjamie Sat 31-Aug-13 14:35:53

I have a DS Jamie! Although I always call him Jim!

Sadie204 Sat 31-Aug-13 14:27:50

I know a father/son both called James. Father goes by Jamie (late 40s) and son (24) goes by Jim and has done from a very young age!

everlong Sat 31-Aug-13 07:57:13

Prefer James.

Jamie imo is ok when he's a baby, young child but quite soft sounding for a teen/man.

But James is perfect for all ages.

Orangeboat Sat 31-Aug-13 07:36:51

Love James and Jamie

MusicalEndorphins Sat 31-Aug-13 04:22:26

I love it for a nick name for James.
My cousin James has always been called Jamie, he is a grown man now. They intended on calling him Jamie from the get-go and nobody ever calls him James.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 31-Aug-13 03:51:02

great name

dimdommilpot Fri 30-Aug-13 21:22:12

OH is Jamie. He is 33 and very much a mans man. The name is not girly at all IMO.

Clargo55 Fri 30-Aug-13 19:51:05

My younger brother is called Jamie, he gets called James all the time and he hates it. He also gets called Jam-eee, he regularly expresses the wish that he was named something else.

However I think it's nice and kids can find anything to tease each other about.

Lovemynailstoday Fri 30-Aug-13 19:50:55

I love it 'cos I've got one. Lengthy x post on this in recent past if you search.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 30-Aug-13 19:45:57

It's a bit dated.

OPeaches Fri 30-Aug-13 18:58:03

I have a Jamie, so it's definitely a great name. grin
I think it's a name in its own right now, not necessarily thought of as a nn for James.

StrangeGlue Fri 30-Aug-13 18:32:28

Great! My bd is technically James but has never ever been called it he's always been Jamie. He works in v serious job now too. Tis fab name.

Frontdoorstep Fri 30-Aug-13 18:19:27

I like Jamie for a name but I know a few females called Jamie so I tend to associate it as a girls name these days.

sleepingbeautiful Fri 30-Aug-13 18:02:47

I like it. Makes me think of a hunky Scottish gamekeeper :D
I'm normally not a short-form for legal name person, but there's a few exceptions that work for me. Jamie is one of them. I feel the same about Max and Alec.

AuntyPippaAndUncleHarry Fri 30-Aug-13 15:04:07

I don't want to cause any offence. You wouldn't be asking unless you had some doubts so I say my comment in the spirit of giving an honest opinion not to be venomous. I am afraid I'm one of those people who thinks it is odd to name your child a nickname rather than a recognised name. All these Harry/Jake/Jamie/Freddie/Lottie names IMO will cause the child problems as people will assume a Jamie is a James, a Jake a Jacob etc. James is a great name, easy to pronounce, widely recognised, strong, masculine, classic but not dated. Jamie is a lovely nickname for a young child. In your shoes I would go for James and call him Jamie at home.

sonlypuppyfat Fri 30-Aug-13 14:52:49

I don't like shortened names or nicknames My DCs have short names that end in n. I think ie or y ending names on children are cute but silly on a grown man. The pub landlord once said its James, Jim even Jimbo but never Jamie.

Bowlersarm Fri 30-Aug-13 14:45:34

Yes I like it too.

ThatsHandy Fri 30-Aug-13 14:43:40

My Jamie will be here in 5 weeks smile

thefirstmrsrochester Fri 30-Aug-13 13:11:54

I also have a Jamie. He is lovely too.

samlamb Fri 30-Aug-13 13:08:30

Love It, I have one he is lovely smile

Mississippimudpie Fri 30-Aug-13 13:04:24

What do you think about the name Jamie for a boy? I'm not keen on the name James.

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