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Variations on James ?

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BigPawsBrown Fri 01-Nov-13 15:37:05


littlemissnormal Fri 01-Nov-13 15:33:54

I've got a Seamus which I wasn't sure about at first, but now he's so obviously a Seamus he couldn't be anything else!
I like Jamie too.

halfwildlingwoman Fri 01-Nov-13 15:30:10

In Ann of Ingleside her child James is called Jem, which I think is a lovely shortening, because it sounds like Gem. Montgomery Jem?
Jaime makes me think of the incestuous Lannister.

Retroformica Fri 01-Nov-13 06:22:20


TillyTotter1 Thu 31-Oct-13 12:45:15

Seamus is the Irish for James but I don't think it matches Monty very well :/

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Thu 31-Oct-13 12:41:13

Agree Montgomery James is a nice name.

Spaghettinetti Thu 31-Oct-13 12:39:15

Spanish Jaime is quite nice. The Greek version is Dimitri, which I'm guessing might sound a bit weird after Monty...

ZenNudist Wed 30-Oct-13 22:18:40

Montgomery james is a good name. Nn monty and an option on a really standard / dull second name if he hates his first name.

CarryOnDancing Tue 29-Oct-13 22:59:32

I love the idea of using a family name but if you aren't keen then I think the sentiment is lost by trying to adapt James to something else (like Jameson) anyway. So I'd go for James or just one of your own choices.

I know you see it as an imposition but I guess it must make you think of your own mortality when your children have their own children.

I really like Montgomery James!!

Littlecherublegs Tue 29-Oct-13 14:04:54

Montgomery James is nice.
Montgomery Jameson is a bit of a mouthful.
Jamie is the other only alternative I can think of but if I was you Id go with James as mn.

CheshireDing Mon 28-Oct-13 20:12:23

Thanks for everyones comments. I tried Seamus and Jacob and DH pulled his face.

Today I told him he could have James but everything you said Phoebe (and that he already knows) about why I don't want to use it but if it keeps him happy.

Here's hoping it's a girl grin

Another one who thinks Montgomery James sounds awesome.

Phoebe47 Mon 28-Oct-13 16:31:07

Just say no to using father-in-laws middle name. Have you named your little girl after a family member? I have not used any family names when naming my three children as the only grandparent who had a name we liked was my Dad and it seemed a bit unfair to name one child after him and not honour the other grandad at all (by the way my DH's father's names are hideous).

Mim78 Fri 25-Oct-13 09:29:33

I was going to say Jacob, as just looked up the fact it is the same name as thinking of using it myself.

How about Jacques (French for James) or at a push Jack (I know it is used as a nn for John or name in itself, but surely it "should" be nn for James??)

galwaygirl Wed 23-Oct-13 20:52:49

Or Hamish.
Jacob is also the same name. I think James goes well with your first name and Jameson will always be a whiskey.

Habbibu Wed 23-Oct-13 20:50:31


Alisvolatpropiis Wed 23-Oct-13 20:42:49

Jago is the Cornish form of James and Iago the Welsh form.

Mean James, as suggested by FiL, but aren't really James which might appeal to you?

ArabellaBeaumaris Wed 23-Oct-13 19:39:38

Personally I like giving middle names for family so would go with James.

Montgomery James sounds excellent!

CheshireDing Wed 23-Oct-13 19:37:33

DC2 is due in 6 weeks, we have a girls name sorted but if it is a boy we are a bit stuck. A large part of the problem is that FIL said to DH "if it's a boy would you consider using my middle name of James ?".

DH now wants to use this to honour his Dad, I am utterly pissed off as I think FIL had a bloody cheek and James would NEVER had been on the list. It's not a horrid name, it just never would have been on the list in the same way lots of other names wanted. Plus I don't really like repeating names from within the Family I want the baby to have its own name.

If it turns out to be a boy we are so far agreed his first name will be Monty/Montague/Montgomery, DH has suggested as a compromise to the "James" thing we could use Jameson as a middle name.

Possibly I could cope with this but does it all sound a bit much but with one of those first names? Also it does keep making me think of whisky!

PFB is Poppy Arabella so trying to somehow match something a bit to that.

God I hope it's a girl grin

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