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Jimmy.....first impressions?

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jaykay987 Thu 13-Feb-14 20:49:35


DH and are are really struggling on boys names.

We seem to be getting somewhere with:
Jimmy Logan
Jimmy Jensen

What are your initial thoughts on Jimmy? What type of person do you picture?

I'm keen on Jensen as then there is always the option of JJ if I can convince DH to let me use that in the next few months!
(DH is very traditional - so extremely likely birth certificate would be James. I'm aware of many peoples extreme dislike for predetermined nicknames - but ideally I don't want to get into that debate now! smile)

In case it helps:
DH loves traditional boring names. Not at all worried about popularity.
I love surnamey names/less popular names.

This doesn't suit either of our criteria but is starting to look like the beginning of a compromise! grin

BelieveinWigan Thu 13-Feb-14 20:50:01

Love it

redrubyindigo Thu 13-Feb-14 20:50:52

Jimmy Saville . Sorry.

Fishandjam Thu 13-Feb-14 20:53:06

Why not James? You can nickname him Jimmy but then it still passes the High Court Judge/FTSE100 test.

Fishandjam Thu 13-Feb-14 20:54:17

Oops, sorry, I see you've already thought of that blush

jaykay987 Thu 13-Feb-14 20:57:35

redruby - yes I wanted to see if that came out a lot.

I hadn't even thought about it until about an hour ago - and tbh was one of the reasons for posting.

Only I keep thinking....people call their children David (Shipman) and Fred (West) without issue. So do you think itll just be a current thing and will dye down overtime?

Especially if we have James on birth certificate?

BabyMummy29 Thu 13-Feb-14 20:58:21

No - it makes me think of stupid Scottish men sad

littlebluedog12 Thu 13-Feb-14 21:00:47

I love Jimmy- it was on our list for if one of the DDs had been a boy, as DH's grandad was a Jim. I wouldn't worry about the Jimmy Saville thing honestly, it certainly never occured to me.

MillyONaire Thu 13-Feb-14 21:03:49

I know a Jimmy - dd's age (10). Cool name for a cool boy - love it and would never ever have thought of J Savile.

SecretRed Thu 13-Feb-14 21:14:24

Cute. I like it.

LexieSinclair Thu 13-Feb-14 21:16:56

I love it!

BelieveinWigan Thu 13-Feb-14 21:17:00

Know a fourteen year old Jimmy works well and is father is a famous politician

BelieveinWigan Thu 13-Feb-14 21:17:09


Trooperslane Thu 13-Feb-14 21:18:29

Love love love.

winterhat Thu 13-Feb-14 21:20:16


somedizzywhore1804 Thu 13-Feb-14 21:21:01

Really dislike sorry. "See you Jimmy!" Is all it makes me think of. And Saville. Not great.

Madmammy83 Thu 13-Feb-14 21:23:50

Jimmy Logan sounds like the name of a snooker player from the seventies.

Actually wouldn't have thought of Jimmy Saville.

insanityscatching Thu 13-Feb-14 21:27:25

Ds has a friend Jimmy (24), he's a bit of a lovable rogue with a big grin and twinkly eyes so I immediately think of him. It's not a name I'd choose but ds's friend wouldn't put me off the name.

JazzTheDog Thu 13-Feb-14 21:31:07

I have a Jimmy who is 8 (his birth cert says James), it's a fab name!

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 13-Feb-14 21:32:46

Makes me think of;

Riddle (rhyming slang for piddle)

MauriceMinor Thu 13-Feb-14 21:37:26

It was Harold Shipman, not David.

To me it's very odd. Sounds like an old codger's name, and not in a grandad-chic kind of way.

Jimmy Logan sound like a

Casmama Thu 13-Feb-14 21:37:33

I think you mean Harold (Shipman)
I'm Scottish and jimmy makes me think of old men or Jimmy Saville- why not go with James?

MauriceMinor Thu 13-Feb-14 21:38:05

...wait for old Irish man signing in the pub.

TheNumberfaker Thu 13-Feb-14 21:41:39

Have James on the birth certificate and then you have the glorious choice of James, Jimmy, Jim, Jamie.

nkf Thu 13-Feb-14 21:43:09

Nickname for James. Jimmy Crack Corn. Jimmy Connor. James so much nicer a name.

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