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Nicknames for James

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CheerfulYank Thu 20-Feb-14 17:03:29

Yy squoosh. And Rilla! "She did not awaken to her pain for many hours." <double sob>

And Jem's Dog Monday! Oh I cannot.

squoosh Thu 20-Feb-14 11:59:47

That's the Jem I always think of Cheerful.....and then I'm reminded of poor old Walter.


TheGreatCatsby Thu 20-Feb-14 11:57:53

Jama's ( as in pyjamas)

My poor son ;)

CheerfulYank Thu 20-Feb-14 01:16:58

Jem is Anne's oldest boy (of Anne of Green Gables smile ) short for James Matthew. There was a Jem in the movie the Town (though not a nice one) and I wondered if it might make a comeback.

I love James too! It's FIL and BIL's name and they are Jim and Jamey (never Jamie).

ZeroSomeGameThingy Thu 20-Feb-14 01:13:31

There's a Jem in the Chalet School. Husband to Madge. BIL to Jo.

squoosh Thu 20-Feb-14 00:55:32

Jem is very Edwardian.

TheBuskersDog Wed 19-Feb-14 23:16:48

We have a James who we knew we never wanted to be called Jamie (which was quite popular at the time), although my mum did try a few times when he was a baby. However he has been called Jamesy, Jim, Jimbo, Jimbob etc over the years, but they are affectionate nicknames used naturally by family, not names we have decided he will be called IYSWIM.

BirthdayMuppet Wed 19-Feb-14 23:08:06

I know a Jam and a Jem, both short for James. Much prefer Jem.

minglemanglemunchkin Wed 19-Feb-14 22:48:16


Chloerose75 Wed 19-Feb-14 22:09:17

I like Jamie and Jem

Britishseamonkey Wed 19-Feb-14 22:07:03

Jem all the way!!!

LuckyDayInHell Sat 15-Feb-14 15:08:05

I have a James smile we call him Jim jam, Jim bob, jimbo and JJ (those are his initials)
FiL calls him Jamie which I didn't mind before but gets on my tits now.

Looby12 Sat 15-Feb-14 15:07:02

Jamo (pronounced jaymo) was what we used as kids but I don't hear that much now

firsttimemama Sat 15-Feb-14 15:02:32

Jambo, Jamo and i think the most common one now is Jamie.

Rosduk Sat 15-Feb-14 14:54:16

Ah loads I hadn't thought of thanks guys!!

ZeroSomeGameThingy Sat 15-Feb-14 10:23:06


Rather retro.....

FlankShaftMcWap Sat 15-Feb-14 10:20:09

DS2 gets Jamesy from my Granny, it makes DH wince as he wanted James to be James only. It makes me grin as I let him have James William when I wanted William James on the condition that I could use a NN but he pulled a face at every one once he had his way angry

sooperdooper Sat 15-Feb-14 10:00:57

My DH is Jay, short for James

Theonlyoneiknow Sat 15-Feb-14 10:00:15

Jimbob, Jampot,

Up my way anyway!!

dancemom Sat 15-Feb-14 09:03:10


earlyriser Sat 15-Feb-14 08:52:31


roughtyping Sat 15-Feb-14 08:50:54


ldt87 Sat 15-Feb-14 08:50:16


Rosduk Sat 15-Feb-14 08:45:37

We might go with James but was wondering if there are any other nicknames/short names I've forgotten about-


Any others?

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