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James.. how many do you know?

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BeautifulStars93 Fri 19-Jun-15 21:29:38

is this popular with younger children?

pinkyredrose Fri 19-Jun-15 21:31:56

It's starting to become more popular. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have just called their baby girl James.

FernGullysWoollyPully Fri 19-Jun-15 21:33:49

I know 3 under the age of 5.

ThursdayLast Fri 19-Jun-15 21:33:49

I know of two born in the last 6 months.
I still love Jimmy though

Spottygreentowel Fri 19-Jun-15 21:34:26

There are 4 in my 6 year old's class (of 25)

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 19-Jun-15 21:38:19

Why oh why would anybody call a baby girl James?

James is a really terrific name for a boy. It will never date. It has no bad associations drowing out every other association. Everybody can spell it and everybody can pronounce it. There are a couple of decent nicknames from it. It was my top choice for our son but my husband wasn't keen. We compromised on another classic boys' name with similar qualities and have never regretted it.

BeautifulStars93 Fri 19-Jun-15 21:44:07

a girl?! wow.

I only know 3 all over 18.
id like to use it if we have a boy as its mt fathers middle name abd brothers name but will need to convince my mom first.
she hates our first choice (ted) so she may give in.

mrspremise Fri 19-Jun-15 22:01:26

I know two boys named James (one is mine!). Tons of James, though...

mrspremise Fri 19-Jun-15 22:02:13

tons of Jamies, that should read... blush

ThursdayLast Fri 19-Jun-15 22:06:24

Your mum? She doesn't get a say grin

LuckyLopez Fri 19-Jun-15 22:07:45

I have a James who is almost 12. He's never been in a class, (or school for that matter!), beaver cub or scout group etc. with another James. We do know one other who is 6yo.

Sophronia Fri 19-Jun-15 22:22:25

I know many in my age group (mid 20s), but I don't know any young ones.

hawkmcqueen Fri 19-Jun-15 22:26:02

I have a James and luckily he is the only in his year. There is one in class below, then lots of Jamies throughout the school, as well as another James in our social circle. If it bothers you that you will hear the name lots at soft play, the park etc. then don't choose it! Would I still choose it? Yes! Because I love it but the trade off is it's a name you have to share! My James is 6.

squoosh Fri 19-Jun-15 22:38:37

James will always be a popular name. I'm sure it's been top 10 forever.

I like it though.

PinkParsnips Fri 19-Jun-15 22:38:43

I know a baby called James and it was on our list too.

enviousllama Fri 19-Jun-15 22:54:31

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Maladicta Fri 19-Jun-15 22:57:22

I have one - it's a family name. One other in his school year with a similarly Scottish background otherwise we don't know any (Home Counties)

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Fri 19-Jun-15 23:02:50

I know a handful, from old men to babies. The nickname often indicates the age! In my generation, there was a spate of Jamies. As others have said, one tends to know some but not lots, it doesn't date, it is easy to pronounce and it is a nice name!!

PrincessOfChina Fri 19-Jun-15 23:03:15

I know a few. It's pretty classic, like William and Joseph, as far as I can tell so you seem to get some of all ages.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Fri 19-Jun-15 23:03:33

Oh, and I only know female "Jameses" though I have met a female "Jamie".

squoosh Fri 19-Jun-15 23:05:00

I'm very anti the rise of the female James.

JakeyBurd Fri 19-Jun-15 23:37:18

I must know more than 100, of all ages. Very common here in Scotland, and still popular for young children. DS is one and usually has at least one other in his classes. At one point there were four in one class!

Re. girls called James, this was very common up until the end of the 18th century as it used to be a unisex name (at least in Scotland. I think England too). It's only been regarded as a 'boy' name for about 200 years.

Same for Douglas, Nicolas and Giles - all unisex names in this period.

ArtDecoGirly Fri 19-Jun-15 23:42:11

It's my 15 yr old DS's name. But it was also my dad's name, and my grandad and great grandad etc etc... A long line... it's kind of a family thing grin

ThreeFrazzledFandangos Fri 19-Jun-15 23:47:31

I have one who's 2 and my friend has one who just turned 3.

Mine's always Jamie though.

Usernamer Sat 20-Jun-15 08:23:37

I love this name and would have used it but not keen on the nn Jim/Jimmy.

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