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George James

(18 Posts)
KLG3101 Sun 25-Oct-15 21:04:49

Is our boys name choice boring? George being christian name James middle name. We love it but friends of ours said it was extremely boring and old fashioned sad

treaclesoda Sun 25-Oct-15 21:06:17

Ignore them. It's your choice, your baby. And they are perfectly nice, classic names. smile

Alfredoshoes Sun 25-Oct-15 21:07:06


KLG3101 Sun 25-Oct-15 21:09:06

We do have modern names on our short list but just don't want his name to date.

BondJayneBond Sun 25-Oct-15 21:12:05

They're both good classic names, not boring.

George and James were both in the top 10 boys names in England and Wales in 2014, so I don't think you could call them old-fashioned either.

Boredofthinkingofnewnames Sun 25-Oct-15 21:22:07

I think James George flows better

Whippet2 Sun 25-Oct-15 21:25:10

I think it's a lovely name! It will never go out of fashion.

WishIWasWonderwoman Mon 26-Oct-15 05:35:44

It's a great name. Go for it.

Cuppaand2biscuits Mon 26-Oct-15 06:02:53

I think George is very boring. It's cute but very boring and he will be one of a great many at playgroups and then at school.
But, it's your baby not mine so it is your choice.

CPtart Mon 26-Oct-15 07:21:27

James is great as a middle name (DS1 has it) but George is rather dull, and doesn't flow particularly well either. A longer name first like Alexander for example sounds better IMO. Or even George Alexander. But not George and James together.

marmiteontoast76 Mon 26-Oct-15 08:22:25

My two favourite boy names. We have a George but didn't use James as middle name as our surname is one syllable, so put William in middle instead.
We are both in creative industries so friends expected us to pick something a bit more imaginative like some of the other names on our list (Milo, Arlo, Seb, Wilf), however we have always been happy with our decision to use George. Good solid boys name with lots of great associations.

TillyTolly Wed 28-Oct-15 13:49:05

Is this your first?

Personally I would switch the middle out for something with more or a point of difference and save whichever of these you don't use in case you have another son.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 28-Oct-15 16:10:18

Both lovely classic names. Ignore them.

My mum said our choice of name for our daughter was "boring" (because I wouldn't use India like she wanted me to) and now categorically denies ever saying it.

celtictoast Wed 28-Oct-15 16:15:24

They're both nice names but together have too many J sounds.

Lottiedaydreambeliever2014 Thu 29-Oct-15 15:03:40

I think James George flows better. Plus I'm a teacher and there are four George's in one year in the infants so I just prefer James as a first name, more individual.

PentagramChants Thu 29-Oct-15 23:38:52

George James is lovely

BreeVDKamp Fri 30-Oct-15 02:32:28

How rude of your friends! Odd behaviour. George James is lovely.

SophieFaye Sun 01-Nov-15 13:13:06

I love them both, but prefer them for MNs smile James is DS1's MN. Also, I'm not sure how well they flow, but it is a lovely name and I would go for it! smile

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