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James or Thomas

(31 Posts)
Shadow1986 Wed 06-Apr-16 21:42:43

For brother Henry?

Think we have narrowed it down to these two.

Thank you!

Bicnod Wed 06-Apr-16 21:44:11

James smile

Sophronia Wed 06-Apr-16 21:53:28

Thomas, but I love James too.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 06-Apr-16 21:55:22

Do you like Tom? If you do then Thomas, otherwise James.

TheWoollybacksWife Wed 06-Apr-16 22:01:01

Thomas <biased> I love Tom but hate Tommy as a shortening, though.

NickNacks Wed 06-Apr-16 22:01:54


GinAndPhonics82 Wed 06-Apr-16 22:03:50

I have a James and a Thomas. Stopped short of going the whole 'tank engine' hog and didn't call my third son Percy, opted for Alex instead!

DramaAlpaca Wed 06-Apr-16 22:06:19

My favourite is James, but both are good with Henry.

Shadow1986 Wed 06-Apr-16 22:12:02

Thanks for replies so far!

Gin I so wish I could come up with a name that I liked that wasn't in the tank engine family but we just can't agree on anything else! grin

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 07-Apr-16 00:09:12

Well I suppose it comes down to which shortening do you prefer. Tom/Tom or Jim!Jimmy/Jay.

mrsmeerkat Thu 07-Apr-16 00:16:06

James .. Love it. It was on our shortlist.

NadiaWadia Thu 07-Apr-16 00:35:31

I have always thought that James was a gorgeous name (prefer the nickname Jamie to Jimmy etc.) but the trouble is there are so many of them around. But I think maybe it's not so popular now for younger boys, so maybe not a problem?

Thomas/ Tom is a perfectly fine name.

Hawkmoth Thu 07-Apr-16 00:36:57

I've got a James and a Henry.

HoundoftheBaskervilles Thu 07-Apr-16 00:53:03

James. Never been keen on Thomas.

Absolutelyfabulously Thu 07-Apr-16 10:20:14

Both are lovely but I just can't stand the nn Jim or Jimmy which I'm sure would be inevitable at some stage. On the other hand, I love both Thomas and Tom and think it is perfect with Henry!

Itinerary Thu 07-Apr-16 16:21:42

I prefer James, but think of Henry James the author when I hear the two names together. Nothing wrong with that, just wondered if it might keep attracting that particular comment.

mydogeatsnutstoo Thu 07-Apr-16 17:30:57

James - would use nickname Jamie but know not to everyone's taste. The ones I know (children) just get called James though.

Not keen on Thomas, know loads of these!

StitchesInTime Thu 07-Apr-16 17:44:30

I prefer James. You could always claim it's a British Kings theme if anyone mentions Thomas and Friends.

Summ3r Thu 07-Apr-16 18:35:03

Love both sorry lol

joyfulworld Fri 08-Apr-16 08:30:41

I can't choose. I love both. smile

CruCru Fri 08-Apr-16 08:48:50

James but hate Jamie - if anyone calls him Jamie, will it bug you?

pilates Fri 08-Apr-16 09:01:55

Both nice, hard to choose favourite

imwithspud Fri 08-Apr-16 09:05:56

Thomas, never been keen on James despite being engaged to one.

Flowerrr Fri 08-Apr-16 16:29:59

James - it goes better with Henry smile

ChimpyChops Fri 08-Apr-16 21:02:13


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