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James or Samuel?

(36 Posts)
zazie7 Tue 11-Oct-16 18:18:49

I'm 32 weeks with baby number 1, we don't know gender but have finally settled on a girl's name. For a boy we are torn between these two, which would you pick and why?

melibu84 Tue 11-Oct-16 18:19:39

James. Mainly cos I just don't like the name Samuel. Sorry!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 11-Oct-16 18:20:41


Loyly Tue 11-Oct-16 18:21:11

James (also because I don't like Samuel)

SnowBallsAreHere Tue 11-Oct-16 18:21:37


katiegg Tue 11-Oct-16 18:36:14

Two excellent names! I like them both, maybe like James slightly more.

However, I don't like Jim, Jimmy or Jamie and I know nicknames can be unavoidable as they got older despite the best of intentions. I do really like Sam though. So with that in mind, Samuel might have the edge for me...

Sorry, that is utterly unhelpful!


imsorryiasked Tue 11-Oct-16 18:38:53

Samuel cos I don't like James grin
Depends on surname / initials, also if you like "Sam" or "J" as they will get shortened. (The James that I know is often called Jim-Jam)

Tanfastic Tue 11-Oct-16 18:48:37

I'd have to say Samuel....but then I am slightly biased grin

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 11-Oct-16 18:52:12


insancerre Tue 11-Oct-16 18:56:04

Because I have one
Though he does get Sam all the time

NavyandWhite Tue 11-Oct-16 18:56:57

James although Sam is nice. Would you shorten it OP?

AttilaTheMeerkat Tue 11-Oct-16 18:57:51


LadyMonicaBaddingham Tue 11-Oct-16 19:03:40

James (biased). Ours is generally known as JD (also using middle initial)

Chinlo Tue 11-Oct-16 19:07:19

Samuel. James is traditional in a boring way whereas Samuel is traditional in a cool way.

Ohdofuckoffplease Tue 11-Oct-16 19:11:15

Samuel is lovely. I do like James, but know so many it's put me off a little.

CEOD Tue 11-Oct-16 19:54:46

I love them both - sorry , not helpful Iknow!

celebrityskin Tue 11-Oct-16 19:55:56

James Samuel?

ColourfulOrangex Tue 11-Oct-16 19:57:59

My cousin is called Samuel James, I prefer James though but could be because I'm not keen on my cousin hmm

Garthmarenghi Tue 11-Oct-16 20:45:55

Both fabulous names.

Sophronia Tue 11-Oct-16 22:56:54

Love both.

DramaAlpaca Tue 11-Oct-16 22:58:14

James, because it's my favourite name for a boy.

MissTakesOurMaid Tue 11-Oct-16 23:13:37

James. Favourite boy's name. smile

Soozikinzi Tue 11-Oct-16 23:16:32

Love both but I do have a son called Samuel Aaron Matthew so his initials are Sam xx

Myfanwyprice Tue 11-Oct-16 23:16:50

Samuel 100%!

MotherDuckSaid Wed 12-Oct-16 06:39:30

Samuel 💙

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