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James for a girl

(30 Posts)
TaggieRR Fri 30-Dec-16 18:46:27

Have seen it mentioned in previous threads and was just wondering if anybody knew any female James' in real life. Have only ever seen it mentioned as a possibility here!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 30-Dec-16 19:45:52

I don't know of any.
I like it for a boy though, not a girl.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 30-Dec-16 19:47:33

No. Not a feminine name.

d270r0 Fri 30-Dec-16 19:48:13

Nope never heard of it being used for a girl before. Nice name for a boy. Sadly I think the likelihood of a girl called James getting teased at school is quite high.

Puddlet Fri 30-Dec-16 19:48:16

How about Jemima? Lovely name and a bit similar

Shylo Fri 30-Dec-16 19:49:04

Ryan Reynolds named his daughter James. That's the only one I know of

Goingtobeawesome Fri 30-Dec-16 19:49:37

Someone famous has called their daughter James. I think they are stupid.

mistermagpie Fri 30-Dec-16 19:51:09

My cousins daughter is Jamie but that's the closest I've come across.

cookielove Fri 30-Dec-16 19:51:33

I actually like James for a girl! I think it is very pretty! However it will not be liked on mumsnet!

Notsleepingeveragain Fri 30-Dec-16 19:53:41

James is very pretty name for a girl

pishedoff Fri 30-Dec-16 19:55:06

I've heard of a female Jamie/Jaime/Jayme but not James. Pretty though!

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Fri 30-Dec-16 19:55:22

I know a Jamie but James is definitely a male name to me (I know dozens!).

TataEs Fri 30-Dec-16 19:55:25

i think it's a brilliant middle name for a girl, but i'm not sure about first name.

IWantATardis Fri 30-Dec-16 19:56:41


But I have met dozens and dozens of boys and men called James. It's a very, very popular boys name round where I live.

Barefootcontessa84 Fri 30-Dec-16 19:57:08

No. One celebrity has named their daughter this - it doesn't make it a girls name.

PabloEscobarReallyLovesHisKids Fri 30-Dec-16 19:59:07

I like it.
Rachel from friends mentioned this as a name she liked when she had Emma <Friends trivia nerd>

Lweji Fri 30-Dec-16 19:59:27

Why? You'd only make her life difficult.

Imscarlet Fri 30-Dec-16 19:59:43

Pink just names her daughter Jameson

buttercup54321 Fri 30-Dec-16 20:00:23

No. Unless you want the poor kid to be teased.

Goingtobeawesome Fri 30-Dec-16 20:03:49

Pink had a boy..

IAmNotTheOneWhoKnocks Fri 30-Dec-16 20:05:36

I'm not a fan of giving established male names to girls. Might as well call her Alan, Frank, or Steve.

And no, I don't know any girls called James, thankfully. Not surprising though, given that the ONS has recorded 2 or fewer girls called James in all of the last 20 years.

PacificDogwod Fri 30-Dec-16 20:07:02

I don't like it, seems very, I dunno, forced?

There's a female model called James, isn't there?

Lilacpink40 Fri 30-Dec-16 20:07:47

It's so popular for boys though, imagine having to correct people all the time?
Also what if the girl looked or sounded like a boy, it could make life stressful?

Sophronia Fri 30-Dec-16 20:07:59

Pink named her son Jameson

I don't know any female Jameses, but I do know of a Jamesina

TaggieRR Fri 30-Dec-16 20:09:14

I'm not planning to use it. Just read a post previously about it having been used as a girls name.

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