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flatrabbit Tue 25-Apr-17 16:03:42

What do you think of the name Jamie? Is it better as a nickname for James or on its own? Does it sound dated? How many do you know?

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Tue 25-Apr-17 16:21:57

I like it as a nn for James.
I know two Jamies (but that's in both cases a nn for James).

Sophronia Tue 25-Apr-17 16:40:37

I like it short for James. It does sound a little bit dated, but it's a nice name.

Floggingmolly Tue 25-Apr-17 16:42:39

Ds1 is Jamie, short for James. Not officially, it just sort of evolved...

NavyandWhite Tue 25-Apr-17 17:15:34

Much prefer James.

pipilangstrumpf Tue 25-Apr-17 17:54:19

A little dated. But I prefer it to James.

Confuzzlediddled Tue 25-Apr-17 17:55:54

I've got a Jamie, he's 14 now, never been a James he's Jamie on his bc, doesn't seem to have done him any harm so far!

CaipirinhasAllRound Tue 25-Apr-17 18:36:55

It's cute

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 25-Apr-17 18:39:24

I like James with nn Jamie.

BarneyRumbleton Tue 25-Apr-17 18:43:38

I like Jamie. I know a couple of Jamies my age (early 40s) and a few DS1s age (mid teens). I always prefer the proper name on the BC - there's choice for them then.
My James is Jim. He's the only one I know and it's lovely.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 25-Apr-17 18:45:46

I love Jim as well Barney. I think I should have called one of my dses James as I love it plus all the nicknames.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 25-Apr-17 19:26:53

James, nick name Jamie..

ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Tue 25-Apr-17 19:34:41

I don't like it. It sounds 'wet' to me, like Tim. Aside from that, I'm a fan of grown-up names on birth certificates. There was a point, aged 11 or 12, that the vast majority of children in my class with cutesy short-forms asked to be called by the more grown-up version. 3 Jamies became James, the Dannys became Daniel or Dan and Nicky became Nick. Not one of them has gone back to the childhood version.

dementedma Tue 25-Apr-17 19:39:25

Adore James and hate Jamie. It sounds twee and cutesy.

User1635974 Tue 25-Apr-17 19:39:37

Really love it as a nn for James.

conkerpods Tue 25-Apr-17 20:41:38

Great name on it's own IMO.

DramaAlpaca Tue 25-Apr-17 20:44:17

I like it as a nickname for James. Jamie is cute for a little one, but James sounds more grown up and dignified to me. And it's nice to have the option of using both.

MelinaMercury Tue 25-Apr-17 20:47:10

I've known a Jamie as anything other than Jamie, i class it as a standalone name rather than a nickname and think it's perfectly fine.

Then again my sister is a Jaimee which also sounds fine to me.

Kazzawazza69 Wed 26-Apr-17 16:01:13

I've never got it as a nickname for James - to me it's a separate name. I like both James and Jamie.

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