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Jagger or River - baby boy names

(123 Posts)
Rhjr88 Fri 08-Jun-18 07:26:12

Which do you prefer???

I’ve fallen for two names for my baby boy...I need your help selecting one...

Jagger James Rainnie
River (middle name not selected) Rainnie

If you like one, or really don’t like one, please let me know and why....

My name starts with R and I like the idea of an RR name for my boy but I’m not keen on many boy names with R - apart from River.

Jagger is a name on my baby list for years and I recently dreamt my baby asked to be called this (but don’t let that sway your choice).

Thank you!!!

greendale17 Fri 08-Jun-18 07:27:13

Jagger???? For a baby???? That is awful

Go with River

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 08-Jun-18 07:28:04

I like River

EmmaC78 Fri 08-Jun-18 07:28:41

I don't like Jagger and River doesn't go well with your surname.

villainousbroodmare Fri 08-Jun-18 07:31:04

River is not my sort of name but I'd much prefer it to Jagger.

ClashCityRocker Fri 08-Jun-18 07:31:06

Jagger just makes me think of Mick Jagger. And reminds me of Jabba as in Jabba The Hutt although I realise by the time he starts school they will not be contemporary references!

I prefer River but worry River Rainnie sounds a bit.... Watery?

Sleephead1 Fri 08-Jun-18 07:31:23

I like river I think it flows better . I don't like Jagger it doesn't sound like a first name to me and sounds a bit harsh I think. of course it's your baby so go with your heart and I often think you can't really decide until you see them anyway

Icklepup Fri 08-Jun-18 07:32:38


84CharingCrossRoad Fri 08-Jun-18 07:38:41

Def NOT Jagger!

villainousbroodmare Fri 08-Jun-18 07:40:59

flows better grin

Definitely agree with the watery issue.

James is a lovely classic name.

missmouse101 Fri 08-Jun-18 07:43:33

To me, Jagger sounds like dagger or jagged. Aggressive and rough sounding. River is sweet but jokes will abound with your surname, surely?

StableGenius Fri 08-Jun-18 07:45:58

I'll go against the River flow and say that I think Jagger is a pretty cool name. His contemporaries will mostly not have heard of Mick Jagger so that won't necessarily be too much of a millstone.

Moonkissedlegs Fri 08-Jun-18 07:47:10

No to Jagger - firstly... Mick, and secondly is a horrible sounding name, like jagged. Not nice for a little boy, or anyone really.

River is OK, but if your surname is Rainnie, there is just too much potential for people messing around with it, like 'Rainy River' etc.

James is a lovely name.

TimeToDash Fri 08-Jun-18 07:50:48

I like Jagger best only because River Raine sounds like a flood, sorry! Not sure about about another 'J' middle name - could get called JJ which is dated imo.

DwangelaForever Fri 08-Jun-18 07:51:43

River Rain(nie) ☔️ ☔️ sounds a bit much?
Jagger just reminds me of kick jagger and I don't know why anyone would name their child after him ..


BedtimeTea Fri 08-Jun-18 07:51:59

I prefer River over Jagger.
I think James fits in ok. River James Rainnie.

newcupcake Fri 08-Jun-18 07:52:35

Oh crikey no don't do it ! You sound like a wannabe celeb grin

kissthealderman Fri 08-Jun-18 07:53:34


You can't call a sweet little baby Jagger.

Hanuman Fri 08-Jun-18 08:02:11

I really don't like either but Jagger is particularly bad.

ScrubTheDecks Fri 08-Jun-18 08:03:20

No to Jagger.

River Rainnie to wet wink

What about Jago instead of Jagger? It’s a real name, I think it is pretty cool, and it doesn’t sound like a drug addled, dubious-minded old rock star.

ReadytoTalk Fri 08-Jun-18 08:05:18

River at a push - but not with your surname. Jagger is awful.

ReadytoTalk Fri 08-Jun-18 08:05:41

Jago is better than jagger.

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Fri 08-Jun-18 08:06:27

Jago is inspired!
It's the cornish equivalent of James and sounds Jagger ish

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Fri 08-Jun-18 08:07:14

Jago Rainie sounds like a great combo.

muffinthepuffin Fri 08-Jun-18 08:12:39

I was going to suggest jago too.

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