James or Henry?

(53 Posts)
Thomas17 Sun 02-Aug-20 09:08:18

What do people think of these names for DS due soon?

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Ricekrispie22 Sun 02-Aug-20 09:08:54


becca3210 Sun 02-Aug-20 09:19:07

Nice classic names

dementedma Sun 02-Aug-20 09:19:49

Love James.

Flymetothestars Sun 02-Aug-20 09:28:09

James but love both

TooFrickinHot Sun 02-Aug-20 09:53:22


Henry just makes me think "horrid" or that king that beheaded his wives.. confused

Peachbubble Sun 02-Aug-20 10:14:16


sweetnosugar Sun 02-Aug-20 10:33:18

Henry, just prefer it to James.
All the James’ I know get called Jim, even a little 3 year old, not to my taste.

MindyStClaire Sun 02-Aug-20 11:11:12

Both lovely, but James is my favourite boys name.

SomeWateryTart Sun 02-Aug-20 11:31:32

Both nice. I prefer Henry smile.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 02-Aug-20 11:46:01


SirSamuelVimesBlackboardMonito Sun 02-Aug-20 11:46:39

James. Such a great name.

CharlieBoo Sun 02-Aug-20 12:45:51

James... one of the best names ever

Reader1984 Sun 02-Aug-20 12:55:12


DramaAlpaca Sun 02-Aug-20 15:44:12

James is my favourite boys' name.

I like Henry too, but not as much as James.

Mum2beSept2020 Sun 02-Aug-20 16:21:18

Both are nice but I prefer James

RedCatBlueCat Sun 02-Aug-20 16:27:04

There seem to be a handful of James' at each age.
There are very few Henry's mid primary upwards, but loads in Reception /nursery. Henry sometimes gets called the much more popular Harry.

Both are great names (why do you think I know the distribution round here!).

FourPlasticRings Sun 02-Aug-20 16:27:54

James. To my mind, Henry is a hoover.

Shouldbedancingyeah Sun 02-Aug-20 16:33:13


Neon7 Sun 02-Aug-20 16:45:11

Are these your final 2? If it has to be between these names then Henry wins

June628 Sun 02-Aug-20 17:14:52


WhoWouldHaveThoughtThat Sun 02-Aug-20 17:20:56

If your surname is Hoover then Henry, if its Dyson then James. smile

RuthW Sun 02-Aug-20 17:40:15

Both lovely. I'd go with James

CrockyBetter Sun 02-Aug-20 17:40:43


HollyHocks13 Sun 02-Aug-20 18:09:47

I have a Henry and if I'd had another boy, he would have been James.
Not very helpful I know but they're both lovely strong classic names smile

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