Please help !!! Dylan or James

(11 Posts)
Daydreamer83 Sun 11-Sep-16 18:38:10

Hi all
Can you please help me! We have called our son Dylan James (both family tradition names) however we don't know if we should refer to him as Dylan or James? Which sounds better as a first name? Please help we are torn!!!!!

2kids2dogsnosense Sun 11-Sep-16 18:39:14

I like James, but that is because I prefer traditional names.

Which do you think he most looks like?

NorfolkEnchance Sun 11-Sep-16 18:41:56

Dylan, otherwise you should have named him James Dylan!

Daydreamer83 Sun 11-Sep-16 18:54:11

He was always meant to be Dylan as my maiden name is Dillon, but with people spelling it wrong and giving him silly nicknames I starting to think I should call him by his maiden name James! Don't know what to do, hate the fact Iv been put off Dylan sad(

Laineymc7 Sun 11-Sep-16 18:59:16

James is lovely never dates. It will always be a great name for boy.

SirChenjin Sun 11-Sep-16 19:01:39

I prefer James - good, strong, traditional name

EllaHen Sun 11-Sep-16 19:05:16

Both are lovely names. I didn't realise there could be spelling issues with Dylan. Is it because people who know you by your maiden name might assume your surname spelling? Surely that will pass.

(What about DJ or Deej? Oh, I miss Roseanne.)

Daydreamer83 Sun 11-Sep-16 19:07:02

Yes people spelling it Dillon and then someone called him Dyl!!!! Which I was so annoyed about!!!! Hate dj!! So annoyed right now, should have thought about this before I babes him sad

Daydreamer83 Sun 11-Sep-16 19:07:16

Named him!

EllaHen Sun 11-Sep-16 19:09:41

Yes Dyl is awful. However, I've never come across it before and Dylan is fairly popular round these parts (Scotland).

Daydreamer83 Sun 11-Sep-16 19:10:49

Ahh well that's good to hear, starting to think it was a common nickname sad

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