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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
I'm due in January and my son's name will be James. For the most part, he will be called James, but we're a family big on nicknames and I love giving nicknames, so I'm wondering what the nicknames for James are? So far I've got...

Jim (I like, but not for a baby or a child, more for an adult)

Jimmy (not crazy about, but it would eventually evolve into Jim)

Jimbo (biological father, if he's involved, will insist on this one, and I absolutely HATE it- part of the reason why I want to already have a nickname for my James.)

Jamie (not crazy about- all the Jamies I've known have been girls)

Jamesey (what I sometimes call my adult friend named James, but kinda... different)

Jake (haven't really liked all the Jakes I've known)

Jack (I like it, but might be too far away from actual name)

Did I miss any? Thoughts? Suggestions?
post #2 of 22
one of my My best friends and co workers name is Jamey. His sons name is James, and they all call him Jamey.

My husband best friend in highschool name was Jaime.

Just saying.
post #3 of 22
post #4 of 22

Hiya!! We're having a James too. I don't like the nickname Jimmy so we're going to try to use Jay or JJ.

Edited by WifeofAnt - 11/10/10 at 9:22am
post #5 of 22
i like jamey or jack... but i also love love love james just the way it is. if i had a son named james, he would be james or jamey or jamesey.
post #6 of 22
All the Jamie's I have know, both male and female, are all very cool people. Funny though, one of my very best girlfriends name is Jaime and I call her James! LOL

I also like Jay. Jim and Jimmy totally turn me off simply because those are the names that I associate with my horribly abusive brother.
post #7 of 22

We also wanted to avoid Jimmy/Jim.  We end up calling our little guy Jamesy and sometimes J or Jamie.  (Since we recently re-watched the Secret of Roan Innish, we've been calling out "Jamie!" more often!)  I think it will evolve into Jamie as he gets older. At school so far he's just James.

post #8 of 22

I think Jay or J is super cute!

post #9 of 22

What's the initial of his middle name? I'm wondering if you could pair it with "J" (like JJ, JB, etc.)

post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 

He'll have two middle names, so he'll be James Michael Steven, and his last name will also start with an S.  His full initials will be JMSS, not much can be made out of it.


Originally Posted by homemademom View Post

What's the initial of his middle name? I'm wondering if you could pair it with "J" (like JJ, JB, etc.)

post #11 of 22

Another one, similar to Jamesey, is Jimsey.  I  was thinking of the name James for my son and that is one of the nicknames we would most likely have used.

post #12 of 22

Jem! Adorable

post #13 of 22

dh's mom calls him jaimie which he despises. I call him jay or Jamsie

post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 

I didn't realize that Jamesy (or variants) were so common, and not considered "weird".  I'm thinking it's a toss-up now between Jamesy and Jack.

post #15 of 22

I think Jack is a totally separate name. JMO. But Jamesy is cute. My DS2's middle name is James, named after my grandfather who went by Jim. I agree, Jim sounds much more like an adult name. 

post #16 of 22

Jack is a nickname for John, not really for James.  I like Jay or Jamie or Jamesy, but since he has so many middle names, maybe you can consider those for nicknames, too.  Like Mike or Mikey or Steve or Stevey, etc.  I love the name Michael and its variants.

post #17 of 22

DS's name is James, and we call him Jamie.  I wish we had spelled it Jamey, though.  Everyone spells his name 'Jaime'.  CONSTANTLY.  Something a little different than the typical girls spelling would have been better, I think.

post #18 of 22

Hey guys Im 14 and my name's James, I've been called Jimbo, or Jimmy-James by lots of people. Maybe that'll help???

post #19 of 22

I agree that Jack is just a separate name. My son is John, but it's a family name so, to avoid confusion, he goes exclusively by Jack. It's already hard enough to explain that to people, even though it IS a nickname for John (John/Jack Kennedy is what I always refer to for older crowds that know). However, you might have a hard time since it's just a different name, not a nickname for James.

I say see what you end up calling him, whatever comes out of your mouth it will prob be. My guess is J, I call DS that all the time.

Love the name James and the other nicknames, BTW, but HATE Jim/Jimmy;)

post #20 of 22

okay, so i am only fourteen, but i had a dream. in my dream, saw a little blonde toddler standing in the middle of a field alone and for some reason, i just KNEW his name was James and that he was my son. instantly, i called out, "Jamesie!" people have told me it was just a dream but i know that my future holds a little blonde boy named jamesie.

so yeah, suggested name: JamesieROTFLMAO.gif

sorry, i talk WAY to much.blahblah.gif

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