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Jamie for boy vs. use it vs. don’t use it

Does Jamie sound like too much of a nickname to use for a boy on its own? James is a bit common and boring for us, and also our last name begins with S so we can’t really use it. Jamie is one name my husband really likes that we are considering - just don’t know if it is professional enough on its own.

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Name Votes
Jamie for boy 0% (0 votes)
Use it 67% (16 votes)
Don’t use it 33% (8 votes)


I’ve never liked the name Jamie for a boy or a girl. James is very nice for a boy.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-16 14:34:13 | report
Jamie could be a nickname for James, Jeremy, and Jeremiah.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-16 14:35:30 | report
You could always go with Jameson/Jamison With the nickname Jamie. :)
posted by guest :: 2013-10-16 14:36:07 | report
I think it can work on it’s own, but just in case use a middle name that could also work for more "professional" setting and/or for an initial nickname (JB, JT, etc). I also like the suggestion of Jamie as a nickname for Jeremy/Jeremiah. I’ve also heard of it as a nickname for Benjamin.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-16 14:37:29 | report
Oh, I really like the suggestion of Jamie as a nickname for Benjamin.
posted by guest: poll poster :: 2013-10-16 14:38:44 | report
My dad’s name is Jamie and he is a real estate agent in his 30s so I honestly don’t seen a professional problem with the name Jamie.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-16 14:41:07 | report
It works for Jamie Oliver (the chef) although I think outside of being a celebrity it’s best left as a nick name. You can use James with an "S" last name so long as you say it very clearly when you use the two together. James is much more professional and respectable than Jamie.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-16 14:43:08 | report
I have a cousin named Jamie. That’s his given name, not James.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-16 14:46:55 | report
Jamie is mostly used as a girls name version of James.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-16 14:48:53 | report
Don’t like Jamie for a boy or girl, why Jamie out of all the names? Benjamin "Jamie" is better at least he can go by Ben if he doesn’t like it
posted by guest :: 2013-10-16 14:49:18 | report
Thanks for the thoughts everyone. I am going to talk to my husband about using it as a nickname for Benjamin or Jeremiah since we can’t use James.
posted by guest: poll poster :: 2013-10-16 14:50:41 | report
Jamie is a fine standalone name for a boy, it is not a girls version of James at all!
posted by guest :: 2013-10-16 14:50:49 | report
You dont need to use either of those, Jamie is fine as it is for a boy. Nicknames as first names are quite common now.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-16 14:52:04 | report
I would definitely not use Benjamin, he would always be called Ben not Jamie. Its fine as it is really.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-16 14:54:02 | report
If we used Benjamin I would always call him Jamie. Benjamin would just be for job applications to give him a non nickname to use. But I do like Jamie on its own too.
posted by guest: poll poster :: 2013-10-16 14:56:32 | report
Jamie is much too minimalistic on its own. Jameson, Jamaal, Benjamin, Jeremiah, or Jeremy would all be good with the nn Jamie!
posted by guest :: 2013-10-16 15:01:28 | report

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