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Thread: Jamie/Jaime

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    What is the correct spelling for a boy???

    What is your opinion/thoughts on this name for a boy?

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Re: Jamie/Jaime

    As it turns out, Jamie and Jaime are completely different names. Jamie is a diminutive of James and (in my opinion) a much fresher nickname than Jim or Jimmy. Jaime is a Spanish variation of James and is pronounced HI-mee.

    If you are thinking about the nickname, I would suggest using the Jamie spelling for clarity. If you like the exotic pronunciation of Jaime, I would suggest that spelling. Be prepared, though, to have it misunderstood as Jamie often.

    If you want the nickname, I must ask, are you using James or just Jamie? Another option in the less-popular-James-nicknames category is Jem. I find this one particularly nice--though it does reming me of To Kill A Mockingbird.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    Re: Jamie/Jaime

    In the UK Jaime is usually for girls and Jamie for boys.

    I too like nn Jem, particularly for James Matthew, like in Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series where Jem is nn of Anne's eldest son (Anne's House of Dreams).

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Re: Jamie/Jaime

    Jamie is a nn for the male name James. Jaime is from the French J'aime which mean I love, this seems for feminine to me and I would use this for a girl and James for a boy nn Jamie. Jaime pronounced the French way is like Jane but with an 'M'.

    Hope that cleared some things up:)
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  5. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2009

    Re: Jamie/Jaime

    I've always prefered the spelling Jamey for boys since Jamie seems to have been taken over by the girls.
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