I would love to have some feedback from on the name James Duke.
We have been having the hardest time choosing a name for this kid. We've considered Irish names (my heritage), Japanese names (my husband's heritage), aviation themed names, and many others besides. So far, James Duke is the first name that's felt exciting to both me and my husband. It's a double namesake for my father - named James, and a huge fan of John Wayne. We also really like that it would allow our son to make small adjustments to the name when he's old enough to have his own opinions. He can choose to be Duke or James or Jim depending on who he grows up to be.
But my big concern is that the name just seems too "redneck". My husband is from the south, and I'm pure Yankee. Am I making too big an issue out of that? Or am not paying enough attention to it? I would really love some input.
A few other relevant facts... Our daughter's name is Amelia, and our last name starts with the sound "ee", which limits our choices somewhat.
Thu, 01/08/2015 - 2:20am