WDYT of these names with surname James?

I always wanted to name my son [name]Miles[/name] but [name]Miles[/name] [name]James[/name] just doesn’t sound right to me.

So, I’m trying to find something I love just as much

Scottish names


S names ([name]LOVE[/name] S names)


Other names I like

[name]Jasper[/name] (love alliteration)
[name]Milo[/name] (like this name but might just be a reminder he’s not [name]Miles[/name]!)
[name]Ira[/name] (need honesty on this. I love it but is it awful to other ears?)
[name]Ivo[/name] (ditto)

So I guess my style is all over the place for a boy name - need to start narrowing down. Having said that, would also love more suggestions from the berries!

Could you use [name]Miles[/name] as a nn? I can’t think of any other than maybe [name]Michael[/name]? But I bet there are lots of berries that could come up with a way to get the nn [name]Miles[/name].

I’ve always secretly loved [name]Alastair[/name], but there is no way my husband would ever let me use it.
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Camden[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Silas[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Stanley[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Frederick[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Stuart[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Davis[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Theodore[/name] [name]James[/name]

Other ways to [name]Miles[/name]:
[name]Miller[/name] [name]Samuel[/name] [name]James[/name] nn [name]Miles[/name]

I love [name]Miles[/name] too, what a shame it won’t work with [name]James[/name].

From the rest my picks would be:
[name]Jasper[/name] -I love alliteration too, perhaps also [name]Jude[/name]?
[name]Milo[/name] - great option
[name]Henry[/name] - Like it, but there is the famous writer [name]Henry[/name] [name]James[/name]

Not sure about your style, but some other suggestions: [name]Max[/name] - [name]Maxwell[/name]/[name]Maximillian[/name]/[name]Maxim[/name], [name]Declan[/name], [name]Lachlan[/name], [name]Baxter[/name], [name]Rory[/name]

I’m surprised no one has mentioned this already, but [name]Hamish[/name] is a form of [name]James[/name]. I would take that off the list.

[name]Silas[/name] [name]James[/name], [name]Stanley[/name] [name]James[/name], [name]Jasper[/name] [name]James[/name], [name]Ira[/name] [name]James[/name], [name]Walter[/name] [name]James[/name], and [name]Henry[/name] [name]James[/name] all get a vote from me. I’m especially loving [name]Silas[/name] [name]James[/name], [name]Ira[/name] [name]James[/name], and [name]Walter[/name] [name]James[/name]. [name]Ira[/name] is one of my favorites as well. If [name]Ezra[/name] is rising, why not [name]Ira[/name]?

Well, personally I don’t think [name]Miles[/name] [name]James[/name] sounds bad at all.
[name]James[/name] is a top contendor for a first son for me, and I love the name [name]Miles[/name].
I have only not considered [name]James[/name] [name]Miles[/name] as a combo because our surname
is also one syllable and also ends with a Z sound. That, I think, is too much.
But my husband’s father is [name]James[/name] with that last name, and it works completely.
Which is why I think [name]Miles[/name] [name]James[/name] would also work.

I agree matchy names aren’t always ideal. But if there’s no name you like equally,
I don’t think it’s awful and it also makes the name more memorable.
The other sounds of [name]Miles[/name] and [name]James[/name] are pretty distinct.
It’s not like you are proposing [name]Mark[/name] [name]Park[/name] or [name]Mark[/name] [name]Clark[/name] or something : D.
(No offense to anyone with those names!).

That said, if you’re committing to looking elsewhere…

[name]Nathaniel[/name], [name]Graham[/name], and [name]Everett[/name] evoke a similar feel to me.

I don’t care for [name]Ira[/name] but I do like [name]Ivo[/name].

Yeah [name]Miles[/name] [name]James[/name] is too “s” heavy however [name]Milo[/name] [name]James[/name] is great!

From your list, I love [name]Callum[/name]! I also like [name]Stellan[/name] and I have such a soft spot for [name]Silas[/name].
I also like [name]Jasper[/name] and I just see that you too like [name]Milo[/name] haha great minds think alike! I also love [name]Henry[/name]…classic

[name]Ira[/name] & [name]Ivo[/name] are not good names in my opinion.