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It's a nice name sounding-wise and spelling-wise. My concerns are that the first time I ever heard it was in the presence of the Jameson whiskey, which is a popular Irish whiskey. I thought the old surname sounded distinguished on whiskey, but when I heard it after that on a little boy named Jameson, my knee-jerk-reaction thought was "was he conceived when his low-rent parents were inebriated?" All of that even knowing that 2) it's an older name that has nothing to do with whiskey and a previous and still existing surname. I like older names and have nothing against surnames as first and middle names. However, I was disturbed that I had such a bad reaction to an actual little boy being named Jameson.

Another concern is that even though the name is an old and distinguished surname that has nothing to do with whiskey, it shares the same unfortunate vibe as all of the stupid, tacky, made-up names that illiterate parents give their children. It's a shame, because this really is a nice name with the obvious nice nickname of James or Jimmy. I wouldn't want to give this name to my child, though, and be confused with the illiterati. It's still on my list of potential middle names, though. Still nice, but not "first name" nice for me due to the above reasons.
I love Jameson but hate James.
I'm fine with surnames being used as first names, but this one just sounds too surnamey to be used. I'd just go with James, however common it may be. Jameson is just terrible on a girl. Doesn't sound feminine in any way, plus it's weird and rather demeaning to name your daughter something that means "son of ____". Masculine names definitely won't sound good on a girl when she's an adult, or better yet, an old woman.
The Spider-Man character John Jonah Jameson was the chief editor of The Daily Bugle.
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Jameson who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 940th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

In 2018, 5 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Jameson who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 14, 357th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
My impression is... if you name your son 'Jameson', everybody will think that you tried to use the same flare as Jackson (because its really popular right now), and slapped it at the end of the name James (which is also pretty popular). Of course, everybody here knows this is not a modern name. But, others might not know that and mistake it for 'trendy', so personally, I wouldn't use it. I would hate to have people think I "made the name up", or took a 'tacky surname'.
I hate the name James, so Jameson is the same for me.
Jameson is a popular brand of Irish whiskey.
The first time I ever heard this name was when I was a child watching the movie "Read It and Weep". The main character's name was Jameson Bartlett but everyone called her Jamie. I always assumed this was a girl's name because of that movie.

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