(Closed) How about Jack?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

All the nursery rhymes comes to mind.  Jack n Jill, Jack & the bean stalk…..

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I really really like Jack as a first name. Jack Douglas Rhymeswithrucker seems to flow pretty well to me lol.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I like the name Jack and I also like the name Jackson!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I like Jack as a name! 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Jack is my favorite boys name, so I think it’s great!!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I think Jack is a great name but if you are worried about Jack not being adult enough for resume etc then go with John and use Jack as the nickname.  

Per yahoo people and they NEVER lie 🙂

John to Jack

One of the most famous bearers of this name, John F. Kennedy, was known to friends and family as “Jack.” But I wonder if he knew how much history that name had? John is a name with history stretching back far into Biblical times. However, during medieval times, the name John was altered slightly in the Germanic tongues to Jankin or Jackin. Out of that, we get the nickname Jack.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I am a teacher and I will tell you do NOT try to pick a name that kids won’t make fun of because they will find a way to make fun of pretty much every name! I LOVE the name Jack, as Jackson was a favorite boy name of mine and would have used it but my best friend’s sister is naming her son Jackson in July. It’s a great name:)

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I really like the name Jack. Most often, it is a nickname for John, but I know of at least two people who have named their sons Jack.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

My great grandfather’s name was Jack, and my friend’s teenage son is named Jack. It is timeless, easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and very masculine sounding. I say go for it.

 

As for kids making fun of it: Kids can make fun of any name. Some names provide more ammunition than others. Fortunately, the negative associations that could go along with Jack aren’t ones most kids will recognize until they’re already aging out of the “let’s pick on names” phase (which at least in my experience, was mostly elementary school.)

As far as jobs, I don’t think it will hurt him one bit. But if you decide for whatever reason not to go with Jack, there’s always John (as PP have mentioned) or Jake.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I love Jack, however I’ve always heard it as a nickname for James.  Maybe that’s an option if you want another option when he gets older?  I do love Jack though – I think it would be one of our top boys options if I didn’t have a cousin who goes by Jack (no bad associations, I just don’t want to use a first name of someone I know).

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love it!!! My Fiance says it’s too boring though Undecided

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Jack has always been my favourite name! So cute for a little man

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it’s a nice name. And PP are right. If kids wanna make fun of someone they’ll find a way.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think Jack is a perfectly adult name. It never would have occurred to me that anyone would see it as not adult! That said, I also think that it is perfect for a child. It’s one of those names that, to me, fits a person through all ages. It’s also one of my favorite names of all time, so it’s possible that I’m already biased in its favor. 😀

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