Please can I ask your opinion on this boys name?!

(17 Posts)
hugahuddy Wed 06-Feb-13 21:16:11

We wanted a name that was down to earth but not too common! Dh wanted something 'manly'!! It's been a long search...

What do you think of Cameron Jack? Does it fit the bill?! I feel comfortable shouting it at the park but might be missing something!

pictish Wed 06-Feb-13 21:19:20

Depends where you are. Where I live, Cameron and Jack are about the two most well used names. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

JaneLane Wed 06-Feb-13 21:22:15

Jack is very popular where I live but Cameron less so with the younger children and more with the slightly older children.

They are both nice, solid, easily pronounced names - names are popular for a reason normally!

amck5700 Wed 06-Feb-13 21:55:20

Nothing wrong with either name and CJ makes a nice set of initials.

I know a few Camerons and not a horrible one amongst them.

Where I live (Scotland), it is quite popular but over a number of ages, so no particular age group where there are loads.

Can I also through in Keir (Ciar) or Gregor? slightly less common, still manly. Both survive the back door test grin

Artigene Wed 06-Feb-13 22:17:07

Cameron reminds me of the Prime Minister.

hellokitty123 Thu 07-Feb-13 08:52:35

Not sure Cameron is very 'manly' - reminds me either of Cameron Diaz or David Cameron grin.

And Jack is very very very widely used - I think it was THE most popular boys names for a number of years.

hugahuddy Sat 09-Feb-13 09:15:23

Thank you very much!! We had the same thoughts on pm and miss Diaz but wondered if it was just us!!! I also didn't realise that it was popular so thank you for that, I'd hate him to get to school and be just another.........

I like max and Alex but dh not convinced! We're overdue now so time is definitely running low!!

everlong Sat 09-Feb-13 09:25:52

I think Cameron is lovely but I would associate it with Dave too quickly these days.

Gwennan Sat 09-Feb-13 10:16:03

Hi

Cameron, Jack, Max, Alex - all popular names!

I think they are all fine but, as you seem to want to avoid a popular name, have a look at this data and then you'll be able to make a more informed decision about which one to go for: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-266770

Gwennan Sat 09-Feb-13 10:18:04

This is a very user-friendly interpretation of the data too:

TOP 100 MOST POPULAR NAMES IN ENGLAND AND WALES 2011
www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2012/08/top-100-most-popular-names-in-england-and-wales-2011.html

COMBINED SPELLINGS 2011 - BOYS (TOP 200)
www.britishbabynames.com/blog/combined-spellings-2011-boys.html

TOP 1000 NAMES IN ENGLAND AND WALES, 2011
www.britishbabynames.com/blog/top-1000-names-in-england-and-wales-2011.html

TOP 100 NAMES IN SCOTLAND 2012
www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2012/12/top-100-names-in-scotland-2012.html

TOP 300 NAMES IN NORTHERN IRELAND 2011
www.britishbabynames.com/blog/top-300-names-in-northern-ireland-2011.html

Ruprekt Sat 09-Feb-13 10:19:44

Max is a fabulous name and although becoming more popular is not as common as Alex or Jack imho.

At my school there are only 4 Max's out of 660 pupils.

Coconutty Sat 09-Feb-13 10:19:46

Cameron popular here but not as much as Jack. Alex v common too, and Max.

If you want a less used name you need to keep searching!

I like Cameron but there's no way I'd use it whilst the current twit is in government.

legallyblond Sun 10-Feb-13 20:10:07

As others have said, depends where you live. At DHs old school (teacher in east London) there were 4 Camerons in his class of 30 (7 year olds!) (one spelt it Camron).

DessieLou Mon 11-Feb-13 01:50:00

I like Cameron. And although I'm aware of its popularity I don't actually know any. :-)

poppydaisy Mon 11-Feb-13 11:45:14

Hard to dis-associate Cameron from David Cameron, I'm afraid. Also don't find the name very masculine, perhaps due to Cameron Diaz?

Timetoask Mon 11-Feb-13 11:48:47

I think Cameron is great! Don't worry about the PM, your Cameron will be his own little person.

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