Female version of Jack

(54 Posts)
rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:38:21

We'd like to honour my father in law, but need a female name. Not Jacqueline please!

peppertree Fri 15-Mar-13 17:03:39

Jack = Jane

MewlingQuim Fri 15-Mar-13 17:04:16

Jocelyn?

FunSizedMum Fri 15-Mar-13 17:04:18

What about Sian (pronounced Sharn) which is the welsh version on Jane?

BikeRunSki Brazil Fri 15-Mar-13 17:05:17

I went to school with a Jacinth.

EmilyAlice Fri 15-Mar-13 17:06:33

Hadn't occurred to me before, but Jacinthe in French is Hyacinth in English.

DukeSilver Fri 15-Mar-13 17:07:16

I quite like Jack for a girl, especially as a middle name.

Shr0edinger Fri 15-Mar-13 17:54:37

Jane is lovely. Johanna?

Shr0edinger Fri 15-Mar-13 17:55:16

lol at Jackette! that made me snigger!!

Can I suggest then, in that style, Jackal

Shr0edinger Fri 15-Mar-13 17:56:12

Siún (Shoon) short for siobhan. but siobhan is Joan I think. Well, what about Joan1? that's more like John

CruCru Fri 15-Mar-13 18:09:26

Jacqueline.

WormCanner Fri 15-Mar-13 18:20:22

Isn't Jacqueline derived from James anyway?

BeeBopDingALing Fri 15-Mar-13 18:29:01

What about Jac? Has it got to be the first name? Jac would be good as a middle name then you could have something else as the first name.

Coconutty Costa Rica Fri 15-Mar-13 18:30:10

Jacinthe

thegreylady Fri 15-Mar-13 19:52:39

Just Jackie perhaps?

FreedomOfTheTess Sat 16-Mar-13 09:03:06

Jack started life as a nn for John.

These are all feminine equivalents of John (and thus also Jack).

Gig
Gianna
Giannina
Giovanna
Ioana
Ioanna
Ivana
Ivanka
Ivanna
Jane
Janelle
Janey
Janna
Jannah
Janette
Jean
Jeanette
Jehanne
Joan
Joanie
Joanna
Joanne
Johanna/h
Jovana
Oana
Siobhan

FreedomOfTheTess Sat 16-Mar-13 09:03:55

That first one should read Gia not Gig!!!

cuillereasoupe Sat 16-Mar-13 09:50:38

There's a famous Vogue model called Jacquetta Wheeler. I rather like it.

mrssmartarse Sat 16-Mar-13 12:40:16

Nena means grand daughter in Hebrew would you like that sort of tribute to him? grin X

AntsMarching United States Sat 16-Mar-13 12:42:26

I worked with a lady once named Jakarta. Jack would be a sweet nickname for that.

pinkandyellowbutterfly Sat 16-Mar-13 13:51:45

Jack orginated as a nickname for john, so I think john-type names would be lovely and there are alot to choose from such as 'janet'

Personally I love Joanna, as somebody above mentioned.

pinkandyellowbutterfly Sat 16-Mar-13 13:53:02

'Jenna' is also a great name.

Slainte Sat 16-Mar-13 14:00:36

Jazz?

CruCru Sat 16-Mar-13 15:13:10

Sorry, just realised that you didn't want Jacqueline.

Gambia Sat 16-Mar-13 17:37:17

I knew a Jackamena once (not sure on the spelling though!)

MaryRobinson Sat 16-Mar-13 18:49:38

Joy

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