(61 Posts)
AlfieBear87 Sat 01-Dec-12 21:17:14

We are expecting ds2 in April and DH has just said he LOVES the name Jax........I can't decide if I like it or not.

I've always wanted a little boy called Jack which DH hates so it would be a kind of compromise on that.

I think I like it but am worried that a) our family will do that one raised eyebrow and whispers behind our back for a few months, b) our ds1 is called Harry which is very 'normal' so not sure they go together and c) can see me introducing him to strangers and having to say "no not Jack, Jax....." which could get very annoying.

I love the fact that DH feels strongly about it as I felt that I had more say than him over ds1's name and he's been working abroad for a lot of this pregnancy so has missed scans and appts etc.

What do you guys think?

vigglewiggle Sat 01-Dec-12 21:18:51

I don't like it at all. Sorry.

TeaBrick Sat 01-Dec-12 21:20:04

I don't like it either. It sounds like a nickname for Jacqueline to me.

BackforGood Sat 01-Dec-12 21:20:19

I don't like it either.
Would definitely go with Jack, and you can always call him 'Jax' as a nn within the home if you want, but he'll not be continually having to explain "it's not Jack" for the rest of his life.

Bluestocking Sat 01-Dec-12 21:20:48

Dear me, no. That's just awful.

TeaDr1nker Sat 01-Dec-12 21:21:59

Funny, the only Jax I know is a lovely woman, her name is Jaqueline btw


hermioneweasley Sat 01-Dec-12 21:23:10

No, sorry.

mellowcat Sat 01-Dec-12 21:23:41

I don't like it really, how about Max or Rex?

cheeseandmushroomghostie Sat 01-Dec-12 21:24:42

As in basement? No.

shoobidoo Sat 01-Dec-12 21:25:00

or Dax?

Bunbaker Sat 01-Dec-12 21:26:35

No. It sounds like a nickname not a proper name.

AlfieBear87 Sat 01-Dec-12 21:30:37

Hmmm as I thought. I keep saying no to all the names he likes - I feel so mean!

Naming number 2 is definitely proving harder than number 1!

MoelFammau Sat 01-Dec-12 21:43:33

Jackson, nn Jax?

Silvaspring Sat 01-Dec-12 21:47:13

YY to Jackson. Am I the only person who quite likes Jax? (although it does make me think of Ajax a bit).

Mandy2003 Sat 01-Dec-12 21:51:00

Oh yes, Jax is the name of one of the main characters in Sons of Anarchy! But I think his full name IS Jackson. Excellent choice smile

tilder Sat 01-Dec-12 21:57:09

I'm sorry but it sounds like a cleaning product.

TaperJeanGirl Sat 01-Dec-12 22:00:27

I like it, I instantly think of Jax from sons of anarchy, and thats no bad thing grin

I know one Jax and it's her nn (Jacqueline)

lucidlady Sat 01-Dec-12 22:02:40

No no no to Jax as his "proper" name. As a nickname yes it's not too bad but otherwise sounds like my Hoover. Vax.

NellyBluth Sat 01-Dec-12 22:10:22

Sounds sci-fi.

AlfieBear87 Sat 01-Dec-12 22:11:45

Not 100% negative reaction then!

MoelFammau Sat 01-Dec-12 22:21:39

Jacobi maybe?

judefawley Sat 01-Dec-12 22:26:20


SneezySnatcher Sat 01-Dec-12 23:24:05

I taught a Jaxon (although I prefer the spelling Jackson). Could you use that and then Jax (or even jack) as a NN?

ZenNudist Sat 01-Dec-12 23:27:23

I once knew a Dax. I don't think it was a nickname.
Jax is awful.

I knew a Dax too.

I like Jax a lot. X is a great letter.

goralka Sun 02-Dec-12 00:03:00

do you really want a son called (possibly) 'Jaxie' - as in 'up your jaxie'?

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 02-Dec-12 10:39:02

Not as a proper name!

bigkidsdidit Sun 02-Dec-12 10:41:27

Jax is terrible as a full, proper name. If he really likes it Jackson might be a good compromise (I don't particularly like that either bit it's not silly)

Slainte Sun 02-Dec-12 10:42:55

In Ireland "going to the Jax" means going to the loo.

WonkyWilly Sun 02-Dec-12 20:56:10

You do know that jax is a slang term for going to the toilet??? Would you seriously do that to your child?

blindworm Sun 02-Dec-12 22:31:40

You could spell it Jaxon and then you'd have a choice of Jax or Jack as a nickname.

judefawley Mon 03-Dec-12 00:38:32


That's doubly terrible.

PerryCombover Mon 03-Dec-12 00:47:01

This must be a joke, shurley?

RyleDup Mon 03-Dec-12 01:13:26

Yuck. Sorry.

Yep, what Slainte said, the jax is the toilet so no from me. Though as a nickname for something else, I don't mind it.
Our next door neighbour's little boy is Jackson.

MyPetMonsterAndMe Mon 03-Dec-12 01:42:00

It's my cat's name, so I obviously don't hate it, but I don't think I would use it for a child. I think you'd get tired of saying, "No, it's Jax, with an x not Jack..."

DaveMccave Mon 03-Dec-12 03:00:14

I love it!

LDNmummy Mon 03-Dec-12 03:24:44

Also think it sounds like a cleaning product, sorry!

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Mon 03-Dec-12 06:06:24


It's almost as bad as Jaxon! Believe me every time you say his name someone will look at you blankly as they will expect they misheard you saying Jack.

Bunbaker Mon 03-Dec-12 06:12:57

"Also think it sounds like a cleaning product, sorry!"


1978andallthat Mon 03-Dec-12 08:57:58

I think of a public schoolboy with dreadlocks and a trust fund

sparkle12mar08 Mon 03-Dec-12 11:00:29

Dear god no, it's awful. I know we're not supposed to stereotype etc, but come on, what do you really think about the instant you hear it? Really?

12ylnon Mon 03-Dec-12 18:04:40

Not keen i'm afraid. At my secondary school, he would have been known as 'Jax off'....

NigellaTufnel Mon 03-Dec-12 18:23:25

It is possibly one of the worst names I've seen on here

TheSecondComing Mon 03-Dec-12 20:06:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lovemybabyboy Tue 04-Dec-12 11:46:51

I have seen a couple of Jaxon/Jaxen's you could use that and have Jax as a nick name. I probably wouldn't use it as his full name just a shortened version/nick name but I don't see anything wrong with Jax.

YouOldSlag Tue 04-Dec-12 11:52:37

Ajax plus Jif equals Jax.

It's a blunt, aggressive sounding name.

maybe call him Jack (Harry and Jack goes really well) but maybe his family nickname could be Jacks?

LoveYouForeverMyBaby Tue 04-Dec-12 13:54:42

I really like Jax! Go for it.

EIizaDay Tue 04-Dec-12 13:57:02

It's a big loud no from me.

seeker Tue 04-Dec-12 13:59:12

I'm really sorry, but the first thing that came into my head was "jacksie". I know the spelling's different, but.........

bigbluebump Tue 04-Dec-12 15:22:20

I'm not that keen on the look of Jax, but I do know a little boy called Jackson who gets called Jax/Jacks as a nickname.

sandberry Tue 04-Dec-12 15:29:58

I love Jax! odd because it is not my usual style of names at all but I really like it. I think if I were ever to use it, I would go for Jackson and use Jax as a short form though.

seeker Wed 05-Dec-12 10:58:56

Well, I don't understand why Jackson's a name either!

Lebkuchenlover Wed 05-Dec-12 11:37:42

I'm not keen on Jack/Jackson/Jax but don't think there is anything wrong with them, just not my taste.

Rhubarbgarden Wed 05-Dec-12 14:17:48

Another one who knows a Jacqueline known as Jax.

diabolo Wed 05-Dec-12 17:43:04

My DSis is a Jax (Jacqueline)

mathanxiety Thu 06-Dec-12 20:08:52

Yes Slainte, was going to post -- the jacks/jax is the loo in Ireland.

mathanxiety Thu 06-Dec-12 20:09:27

Pax is nice though...

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