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!

dinkystinky Fri 15-Mar-13 16:40:32

Jacqui out too?

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:41:23

Yeah, definitely.

MrsHoarder Fri 15-Mar-13 16:42:00

Joan as Jack is for John?

PipkinsPal Fri 15-Mar-13 16:42:05

Jacintha? I know how to spell it but pronouncing it is a different matter.


noisytoys Fri 15-Mar-13 16:43:22

I know a girl called Jack. Just Jack. It suits her

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:44:13

Yes...although when you google it the first thing that comes up is the nurse that killed herself following the Hoax phone call to Kate Middleton's hospital...

dinkystinky Fri 15-Mar-13 16:45:03

I think you're going to struggle.

There's Jackson - but is traditionally a boys name.

Could you not just use a J name to honour fil?

PipkinsPal Fri 15-Mar-13 16:46:11

Thanks Cakes.

lolalou22 Fri 15-Mar-13 16:47:18


baskingseals Fri 15-Mar-13 16:47:45

i do know someone called Jacaranda. she is always known as Jac.

i am not sure that is the right spelling though.

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:48:01

Aiieee, too 'Goody'. Sorry, being picky here, thank you all for your suggestions!

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:48:28

Sorry, x post

CremeEggThief Fri 15-Mar-13 16:49:46

Do you like any female versions of John?
Jacquetta? The mother of the White Queen (Elizabeth Woodville).

EmilyAlice Fri 15-Mar-13 16:51:16

Second Jacintha. Bit Chalet School but nice.

NoTimeForS Fri 15-Mar-13 16:51:32

I was going to say Lucy, because I read once a theory that Jack was popular because it was the closest name to the word Luck. And I guess Lucy is the female name most like Lucky. But that might be a bit too roundabout!!

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:52:36

Ooh Jacquetta, that's interesting....

Weissdorn Fri 15-Mar-13 16:55:03

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GloriaPritchett Fri 15-Mar-13 16:56:08

Jane has the same meaning I think (god is gracious).

fivesacrowd Fri 15-Mar-13 16:59:06

Joanna, derived from Jane, both female versions of John.

djelibeybi Fri 15-Mar-13 16:59:21

Does "Jill" have too much of a nursery rhyme feel?

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 17:00:21

Can't use Jill, is also a family name

GloriaPritchett Fri 15-Mar-13 17:02:27

Or you could translate John, so Giovanni/ Giovanna?

CheeseStrawWars Fri 15-Mar-13 17:03:19

This might help www.thinkbabynames.com/beginning/0/Jac (but really, no-one calls their child "Jackette", do they?!)

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

Jack = Jane

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


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

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

BikeRunSki 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


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 Fri 15-Mar-13 18:30:10


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).


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 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


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


StandbyForNothing Sun 17-Mar-13 23:44:59

It's funny, I'm not keen on Jack for a boy but I know of a Jaque (girl) and I really like it!

sashh Mon 18-Mar-13 06:31:59


I've actually seen Jaxx but I think that is a game character.


Jakiemaapparently means 'brings others together' which would be a nice meaning as well.

milkymocha Mon 18-Mar-13 06:36:25

Jax Neena would be fab! (jacks grand-daughter!) smile

sashh Mon 18-Mar-13 06:43:02

Jakiema that should say.

Or Kay - Jak backwards

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