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.

jass-in-ther

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

Jade?

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

Jocelyn?

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

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 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 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

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

Jax

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

Jaycee?

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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