Which name do you prefer?

(50 Posts)
emjan Mon 29-Jul-13 16:10:23

Which name do you prefer?
1) Alex
2) Jason

State reason if any. Thanks.

makingdoo Mon 29-Jul-13 16:13:15


Know too many Jason's

gymboywalton Mon 29-Jul-13 16:13:45


jason is a bit70's scally


Allalonenow Mon 29-Jul-13 16:16:03

Jason, because Alex is a diminutive.

mirren3 Mon 29-Jul-13 16:19:54

Alex, never been keen on Jason.

I don't like either tbh, but prefer Alex.

Out of those two, Alex

Kassett Mon 29-Jul-13 16:27:50

none of them and certainly not Alex or Jason

looki Mon 29-Jul-13 16:28:34

Alex. Never liked the name Jason. It fits in the Wayne/Warren category for me.

usualsuspect Mon 29-Jul-13 16:31:01

I like Alex as a name on its own.

I quite like Jason too, but prefer Alex.

squoosh Mon 29-Jul-13 16:46:28

Alex. Cooler, fresher, snappier.

Jason is deadly dated. It needs to sleep for another 30 years before being revived.

Floggingmolly Mon 29-Jul-13 16:47:45


Spartacus101 Mon 29-Jul-13 16:50:17

alex, jason was common (as in lots of them around) when i was young in the 80s.

hotair Mon 29-Jul-13 16:52:11

hate them both, sorry

Ruprekt Mon 29-Jul-13 16:53:12

Alex by far!

Jason is in the Shayne, Wayne, Barry genre to me.

Littlecherublegs Mon 29-Jul-13 17:09:22


I don't mind Jason and it is less popular than Alex at the moment but as others have suggested I see it in the category as the likes of Shane, Wayne, Daryl, Brett, Gary...

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 29-Jul-13 17:10:55


But I have developed a sneaky liking for Jason. I have no idea why. It is 70's-tastic

You could shorten to Jay and that's sexier

usualsuspect Mon 29-Jul-13 17:35:56

I love the name Jay.

Mollie272 Mon 29-Jul-13 17:40:28

Alex - definitely

Weegiemum Mon 29-Jul-13 17:44:14

Neither, really.

If pushed I'd go for Alexander, nn Xander.

Not Jason. I had a very difficult Jason in my primary school class c. 1978 and I could never use it. It is rather 70's-tactic, not yet due a revival.

GoodMorningMoon Mon 29-Jul-13 17:45:52

Alex, can be a diminutive of anything.

CPtart Mon 29-Jul-13 17:51:35

Alex, despite its popularity. Alexander on the birth certificate though.

DownstairsMixUp Mon 29-Jul-13 17:56:29

I prefer Alex to. Jason feels like "sharon" as a name. Needs a good few decades before it's "cool" again.

racingheart Mon 29-Jul-13 17:59:35

Alex, if short for Alexander. Not so keen on Jason, though not sure why. It's a good, classic name, and Jay is lovely.

BikeRunSki Mon 29-Jul-13 18:00:02

Alex, but as an abbreviation of Alexander. Timeless.

miffybun73 Mon 29-Jul-13 18:06:24

Not desperately keen on either.

I quite like Alex, not keen on Jason at all.

Like gymboywalton I also think 1970s scally.

tableandsofa Mon 29-Jul-13 18:59:21


FetaCheeny Mon 29-Jul-13 19:33:42


BlueStarsAtNight Mon 29-Jul-13 19:35:23

Alex - Jason also sounds like Wayne/Sharon to me, too 70's and not been left long enough yet. Though Jay is nice.

Bue Mon 29-Jul-13 19:35:58

As a name, Jason, because it's a strong name with great classical associations. Alex is a diminutive so not really a 'name' to me. But Jason is still a bit 80s. Shame because it's really handsome.

rosyryan Mon 29-Jul-13 19:36:08

Neither particularly do anything for me, sorry.

TheRealFellatio Mon 29-Jul-13 19:36:44

Alex no contest. Jason is naff, common and very 70's.

Apileofballyhoo Mon 29-Jul-13 19:41:24


Wbdn28 Mon 29-Jul-13 19:52:18

Jason, simply because Alex is a nickname.

However I'd put Alexander (with nn Alex) far above Jason.

meditrina Mon 29-Jul-13 19:55:47

Alexander, with Alex as preferred nn.

Jason would work better only if you are an erudite family of classicists (ie if it's obvious you were thinking of the Golden Fleece, not half of Donovan and Minogue).

Rowanred Mon 29-Jul-13 20:00:45

Jason is terrible . I like Alexander but not Alex tho Xander is nice!

Alexander or neither alex or jason. I don't like alex as a stand alone name and I know too many jasons mid to late 20's and they are all fucknuggets. It puts me off.

FairyPenguin Mon 29-Jul-13 20:02:23

Alex or Alexander. I really don't like Jason!

usualsuspect Mon 29-Jul-13 20:30:14

Alex is a perfectly fine stand alone name.

Layl77 Mon 29-Jul-13 20:31:45


formicadinosaur Tue 30-Jul-13 10:21:22

Alex is quite timeless but Jason is very 70s and 80s

Bowlersarm Tue 30-Jul-13 10:22:52


I don't like Jason.

I do like Justin though, which is quite close to Jason.

Onyabike Tue 30-Jul-13 10:23:03

Alex, without question!

ElephantsAndMiasmas Tue 30-Jul-13 10:30:05

Alex. Jason is a bit crap, sorry - of an equivalent datedness with Kylie.

amessagetoyouYoni Tue 30-Jul-13 11:03:56

Jason is NOT ready for a comeback. Its...in the same ball park as Darren, to me. Sorry.

Alex is very very popular, but nice enough.

Squooodle Tue 30-Jul-13 11:38:12

Jason is a terrible name to anyone around in the 70s - it's so bad it is funny. But if you are young, then maybe it sounds good.

Alexander is lovely, but might get more popular still now that Kate and Will have used it.

shoobidoo Tue 30-Jul-13 11:45:44

Alex is a little dull imo. And unisex.

Jason may sound dated to anyone over 35 but the younger generation won't have any associations. Jason, nickname Jay, could be very cool! Clearly masculine and underused.

Lucyadams184 Tue 30-Jul-13 12:02:28

I prefer Alex it's more modern.

GeekInThePink Tue 30-Jul-13 12:03:54


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