Jack Jones

(50 Posts)
kaatieexox Sat 02-Nov-13 09:47:23

We are expecting our first baby boy in next few months. We are keen on Jack Alexander Jones but a lot of ppl have said its "mean" because of the cockney slang jack jones. Do you agree? I personally don't and think it is a good name but it's on my mind now!!

SantiagoToots Sat 02-Nov-13 10:06:24

It's a clothing brand - like Mark Spencer! wink

Dollydaydream99 Sat 02-Nov-13 10:07:13

It makes me think of the shop rather than the
Cockney rhyming slang! smile

kaatieexox Sat 02-Nov-13 10:57:45

Oh yes it is! Oh mannnn! Is it to much?

My DS has a friend named Jack Jones, and he is always called his full name to differentiate him from the other 3 or 4 Jacks in their friendship group. Not saying this will be an issue for you, but consider him hearing it as a full name lots of times a day - if HE has an issue with the rhyming slang or clothing brand it will be come wearing.

Tikkamasala Sat 02-Nov-13 13:37:49

I think of the clothes, I have no idea about the rhyming slang, what does it mean, bones?!

sonlypuppyfat Sat 02-Nov-13 13:39:14

Its slang for being on your own isn't it. Being on your Jack Jones

I like it, sounds like a marvel super hero to me. I don't think that many people use Cockney rhyming slang anymore. I know some but didn't think of it straight away.

I wouldn't worry about the clothing line either, it probably would have faded out by the time he is old enough to care. It's a good name, you like it. Use it.

MrsDavidBowie Sat 02-Nov-13 13:46:29

There was a crooner called Jack jones.

ds went to school with a jack jones.

As my ds is also jack they were known as Jack D and Jack Jones. they are 13 now and that Jack Jones is the only other jack I have ever met under the age of 50.

ExcuseTypos Sat 02-Nov-13 13:55:32

My dd once had a party and there were 6 Jacks there.

She is 19 so it may not be as popular now, but there are a lot of Jacks around here.

kaatieexox Sat 02-Nov-13 14:41:04

Thanks guys... It was playing on my mind a lot and I didn't even think of the clothing line. We are struggling to come up with anything else as we want a strong name and we cannot agree on anything else!

Spaghettinetti Sat 02-Nov-13 16:47:22

I think it's a cool name. It reminds me of a rock star or super hero...

HyvaPaiva Sat 02-Nov-13 17:02:48

To me, it's the singer, the brand, the slang. Jake?

telsa Sat 02-Nov-13 18:50:51

Trades union leader is my association. Fine name.

comeandgo Sat 02-Nov-13 19:39:17

I read on an MN thread that if you call your child Jack, you might as well just call them Boy as its so popular.

I agree.

And with a surname like Jones, which is also very popular, I think you need a first name which stands out a bit, not blends into the wallpaper.

Khara Sat 02-Nov-13 20:26:08

Jack Jones is my mum's favourite singer.

What about:

Keir Jones
Gregor Jones
Nathan Jones
Mark Jones
Marcus Jones
Evan Jones
Patrick Jones
Duncan Jones

Lubiloo Sat 02-Nov-13 22:31:19

Wasn't Jack THE most popular boys name for a number of years..? And with Jones being a VERY popular surname, his name won't really identify him that well. I would choose a less overused first name, personally.

I like Marcus or Nathan Jones or how about
Reuben Jones
Quentin Jones
Dominic Jones
Robin Jones
Milo Jones

kaatieexox Sat 02-Nov-13 22:51:27

We want to try and stick with the letter j but I do like roman names aswell (as we conceived in Rome) but OH isn't keen! I do like Jacob but again, we can't agree!

Thecircle Sat 02-Nov-13 22:56:46


PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sat 02-Nov-13 22:57:36

My first thought was Jack Jones the butcher from Dad's Army - don't panic, don't panic!

It's possible I may be quite old, though.

Jago ?

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Sat 02-Nov-13 22:58:44

Luke Jones


BestIsWest Sat 02-Nov-13 23:33:55

I agree Telsa. One of my heroes. A fine name for a fine man.

squoosh Sun 03-Nov-13 04:44:03

It's a bit too Joe Bloggs for me.

WinterOfOurDiscontent Sun 03-Nov-13 04:49:29

I personally like it

Chottie Sun 03-Nov-13 04:58:06

Sorry but a big no.

I know of someone who called their son Lee Cooper and to me this is similar.

getagoldtoof Sun 03-Nov-13 05:09:55

I wouldn't if you live anywhere near London. Jack Jones = on my own and always will for a Londoner, unfortunately as the name is lovely.

I quite like it actually, but I did think of the underpants range too!
How about Zac Jones?

I also know a George Jones who is fab

kaatieexox Sun 03-Nov-13 14:13:03

Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm very keen on Marcus smile

TruJay Sun 03-Nov-13 17:11:26

I like Jack Jones, think it's cool! Also JJ as a nickname, I might be biased though my son's nickname is JayJay! Jack is a very popular name but to be fair I only know of 1 and he's 5. My son started pre-school this sep and there isn't one Jack in his class and they were none in any of his baby/toddler groups over the past few years

kaatieexox Sun 03-Nov-13 21:34:50

Thanks TruJay. We like JJ too and same I only know of one baby jack and he is 4.

clary Sun 03-Nov-13 22:50:13

DS1 knows a Jack Jones.

It makes me smile (because I know the phrase "on your Jack Jones = on yr own) but not DS or any of his mates so I am sure it's fine if you like it.

I know a Sam Smith (as in the beer!) but again, no peers raise an eyebrow.

Jack v v popular tho. I teach 3 (secondary) which is pretty low actually - I teach a lot more Jakes/Jacobs and Joshes (six of each).

kaatieexox Sun 03-Nov-13 22:56:29

Luckily no one has completely put me off which is good, was just playing on my mind more than anything! Now I'm just worried he won't look like a Jack when he's born, did that happen to anyone?

ZombieMonkeyButler Sun 03-Nov-13 22:59:38

My grandfather was called Jack Jones - I like it smile.

My DS1 is also called Jack (but not Jones).

Jack Jones is lovely. Besides, I'm sure there are plenty of Pat Malones in the world and that's also slang for being on your own. smile

Jake? Zack? Jacques?

kaatieexox Sun 03-Nov-13 23:03:11

I never knew that Pat Malones was! Thanks for that smile

Now I'm just worried he won't look like a Jack when he's born, did that happen to anyone?

Yup, we had a name more or less picked out for a boy and when he was born - it just looked wrong so we had to start all over again.

Astarael Mon 04-Nov-13 07:06:55

It's the dad's army reference for me too pelvic (and I'm not old) grin

Iwaswatchingthat Mon 04-Nov-13 07:11:14

Alexander Jack Jones sounds fab.

Why not just swap your names around?

kaatieexox Mon 04-Nov-13 08:50:13

I already have an Alexander in the family, but it does sound good. smile I'm keen on Ethan too but don't know if it goes with Jack.

delilah89 Mon 04-Nov-13 10:43:16

I think it's really lovely -- and sounds like an interesting grown up name too.

delilah89 Mon 04-Nov-13 10:44:24

p.s. Don't think Alexander Jack Jones sounds half as good, sorry! Jack Jones is a brilliant, brilliant name. And you can call him JJ!

nagynolonger Mon 04-Nov-13 10:56:41

Grandparents generation will think of Jack Jones the union leader. The cockney slang wouldn't spring to my mind even when other posters point it out.

I know a little Jack with the surname Daniels. I do think that's a bit odd. I wouldn't be put off by other's comments. If you like Jack Jones go for it.

Spottybra Mon 04-Nov-13 10:58:05

My teenager shops there. Please don't.

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