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What do you think of the name Jackson?

(29 Posts)
LaurenBlue Sat 24-Jul-10 06:06:31

considering it for new baby. hubby not quite convinced.

TanteRose Sat 24-Jul-10 06:19:40

its cool! my cousin's DS is called Jackson and it suits him.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sat 24-Jul-10 06:20:29

I'm with your husband I think, though it depends on your surname, background etc

Shaz10 Sat 24-Jul-10 06:35:23

I was about to come on and mock but then I thought "actually it sounds quite cool".

Beattiebow Sat 24-Jul-10 06:42:18

I really like it, but my dh wouldn't!

violetsmile Sat 24-Jul-10 08:36:22

Like it, dh says it's a good name for a labrador hmm. dh has offically dreadful taste in names- the fact that he wouldn't use it is a good thing! Go for it.

Bacofoil Sat 24-Jul-10 08:46:47

Oh dear no.

Just no.

People will think 'Michael' and make jokes about 'where are the other four then hahahahahhahaha'.

Just go with Jack. The 'son' is a given.

Ineedsomesleep Sat 24-Jul-10 09:22:21

It just makes me think of this Jackson.

valiumSingleton Sat 24-Jul-10 09:24:40

the most popular name for about 15 years with 'son' stuck on the end. It's like a ford focus pulling along a monza.

valiumSingleton Sat 24-Jul-10 09:25:48

ps Harrison has been done, what about Edison. I like that one somehow. light bulb kudos. Plus, Ed possible nn.

Ineedsomesleep Sat 24-Jul-10 09:50:07

If you like football what about Pele's real name, Edson?

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Sat 24-Jul-10 12:49:43

too americanised for me - also my friend's dog is called Jackson

CuppaTeaJanice Sun 25-Jul-10 11:43:31

Pollock.

themildmanneredjanitor Sun 25-Jul-10 11:47:29

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mopsyflopsy Sun 25-Jul-10 13:55:11

I'm not keen, mainly due on the Jack part... there are just so, so many Jacks out there alreaady. Over 8000 born in 2008 alone...

I also find Jackson very surnamey.

freerangeeggs Sun 25-Jul-10 16:28:31

I think it's quite nice. There's a teenage boy at our school with this name and he gets along just fine. It is very American-sounding, though.

CreepyFunbags Sun 25-Jul-10 16:32:39

I would have said yes but just the other day someone posted about being annoyed at everyone assuming they had called their son Jackson after Michael, so I might say no now. Perhaps it is too soon after MJ's death.

thumbwitch Sun 25-Jul-10 16:33:28

Feel about it the same way as I do about Harrison - not keen. But it's not awful either.

PaulineCampbellJones Sun 25-Jul-10 21:09:06

As long as you don't spell it Jaxon like one of my colleagues. Shudder.

clpsmum Mon 26-Jul-10 09:07:03

Hi there
I have a Jackson and am so glad i called him that. Everybody we meet loves his name and so does he. Jackson is a family name for us and this was the reason we chose it but i am so pleased we did. It really suits him and he refuses to let anyone shorten it to Jack. The only time anyone has ever mentioned michael jackson to us is for about 2 days after his death but apart from that the only time is on here when people don't like the name and try to use that as an excuse. a lot of people don't like surname sounding names and say its too american but neither of those points bother me at all i don't think american sounding names are a bad thing. I love his name and would say if you like it go for it i am glad we did. Agree with PCJ though hate the spelling Jaxon its just wrong!

birdofthenorth Mon 26-Jul-10 13:28:17

Jackson -lovely.

Jaxon -utterly wrong.

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Mon 26-Jul-10 13:31:16

I have a Jack, and we call him Jackson. For some reason we elongate names in our family. So obviously I think it's cool! grin <ignores all the 'Oh, Jack is so boring' etc posts>

clpsmum Mon 26-Jul-10 14:13:09

HAHAHAHAHAHA think thats fab that you give them longer nicknames rather than shorter, great idea. Jack is a great name just ignore the others, it wouldn't be so popular if it wasnt so lovely

sonniebonnie Mon 26-Jul-10 15:14:46

Jackson, as well as Harrison, are surnames to me. And agree that Jack is a little overdone.

Ineedsomesleep Tue 27-Jul-10 08:41:38

Heard of a few Jaxons born recenly, thought it was a bit odd that there is suddenly a rise in this "unique" spelling.

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