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Opinions on middle name for jack please!!

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hugahuddy Sun 14-Oct-12 09:31:10

Dh is set on jack, family name, he's very traditional and has only about 3 strong opinions a year so trying to get behind this one but I want a funkier middle name. With the nights spent trawling the Internet for inspiration I've lost faith in whether I think names roll!

I would be grateful for opinions on

Jack Mackenzie
Jack Finley

Any other suggestions welcomed!!!

DizzyHoneyBee Sun 14-Oct-12 09:40:03


and (can't resist saying it....) Daniel.

hugahuddy Sun 14-Oct-12 09:44:19

Thank you dizzy. I do like the idea of going to the park and shouting repeatedly for jack Daniel!!

I like jack Samuel, will put that in the mix thank you. Our surname ends in n so trying to avoid middle names that do!

Curtisbaby5wks4days Mon 15-Oct-12 00:17:41

I like both of your ideas, personal favourite would be Jack Mackenzie.

crackcrackcrak Mon 15-Oct-12 00:18:41

I know a kid named jack Daniel sad

tammy234 Mon 15-Oct-12 15:03:42

Why don't you use Jack as a middle name - there are so, so many little Jacks out there that he will most likely need an initial or middle name to identify himself.

How about
Austin Jack
Tristan Jack
Mackenzie Jack
Reuben Jack

Weenugget Mon 15-Oct-12 15:35:57

Also having Jack as it has a special meaning for DH. I'm currently petitioning for Jack Dexter but DH is having none of it!

sweetfluffybunnies Mon 15-Oct-12 15:37:47


hugahuddy Mon 15-Oct-12 22:04:46

Glad I'm not alone in this boat wee nugget!! I know there will be hundreds of jacks but it's what I've got to work with, I haven't got the heart to put up a fight, but do want to make my make my mark with his middle name as i do think we'll be using it a lot!!

I love dexter! I'd thought of that as a first name, I'm definitely naming our second!!!

OldCatLady Tue 16-Oct-12 14:38:30

I know a jack Richard, I think that's nice.

sonniebonnie Tue 16-Oct-12 15:02:17

If you're not happy with Jack, I'd suggest you find a name you both love! Jack has been THE most popular name for several years until 2010, I think, so there will be lots and lots of the out there already. But if you're set on it, I suggest Jack Mackenzie as Finley is also very common.

mythreeblondies Wed 17-Oct-12 17:28:39

I always think that there is a reason why certain names are so popular -because they are lovely names!

PickledFanjoCat Wed 17-Oct-12 17:30:07

Well I know hardly any.

People get too hung up on it, if it's a special name to you of course it dosent matter if it's popular.

I know of one jack Lloyd which I thought was nice.

Littlecherublegs Wed 17-Oct-12 20:45:21

Like Finley, Mackenzie is ok.

How about:

Popumpkin Wed 17-Oct-12 23:10:19

I have a Jack Michael. Both family names grin.

DS is the only Jack in his year (Y10) at secondary school. I don't much like Mackenzie but do like Finlay - the fact that it's popular wouldn't worry me so long as I liked it!

echidnakid Wed 17-Oct-12 23:41:04

I'm starting to think the "too popular" thing isn't such a big deal - though I could just be giving myself permission to use a fairly popular name! ;-)

FWIW I don't know a single Jack, in the UK or Australia.

I like the idea of a funky middle name, how about:

Jack Alexander
Jack Austin (Austin is on our list as a mn)
Jack Cohen
Jack Ryan
Jack Emmett
Jack Lawrence

echidnakid Wed 17-Oct-12 23:43:00

Forgot to say I know Alexander isn't funky but the name sounds great with Jack so I thought I'd put in in there.

evamummy Thu 18-Oct-12 09:34:52

"I don't know a single Jack, in the UK or Australia."

You must live like a hermit then grin!

Clowdy Thu 18-Oct-12 09:40:43

I love Jack Alexander, the names flow perfectly.

rachel234 Thu 18-Oct-12 10:00:44

You so rarely use your middle name that it almost doesn't matter how well the names 'flow', just choose a name you love.

But I agree that Jack is very widely used, I think it was nr 1 for several years, but if you're happy with that, then go ahead and use Jack.

TitWillow Thu 18-Oct-12 10:51:17

I have a Jack, and at the time I named him, I had never met anyone called Jack. We are in Scotland, so maybe no quite so common up here. Since he was born, we have met one or two little Jacks, but not hundreds. I think it is a lovely name, and if it is important to your DH, then why not?

How about:

Jack Andrew
Jack Mortimer

PickledFanjoCat Thu 18-Oct-12 12:16:20

I only know one Eva.

Jack Alexander, that sounds lovely.

TessOfTheBurbervilles Sat 20-Oct-12 16:48:51

My 12-year old is Jack Christopher.

For what it's worth, I got so many comments about how popular it was at the time, and how I'd be condemning him to a life of being one of "dozens" with the name when he got to school, and that didn't turn out to be the case.

Yes well over 9,000 boys (in England and Wales) were named Jack the year I used it, but lets face it, they would have been spread out all the two countries. It isn't as though 9,000 odd were going to all be in my corner of the South East!

Jack is now at a school with 820 pupils and he is one of only five Jacks, and the only one in his year.

And to be honest, I wouldn't care if there were dozens of them there, because he's the only one that is MY Jack.

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