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AlfieBear87 Sat 01-Dec-12 21:17:14

We are expecting ds2 in April and DH has just said he LOVES the name Jax........I can't decide if I like it or not.

I've always wanted a little boy called Jack which DH hates so it would be a kind of compromise on that.

I think I like it but am worried that a) our family will do that one raised eyebrow and whispers behind our back for a few months, b) our ds1 is called Harry which is very 'normal' so not sure they go together and c) can see me introducing him to strangers and having to say "no not Jack, Jax....." which could get very annoying.

I love the fact that DH feels strongly about it as I felt that I had more say than him over ds1's name and he's been working abroad for a lot of this pregnancy so has missed scans and appts etc.

What do you guys think?

vigglewiggle Sat 01-Dec-12 21:18:51

I don't like it at all. Sorry.

TeaBrick Sat 01-Dec-12 21:20:04

I don't like it either. It sounds like a nickname for Jacqueline to me.

BackforGood Sat 01-Dec-12 21:20:19

I don't like it either.
Would definitely go with Jack, and you can always call him 'Jax' as a nn within the home if you want, but he'll not be continually having to explain "it's not Jack" for the rest of his life.

Bluestocking Sat 01-Dec-12 21:20:48

Dear me, no. That's just awful.

TeaDr1nker Sat 01-Dec-12 21:21:59

Funny, the only Jax I know is a lovely woman, her name is Jaqueline btw

UnnamedFemaleProtagonist Sat 01-Dec-12 21:22:16


hermioneweasley Sat 01-Dec-12 21:23:10

No, sorry.

mellowcat Sat 01-Dec-12 21:23:41

I don't like it really, how about Max or Rex?

cheeseandmushroomghostie Sat 01-Dec-12 21:24:42

As in basement? No.

shoobidoo Sat 01-Dec-12 21:25:00

or Dax?

Bunbaker Sat 01-Dec-12 21:26:35

No. It sounds like a nickname not a proper name.

AlfieBear87 Sat 01-Dec-12 21:30:37

Hmmm as I thought. I keep saying no to all the names he likes - I feel so mean!

Naming number 2 is definitely proving harder than number 1!

MoelFammau Sat 01-Dec-12 21:43:33

Jackson, nn Jax?

Silvaspring Sat 01-Dec-12 21:47:13

YY to Jackson. Am I the only person who quite likes Jax? (although it does make me think of Ajax a bit).

Mandy2003 Sat 01-Dec-12 21:51:00

Oh yes, Jax is the name of one of the main characters in Sons of Anarchy! But I think his full name IS Jackson. Excellent choice smile

tilder Sat 01-Dec-12 21:57:09

I'm sorry but it sounds like a cleaning product.

TaperJeanGirl Sat 01-Dec-12 22:00:27

I like it, I instantly think of Jax from sons of anarchy, and thats no bad thing grin

ARightOldPickle Sat 01-Dec-12 22:01:35

I know one Jax and it's her nn (Jacqueline)

lucidlady Sat 01-Dec-12 22:02:40

No no no to Jax as his "proper" name. As a nickname yes it's not too bad but otherwise sounds like my Hoover. Vax.

NellyBluth Sat 01-Dec-12 22:10:22

Sounds sci-fi.

AlfieBear87 Sat 01-Dec-12 22:11:45

Not 100% negative reaction then!

MoelFammau Sat 01-Dec-12 22:21:39

Jacobi maybe?

judefawley Sat 01-Dec-12 22:26:20


SneezySnatcher Sat 01-Dec-12 23:24:05

I taught a Jaxon (although I prefer the spelling Jackson). Could you use that and then Jax (or even jack) as a NN?

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