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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?

ZenNudist Sat 01-Dec-12 23:27:23

I once knew a Dax. I don't think it was a nickname.
Jax is awful.

WhatWouldSantaDo Sat 01-Dec-12 23:59:01

I knew a Dax too.

I like Jax a lot. X is a great letter.

goralka Sun 02-Dec-12 00:03:00

do you really want a son called (possibly) 'Jaxie' - as in 'up your jaxie'?

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 02-Dec-12 10:39:02

Not as a proper name!

bigkidsdidit Sun 02-Dec-12 10:41:27

Jax is terrible as a full, proper name. If he really likes it Jackson might be a good compromise (I don't particularly like that either bit it's not silly)

Slainte Sun 02-Dec-12 10:42:55

In Ireland "going to the Jax" means going to the loo.

WonkyWilly Sun 02-Dec-12 20:56:10

You do know that jax is a slang term for going to the toilet??? Would you seriously do that to your child?

blindworm Sun 02-Dec-12 22:31:40

You could spell it Jaxon and then you'd have a choice of Jax or Jack as a nickname.

judefawley Mon 03-Dec-12 00:38:32


That's doubly terrible.

PerryCombover Mon 03-Dec-12 00:47:01

This must be a joke, shurley?

RyleDup Mon 03-Dec-12 01:13:26

Yuck. Sorry.

AhCmonSeriouslyNow Mon 03-Dec-12 01:17:28

Yep, what Slainte said, the jax is the toilet so no from me. Though as a nickname for something else, I don't mind it.
Our next door neighbour's little boy is Jackson.

MyPetMonsterAndMe Mon 03-Dec-12 01:42:00

It's my cat's name, so I obviously don't hate it, but I don't think I would use it for a child. I think you'd get tired of saying, "No, it's Jax, with an x not Jack..."

DaveMccave Mon 03-Dec-12 03:00:14

I love it!

LDNmummy Mon 03-Dec-12 03:24:44

Also think it sounds like a cleaning product, sorry!

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Mon 03-Dec-12 06:06:24


MadameCastafiore Mon 03-Dec-12 06:09:28

It's almost as bad as Jaxon! Believe me every time you say his name someone will look at you blankly as they will expect they misheard you saying Jack.

Bunbaker Mon 03-Dec-12 06:12:57

"Also think it sounds like a cleaning product, sorry!"


1978andallthat Mon 03-Dec-12 08:57:58

I think of a public schoolboy with dreadlocks and a trust fund

sparkle12mar08 Mon 03-Dec-12 11:00:29

Dear god no, it's awful. I know we're not supposed to stereotype etc, but come on, what do you really think about the instant you hear it? Really?

12ylnon Mon 03-Dec-12 18:04:40

Not keen i'm afraid. At my secondary school, he would have been known as 'Jax off'....

NigellaTufnel Mon 03-Dec-12 18:23:25

It is possibly one of the worst names I've seen on here

TheSecondComing Mon 03-Dec-12 20:06:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lovemybabyboy Tue 04-Dec-12 11:46:51

I have seen a couple of Jaxon/Jaxen's you could use that and have Jax as a nick name. I probably wouldn't use it as his full name just a shortened version/nick name but I don't see anything wrong with Jax.

YouOldSlag Tue 04-Dec-12 11:52:37

Ajax plus Jif equals Jax.

It's a blunt, aggressive sounding name.

maybe call him Jack (Harry and Jack goes really well) but maybe his family nickname could be Jacks?

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