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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?

mathanxiety Thu 06-Dec-12 20:09:27

Pax is nice though...

mathanxiety Thu 06-Dec-12 20:08:52

Yes Slainte, was going to post -- the jacks/jax is the loo in Ireland.

diabolo Wed 05-Dec-12 17:43:04

My DSis is a Jax (Jacqueline)

Rhubarbgarden Wed 05-Dec-12 14:17:48

Another one who knows a Jacqueline known as Jax.

Lebkuchenlover Wed 05-Dec-12 11:37:42

I'm not keen on Jack/Jackson/Jax but don't think there is anything wrong with them, just not my taste.

seeker Wed 05-Dec-12 10:58:56

Well, I don't understand why Jackson's a name either!

sandberry Tue 04-Dec-12 15:29:58

I love Jax! odd because it is not my usual style of names at all but I really like it. I think if I were ever to use it, I would go for Jackson and use Jax as a short form though.

bigbluebump Tue 04-Dec-12 15:22:20

I'm not that keen on the look of Jax, but I do know a little boy called Jackson who gets called Jax/Jacks as a nickname.

seeker Tue 04-Dec-12 13:59:12

I'm really sorry, but the first thing that came into my head was "jacksie". I know the spelling's different, but.........

EIizaDay Tue 04-Dec-12 13:57:02

It's a big loud no from me.

LoveYouForeverMyBaby Tue 04-Dec-12 13:54:42

I really like Jax! Go for it.

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?

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.

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

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

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

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'....

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?

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

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

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

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


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.

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


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

Also think it sounds like a cleaning product, sorry!

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

I love it!

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..."

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.

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