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Female version of Jack

(55 Posts)
rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:38:21

We'd like to honour my father in law, but need a female name. Not Jacqueline please!

dinkystinky Fri 15-Mar-13 16:40:32

Jacqui out too?

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:41:23

Yeah, definitely.

MrsHoarder Fri 15-Mar-13 16:42:00

Joan as Jack is for John?

PipkinsPal Fri 15-Mar-13 16:42:05

Jacintha? I know how to spell it but pronouncing it is a different matter.

MakesCakesWhenStressed Fri 15-Mar-13 16:42:59


noisytoys Fri 15-Mar-13 16:43:22

I know a girl called Jack. Just Jack. It suits her

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:44:13

Yes...although when you google it the first thing that comes up is the nurse that killed herself following the Hoax phone call to Kate Middleton's hospital...

dinkystinky Fri 15-Mar-13 16:45:03

I think you're going to struggle.

There's Jackson - but is traditionally a boys name.

Could you not just use a J name to honour fil?

PipkinsPal Fri 15-Mar-13 16:46:11

Thanks Cakes.

lolalou22 Fri 15-Mar-13 16:47:18


baskingseals Fri 15-Mar-13 16:47:45

i do know someone called Jacaranda. she is always known as Jac.

i am not sure that is the right spelling though.

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:48:01

Aiieee, too 'Goody'. Sorry, being picky here, thank you all for your suggestions!

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:48:28

Sorry, x post

CremeEggThief Fri 15-Mar-13 16:49:46

Do you like any female versions of John?
Jacquetta? The mother of the White Queen (Elizabeth Woodville).

EmilyAlice Fri 15-Mar-13 16:51:16

Second Jacintha. Bit Chalet School but nice.

NoTimeForS Fri 15-Mar-13 16:51:32

I was going to say Lucy, because I read once a theory that Jack was popular because it was the closest name to the word Luck. And I guess Lucy is the female name most like Lucky. But that might be a bit too roundabout!!

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:52:36

Ooh Jacquetta, that's interesting....

Weissdorn Fri 15-Mar-13 16:55:03

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GloriaPritchett Fri 15-Mar-13 16:56:08

Jane has the same meaning I think (god is gracious).

fivesacrowd Fri 15-Mar-13 16:59:06

Joanna, derived from Jane, both female versions of John.

djelibeybi Fri 15-Mar-13 16:59:21

Does "Jill" have too much of a nursery rhyme feel?

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 17:00:21

Can't use Jill, is also a family name

GloriaPritchett Fri 15-Mar-13 17:02:27

Or you could translate John, so Giovanni/ Giovanna?

CheeseStrawWars Fri 15-Mar-13 17:03:19

This might help (but really, no-one calls their child "Jackette", do they?!)

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