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Which name do you prefer?

(50 Posts)
emjan Mon 29-Jul-13 16:10:23

Which name do you prefer?
1) Alex
2) Jason

State reason if any. Thanks.

makingdoo Mon 29-Jul-13 16:13:15


Know too many Jason's

gymboywalton Mon 29-Jul-13 16:13:45


jason is a bit70's scally

LittleDirewolfBitJoffrey Mon 29-Jul-13 16:15:03


Allalonenow Mon 29-Jul-13 16:16:03

Jason, because Alex is a diminutive.

mirren3 Mon 29-Jul-13 16:19:54

Alex, never been keen on Jason.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 29-Jul-13 16:25:37

I don't like either tbh, but prefer Alex.

Dontletthemgetyoudown Mon 29-Jul-13 16:27:01

Out of those two, Alex

Kassett Mon 29-Jul-13 16:27:50

none of them and certainly not Alex or Jason

looki Mon 29-Jul-13 16:28:34

Alex. Never liked the name Jason. It fits in the Wayne/Warren category for me.

usualsuspect Mon 29-Jul-13 16:31:01

I like Alex as a name on its own.

I quite like Jason too, but prefer Alex.

squoosh Mon 29-Jul-13 16:46:28

Alex. Cooler, fresher, snappier.

Jason is deadly dated. It needs to sleep for another 30 years before being revived.

Floggingmolly Mon 29-Jul-13 16:47:45


Spartacus101 Mon 29-Jul-13 16:50:17

alex, jason was common (as in lots of them around) when i was young in the 80s.

hotair Mon 29-Jul-13 16:52:11

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Ruprekt Mon 29-Jul-13 16:53:12

Alex by far!

Jason is in the Shayne, Wayne, Barry genre to me.

Littlecherublegs Mon 29-Jul-13 17:09:22


I don't mind Jason and it is less popular than Alex at the moment but as others have suggested I see it in the category as the likes of Shane, Wayne, Daryl, Brett, Gary...

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 29-Jul-13 17:10:55


But I have developed a sneaky liking for Jason. I have no idea why. It is 70's-tastic

You could shorten to Jay and that's sexier

usualsuspect Mon 29-Jul-13 17:35:56

I love the name Jay.

Mollie272 Mon 29-Jul-13 17:40:28

Alex - definitely

Weegiemum Mon 29-Jul-13 17:44:14

Neither, really.

If pushed I'd go for Alexander, nn Xander.

Not Jason. I had a very difficult Jason in my primary school class c. 1978 and I could never use it. It is rather 70's-tactic, not yet due a revival.

GoodMorningMoon Mon 29-Jul-13 17:45:52

Alex, can be a diminutive of anything.

CPtart Mon 29-Jul-13 17:51:35

Alex, despite its popularity. Alexander on the birth certificate though.

DownstairsMixUp Mon 29-Jul-13 17:56:29

I prefer Alex to. Jason feels like "sharon" as a name. Needs a good few decades before it's "cool" again.

racingheart Mon 29-Jul-13 17:59:35

Alex, if short for Alexander. Not so keen on Jason, though not sure why. It's a good, classic name, and Jay is lovely.

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