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Which name do you prefer?

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emjan Mon 29-Jul-13 16:10:23

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

State reason if any. Thanks.

BikeRunSki Mon 29-Jul-13 18:00:02

Alex, but as an abbreviation of Alexander. Timeless.

miffybun73 Mon 29-Jul-13 18:06:24

Not desperately keen on either.

I quite like Alex, not keen on Jason at all.

Like gymboywalton I also think 1970s scally.

tableandsofa Mon 29-Jul-13 18:59:21


FetaCheeny Mon 29-Jul-13 19:33:42


BlueStarsAtNight Mon 29-Jul-13 19:35:23

Alex - Jason also sounds like Wayne/Sharon to me, too 70's and not been left long enough yet. Though Jay is nice.

Bue Mon 29-Jul-13 19:35:58

As a name, Jason, because it's a strong name with great classical associations. Alex is a diminutive so not really a 'name' to me. But Jason is still a bit 80s. Shame because it's really handsome.

rosyryan Mon 29-Jul-13 19:36:08

Neither particularly do anything for me, sorry.

TheRealFellatio Mon 29-Jul-13 19:36:44

Alex no contest. Jason is naff, common and very 70's.

Apileofballyhoo Mon 29-Jul-13 19:41:24


Wbdn28 Mon 29-Jul-13 19:52:18

Jason, simply because Alex is a nickname.

However I'd put Alexander (with nn Alex) far above Jason.

meditrina Mon 29-Jul-13 19:55:47

Alexander, with Alex as preferred nn.

Jason would work better only if you are an erudite family of classicists (ie if it's obvious you were thinking of the Golden Fleece, not half of Donovan and Minogue).

Rowanred Mon 29-Jul-13 20:00:45

Jason is terrible . I like Alexander but not Alex tho Xander is nice!

SupermansBigRedPants Mon 29-Jul-13 20:01:58

Alexander or neither alex or jason. I don't like alex as a stand alone name and I know too many jasons mid to late 20's and they are all fucknuggets. It puts me off.

FairyPenguin Mon 29-Jul-13 20:02:23

Alex or Alexander. I really don't like Jason!

usualsuspect Mon 29-Jul-13 20:30:14

Alex is a perfectly fine stand alone name.

Layl77 Mon 29-Jul-13 20:31:45


formicadinosaur Tue 30-Jul-13 10:21:22

Alex is quite timeless but Jason is very 70s and 80s

Bowlersarm Tue 30-Jul-13 10:22:52


I don't like Jason.

I do like Justin though, which is quite close to Jason.

Onyabike Tue 30-Jul-13 10:23:03

Alex, without question!

ElephantsAndMiasmas Tue 30-Jul-13 10:30:05

Alex. Jason is a bit crap, sorry - of an equivalent datedness with Kylie.

amessagetoyouYoni Tue 30-Jul-13 11:03:56

Jason is NOT ready for a comeback. the same ball park as Darren, to me. Sorry.

Alex is very very popular, but nice enough.

Squooodle Tue 30-Jul-13 11:38:12

Jason is a terrible name to anyone around in the 70s - it's so bad it is funny. But if you are young, then maybe it sounds good.

Alexander is lovely, but might get more popular still now that Kate and Will have used it.

shoobidoo Tue 30-Jul-13 11:45:44

Alex is a little dull imo. And unisex.

Jason may sound dated to anyone over 35 but the younger generation won't have any associations. Jason, nickname Jay, could be very cool! Clearly masculine and underused.

Lucyadams184 Tue 30-Jul-13 12:02:28

I prefer Alex it's more modern.

GeekInThePink Tue 30-Jul-13 12:03:54


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