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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.

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


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

I prefer Alex it's more modern.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Alex, without question!

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


I don't like Jason.

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

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

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

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


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

Alex is a perfectly fine stand alone name.

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

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

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.

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

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

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).

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.

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


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

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

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

Neither particularly do anything for me, sorry.

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.

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.

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


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


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.

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

Alex, but as an abbreviation of Alexander. Timeless.

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