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Jackson or Jaxon??

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Highlystrungmum Thu 27-Feb-14 08:34:32

We have decided our baby will be called this if its a boy but can't decide how to spell it. Any thoughts?

DowntonTrout Thu 27-Feb-14 08:38:21

If that's your chosen name you should spell it Jackson. Please don't hamper a child with a name with a quirky spelling. Having to spell out your name and correct people for your whole life becomes very wearing.

AuntieBrenda Thu 27-Feb-14 08:38:57

Ck. Jackson is a lovely name - the x version detracts from it IMO.

CouthyMow Thu 27-Feb-14 08:47:22

Jackson for sure. My Second cousin is called Jackson, it's a lovely name. I wouldn't use Jaxon though, as I would fear that the 'creative' spelling would hamper him in later life, and give people the wrong impression!

Theonlyoneiknow Thu 27-Feb-14 08:51:35

I really like Jackson, it is DS middle name after my grannys maiden name.

Not spelt Jaxon though

MaryWestmacott Thu 27-Feb-14 08:52:52

Go for Jackson - I have the less popular spelling of a name (although still not a 'quirky' spelling, just the other spelling is more common in this country) - I have spent a significant amount of my life on the phone to call centres getting it corrected, explaining to people that I didn't get that e-mail, and generally trying not to get annoyed when people spell it wrong. It causes hassle, don't do it!

(Plus Jaxon makes me think of an X factor contestant who's had to spell their name a strange way for the show so they can get into Equity).

AnnieLobeseder Thu 27-Feb-14 08:56:57

Not Jaxon, please. It's not a real name and it would be cruel to impose that kind of "quirkiness" on a child for his entire life.

CalmTheFarm Thu 27-Feb-14 09:14:54

Please go for Jackson and this is coming from someone's who's cousin's baby is named Jaxon. I immediatly thought that it would be spelt Jackson and put that spelling down on the congratulations card.

Driveway Thu 27-Feb-14 10:09:41

Another vote for Jackson.

ShatnersBassoon Thu 27-Feb-14 10:14:25

Jackson. Jaxon doesn't look nice, it makes me think of banjaxed.

UriGeller Thu 27-Feb-14 10:14:41

Jackson is very cool.

Jaxon is very 'try-hard' and a bit tragic.

You and he will end up saying "Thats JaxonwithanX"

squoosh Thu 27-Feb-14 10:58:39

I am checking my crystal ball and said crystal ball tells me that no one will say they prefer Jaxon.

squoosh Thu 27-Feb-14 10:59:03

Because Jaxon looks really silly.

moobaloo Thu 27-Feb-14 11:00:39

Jackson. Jaxon looks a bit like Jason but spelt wrong?

Jackson is a nice name smile

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ElBombero Thu 27-Feb-14 11:02:43

Jackson, I've spelt my DD name unconventionally (through ignorance to the true spelling) and it honestly drives me potty, I have to spell it to everyone, confused then feel abit silly as people probably think I was trying to be "different" hmm

chattychattyboomba Thu 27-Feb-14 11:02:57

Another vote for Jackson. I personally think trying to be original with spelling is just trying a bit too hard.

Stockhausen Thu 27-Feb-14 11:04:39

Posters have been kind so far....

Please don't saddle your child with Jaxon

Stockhausen Thu 27-Feb-14 11:05:13

It's not even try hard... it's just chavvy!

DurhamDurham Thu 27-Feb-14 11:05:30

Another vote for Jackson. Imagine your child having to spell out their name for the rest of their life, it would be very tiresome.

Onesleeptillwembley Thu 27-Feb-14 11:10:07

It's awful but if you really have to saddle the poor child, don't use the 'x'. It manages the difficult job of marking a dreadful name even worse.

eurochick Thu 27-Feb-14 11:12:47


Jaxon is awful.

Snowflakepie Thu 27-Feb-14 11:18:25

Jackson, please please please.
Jaxon is plain awful.

I know a little Jax. Everyone hears Jack. The mum is forever saying Jax-with-an-x. Then wonders why people give her a shock face.

Pooka Thu 27-Feb-14 11:19:16

Oh no, not jaxon!

Jackson. Definitely.

Oldandcobwebby Thu 27-Feb-14 11:25:07

Jaxon screams "my parents couldn't spell!".

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