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J Names. really? do most naughty boys name start with J?

(62 Posts)
fishsausage Sat 20-Dec-14 18:39:31

Just saw this mentioned on thread - names you irrationally dislike.

Is this something lots of you have experienced?

How about the names below:


If so when did this start to happen? I'm sure John isnt associated with bad boys.

Have never heard of this until now fhmm

ChaffinchOfMegalolz Sat 20-Dec-14 18:44:36

just use a name you like
what a load of bollocks!

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Dec-14 18:45:36

The only Jason I've ever met is my uncle and he most certainly was a naughty boy in his school days. grin. Lovely as an adult man though.

GingerbreadPudding Sat 20-Dec-14 18:47:21

John and james are well behaved. Jayden isn't.

I find 'c' names more of a problem:

Never taught a well behaved one. Also children whose names are spelt oddly:
Emah (Emma)
For example. Shudder.

WorraLiberty Sat 20-Dec-14 18:47:44

Oh yes

Name your child James and you might as well give up parenting him altogether

I mean he's bound to be in a young offenders unit before he's learnt to wipe his own arse fsad

Iggly Sat 20-Dec-14 18:48:42

It isn't that the names make a child more naughty - just that they did a survey of teachers and certain names had certain connotations attached.

Rivercam Sat 20-Dec-14 18:50:04

I have a son with a J name. Last week we got an email from school praising his behaviour and attitude!

fishsausage Sat 20-Dec-14 18:51:53


ChaffinchOfMegalolz Sat 20-Dec-14 18:59:05

Christ I am depressed a teacher on the thread happily judges kids

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Dec-14 19:07:42

Julian as a naughty boy name made me chuckle a bit. A posh naughty boy perhaps.

As for the others, I didn't go to school with any of that name and haven't come across any as an adult yet so can't comment.

Jasper is on my boys list. smile

fishsausage Sat 20-Dec-14 20:22:38

Juvie is probably the naughtiest boy in the class. fgrin

Footlight Sat 20-Dec-14 20:25:14

Our Vicar's called Julian grin

CaptainAnkles Sat 20-Dec-14 20:26:51

It's really not good if it's a true that a teacher would look at a list of names and if they are modern, or spelt unusually, or sound like surnames etc they would assume the child was a bad lot.

BalloonSlayer Sat 20-Dec-14 20:27:43

Julian speaks to working class adults with contempt, "becoming more icily polite the ruder he gets" (may be slightly paraphrasing here) according to Ms Blyton.

o0 Sat 20-Dec-14 20:28:29

James is a delight, it's Jamie you have to watch out for! fgrin
Well according to those daft surveys anyway.

I'm sure I read that a lot of criminals are called Jimmy.

BikeRunSki Sat 20-Dec-14 20:29:34

Could it just be that there are a lot of popular boys names that begin with J, so you can manipulate the stats to say whatever you want.

neme Sat 20-Dec-14 20:42:16

Nope, know lovely examples of all those names and even if I didn't, as a professional I'd not be such a dick as to make swathing statements about any name.

MerryJeffingChristmas Sat 20-Dec-14 20:54:39

Dh has a J name and is a VERY naughty boy fgrin

Iamyourmil Sat 20-Dec-14 21:01:16

What about Jesús? Very popular in Spanish.

ChaffinchOfMegalolz Sat 20-Dec-14 21:19:46

If you judge kids on their names; you are literally Katie Hopkins.

hippoherostandinghere Sat 20-Dec-14 21:24:57

There was a study done with teachers and Jacob came out top as best behaved boy.

Mine certainly is wink

I'll try and link it.

hippoherostandinghere Sat 20-Dec-14 21:26:50


hippoherostandinghere Sat 20-Dec-14 21:27:24

Sorry on phone and can't remember how to make it clicky.

usualsuspect333 Sat 20-Dec-14 21:27:37

I'm glad the teacher on this thread didn't teach my kids.

Imagine having such a judgemental teacher <shudder>

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Dec-14 21:30:42

A lot of people make judgements about names, Katie Hopkins didn't invent the concept. Usually people judge the parents rather than the child though.

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