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Jack ... And conflict with Mum's name

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LostAtTheFair Wed 24-Feb-16 10:36:39

Would you call your DS Jack if your own name was Jill?

Vajazzler Wed 24-Feb-16 10:40:50

Jill......Yes I think I would.
Dani(elle) definitely not grin

FennellaFitzWelly Wed 24-Feb-16 11:59:10

No. Too twee for me and I avoid twee at all costs!

joyfulworld Wed 24-Feb-16 12:03:36

No I wouldn't even dare.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 24-Feb-16 12:04:40

I don't think it matters if it isn't a sibling.

seafoodeatit Wed 24-Feb-16 12:07:46

I thought the mothers name would be something along the lines of Jackie! Jill is fine, yes it's similar to a nursery rhyme but how often will both of yours names be spoken at the same time?

TheVeryHungryPreggo Wed 24-Feb-16 12:18:46

Only your old friends will even register your name. Once baby is born you'll be "Jack's mummy" to every new person you meet - you'll probably end up saying the "and Jill" bit yourself just so they remember you!

thebiscuitindustry Wed 24-Feb-16 14:08:45


MrsEricBana Wed 24-Feb-16 14:11:45

It's fine! My friend (Prince Charles' wife's name) has a son called Charles and it has never been mentioned once though not lost on me as one of my dc has a related name.

crapfatbanana Wed 24-Feb-16 14:34:42

I have a friend called Gill who has six children, one of whom is called Jack.

CordeliaFrost Wed 24-Feb-16 16:06:11

I don't think it matters, you're not going to be known as "Jack and Jill" are you?!

Yes you might get people who comment, but so what?

I have a friend named Mary, who has three sons, the eldest two of whom are named Joseph and Gabriel. When she was expecting her third child, she did have the odd individual ask her, "so if it's a boy, will this one be Jesus, or a girl Angel." They thought they were being funny (but they weren't).

I did ask her once, if she ever had concerns using the two names, and she admitted that there were occasions she reconsidered during both pregnancies (and in particular the first one, because of the Mary and Joseph thing). However she and her husband loved the names, and decided it was better to go with names they loved, rather than settle for ones they didn't.

NB: Third son was named Benjamin, just in case anyone was wondering!

pilates Wed 24-Feb-16 16:44:40

Yes, can't see the problem.

Great name BTW.

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