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Helpneedamiddlename Wed 08-Jun-16 23:08:04

Hi, my son Jaxson was just born and we need to choose a middle name.
I like Xander and my significant other likes Phoenix.

So what do you think!? Jaxson Phoenix or Jaxson Xander??


manicinsomniac Wed 08-Jun-16 23:10:33

I like Xander better than Phoenix but I think Phoenix works better because the X in Xander is too close to the X is Jaxson and it looks strange.

Helpneedamiddlename Wed 08-Jun-16 23:11:30

thank you very much!

SaveSomeSpendSome Wed 08-Jun-16 23:16:06

Jaxson xander

MrsBungle Wed 08-Jun-16 23:18:03


Helpneedamiddlename Wed 08-Jun-16 23:25:35

thank you both

julfin Thu 09-Jun-16 00:34:14

Personally I would ditch Jaxson and go with Xander Phoenix - both great names - but I appreciate that that doesn't answer your question.

If Jackson, I would spell it Jackson. Jaxson is made-up. Prefer Jackson Xander to Jackson Phoenix which sounds a bit too American.

Helpneedamiddlename Thu 09-Jun-16 01:14:06

thanks for your feedback.

septembersunshine Thu 09-Jun-16 06:52:22

I would go with Jackson (spelt like that) Xander. Jaxson is an odd spelling. While it's not made up it's a modern version of Jackson. Jackson is much better imo.

LadyAntonella Thu 09-Jun-16 07:16:49

Phoenix! Congratulations flowers

SoupDragon Thu 09-Jun-16 07:34:48

Personally I would ditch Jaxson and go with Xander Phoenix - both great names - but I appreciate that that doesn't answer your question.

So would I.

However, in answer to your question, I'd go with Phoenix as it flows better.

SoupDragon Thu 09-Jun-16 07:35:45

I would consider whether you are bothered that you, and your son, will have a life time of correcting his first name though.

Anyway, congratulations smile

LolaStarr Thu 09-Jun-16 07:42:16

Phoenix smile

BendydickCuminsnatch Thu 09-Jun-16 07:49:32

I'd pick Phoenix, I think it flows better.

LadyAntonella Thu 09-Jun-16 08:23:17

Xander Phoenix is pretty awesome though... grin 😈 (Yes I just used an emoji... It's my first offence... Please don't tell the people on AIBU)! grin

Seekingmiracles Thu 09-Jun-16 09:48:22

I'd also spell it Jackson. Jaxson is made up and to me reeks of trying to be cool. Having said that I do love the name. If it was spelt with a K I'd go for Xander. But Phoenix sounds good too.

Threefaries Thu 09-Jun-16 09:59:36

Another thumbs up for Xander Phoenix.

purplefox Thu 09-Jun-16 10:01:22

I love Xander Phoenix

Jaxson Xander doesn't really work because of the x's.

Pipilangstrumpf Thu 09-Jun-16 15:27:40

Of your two suggestions I would choose

Jaxson Phoenix

BlueDove Thu 09-Jun-16 17:04:14

Why not Jaxon? Jax makes the s sound... There isn't a need for the extra s, unless you pronounse 2 s sounds. Jackson is nicer. I prefer Jaxson Phoenix though

Marcipex Thu 09-Jun-16 17:40:48

I like them all, maybe Phoenix slightly has the edge.

marblestatue Thu 09-Jun-16 17:49:49


nectarini1983 Thu 09-Jun-16 21:32:08

Phoenix too..I think Xander looks too 'try hard'. Congrats btw.

MumOnACornishFarm Fri 10-Jun-16 04:23:03

Congratulations OP. I have to say I think the abundance of X's here is a bit try-hard. I've never come across Jaxson, I guess that's what you wanted to achieve, but in my book alternative spellings are pointless. If Jaxson sounds exactly the same as Jackson, then why not opt for the standard spelling and avoid your DS having to correct people for the rest of his life.

But you didn't ask that question, so I'm getting back in my box now. wink

Jaxson Phoenix scans a little better than Jaxson Xander, but I think both are clunky.

marmitecrumpets Fri 10-Jun-16 04:31:22

Jaxon Phoenix

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