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Middle name forJack or james

(27 Posts)
Nooneno1 Thu 01-Jun-17 00:55:39

Surname is 1 syllabul we were always going to use john as middle name as both grandads called that but now its going to be jack or james we arent so keen. Original choice was Harry john, which would work but not jack john. Best friend just had a boy called harry so out of question now. Tia.

Iamalltheyhavenow Thu 01-Jun-17 01:02:51

My son James has Stephen as his second name, after his great grandfather. I think it fits very well regardless of surname, But I am biased!

LorLorr2 Thu 01-Jun-17 01:10:03

You're right about John not fitting with ether of those names, but what about Jonathon? James Jonathon is quite catchy sounding. His mates could call him JJ.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 01-Jun-17 01:10:28

James Arthur
James William
James Vincent
James Elliott
James Francis
James Rueben
James Finbar
Jack Adam
Jack Alexander.
Jack Andrew
Jack Anthony
Jack Oliver
Jack Ellis

Sophronia Thu 01-Jun-17 01:26:13

James Jonathan
James Edward
James Adam
James Henry
James Isaac
James Joseph
James Laurence
James Matthew
James Owen
James Theodore
James Daniel
James Ethan

Jack Benjamin
Jack David
Jack Edward
Jack Jonathan
Jack Oliver
Jack Thomas
Jack Patrick
Jack Stephen
Jack Vincent
Jack William

KeiraKnightleyActsWithHerTeeth Thu 01-Jun-17 01:43:13

James Alexander
James Joseph
James Christopher
James Richard
James Matthew
James Edward
James Benjamin
James Louis
James Peter
James Michael
James Stephen
James Declan

Not keen on Jack but Jack Arthur has a nice ring to it.

Nooneno1 Thu 01-Jun-17 09:36:43

We thought james arthur then remembered about the singer! 😂 but elliot was also a contender so i really like james elliot as the name!

Rockaby Thu 01-Jun-17 09:39:33

James Jonathan is nice. James Elliot lovely! I'd go for James Elliot.

booellesmum Thu 01-Jun-17 09:45:46

I would use John.
It is what you intended and has family connections.
It will be lovely for him to know his name has meaning.
After a few weeks no one else ever thinks about the middle name.
My kids are 15 and 12 and the only time middle names come up is on application forms.

booellesmum Thu 01-Jun-17 09:48:21

Adding - I would also stick with Harry though if it is still your first choice.
Why can't he have the same name as your friends little boy?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 01-Jun-17 14:47:15

James Jonathan
Jack Arthur

MissTakesOurMaid Thu 01-Jun-17 14:49:46

The James I know have the middle names:

James Conrad
James Nathaniel
James Edward

The Jack's I know have the middle names:

Jack Elliot
Jack Michael
Jack George
Jack Thomas
Jack James (Heh!)

pilates Thu 01-Jun-17 20:13:28

Jack William
Jack David

kaytee87 Fri 02-Jun-17 19:00:33

James Matthew

OnNaturesCourse Sat 03-Jun-17 19:56:56

James John... No.
Jack John... Is ok but would end up JJ as a nn.

Jack Ross?
Jack James? Again JJ.
Jack Cole?

TeardropExplodes Sat 03-Jun-17 20:02:25

Aren't Jack and John the same name? One of those odd ones, where Jack's short for John even though they are the same length?



Nooneno1 Sat 03-Jun-17 21:20:46

Yea I found that out today teardrop crazy!! Hmmm really in a muddle!! Good job ive got a few weeks to go!

SquissMcBliss Sat 03-Jun-17 21:27:13

James Logan is my favourite name for a boy

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sat 03-Jun-17 21:31:37

I'd go for James Daniel because I think it's lovely but I'm biased wink

Nooneno1 Sat 03-Jun-17 21:46:05

Im not allowed james now as its my brothers name angry didnt think it would be an issue but apparently so!

LorLorr2 Sun 04-Jun-17 01:10:29

Aw no. Jamie? Josh? Jacob?

PitilessYank Sun 04-Jun-17 01:15:11

If the first and last names are monosyllabic, I would choose a middle name with two syllables, because the full name would sound maximally rhythmic that way.

zeebeedee Sun 04-Jun-17 22:30:54

So if Jack and John are the same, and you now can't use James, what about Jack Harry? (or John Harry?)

Dixiestamp Mon 05-Jun-17 12:04:12


DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 05-Jun-17 13:53:37

Im not allowed james now as its my brothers name says who?

If you can't use James and don't know what goes with Jack I would stick wih Harry. In fact Harry Elliot sounds great.
Why should your friend get sole use of Harry just because she was lucky enough to conceive a few weeks' before you did, sorry.

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