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Jack or James?

(43 Posts)
bluebabydinosaur Wed 07-Feb-18 09:40:31

Which name do you like best?

Believeitornot Wed 07-Feb-18 09:41:27

James

Buxbaum Wed 07-Feb-18 09:42:23

James.

There are So. Many. Jacks.

Dregsofcolazero Wed 07-Feb-18 09:42:59

James. Jack is casual for John anyway isn’t it?

Johnnycomelately1 Wed 07-Feb-18 09:43:02

James. I feel like Jack has had its time. It's a super popular name from 5 -10 years ago so feel almost dated now. James is classic.

Sunshinesaz86 Wed 07-Feb-18 09:43:54

I like James. X

Buxbaum Wed 07-Feb-18 09:47:59

It's a super popular name from 5 -10 years ago so feel almost dated now

Try twenty! It was number 1 from 1996 - 2008 and is still number 4. There are adult Jacks from the beginning of its wave of popularity having their own children now...

ReelingLush18 Wed 07-Feb-18 09:50:24

James every time.

bluebabydinosaur Wed 07-Feb-18 09:52:11

Thank you all, really appreciated.

LizzieSiddal Wed 07-Feb-18 09:53:03

Not Jack there are too many of them!

Dd2 had a party, out of 7 boys, 5 were Jacks!

Footle Wed 07-Feb-18 09:53:04

Jack. It's an evergreen name to me.

Namechangeuser Wed 07-Feb-18 10:00:16

James

MammieBear Wed 07-Feb-18 10:03:59

James, Jack has long stood on its own to be a given name though independent from John but I would say James over Jack any day.

HuskyMcClusky Wed 07-Feb-18 10:04:49

James. I just think it’s a nicer name, regardless of trends.

Afternoon Wed 07-Feb-18 10:05:31

It would be refreshing to hear James as a first name. It seems to be the go-to middle name at the moment.

dkb15164 Wed 07-Feb-18 10:06:08

James definitely. If you really like Jack and have some Scottish in you, you could try Jock?

ChocolateCrunch Wed 07-Feb-18 10:09:26

James

bluebabydinosaur Wed 07-Feb-18 11:27:34

Thank you for your comments. Is James as popular as Jack? Are there many children called James around?

MrsMcW Wed 07-Feb-18 11:30:52

I like James better, but warn you there are also a LOT of Jameses. My DH, my brother, my boss, and my best male friend are all called James. Makes life very complicated!

However these are all grown men now, I'm not sure if it's still as prevalent. I also really love Jamie as a version of James.

ReelingLush18 Wed 07-Feb-18 11:31:27

No James isn't very popular (not that I've noticed. None in DS's year group although here are 8 Bens, 7 Toms, 5 Alex's...), although no doubt there will be niche pockets of popularity around the country. My impression is that it's more popular in Scotland than in England. You could always diminutise James to Jake (which isn't so far removed from Jack!)

BusterGonad Wed 07-Feb-18 11:37:24

James, Jack is very popular, James has lovely nicknames and is as good a name for a child as it is for a man.

bluebabydinosaur Wed 07-Feb-18 12:14:48

Hello Buster Gonad - Do you mean James Jack as one name?

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Wed 07-Feb-18 12:16:25

James every time. I like Jack but James is my favourite boys' name hands down. Sadly, it wasn't my husband's, so we went for something else for our son. sad

abbey44 Wed 07-Feb-18 12:18:57

James. I have a James (Jamie), he's 25 and I really like the name. Suits a man as much as a boy. Classic.

sallyarmy1 Wed 07-Feb-18 12:21:52

Jackson.

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