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sunlight81 Fri 20-Nov-20 06:59:23

Our Twins will be born today and we have struggled with names throughout the pregnancy.

Looks like we are going for

Rufus James


Jaxon William

(The middle names are grandparents)

What do people think?

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DitherFlicker Fri 20-Nov-20 07:10:09

Love Rufus and both middle names, but think Jason will have a lifetime of spelling his name over the phone and correcting people from 'Jackson'. Were there any other contenders? Tobias (Toby), Jude, Jonty?

Lobsterquadrille2 Fri 20-Nov-20 07:13:58

Many congratulations!!!

Rufus is a lovely name - very "established", one of my all time favourites. Jaxon has a much more modern feel to it so the two names are very different - not necessarily a bad thing. Jaxon sounds like the son of a basketball player to me (I have no idea why). Middle names are lovely.

DitherFlicker Fri 20-Nov-20 07:15:46

Still on the J's...Jared, Jonah?

emmathedilemma Fri 20-Nov-20 07:34:41

Love Rufus and your middle names are great but Jaxon isn't in the same league for me I'm afraid.
If you're settled on them though you probably shouldn't have asked for opinions at this late stage!

24hrpantypeople Fri 20-Nov-20 07:37:58

Love Rufus and really don't like Jaxon. They also don't really go together.
Jackson is better but I still don't think it goes with Rufus.

SendHelp30 Fri 20-Nov-20 07:41:45

Rufus and Jaxon are completely different style of name to me and don’t go well together at all. Jaxon is modern and probably “on-trend” but it will run it course, probably soon and I feel, like a PP said, he will have a lifetime of correcting people on the spelling.
Rufus & Jasper?
Rufus & Hugo?

JemimaTiggywinkle Fri 20-Nov-20 07:41:46

Since you asked... I’m also not sure about Jaxon.

Rufus, William and James are all very traditional “middle class” names.

Jaxon always reminds me of Klaxon and it feels like it’s trying too hard to be different.

I think Jack William is much nicer.

babbi Fri 20-Nov-20 07:53:00

I love Jaxon !
Shows we all have different ideas!
Really not keen on Rufus ..

Anyway more importantly... congratulations and best of luck today 👶🏻 👶🏻

Chilldonaldchill Fri 20-Nov-20 07:55:24

I adore Rufus. Stylish and smart.
I really don't like Jaxon. Jack, Jasper or Jago would be better.

Santaisironingwrappingpaper Fri 20-Nov-20 07:57:14

Prefer Felix and Jaxon.

24hrpantypeople Fri 20-Nov-20 08:00:01


I love Jaxon !
Shows we all have different ideas!
Really not keen on Rufus ..

Anyway more importantly... congratulations and best of luck today 👶🏻 👶🏻

Still shows they don't go together though doesn't it? Two completely different styles of name.
One is classic and the other is modern and fashionable.

MrsElijahMikaelson1 Fri 20-Nov-20 08:02:37

Love Rufus but not Jackson sorry-Jasper nn Jazz is fab

MercyBodle Fri 20-Nov-20 08:06:17

Rufus is one of my favourite names and I love the middle names. I dislike Jaxon. Jackson would be a big improvement but is not nearly as cool as Rufus. Jack William would be an improvement too.
Rufus and

Marshy86 Fri 20-Nov-20 08:12:22

Hi Op,

My 7 month old is a Jaxson Dennis James. My Mil surname (maiden) is Jackson but we preferred Jax shortened instead of jack. Then middle names are after my farther who passed away we love the name and have had a lot of completments on it.

Other names we liked were Ezra, Cameron and dexter.

Best of luck with the twins arrival xx

YoniAndGuy Fri 20-Nov-20 08:29:17

Jaxon really isn’t nice and I think they’re so different too that he’ll really have drawn the short straw!

How about Rufus and Jago?

user1493494961 Fri 20-Nov-20 08:29:27

Rufus is nice but dislike Jaxon, agree with pp that they are different styles, it sounds like you both chose a name but have different tastes. I would say Rufus is classic but Jaxon is a bit downmarket.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 20-Nov-20 08:43:36

Rufus is lovely. Middle names are great.

Jaxon is not nice.

TotalBitch Fri 20-Nov-20 09:44:12

Like PPs I love Rufus and the middle names, but dont like Jaxon. Rufus is IME favoured by quite classy/hipster couples. Jaxon is a different vibe entirely I think.

Felix as suggested^^ goes a lot better I think.

Huge congratulations on the twins though, whatever you pick!

FluffyEggsontoast Fri 20-Nov-20 09:57:16

I love Jaxon ! Such a cool name

The names sound great together

sunlight81 Fri 20-Nov-20 10:05:52

Thanks everyone ... we are settled on the names but it's still interesting to hear people's opinions smile

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Lizadork Fri 20-Nov-20 10:15:31

I am another that loves Rufus but not Jaxon at all.

RollingDownTheRiver Fri 20-Nov-20 10:16:32

Mum of twins here. Why should twin's names have to go together?

Personally I like your choices. Congratulations on your new arrivals.

LemonsYellow Fri 20-Nov-20 10:21:51

Rufus is nice. Jaxon is terrible.
Jasper? John? Felix?

FluffyEggsontoast Fri 20-Nov-20 10:23:05

Glad you're all sorted @sunlight81

Both nice names but Jaxon by far my favourite of the two ❤️

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