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Really wanted Mary - but we're having a boy! What do you think of Jack?

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Lakelover Wed 17-Sep-08 14:53:51

Delighted to be having another boy, but a bit stuck for names. We have a Tom William already. I know there was a plethora of Jacks a few years back.... what do you think?

earthpixie Wed 17-Sep-08 14:56:39

It's a good name in itself but is still hugely popular and has been for about 12 years. Your son will grow up in a world full of Jacks of a similar age.

devonsmummy Wed 17-Sep-08 15:02:37

Agree with earthpixie, it's still a very popular name.

I think that Sam and Joe go well with Tom

SlartyBartFast Wed 17-Sep-08 15:04:02

nothign the matter with jack. non offensive.

MadameCastafiore Wed 17-Sep-08 15:07:52

What about Oscar - I love that name or Felix or Toby but not Jack every third kid is called Jack at DDs school.

TheNaughtiestGirlIsaMonitor Wed 17-Sep-08 15:13:31

I agree with earthpixie. I don't dislike the name, but it leaves no impression on me whatsoever. It just slides off me.

Whereas, names like Robert, Peter, Saul, they are kind of simple and classic but make me pause and think 'oh!'. I also like Richard/Richie. David is unusual too.

PuppyMonkey Wed 17-Sep-08 15:15:45

Oh please don't give the world another Jack - there are enough already now. Don't blend in, stand out!

Lakelover Wed 17-Sep-08 15:16:53

Thanks all - think if we go for it I will just have to accept that he may be one of many! We've been thinking of some good middle names to go with it though - 'Anory' 'Knife' 'Spratcouldeatnofat..'

TheNaughtiestGirlKeepsaSecret Wed 17-Sep-08 15:26:21

Peter is much better. Goes with Tom too.

Ledodgy Wed 17-Sep-08 15:29:29

I have a Jack and a Thomas William so you can guess what i'm going to say! grin

Tarantella Wed 17-Sep-08 16:53:48

Far , far too many Jacks around, my son had 3 in his primary class so all had to be Jack A Jack B etc Also firmly of the opinion that Jack should not be a given name, it is a diminutive of John and that is what should be on the birth certificate - so there! Now John is wildly unusual these days!

deepinlaundry Wed 17-Sep-08 17:15:43

Please no more jacks- have some imagination

allgonebellyup Wed 17-Sep-08 17:20:11

no more Jacks

no more Thomases

nothing boring like David, Matthew, Mark etc, perleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease

Cies Wed 17-Sep-08 17:20:27

Agree there are lots of Jacks about. But I still like it as a name.

What about James, Peter, John, Richard, Henry... (just given you all the boys names in my family grin)

allgonebellyup Wed 17-Sep-08 17:22:52

John ,richard, Peter???

oh god.

frazzledoldbag34 Wed 17-Sep-08 18:36:10

Jack is lovely. I would be put off by the sheer numbers of them around, but that is just me. I've always liked the name.

hatrick Wed 17-Sep-08 18:50:51

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Podrick Wed 17-Sep-08 18:55:59

Choose something a little more unusual - there will be several Jacks in his class so he will be Jack A or Jack B throughout his school years

singingtree Wed 17-Sep-08 18:58:37

I don't know any Jacks and I know lots of toddlers, I think it's far less common that it was. Millions of Sams though

SlartyBartFast Wed 17-Sep-08 19:10:06

yes, maybe it is not so popular in babies as it was

BexieID Wed 17-Sep-08 19:12:25

I only know 2 boys under 5 called Jack. And 2 named Henry.

SlartyBartFast Wed 17-Sep-08 19:16:29

jake is more popular isnt it now?

Podrick Wed 17-Sep-08 19:21:01

Jack is the number 1 most popular boys name in 2007

BabyBaby123 Wed 17-Sep-08 19:53:08

Jack is boring imo - a waste of a name!

Janni Wed 17-Sep-08 19:54:17

Safe. Popular. A bit same old same old.

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