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How many Jacks do you know?

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lechatnoir Tue 02-Jun-09 23:02:10

I'm aware it's been number 1 on the names list for years now but I don't actually know any LO's called Jack and the couple of baby friends I asked didn't either.

In case you hadn't guessed I really like this name but with 1 DS called what seems like the most popular name in our area right now (Harry grin) I'm loathe to choose another one even more popular even though it's the only one we both like!!
Any thoughts?
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wrinklytum Tue 02-Jun-09 23:03:07

1 my nephew

ninah Tue 02-Jun-09 23:03:08

ds has four in a class of 29

TitsalinaBumsquash Tue 02-Jun-09 23:04:37

My DS is called Jack, he is in Nursery and he is one of 3 Jacks. smile

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Tue 02-Jun-09 23:04:56

Same as Wrinklytum smile

LightShinesInTheDarkness Tue 02-Jun-09 23:05:09

too bloomin' many - they are everywhere, friends of the millions of Harrys and Lukes (or Luek variants - Lucas, Luka, Luca etc)

LightShinesInTheDarkness Tue 02-Jun-09 23:07:00

blush blush hold on whilst I open my mouth to change feet - just seen your DS1 is a Harry. Sorry.

(slinks away till the morning...)

StayFrosty Tue 02-Jun-09 23:08:07

I know a couple of little ones, and my fil is known as Jack, but as a nn for given name John (as was the thing in the olden days).

lechatnoir Tue 02-Jun-09 23:08:13

Oh bugger I thought you might all say that grin. Back to the drawing board with just 9 days to go shock
Thanks all the same!!
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lockets Tue 02-Jun-09 23:09:25

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lechatnoir Tue 02-Jun-09 23:09:30

LSITD - takes more than that to offend me grin

oodlesofpoodles Tue 02-Jun-09 23:10:14

I knew one a couple of years ago. He will be 5 now. afaik there are none in our school of 200+ dcs.

StayFrosty Tue 02-Jun-09 23:11:38

fwiw, my dsis called my niece Chloe which was the No 1 most popular girl's name for the year she was born; she is nearly 9 now and the only one in her whole school, and the only one I know personally.

LightShinesInTheDarkness Tue 02-Jun-09 23:11:54

lechat - thanks, I was lurking hoping to be forgiven!

funnypeculiar Tue 02-Jun-09 23:19:33

Three: 7yrs,5 yrs and 9 months smile

Otoh, ds has a very common (top 10 every year) name, and I only know one other by his name in all my mates/school mates/playgroup friends etc etc ...

hulabula Wed 03-Jun-09 09:47:51

3 in my ds's reception year of 35. Yes, it is very popular!

macana Wed 03-Jun-09 10:17:45

DS has it as his middle name, and despite it being so popular, I don't actually know any personally.

Even if I did, it's a fab name, so if you like it, go for it. It goes really well with Harry - both short, simple, strong masculine names.

katylou25 Wed 03-Jun-09 10:50:58

Well my ds1 is Harry, and ds2 is Jack and although they're both very popular names we know no others!!

bagpuss Wed 03-Jun-09 10:52:34

I know about 3.

suwoo Wed 03-Jun-09 10:55:29

Three in DD's class of 25 (year 2). Know of 3 others all pre-school.

jellybeans Wed 03-Jun-09 11:03:39

There are loads of them. At least one in every class at DDs schools, usually 2 or 3. Still, if you like it go for it.

thisisyesterday Wed 03-Jun-09 11:07:35

i know 4

littlelamb Wed 03-Jun-09 11:09:11

I know 1. I think it's one of those names that you assume is popular but never actually meet anyone by that name. It's all Harrys and Joshuas around here

iwouldgoouttonight Wed 03-Jun-09 11:09:16

I'd still use it if you like it. Nice names are always going to be quite popular. We chose quite an old fashioned name that I thought was quite unusual and now there are five in DS's nursery! I only know one Jack though - he's 4. Wondering whether people are using it a bit less now because it was so popular in the last few years, so there might not be as many new baby Jacks (just my theory!).

MrsGokWan Wed 03-Jun-09 12:46:25

There is 2 in DS2's Nursery (attached to school), 4 in Reception, 3 in year 1 and in DS1's year 2 friends there is 2. I have heard it among the older children as well (nativities, school sports day etc.)

Was chatting to the girls at Nursery yesterday about what will happen when DC3 starts there in April and the manager was saying that at the moment they will have 5 Harrys, 6 Jacks, 4 Henrys, 6 Mathews and 4 Timothys starting grin

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