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What do you think of the name Jackson?

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LaurenBlue · 24/07/2010 06:06

considering it for new baby. hubby not quite convinced.

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TanteRose · 24/07/2010 06:19

its cool! my cousin's DS is called Jackson and it suits him.

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IwishIwasmoreorganised · 24/07/2010 06:20

I'm with your husband I think, though it depends on your surname, background etc

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Shaz10 · 24/07/2010 06:35

I was about to come on and mock but then I thought "actually it sounds quite cool".

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Beattiebow · 24/07/2010 06:42

I really like it, but my dh wouldn't!

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violetsmile · 24/07/2010 08:36

Like it, dh says it's a good name for a labrador . dh has offically dreadful taste in names- the fact that he wouldn't use it is a good thing! Go for it.

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Bacofoil · 24/07/2010 08:46

Oh dear no.

Just no.

People will think 'Michael' and make jokes about 'where are the other four then hahahahahhahaha'.

Just go with Jack. The 'son' is a given.

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Ineedsomesleep · 24/07/2010 09:22

It just makes me think of this Jackson.

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valiumSingleton · 24/07/2010 09:24

the most popular name for about 15 years with 'son' stuck on the end. It's like a ford focus pulling along a monza.

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valiumSingleton · 24/07/2010 09:25

ps Harrison has been done, what about Edison. I like that one somehow. light bulb kudos. Plus, Ed possible nn.

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Ineedsomesleep · 24/07/2010 09:50

If you like football what about Pele's real name, Edson?

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GirlWithTheMouseyHair · 24/07/2010 12:49

too americanised for me - also my friend's dog is called Jackson

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CuppaTeaJanice · 25/07/2010 11:43

Pollock.

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themildmanneredjanitor · 25/07/2010 11:47

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mopsyflopsy · 25/07/2010 13:55

I'm not keen, mainly due on the Jack part... there are just so, so many Jacks out there alreaady. Over 8000 born in 2008 alone...

I also find Jackson very surnamey.

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freerangeeggs · 25/07/2010 16:28

I think it's quite nice. There's a teenage boy at our school with this name and he gets along just fine. It is very American-sounding, though.

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CreepyFunbags · 25/07/2010 16:32

I would have said yes but just the other day someone posted about being annoyed at everyone assuming they had called their son Jackson after Michael, so I might say no now. Perhaps it is too soon after MJ's death.

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thumbwitch · 25/07/2010 16:33

Feel about it the same way as I do about Harrison - not keen. But it's not awful either.

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PaulineCampbellJones · 25/07/2010 21:09

As long as you don't spell it Jaxon like one of my colleagues. Shudder.

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clpsmum · 26/07/2010 09:07

Hi there
I have a Jackson and am so glad i called him that. Everybody we meet loves his name and so does he. Jackson is a family name for us and this was the reason we chose it but i am so pleased we did. It really suits him and he refuses to let anyone shorten it to Jack. The only time anyone has ever mentioned michael jackson to us is for about 2 days after his death but apart from that the only time is on here when people don't like the name and try to use that as an excuse. a lot of people don't like surname sounding names and say its too american but neither of those points bother me at all i don't think american sounding names are a bad thing. I love his name and would say if you like it go for it i am glad we did. Agree with PCJ though hate the spelling Jaxon its just wrong!

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birdofthenorth · 26/07/2010 13:28

Jackson -lovely.

Jaxon -utterly wrong.

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ChickensHaveNoEyebrows · 26/07/2010 13:31

I have a Jack, and we call him Jackson. For some reason we elongate names in our family. So obviously I think it's cool!

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clpsmum · 26/07/2010 14:13

HAHAHAHAHAHA think thats fab that you give them longer nicknames rather than shorter, great idea. Jack is a great name just ignore the others, it wouldn't be so popular if it wasnt so lovely

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sonniebonnie · 26/07/2010 15:14

Jackson, as well as Harrison, are surnames to me. And agree that Jack is a little overdone.

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Ineedsomesleep · 27/07/2010 08:41

Heard of a few Jaxons born recenly, thought it was a bit odd that there is suddenly a rise in this "unique" spelling.

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lottiejenkins · 27/07/2010 08:54

I agree Ineedsomesleep, thats what i thought of too!!

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