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If your last name was Jackson...

post #1 of 53
Thread Starter 
would you name your son Jack??

We are having a real hard time with boy names, and the only one DH & I REALLY like is Jack. I like it, but I just wanted other opinions...

Thanks!
post #2 of 53
I don't think I could do it personally. I did know a guy named Walker Walker after his mom remarried, that was kinda cool.
post #3 of 53
I couldn't do it, I have to look at the whole name.... anything that rhymes or sounds too close I just can't do it!
post #4 of 53
Nope, I actually ruled out a name I like for the same reason. It took a while to find a name we both liked but now we are in love with it!
post #5 of 53
um no.

dont call him Michael either! lol
post #6 of 53
No, I wouldn't. You could name him John and call him Jack as a nickname, that way he always has John to use for introductions. "Hi my name is John Jackson, but everyone calls me Jack."
post #7 of 53
Sorry, I wouldn't do it either. When I hear of people named like that, usually my first reaction is, "Why would their parents do that?" I'm sure you can think of a different name you both love just as much, or more.
post #8 of 53
our last name is johnson and even though i liked the name, i didn't want to name our child jack (jack means john), so no i wouldn't.
post #9 of 53
No way. I know several people with names like that. John Johnson, Andrew Andrews. It's corny IMO and is just one more thing for the kids at school to poke fun at.
post #10 of 53
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Originally Posted by SuperSarah11 View Post
I don't think I could do it personally. I did know a guy named Walker Walker after his mom remarried, that was kinda cool.
Dude, kinda reminds me of Pac Man!

Walkerwalkerwalkerwalkerwalker.... (<
post #11 of 53
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Originally Posted by tjjazzy View Post
our last name is johnson and even though i liked the name, i didn't want to name our child jack (jack means john), so no i wouldn't.
Isn't there a famous singer named Jack Johnson?
post #12 of 53
WalkerWalkerWalker... totally Pac Man! LOL!!!!
post #13 of 53
My poor dad's name is pat patti. not fun. : not sure what his parents were thinking!
post #14 of 53
I might, but I have a weird fetish for people with 2 of the same name. Like Butros Butros-Gali or Sirhan Sirhan. I like it, I'm weird like that. I like the idea of just calling him Jack but giving him another name so he doesn't actually have to say his name is Jack Jackson. That's a good idea.
post #15 of 53
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Originally Posted by frontierpsych View Post
Dude, kinda reminds me of Pac Man!

Walkerwalkerwalkerwalkerwalker.... (<
lol I was thinking Fozzy Bear from the Muppets, "Wocka, Wocka!" but the Pac Man thing is hilarious!
post #16 of 53
Peeking in from the October ddc!

My dad's name is something like Thomas Thompson, and he has never indicated that he regretted his name. I always thought it was kind of cool. He's always been a businessperson, and I think it might even have been an advantage to have such a catchy name.

Just my two cents!
post #17 of 53
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Originally Posted by ledzepplon View Post
Peeking in from the October ddc!

My dad's name is something like Thomas Thompson, and he has never indicated that he regretted his name. I always thought it was kind of cool. He's always been a businessperson, and I think it might even have been an advantage to have such a catchy name.

Just my two cents!
That's my uncle's name, but he goes by Tucker
post #18 of 53
Thread Starter 
See, i have never understood ppl who name their child one name and then call them something completely different. That is strange to me. For example- I have a cousin named Thomas, and they call him Buddy- and my dad is Michael and some of his family call him Chucky- and I have an uncle named Charlie and they call him Robbie- and my grandfather is George, but they call him Mickey??? I just dont get that. So, I cannot name him John and call him Jack- for me, it just does not make sence. Not that it is bad, just confuses me, and always has.

So...well, no one really likes Jack Jackson.
We are so stuck on names. I really like Levi, but it sounds too much like Eli- ds#1. I also like Waytt, but dh does not- and with Jackson as a last name, lots are out- and lots that are out I like- Jesse, Samuel....
Grrr...i just do not know.
post #19 of 53
go with samuel jackson! hehe You'll find the perfect name!!
AND I totally agree.. I never get when people name the kid one thing and always call them something else... ?? I'd rather just name the kid what I intend to call them, it's less confusing for me!!
post #20 of 53
To the original question- Nope. No way. Sorry!
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