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#1 Melissa

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 04:22 PM

I love both names, but which one goes best with my daughters' names? I know Jack is a classic, somewhat like my girls' names, but I really like Jackson. What do you think?
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 05:55 PM

I think that if you like Jackson more than you should go with that. It's the best of both worlds...he can go by Jack or Jackson when he's older.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 07:37 PM

I agree if you use Jackson then you have the option of using Jack as a mn. Its a winner.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 10:58 PM

To me, Jack is more of a nickname. My step-father is John, nn Jack, so I'm a bit biased.
Jackson seems like a more complete first name to me. I think it would go well with Isabella and Lilliana.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 05:31 AM

I don't like Jackson at all, sorry. Jack, on the other hand, is lovely, so it gets my vote.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 07:37 AM

I agree, Jackson is the best of both worlds, but I don't like the whole "Michael Jackson" connection. Do you think that he would be teased because of it?

Sorry I'm so picky!
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 11:04 AM

Actually, Michael Jackson did not even cross my mind until you said that :) I agree though, Jackson is definitely the way to go: it sounds more complete, and it's all too easy for Jack to be used as a nickname for him. And you're not picky; this is a baby we're talking about :D

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 01:35 PM

Actually, Michael Jackson did not even cross my mind until you said that :)


Thank goodness! That was the only drawback to the name for us.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 03:02 PM

I prefer just Jack to Jackson. Jackson is so trendy whereas Jack doesn't have such an easily pinpointed era. I generally dislike nicknames as given names (Jack is a nickname for John historically), but I don't mind Jack alone. It doesn't sound cutesy or babyish.

I actually do think of Michael Jackson, but it's a common enough name that I don't think most people are really going to say anything about that.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 10:33 AM

Jackson nn Jack

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 10:35 AM

Jackson nn Jack

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 10:57 AM

I think that if you like Jackson more than you should go with that. It's the best of both worlds...he can go by Jack or Jackson when he's older.



Agreed! I love the name Jackson and I really wish we could use it!

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 12:29 PM

I would go with Jackson. I love Jack, but is always nice to have nn as an option. That way he can choose what fits him best. Both are awesome names! Good luck!

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 03:27 PM

I agree with what's already been said. Name him Jackson and use Jack as a NN.

Good Luck :unsure:




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