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November 19th, 2008, 03:44 PM
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What does everyone think to John with the nickname Jack? John is a big family name for both mine and Edward's family and I have always loved it and Jack too.

I know they are both popular but that doesn't bother us at all.

John Isaiah ''Jack''?

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November 19th, 2008, 04:52 PM
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I don't like Jack much on its own, but I love it as a nickname for John. I love John Isaiah, too.
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November 19th, 2008, 04:54 PM
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I like it as a nickname for John. My grandpas name is John, he didn't have a middle name... and while I'm not a fan of John, I had thought about using Jack as a way to honor him. However, we didn't have a boy
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November 19th, 2008, 05:52 PM
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John Isaiah is lovely! Very handsome.

I love both John and jack, individually.

I don't understand the NN Jack for John. I use a NN usually to be a shorter varient of the full name. Jack and John are both one sound and 4 letters. I'd use just Jack if I was planning on calling him Jack more then John.
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November 19th, 2008, 06:00 PM
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i LOVE John nn Jack. Very traditional.
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November 19th, 2008, 07:41 PM
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I love Jack but I'm not a fan of John. I'd just use Jack if that's what I was going to call him all the time.
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November 19th, 2008, 08:15 PM
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I absolutely love the name Jack. It's in our top 5 boy names. And, I just had a friend tell me yesterday that if she finds out she's having a boy when she has her sono on 12/04, she's naming him Jack. Usually I prefer putting the longer/more-formal name on the birth certificate even if you plan to always call him by the nn (because the formal name looks more professional for job applications, college applications, college degrees, wedding invitations etc etc) but in the case of Jack and John, I'd just go with Jack myself.

But, John Isaiah is a nice combo!

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November 19th, 2008, 08:25 PM
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I don't understand the NN Jack for John. I use a NN usually to be a shorter varient of the full name. Jack and John are both one sound and 4 letters. I'd use just Jack if I was planning on calling him Jack more then John.[/b]
Jack as a nickname for John comes from the medieval diminutive suffix -kin. The name John became 'Jankin' which was shortened to 'Jack.' In those times, it was common for more than one member of the same family to have the same name, so nickname were used more to avoid confusion between, say, a father and son who were both named John or two cousins with the same name, than just to be "short for" a long name. So you had nicknames like Jack for John, Molly for Mary, Sally for Sarah, and Nan for Ann.

In the United States and other English-speaking countries, nicknames usually are short for longer names, but this is not always so in other cultures. My aunt's name is Anna, and her childhood nickname was Anouska.
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November 19th, 2008, 09:24 PM
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I love Jack but I'm not a fan of John. I'd just use Jack if that's what I was going to call him all the time.[/b]
I agree with this! If that's what you're going to call him, why not just name him Jack? Jack is such a great name!
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November 19th, 2008, 09:34 PM
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I love the names Jack and Isaiah! I think Jack works as a nn for John just fine!
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November 19th, 2008, 09:59 PM
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I like it.. I am a big boring traditionalist though LOL
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November 20th, 2008, 05:56 AM
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Funny you should post this, I have a friend with a 1 year old named John who over the last few months they've started calling him Jack since it suits him and his personality better.

I LOVE the name Jack.
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November 20th, 2008, 07:12 AM
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I love Jack .. I see nothing wrong with Jack Isaiah .. I have never understood the reasoning for Jack being the nn for John
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November 20th, 2008, 08:01 AM
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I love Jack but I'm not a fan of John. I'd just use Jack if that's what I was going to call him all the time.[/b]

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I love Jack but I'm not a fan of John. I'd just use Jack if that's what I was going to call him all the time.[/b]
I agree with this! If that's what you're going to call him, why not just name him Jack? Jack is such a great name!
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I love Jack .. I see nothing wrong with Jack Isaiah .. I have never understood the reasoning for Jack being the nn for John [/b]

She said John is a family name, which is why they are using it.
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November 20th, 2008, 01:17 PM
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I know that traditionally Jack is a nickname for John... but I Love the name Jack and do not like John at all!
I would just go with jack if that's what you plan on calling him anyway.
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November 20th, 2008, 07:42 PM
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I know that traditionally Jack is a nickname for John... but I Love the name Jack and do not like John at all!
I would just go with jack if that's what you plan on calling him anyway.[/b]
I think it's better that he has the choice, so he can go by either Jack or John when he's an adult.

I never understand the reason for "just name him/her [nickname] if that's what you're going to call him/her." What if the kid doesn't like being called by a nickname anymore as an adult?
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November 20th, 2008, 11:26 PM
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I love Jack
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November 21st, 2008, 07:07 AM
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I'm not incredibly fond of the name John. I love Jack, though.
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November 21st, 2008, 12:57 PM
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I know that traditionally Jack is a nickname for John... but I Love the name Jack and do not like John at all!
I would just go with jack if that's what you plan on calling him anyway.[/b]
I think it's better that he has the choice, so he can go by either Jack or John when he's an adult.

I never understand the reason for "just name him/her [nickname] if that's what you're going to call him/her." What if the kid doesn't like being called by a nickname anymore as an adult?
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But Jack isnt JUST a nickname. It is a name that can stand alone as a full name just fine. It is very different than giving a child an obvious nickname like Tommy instead of Thomas.
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November 21st, 2008, 01:40 PM
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I like John. But, love Jack.
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