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#1 TarneeW

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

I love the nn Jaz for a boy. DH thinks if I like it, why not just use it as a name?! I'm not so sure....

I have suggested Jasper which DH dislikes, I'm not sold on it either although it is growing on me.

I like names that are a little different.

WDYT of the name Jaz/Jazz as a name?

Any ideas or suggestions for a name that Jaz could be used as a nn?

TIA

#2 felixTheCat

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

no dont like it.

Its another name for ejaculate.

#3 la di dah

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

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As with many words that began in slang, there is no definitive etymology for jazz. However, the similarity in meaning of the earliest jazz citations to jasm, a now-obsolete slang term meaning spirit, energy, vigor and dated to 1860 in the Historical Dictionary of American Slang, suggests that jasm should be considered the leading candidate for the source of jazz. A link between the two words is particularly supported by the Daily Californian's February 18, 1916, article, which used the spelling jaz-m, although the context and other articles in the Daily Californian from this period show that jazz was intended.

Jasm is thought to derive from or be a variant of slang jism or gism, which the Historical Dictionary of American Slang dates to 1842 and defines as "spirit; energy; spunk." Jism also means semen or sperm, the meaning that predominates today, causing jism to be considered a taboo word. Deepening the nexus among these words is the fact that "spunk" is also a slang term for semen, and that "spunk", like jism/jasm, also means spirit, energy, or courage (for example: "She showed a lot of spunk.") In the 19th and early 20th centuries, however, jism could still be used in polite contexts. Jism, or its variant jizz (which, however, is not attested in the Historical Dictionary of American Slang until 1941), has also been suggested as a direct source for jazz. A direct derivation from jism is phonologically unlikely; jasm itself would be, according to this assumption, the intermediary form.


That would bother me.

I am a huge nerdlinger with no friends, so take that for what it's worth, but it would really bother me. And jizz is still in common usage.

I like Jet?

#4 ComradeBob

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

Yeah the origins of the word, and it's closeness to the word jizz would turn me right off.

Also, the only people I know with the nn Jaz are girls with the name Jasmine or Jasmina

#5 BadCat

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

I would automatically assume Jazz was a girl, and probably short for Jasmine or something.

#6 Turn left

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

I'm trying so hard to be diplomatic but since you asked, I don't even like Jaz/Jazz for a nickname, sorry I think it's horrible.  At best it sounds like a pets (dogs) name, or as a nickname for Jasmine.

Please use a real name for your child, you wont regret it.  There are thousands of perfectly good names already, there's really no need to invent your own.

#7 nothing123

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:03 PM

QUOTE (felixTheCat @ 09/11/2012, 07:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
no dont like it.

Its another name for ejaculate.



It is?  I thought it was Jizz?  laugh.gif



I know a man called Jaz but his full name is Jaspinder and he's Indian.  He is such a beautiful human being, it really suits him.  I'm not sure that I would use it as a first name for a child, but I like it on an adult.

I would probably go for Jasper and shorten it.

#8 belinda1976

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

That's what I call my DD2 - her name is Jasmine.

#9 bakesgirls

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

QUOTE (felixTheCat @ 09/11/2012, 07:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its another name for ejaculate.


That's jizz, not jaz/z.

Sorry OP, NMS. It sounds like a nn for a girl named Jasmine or the like.

#10 sylvastar

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

Please go with Jasper!!!!  hands.gif

This was one of our 2 picks for when we had our boy - Jasper is still on my list though in case another boy comes our way...

#11 Monroe

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

I love it. A friend dated a Jaz years ago & he was great guy.

#12 B.feral3

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

No.

Jazz short for Jasmine is ok.

#13 little lion

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

I know a jasper with the nickname Jazz.

#14 Jjbeanz

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

It is nice for a girl but I don't like it for a boy. Love Jasper for a boy

#15 laridae

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

I know a Jez, short for Jeremy - fairly similar.
My mums dog is Jasper and I call him Jaz, but mostly I would think its short for Jasmine and a girl.

#16 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

I knew a Jarrod NN Jazz...

But it is NMS.

#17 Leha

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:44 PM

I have a jasper and we never call him jazz. We tried but it just doesn't go.. We have ended up nicknaming him Jasbie which is the name that DD came up with. I have a niece that I call jazz as her name is Jasmine but I think the name jazz just doesn't work for a boy. Sorry.

#18 TarneeW

Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

Thanks everyone!

I had no idea about Jizz/Jazz associations (never heard of the term before) and is a definite turn off. I actually thought it was a cute name/nn for a kid and the kind of name I'd associate with a 'cool' guy....

I'll still keep Jasper on the list & I'm sure I'll be back with more names original.gif


#19 Gudrun

Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:20 PM

Both Jaz and Jazz are used as full names for both boys and girls.  I see Jazz as a fairly straightforward modern word name.

It's not my personal style but I see no reason not to use it since it is yours. I certainly wouldn't use a full name I disliked just to get the NN.  I'd have to like both even if I did like the NN more.

Other options for a Jaz NN:

Jarret
Jarram
Jaffer
Jagger
Jansen
Jareth/Jarrath
Jannick

Edited by Gudrun, 09 November 2012 - 09:22 PM.


#20 HeartMyBoys

Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

QUOTE (felixTheCat @ 09/11/2012, 08:46 PM)
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no dont like it.

Its another name for ejaculate.




I think its Jiz, isn't it?? Not Jaz

#21 treefalls

Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:36 PM

How about Jarvis?  Jarvis is a cool name... we nearly called Cole this.
I was thinking maybe NN 'Java' ... but I know someone who called her son this and they just call him 'J'

I don't mind Jazz. I would use this spelling as it has musical connotations to me. I'm with the others who think that the ejaculate term is 'jizz' but it's hard to come back once you're put off. Good luck!


#22 kerilyntaryn

Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:06 PM

ok for a girl

Jasper is ok

#23 sa5ha

Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

Jazz is okay as a nickname for a real name like Jasper or Jasmine, but it's pretty awful as a full name of it's own.

#24 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:31 AM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 09/11/2012, 10:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Both Jaz and Jazz are used as full names for both boys and girls.  I see Jazz as a fairly straightforward modern word name.

It's not my personal style but I see no reason not to use it since it is yours. I certainly wouldn't use a full name I disliked just to get the NN.  I'd have to like both even if I did like the NN more.

Other options for a Jaz NN:

Jarret
Jarram
Jaffer



Seriously? Jaffer?

#25 Bel Rowley

Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

I like Jazz more for a girl. I did know a guy known as Jazzy, but his real name was completely unrelated.




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