Jump to content

Would you use this name or do you think it's too close to close relative?


  • Please log in to reply
25 replies to this topic

#1 strawberry blondes

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:34 PM

I love Jack, always have done but I have a nephew who I see once a week called Jake so now i'm thinking the names might be a bit too close. WDYT?



#2 Jekaho

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:39 PM

I don't think it's too close. They are different names.

#3 WithSprinkles

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:44 PM

Although they are quite similar, I think if you love the name Jack you should use it (it would be a different story if you loved the exact same name).

#4 niggles

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:49 PM

Too close for me.

How do you feel about Zach?

#5 jai*

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

It's too close for me, but it's really up to you and your DH.

#6 Mumma Franklin

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

Yes use it I love jack I don't think it's too close at all

#7 mum201

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

Different name, hence no family drama for stealing someone's name.

#8 emlis22

Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:02 PM

I think it's fine. Different names and they're not in the same household. If you're really bothered by it, perhaps ask Jake's family what they think.

Edited by emlis22, 04 December 2012 - 03:02 PM.


#9 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

Way too close for me. I know they stem from different names but there is only one letter and no sounds difference between the two.

#10 la di dah

Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

They're completely different names. And honestly both are so well-loved and popular I don't think having even two Jacks or two Jakes would be weird (as opposed to, I dunno, two Akhenatens or something) much less one of each.

The most I might do is consider John NN Jack but that's less because of his cousin and more because a) I like the traditionality and b) flexibility depending on how many Jacks are in his class at school. Jack/Jackson/Jaxon are all more popular than John is at the moment.

But really my sister and I both plan somewhat alliterative names for our kids and I don't care.

QUOTE (Dabri @ 04/12/2012, 04:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Way too close for me. I know they stem from different names but there is only one letter and no sounds difference between the two.

Sorry, you say Jack and Jake the same? unsure.gif

Edited by la di dah, 04 December 2012 - 03:22 PM.


#11 NoNoBoo

Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

Too close for me. However, I know a family where there are siblings named Jake and Jack.

#12 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

[quote name='la di dah' date='04/12/2012, 03:51 PM' post='15130477'


Sorry, you say Jack and Jake the same? unsure.gif
[/quote]

Not exactly the same but the slight affect on the A isn't that noticable to me.

#13 cb2

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

If you love it use it, you will regret it if you don't.
Some strage combinations I have known are:
went to school with a boy called Thomas and surname was Thomas so Thomas Thomas ?????

I met at kinder twins called Hayley and Harley both girls

and to top it off my Dad worked with a Robert Roberts called Bob Roberts for short

Jack and Jake are two completely differnt names and sound different

#14 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

Not a problem as far as I can see. They are different names. As for strange combinations, my sister was at school with an Anthony Anthony.

#15 MyButterflyGirls

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

I don't think it's too close at all!

My DH and his cousin have the exact same name (but different surnames - their mothers are sisters). It's never been a problem and they spent a lot of time together as kids.

I also know a family where the two sons are called Jake and Coby (both nicknames for Jacob). I actually think this is much weirder!

Go for it! original.gif

Edited by MyButterflyGirls, 04 December 2012 - 07:02 PM.


#16 la di dah

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 04/12/2012, 06:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not exactly the same but the slight affect on the A isn't that noticable to me.


Heh. Okay. It's more than slight in my accent. I actually know people who became Jack because Jake was far too "ethnic" (they're old men now) and they don't sound interchangeable to me at all. I was just surprised.

#17 Gudrun

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

In the situation you describe I would use Jack without hesitation.

#18 Rosie R

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

In my extended family there is a girl and a boy in the same generation with the same name when shortened to a nickname, plus multiple in the same generation that have the same middle name so jake and jack would be nothing.
Then in another part of the family there is cousins with the exact same name (which I think is wierd).

I see why you'd be asking the question but If you like it in this case I'd say go for it.
Maybe just make sure that the middle name is entirely different so that the entire name has a different feel? Tounge1.gif

#19 Rubixx

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

Nah. It's not too close. If you love it, use it!!

#20 aussierach

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

I have a Jack and my nephew is Jacob and he gets called Jakie

#21 strawberry blondes

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:43 PM

QUOTE (emlis22 @ 04/12/2012, 01:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think it's fine. Different names and they're not in the same household. If you're really bothered by it, perhaps ask Jake's family what they think.


I already know the answer I would get from SIL. I was banned from naming DD3 Ava because it's similar to her name lol.

#22 Imaginary friend

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:09 PM

My thoughts are that similar names - in this case Jack and Jake - are fine for cousins.


I wouldnt do it for siblings but no problem for a nephew with similar name.

Like PP said, I would make sure mn is different though (if he has one)

#23 belwasblondie

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:32 AM

I'm not too fussed by cousins having similar names, the overall popularity of Jack would bother me more than the cousin Jake.

#24 Carmen02

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:40 AM

if you love it use it!! my 3rd is very simular to his cousin and the same of a family member as well but we loved it and thought bugger them if they get upset we love the name.

#25 Tyfle Hour

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:22 AM

Personally I wouldn't.  If it were a friend's child, that might be different, but a nephew that you frequently see and no doubt will continue to? That other family members may mix up and call Jake 'Jack' and Jack 'Jake'?  I'd choose something else.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'My mum doesn't seem that interested in my baby'

Q: My mother and I have always been close, but now that I have a baby, she has not helped out as much as I thought she would.

This mum has donated over 2,000 litres of breast milk

The mother-of-two was diagnosed with hyper-lactation.

New guidelines: "Bottle-feeding mums need support too"

Breast is best, but mums who can't, or choose not to breastfeed need support too.

Call to teach kids about breastfeeding at school

The aim is to increase breastfeeding rates and reduce stigma.

Dads also struggle to 'have it all', study finds

Men and women both experience work-family conflict.

'Working for nothing': Childcare crisis pushes Sydney parents to the brink

Most parents are experiencing substantial difficulties with the financial burden and lack of availability of childcare, as costs have more than doubled for some families in just over a decade.

Language development may start in the womb

Study found babies can recognise foreign languages before birth.

Paying $2.50 for a babycino? This is why...

Aren't babycinos just a bit of froth? Not so, it seems...

I'm a stay-at-home mum who's an awful housewife

"Hey, come here a second," my mum said as she replaced the book in my hands with a wooden spoon covered in what I prayed was red sauce. Together, we walked into the kitchen and hovered over the skillet like we were peering into a crystal ball. Looking into my future, I saw me eating a lot of take away.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.