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#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 Bel Rowley

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 SisterMaryElephant

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.




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