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#1 Lucille20

Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:44 PM

Need help in picking a baby boy"s name. We'd like a name that starts with J and these are the names in our shortlist:
Jacob
Jaden

What do you think of these names and how common are these names in Australia? I've moved here from asia and dont know anyone with kids.

Thanks!

#2 deedee15

Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:56 PM

Jack
Josh
Jordan
Jude


#3 maryanneK

Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:56 PM

Jack
James
Joshua
Jeremy

they would be my picks - the first 3 are common, Jeremy less so

Jacob is reasonably common. I wouldnt choose Jaden !

And welcome to Aus :-)

#4 MsLaurie

Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:56 PM

Jacob is classic- he will often get “Jake”, if that is an issue?

#5 Gudrun

Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:58 PM

Both names are well-known here and common.  Jacob is the more classic name and still popular with contemporary parents.  jaden was an on trend name in the previous generation so less popular now than it was.  I prefer Jacob.

Julian
Jerome
Jasper
Joel
Jonah/Jonas
Joshua
Justin
Jethro
Jude

Edited by Gudrun, 10 January 2019 - 06:59 PM.


#6 MGB

Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:01 PM

Jacob is lovely.

Jake
Jack
Joel
James

#7 FomoJnr

Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:01 PM

Jonathan?

:)

#8 Chelli

Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:07 PM

 Lucille20, on 10 January 2019 - 06:44 PM, said:

Need help in picking a baby boy"s name. We'd like a name that starts with J and these are the names in our shortlist:
Jacob
Jaden

What do you think of these names and how common are these names in Australia? I've moved here from asia and dont know anyone with kids.
Thanks!

I have only two nephews - and that is their names ;)

I do like those names though, it suits them.

#9 Moo-me

Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:07 PM

Jorge
Jamie
Jackson
Johnny
Jerry 😜

Jayden is more common than Jacob.

#10 Islander

Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:13 PM

For me, Jaden is a name that I associate with kids who are a bit tough/naughty. I’d never choose it because of those connotations that I have.

I like Jacob!

#11 Renovators delight

Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:19 PM

Jaden is too close to Jaidyn for me, and I can’t get past the bad associations with it.

Jacob is great.

Jeremy is a favourite of mine, also Jonathan.

James
Jonah
Joseph
Joshua
Julian

#12 Lucille20

Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:20 PM

Thank you for your comments and suggestions! How common is Jacob here in australia? Would it be a name you'd likely hear being yelled at a playground? Or find a kid with that name at every grade? :)

#13 StartledFlamingo

Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:22 PM

Jaden needs a y, perhaps two. Jaydyn is much more in keeping with the vibe (it's a bit lower-socio economic to my ears).

Boys with J names we know
Julian
Joseph
John
Jeremy
Joe

#14 Mooples

Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:25 PM

 Lucille20, on 10 January 2019 - 07:20 PM, said:

Thank you for your comments and suggestions! How common is Jacob here in australia? Would it be a name you'd likely hear being yelled at a playground? Or find a kid with that name at every grade? :)

My eb due in group (January 2018) has 2 jacobs out of about 30 children.

#15 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:31 PM

I have a Jordan. He’s 12.  I come across it only occasionally.  Itcomes with a wide variety of nicknames we use regularly.

#16 blimkybill

Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:51 PM

 Islander, on 10 January 2019 - 07:13 PM, said:

For me, Jaden is a name that I associate with kids who are a bit tough/naughty. I’d never choose it because of those connotations that I have.

I like Jacob!
I am the same. Jaden (or Jayden) is quite common but it carries some negative associations.
Jacob is great and is nearly always spelled the same qay.
Joshua is also a great name.
Some less common options are
Jeremy
Jonah
Jude

Jack or Jackson are both good, popular options too.

#17 blimkybill

Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:55 PM

 Lucille20, on 10 January 2019 - 07:20 PM, said:

Thank you for your comments and suggestions! How common is Jacob here in australia? Would it be a name you'd likely hear being yelled at a playground? Or find a kid with that name at every grade? :)
Jacob is in the top 20 most popular boys names at the moment.  Jack and James are in the top 10.
Other J names are not as common.

#18 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:57 PM

Jesse

#19 kerilyntaryn

Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:57 PM

The youngest Jacob I know is 12.

Jadon is nice too,  lots in there late teens or early 20s

other J names - Jared, Josiah, James, Jack, Jake, Joel, Joseph, Jonathan, Jonah

Joshua is very common

#20 eponee

Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:57 PM

Jed

#21 Lucille20

Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:12 PM

Is Jadon proniunced like Jaden here in oz? Does it sound like Jay-dn instead of Jay-don.

 kerilyntaryn, on 10 January 2019 - 07:57 PM, said:

The youngest Jacob I know is 12.

Jadon is nice too,  lots in there late teens or early 20s

other J names - Jared, Josiah, James, Jack, Jake, Joel, Joseph, Jonathan, Jonah

Joshua is very common


#22 Lucille20

Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:15 PM

Like the name except its too popular. Its hard to say though how many are in your neighborhood!

 blimkybill, on 10 January 2019 - 07:55 PM, said:


Jacob is in the top 20 most popular boys names at the moment.  Jack and James are in the top 10.
Other J names are not as common.


#23 kerilyntaryn

Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:18 PM

 Lucille20, on 10 January 2019 - 08:12 PM, said:

Is Jadon proniunced like Jaden here in oz? Does it sound like Jay-dn instead of Jay-don.
yes

#24 Lucille20

Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:27 PM

Ohhh interesting. In my country it sounds like jay-dawn.

 kerilyntaryn, on 10 January 2019 - 08:18 PM, said:

yes


#25 Stuffed Olive

Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:10 PM

Jacob
Jamie
Joshua
Jago
Joel




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