Female version of Jack

(54 Posts)
rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:38:21

We'd like to honour my father in law, but need a female name. Not Jacqueline please!

dinkystinky Fri 15-Mar-13 16:40:32

Jacqui out too?

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:41:23

Yeah, definitely.

MrsHoarder Fri 15-Mar-13 16:42:00

Joan as Jack is for John?

PipkinsPal Fri 15-Mar-13 16:42:05

Jacintha? I know how to spell it but pronouncing it is a different matter.

jass-in-ther

noisytoys Fri 15-Mar-13 16:43:22

I know a girl called Jack. Just Jack. It suits her

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:44:13

Yes...although when you google it the first thing that comes up is the nurse that killed herself following the Hoax phone call to Kate Middleton's hospital...

dinkystinky Fri 15-Mar-13 16:45:03

I think you're going to struggle.

There's Jackson - but is traditionally a boys name.

Could you not just use a J name to honour fil?

PipkinsPal Fri 15-Mar-13 16:46:11

Thanks Cakes.

lolalou22 Fri 15-Mar-13 16:47:18

Jade?

baskingseals Fri 15-Mar-13 16:47:45

i do know someone called Jacaranda. she is always known as Jac.

i am not sure that is the right spelling though.

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:48:01

Aiieee, too 'Goody'. Sorry, being picky here, thank you all for your suggestions!

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:48:28

Sorry, x post

CremeEggThief Fri 15-Mar-13 16:49:46

Do you like any female versions of John?
Jacquetta? The mother of the White Queen (Elizabeth Woodville).

EmilyAlice Fri 15-Mar-13 16:51:16

Second Jacintha. Bit Chalet School but nice.

NoTimeForS Fri 15-Mar-13 16:51:32

I was going to say Lucy, because I read once a theory that Jack was popular because it was the closest name to the word Luck. And I guess Lucy is the female name most like Lucky. But that might be a bit too roundabout!!

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 16:52:36

Ooh Jacquetta, that's interesting....

Weissdorn Fri 15-Mar-13 16:55:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GloriaPritchett Fri 15-Mar-13 16:56:08

Jane has the same meaning I think (god is gracious).

fivesacrowd Fri 15-Mar-13 16:59:06

Joanna, derived from Jane, both female versions of John.

djelibeybi Fri 15-Mar-13 16:59:21

Does "Jill" have too much of a nursery rhyme feel?

rumtumtugger Fri 15-Mar-13 17:00:21

Can't use Jill, is also a family name

GloriaPritchett Fri 15-Mar-13 17:02:27

Or you could translate John, so Giovanni/ Giovanna?

CheeseStrawWars Fri 15-Mar-13 17:03:19

This might help www.thinkbabynames.com/beginning/0/Jac (but really, no-one calls their child "Jackette", do they?!)

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now