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Macklin or Jack for our boy?

rahnamorganrahnamorgan member
edited January 2015 in Baby Names
With the last name Morgan. I'm open to both but tend to lean toward Macklin BC so he won't have the same name as 3 boys in his class. Jack is still a classic though.

Macklin or Jack for our boy? 196 votes

Macklin aka Mack
4% 8 votes
95% 188 votes

Re: Macklin or Jack for our boy?

  • Macklin is all sorts of terrible. Suggesting Franklin for a less common name.
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  • Neither. I like PPs suggestion for Franklin. He won't have 3 in his class and it's a great name!
  • Macklin is not good.

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  • Jack by default

    I like Jack as a NN, but not a first name.

    Macklin? WTH?

  • I voted for Jack.

    Macklin is all kinds of terrible. If you want the nn Mac use Cormac. I think Mac as a NN is more commonly derived from the person having a Mac- or Mc- LN. 
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  • I voted Jack very begrudingly. It's so popular right now and is a NN vs a classic.

    But Macklin Morgan is not good. It doesn't sound like a name. I love suggestions of Malcolm and Franklin.
  • What is Macklin?  I guess I can sort of grudgingly accept it as a FN if it's a family name or something, but it sounds ridiculous on its own and much more so with your last name.  I prefer Jack as a NN for John, although it's all right on its own, and in any case it's words better than Macklin.  #40 really isn't that wildly popular.
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  • I just picture Chris Pratt from Parks and Rec.

    "Burt Macklin, FBI"

    This was exactly my thought.
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  • Macklin is a town in my province so that's all it reminds me of.
  • Macklin is so so bad. If you like the nn Mack, maybe you would consider Malcolm?


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  • Neither-- Macklin Morgan is bad and Jack Morgan makes me think of Jack Daniels and Capt. Morgan.
  • Jack or..... Maverick?
  • Disklike Macklin. Why not Malcolm, nickname Mac? This would be much better. 

    Jack Morgan sounds like a character on a soap opera. As you've mentioned yourself, Jack is very popular so there will surely be several in his class. 
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  • Macklin is a last name. Mack Morgan sounds like a last name- McMorgan. Jack is better.
  • Why not just Mack?
  • Jack by far!!!!! Never seen or heard Macklin before in my life and Macklin Morgan doesn't work.
  • I will always have a soft spot for Macklemore for bringing us the song "Same Love," but well, no on Mack Morgan.
  • Jack or..... Maverick?
    Maverick is pretty bad too.
    Wait, what's wrong with Maverick?
  • It's a legitimate question guys, don't FFS me.

    I just behind-the-named it and I think their history is wrong.

    Mavriki is a legitimate Russian name and I always thought Maverick was just the anglicized version of it.
  • Weird. I still wonder if it came over as a transliteration and that history was lost. Oh well.
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