Okay, I really like [name_m]Jon[/name_m]. But not [name_m]John[/name_m]. [name_m]Just[/name_m] [name_m]Jon[/name_m].


[name_f]My[/name_f] brother is a [name_m]Jon[/name_m] (full name [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m]) so I prefer the simpler [name_m]Jon[/name_m] spelling. He’s never really gone by [name_m]Jonny[/name_m] but people do use it. As for whether [name_m]Jonny[/name_m] and [name_u]June[/name_u] is too much, it depends on the kids. [name_f]My[/name_f] mom ([name_f]Janice[/name_f]) named us [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f] and [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m], and always intended to use our full names. However we inevitably were shortened to [name_f]Jen[/name_f] and [name_m]Jon[/name_m] (but NEVER [name_f]Jenny[/name_f] and [name_m]Jonny[/name_m], at her insistence!). And mom’s always gone by [name_u]Jan[/name_u]. So sometimes it could get confusing… you’d have no idea who dad or anyone else was calling for if you didn’t hear it clearly! But all in all we didn’t hate it. And we only lived under the same roof for 19 years, many people in our lives have no idea how close our names are.

I know “[name_m]John[/name_m]” has always stood on it’s own but to me [name_m]Jon[/name_m] feels like it belongs to [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] (but I’m biased). Or you could just use [name_m]Jonny[/name_m] if you like the feel of the name and want to put something a bit longer on the birth certificate, they feel equally nicknamey to me.

I don’t really suggest middles because we only use a middle name for meaning/family so I always feel a bit silly suggesting middles out of the blue. :slight_smile: I will say though, if you’re sold on [name_m]Jon[/name_m], NOT [name_m]Jonny[/name_m] or [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m], you could also consider a double-barrel thing. I know a few [name_m]French[/name_m] Canadians who have [name_u]Jean[/name_u]- names, like [name_u]Jean[/name_u]-[name_m]Paul[/name_m], [name_u]Jean[/name_u]-[name_m]Pierre[/name_m], [name_u]Jean[/name_u]-[name_m]Luc[/name_m]… [name_m]Jon[/name_m] has the same feel without the frenchie vibe.

I’ve come to prefer the [name_m]Jon[/name_m] spelling while reading the ASOIAF/GOT books. For the first time in, well, hundreds of years, [name_m]John[/name_m] is actually underused. Meeting a little boy called [name_m]John[/name_m] would be almost startling today. [name_m]Johnny[/name_m] has a fun retro feel to it, and I like it.

[name_m]Johnny[/name_m] and [name_u]June[/name_u] after [name_m]Johnny[/name_m] and [name_u]June[/name_u] [name_m]Cash[/name_m]? :wink:

  1. [name_m]Jon[/name_m]
  2. I’m not to into “normal, plain” names, but I still think it’s a good name.
  3. B/c [name_m]Jon[/name_m] is so basic you could go with so many options. [name_m]Jon[/name_m] [name_u]Michael[/name_u], [name_m]Jon[/name_m] [name_m]David[/name_m], [name_m]Jon[/name_m] [name_m]Jon[/name_m] [name_m]Cyrus[/name_m], [name_m]Jon[/name_m] [name_u]Neil[/name_u], etc.
  4. I would go with [name_m]Jon[/name_m] over [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m].
  5. [name_u]Love[/name_u] it! [name_f]My[/name_f] husband’s dad’s name is [name_m]John[/name_m] (he passed away along time ago) and he has mentioned he may want to use this name if we ever had a boy and I said (b/c I’m not the biggest fan of the name) I would call him [name_m]Johnny[/name_m].
  6. Yes.
  7. If you ever meet a big [name_m]Johnny[/name_m] [name_m]Cash[/name_m] fan, possibly. It would be much for myself, as my dog’s name is [name_m]Cash[/name_m], after [name_m]Johnny[/name_m] [name_m]Cash[/name_m]. BUT if you love the names [name_m]Jon[/name_m] and [name_u]June[/name_u], go for it!

There are a LOT of Johns/Jons in my family! I prefer [name_m]John[/name_m]. I’m just more traditional when it comes to spelling, and I see [name_m]John[/name_m] as the original–[name_m]Jon[/name_m] is perfectly fine, though! And my brother is [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] (like I said–big family name for me!). I love [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m]! It’s probably my favorite of the bunch:)

I’ve gone back and forth on [name_m]Johnny[/name_m]/[name_m]Jonny[/name_m] over the years… Liked it when I was a teenager, less so as I got older… At the moment, I like it–as a nickname. I wouldn’t use it as a formal name, but it is cute! (And yes, it could totally be a nickname for [name_m]Jon[/name_m]!)

Not sure about [name_m]Jonny[/name_m] and [name_u]June[/name_u]… That would be too close for me. And I hadn’t thought of the the Cashes, but that makes it even more of a no for me :frowning:

Middles… The good thing about [name_m]John[/name_m]/[name_m]Jon[/name_m] is that it goes with essentially everything! (I wouldn’t pair it with a one-syllable middle, though.)

[name_m]John[/name_m] [name_m]David[/name_m]
[name_m]John[/name_m] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]
[name_m]John[/name_m] [name_m]Alec[/name_m]
[name_m]John[/name_m] [name_u]Michael[/name_u]
[name_m]John[/name_m] [name_u]Dexter[/name_u]
[name_m]John[/name_m] [name_m]Patrick[/name_m]
[name_m]John[/name_m] [name_u]Arlo[/name_u]
[name_m]John[/name_m] [name_m]Aaron[/name_m]
[name_m]John[/name_m] [name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_m]John[/name_m] [name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]John[/name_m] [name_m]Samuel[/name_m]

Not much DOESN’T go with [name_m]John[/name_m]!