Jude as a nickname for Jack?

Could [name]Jude[/name] work as a nickname for [name]Jack[/name]? I have honestly loved the name [name]Jack[/name] since I was eight years old and I still want to use it really badly, but I am starting to fall in love with the name [name]Jude[/name] too. I don’t like the idea of [name]Jack[/name] and [name]Jude[/name] as sibling names, they sound to matchy. I also love The Beatles and really love the song connection that [name]Jude[/name] could have, my dad used to sing me Beatles songs when I was little so I have always had a soft spot for them :). What do you think, is this too much of a stretch?

I think it’s a pretty big stretch. I suppose any name can be a nn for another name, some make no sense at all. Would you call your child [name]Jack[/name] half the time and [name]Jude[/name] the other half of the time? I think they’re different enough that a young child might be confused about what his name really is. I agree that [name]Jack[/name] and [name]Jude[/name] are a bit matchy for siblings, but I personally find it preferable to calling a [name]Jack[/name] [name]Jude[/name].

The [name]Jude[/name] in the song was for a [name]Julian[/name]. A [name]Jack[/name] and a [name]Julian[/name] are somewhat usable as siblings. As are [name]Jack[/name] and [name]Judah[/name].

[name]Jude[/name] short for [name]Jack[/name] doesn’t make any sense to me. I mean sure some people have nicknames completel unrelated to their names, [name]Indiana[/name] [name]Jones[/name] style. But… it would be odd.

Yeah, usually I’m all for creative nicknames, but no. No. [name]Jack[/name] is ITSELF a nickname. A nickname for a nickname is silly. It’s like naming your kid [name]Bob[/name] and calling him [name]Al[/name] for short. No, no, a thousand times no.

Seriously? No.

Yeah, I think it’s a reeeeeeaaaallllly big stretch. The only thing they have in common is that they both begin with J. Sure, a lot of nicknames are stretches (like [name]Thea[/name] for [name]Athena[/name]) but that just doesn’t make sense for me. I think you should wait until you have a son to decide- maybe you have a son and you know that he’s a [name]Jack[/name], not a [name]Jude[/name] or vice versa.
So the answer is no, [name]Jude[/name] does not work as a nickname for [name]Jack[/name].

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I don’t think it works, either. Sorry. :frowning:

I’m not really seeing how [name]Jude[/name] could be a nickname for [name]Jack[/name], which is a nickname for [name]John[/name], which could also be a nickname for [name]Jonathan[/name]. Too big of a stretch, I think.

For me, it’s too much of a stretch. I can’t really even imagine [name]Jude[/name] in [name]Jack[/name], besides the fact they both start with J.
I personally like [name]Jude[/name] and [name]Jack[/name] as siblings, I think it’s cute, but for nicknames I don’t think it works at all. Sorry!

As someone above said, [name]Jack[/name] is itself a ‘nickname’ name. It doesn’t make any sense for [name]Jude[/name] to be a nickname for [name]Jack[/name]… [name]Jack[/name] is already one-syllable and doesn’t need to be ‘short’ for anything else. [name]Just[/name] pick the one you like more. :slight_smile:

Yeah, I have to agree with the nickname for a nickname thing. I mean, I love [name]Jack[/name], and I love the nn [name]Jackie[/name] for it or [name]Jack[/name] [name]Jack[/name], but I wouldn’t pick something totally different as a nickname for it, sorry.

[name]Jack[/name] nn [name]Jude[/name] just isn’t possible to me at all.

[name]Jack[/name] is a nickname for [name]John[/name], so I don’t think [name]Jude[/name] would work at all. Maybe if you used a name like [name]Judah[/name] with a sibling [name]Jack[/name], then you could have both one day.

I AGREE!!! You cant have a Stretched nick name for an already somewhat odd nickname ( i never can figure out why [name]JACK[/name] is the NN for [name]John[/name]!)

BUt NO NO NO NO NO!!! [name]Jack[/name] and [name]Jude[/name] are different names!!! no even close!!!

Why not [name]John[/name] nn [name]Jack[/name]… or even to strecth that [name]Jonathan[/name] nn Jacka nd [name]Jude[/name] or [name]Judah[/name]???

No. They are completely different names, and a nickname for a (one-syllable!) nickname is just silly.

[name]Jack[/name] came into the English language as a pet form of [name]John[/name] via the Middle English pet form Jackin, which has the Middle English [name]John[/name] variations Jankin, [name]Jehan[/name] and [name]Jan[/name] in its ancestry (at least, so says one of my baby name books. Makes as much sense to me as anything.)

So no, it doesn’t make sense to use [name]Jude[/name] as a nickname for [name]Jack[/name], since it’s a totally different name with a totally different history and is no shorter than [name]Jack[/name] anyway. But I totally agree that [name]Jack[/name] and [name]Julian[/name] (nn [name]Jude[/name]), or [name]Jack[/name] and [name]Judah[/name] (nn [name]Jude[/name]), would work.

Best wishes!

I agree with many of the earlier posters. Since [name]Jack[/name] and [name]Jude[/name] are both nicknames, why not use names they’re the nicknames for so that they could be sibling names but put some distance between them. [name]John[/name] and [name]Julian[/name] or [name]Jackson[/name] and [name]Judah[/name] or however many other possible combos. Using them as nicknames for siblings I think would be fine, but they’re too far apart to be the same person and a nickname for a nickname seems really odd to me.