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"Jack" - Favourite Baby Name for 2006
« on: December 17, 2006, 08:29:11 am »
 :o New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages figures, revealed today in the Sunday Telegraph, show Jack was the most common name parents chose in 2006  ;D. Alas, Ennis didn't make it to the top 10 list  :'(! Maybe next year  :laugh:!

Here are the top 10 names:

Boys:
1. Jack
2. Joshua
3. William
4. Lachlan
5. Thomas
6. James
7. Daniel
8. Noah
9. Ryan
10. Ethan

Girls:
1. Chloe
2. Charlotte
3. Ella
4. Emily
5. Olivia
6. Jessica
7. Isabella
8. Mia
9. Sophie
10. Sienna

Kerry  :)
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Re: "Jack" - Favourite Baby Name for 2006
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2006, 02:14:38 pm »
I absolutely LOVE the name Jack, and Joshua too. I decided the other day I want to name my first son Joshua, I just think it's great. I like Chloe and Charlotte too, I must be common. :P
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2006, 04:35:37 pm »
What? No Jake on the list?! And, c'mon, parents, we need to get more Ennises in this world.

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Re: "Jack" - Favourite Baby Name for 2006
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2006, 08:54:35 pm »
What? No Jake on the list?! And, c'mon, parents, we need to get more Ennises in this world.
I'll never be blessed with children, but I am toying with the idea of getting a couple of little dogs when I retire. Guess what their names will be?  ;D

"For he (Jack) loved a little dog" - Annie Proulx, Brokeback Mountain
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2006, 09:25:01 pm »
"For he (Jack) loved a little dog" - Annie Proulx, Brokeback Mountain
I love this line! It was the direct inspiration for my very first "Brokeback" haiku, which I composed back in March (seems so long ago now):

Little dog in coat
Gray-white sheep seeking mountain
Blue boy seeking love.

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Re: "Jack" - Favourite Baby Name for 2006
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2006, 09:41:30 pm »
That is so beautiful, Scott! I haven't seen it before!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2006, 09:58:30 pm »
That is so beautiful, Scott! I haven't seen it before!!

Thank you kindly, Lee! I thought I had copied this one into our 'Brokeback Haiku' thread, but I couldn't find it there. I did manage to transfer it onto teamtremblay, which probably no one ever visits anymore. At any rate, this very first "Brokeback"-inflected poem of mine is now here at BetterMost as well.

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Re: "Jack" - Favourite Baby Name for 2006
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2006, 10:21:47 pm »
Little dog in coat
Gray-white sheep seeking mountain
Blue boy seeking love.

Sweet...very sweet. Thank you for posting. I'm not sure why, but that line in the original about Jack loving a little dog always brings me undone, every time I read it. Most little boys love dogs. Certainly, when I was a little boy, my dog was my best friend. I interpret this as saying that Jack is still a kid (an innocent) at heart. Pure of heart.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2006, 10:32:30 pm »
I interpret this as saying that Jack is still a kid (an innocent) at heart. Pure of heart.
In the short story, both Ennis and Jack are described in 1963 as being "not yet twenty", suggesting that they are nineteen about to turn twenty. They're still teenagers--little more than boys, arguably, though prematurely burdened with hard and gritty men's work, and about to be thrust into an explosively complex world of adult emotion and choices. Their youth adds to the poignancy of their dilemma.

Jack shows an amazing capacity to love, and an abiding hunger to be loved. The wonderful image of the little dog in his coat is just one detail suggesting the generosity of his heart.

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Re: "Jack" - Favourite Baby Name for 2006
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2006, 06:45:13 am »
The wonderful image of the little dog in his coat is just one detail suggesting the generosity of his heart.

It does, indeed  :'(
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Re: "Jack" - Favourite Baby Name for 2006
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2006, 09:25:02 pm »
For I love a little Scott and Kerry. :)

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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2007, 10:22:43 am »
Sweet...very sweet. Thank you for posting. I'm not sure why, but that line in the original about Jack loving a little dog always brings me undone, every time I read it. Most little boys love dogs. Certainly, when I was a little boy, my dog was my best friend. I interpret this as saying that Jack is still a kid (an innocent) at heart. Pure of heart.
Kerry, I got to thinking recently, in light of your comment here of how the detail of the little dog highlights Jack's childlike, even innocent nature, of another detail that seems pertinent in this regard. Jack proudly showing off his eagle feather to Ennis in the bar also seems like a very boyish gesture, and further delineates Jack's insouciant charm. The bar scene in the original story seems more cheerful and optimistic (despite the story of the ligtning-struck sheep) than the film's version of this moment, which foreshadows the melancholy tone that will dominate the rest of the narrative.

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Re: "Jack" - Favourite Baby Name for 2006
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2007, 09:23:11 am »

Probably the way Jack appreciated his Mama keeping his room the way it was when he was a child, complete with school desk an baby booties, is likely another example of this aspect of Jack's personality.

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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2007, 10:25:32 am »
Probably the way Jack appreciated his Mama keeping his room the way it was when he was a child, complete with school desk an baby booties, is likely another example of this aspect of Jack's personality.
Yes, absolutely--thanks for pointing this out!

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Re: "Jack" - Favourite Baby Name for 2006
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2007, 10:45:14 am »
I have a friend who had a grandson born just a year ago and he was named Jack.

In the US, Jack was #6 on the popularity list. Aiden was first for boys, and Emma #1 for girls.

http://www.babycenter.com/general/1506831.html

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Re: "Jack" - Favourite Baby Name for 2006
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2007, 09:06:10 am »

Aiden and Emma are such beautiful names.  :D
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