Baby Name Jack: Hitting the jackpot

You’re considering the name Jack. You like it because it’s less formal than John, less trendy than Jackson. It has a nickname feel, yet stands solidly on its own, a diminutive that has become a classic in itself. And because a Jack can be anything.
But which kind of anything would your Jack be? There are so many conceivable role models he might follow, good and not-quite-so-good. Here are some of the many possibilities, both real and fictional and how he might turn out if he followed their lead.

Jack Nicholson

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He’d be the epitome of cool, even into late middle age, sitting behind his shades at every Laker game. He’d be a versatile actor with twelve Oscar nominations and two wins. But you’d have to constantly be telling him to “wipe that smirk off your face, Jack."

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