Nor do I know anyone in the UK who uses Jacques
or vice-versa. Perhaps they do in Northern mainland Europe?
The connection between Jack
is still well known in the UK (although it is not as well understood in the States).
Some books claim that Alice
means 'truth' - it doesn't. Just because books claim it and people repeat it, doesn't mean there's a connection. It means there is an error.
I would differentiate here; perhaps you would not. Certainly, producing a PhD. has sharpened my perspective on this :)