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I feel I've made this far too easy but it should still be good for a bit of fun. :)

I speak out over ocean waves,

I help the seeking find,

So many names that I can have,

George and Jack spring to mind.

Not the iris in your eye,

Droop like the hangman's halter,

Walking me should be easy,

but know me best when you falter.

What am I?

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Flag?

I speak out over ocean waves,

Flag on a ship
OP: Yep - specifically I was thinking of the flags used to convey messages but well done :)

I help the seeking find,

Flag indicating something
OP: Yep, as in a flagged images on websites etc.

So many names that I can have,

there are many different flags

George and Jack spring to mind.

Union Jack St George's flag
OP: Well done :)

Not the iris in your eye,

Not sure about this one
OP: A 'flag' iris is a type of plant

Droop like the hangman's halter,

If there is no wind the flag will droop
OP: To flag can mean to droop or hang loosely

Walking me should be easy,

You can carry a flag around
OP: 'Flag Stones' are easy to walk on.

but know me best when you falter.

To flag is a synonym for to falter, with a connotation of fading.
OP: When you've been walking a while you'll begin to flag (get tired)

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    $\begingroup$ Correct. +1 Want me to add my explanations or do you want to try to finish the rest for +10 completely imaginary points? (Figured George and Jack would give it away) $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Aug 1 '16 at 8:33
  • $\begingroup$ @BrentHackers Yes, please, I can't think of the two missing lines. Please edit my answer. $\endgroup$ – rhsquared Aug 1 '16 at 8:39
  • $\begingroup$ The last clue: it's a synonym for that. The second-to-last clue: it's another name, you'll know if you check the appropriate Wikipedia pages. I've edited myself, if @BrentHackers will take some time. $\endgroup$ – Nij Aug 1 '16 at 8:41
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    $\begingroup$ @RadoslavHristov Added a few explanations. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Aug 1 '16 at 8:45
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    $\begingroup$ What is the "iris of the big bang" part about? $\endgroup$ – DasBeasto Aug 1 '16 at 13:50

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