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I find the name to be too simple and too boring. I prefer Janie.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2018
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It's funny how it's such a well known name but it is nowhere near the top 100 these days. Jane is very strong and gorgeous in it's simplicity. And since it is so uncommon now it would be unique to name your daughter Jane.
futuremother99  9/6/2018
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My name is Jane and I feel I am not plain at all.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2018
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Jane is a classy and beautiful name for a girl. Everyone saying 'Plain Jane' is immature.
kayisforkeen  8/7/2018
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Jane Letitia Penderwick is one of the Penderwick sisters. She is the third child. She loves to write stories.
kayisforkeen  7/24/2018
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Surprisingly, I find this name pretty nice-sounding. It seems youthful and never dated. Even though it's way too short and simple for my liking, I find it much prettier than Joan.
Snowstorm  6/3/2018
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I like this name a lot. It is my mom's name and it fits her well. I like how literary it is, what with the book Jane Eyre and the author Jane Austen. This is a name that I think will sound really classic and elegant in about ten or twenty years after it has been out of the top 50 or 100 for a while.
annabirdanna  5/16/2018
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I had a gymnastics coach called Jane, she was very sweet, funny, kind and helpful and was like a sister figure to me for so many years. She also saved me from a potentially life threatening fall doing gymnastics. I think the name is adorable and lovely. I would definitely use it for my child.
― Anonymous User  4/4/2018
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Jane Andrews is a character in Anne of Green Gables. She is one of Anne's friends.
Kitandkat  3/24/2018
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Pretty.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2017
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Jane is the name of a speech synthesizer created by Acapela Group, now no longer produced I believe, it's American English. It's also the name of one of Eloquence's voices. Also American, as far as I can remember.
― Anonymous User  10/14/2017
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It's maybe not the most original name in the world, but I like its classiness. I've always liked it and have a lot of good associations with it. Jane Seymour, Jane Grey, Jane Austen, Jane Bennet, Jane Eyre, Jane Marple... When I see or hear this name, I imagine a little, thin, agile, redhaired girl, with a pale, freckled, oblong face, green/grey eyes, it may also be a teenager, with a very sharp mind, very sensitive, maybe even overly sensitive soul, very creative, dreamy, rather shy and withdrawn or even a bit wild, a little sarcastic at times when with friends, quite nerdy and bookish, likes to observe the world, often literally drown in her inner world, with not the best health, she gets easily touched by things and people, in both positive and negative sense, she's very careful, cautious and worries too much, connected to nature, loves to write down her thoughts, or create some stories or poems. I can also easily imagine Jane as a woman, with quite similar qualities, I think she's always a bit of a child inside, with lively imagination, that even sometimes plays tricks on her, even though outside she can be pretty staid, practical and reasonable, she has a good sense of humour, is warm and dedicated to others and an attentive listener, but very, very sensitive and emotional, almost neurotic. It's really a great name, even if may be a bit overlooked, though I really don't like forms like Jayne or any other modern spellings.
mairinn  10/14/2017
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Jane is Ellie Goulding's middle name, her full name is Elena Jane.
― Anonymous User  10/14/2017
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I met a little girl, around 4 or 5, named Jane. I realized how unpopular it was! It's a nice name. I like how it's short.
mememan28  10/5/2017
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It is my name, and I love it. It is not a common name, over the years (65) I have encountered 3 persons with the name Jane.
janeFelippe  6/3/2017
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Another famous bearer:
Jane of Arc, a patron of prisoners, soldiers and saint of France (where she is known as Jeanne d'Arc). She was a 15th-century peasant girl who, after claiming she heard messages from God, was given leadership of the French army. She defeated the English in the battle of Orléans but was eventually captured and burned at the stake.
Name day is celebrated on the 16th of May.

Saint Jane Molla (Gianna Beretta Molla) - She has proven herself as a helper in difficulties during pregnancy, childbirth and marital problems. Many women have sought the power to say "yes" to conceived life.
Name Day: 28th April.

Saint Jane Frémiot de Chantal (Ioanna Francisca Frémiot de Chantal) - Patron of Salesians; Called for a happy childbirth
Name Day: 12th of August.
Samantha Carter  5/29/2017
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Jane Colden was an American botanist, described as the "first botanist of her sex in her country" by Asa Gray in 1843. Although not acknowledged in botanical publications, she wrote a number of letters resulting in botanist John Ellis writing to Carl Linnaeus of her work applying the Linnaean system of plant identification to American flora, "she deserves to be celebrated". Contemporary scholarship maintains that she was the first female botanist working in America. She was regarded as a respected botanist by many prominent botanists such as: John Bartram, Peter Collinson, Alexander Garden, and Carl Linnaeus. Colden is most famous for her manuscript which remains titleless, in which she describes the flora of the New York area, and draws ink drawings of 340 different species of them.
cutenose  4/13/2017
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Do not forget Jane Jetson.
wedward4  3/27/2017
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Jane Fonda is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model and fitness guru. She is a two-time Academy Award winner and two time BAFTA Award winner. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Film Institute AFI Life Achievement Award.
cutenose  3/2/2017
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Jane is such an endearing and alluring name. My younger sister's middle name is this and I've always been jealous of that. I much prefer Jane over my current middle name. I say current because I hope to change my middle name someday. (Fingers crossed).
― Anonymous User  2/23/2017
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I think this name is a rather pretty name in its own way, but I'd prefer to use it as a middle name like Matilda Jane or Clarissa Jane. Those I think are possibly my favourite combos for Jane :)
Goldcrown  1/16/2017
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Jane is one of my favorite names. I know it's generic, and there's things like "Jane Doe" and "Plain Jane", but I still really like it. My mother has Jayne as a middle name, and while I like it with a y (It's a very subtle difference, I don't think it can count as being "kriatyv", and has been around since at least 1917 as a given name and 1618 as a surname, so it can't be considered a modern spelling), I still prefer the spelling without the y as a given name, while I like Jayne with a y better as a surname. It's an old-fashioned name that still holds up just as well today as it always has. On another note, I think it goes great with the name Jill, maybe as siblings, as in "Jill & Jane".
AmbiguouslyAnonymous  10/6/2016
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Probably my all time favorite name, but that's because Jane has been used as a middle name in my family for nearly 200 years, since the 1830's. Simple, classic, elegant. Everyone can pronounce it -- everyone can spell it. 200 years from now people will giggle when they hear that little girls used to be named Paisley, Brooklyn, Nova, Bailey or whatever -- but you can bet there still will be little Janes around.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2016
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Kind of a plain name and I'm not just saying that because the name Jane rhymes with plain, but I do prefer the other spellings like Jayne, Jayn, Jain and Jaine.
Sania01  7/22/2016
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Jane is a nice girls name. It has a timeless feel to it. Notable Janes include Jane Fonda and Jane Seymour (both the Actress and Henry VIII's wife).
Mr.Cheese  7/11/2016
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One of the most beautiful names ever.
Eileen1209864  6/18/2016
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Boring and plain.
abster  10/31/2015
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There are more songs written for 'Jane' than any other girls name. Bands include The Stones, Dylan, Nick Drake, T-Rex, Velvet Underground, Nick Cave, The Vines, Stereophonics, Frank Black, Rod Stewart to name a few. 72 at last count!
― Anonymous User  8/11/2015
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This is my middle name, but I wish it was my first name. People seem to like it a lot better than my first name (MacKenna), and I like it, too. It has more room to add your own personality and it doesn't seem so trendy.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2015
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In Brazilian Portuguese you can find: Jaíne (this is my name) I wrote it with "ííí" to make the pronunciation better, cause this translator isn't too good, but you can hear how it sounds: https://translate.google.com.br/#pt/en/ja%C3%AD%C3%AD%C3%ADne. I love my name, here in Brazil it is different.
zen  5/3/2015
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Jane sounds like a friendly, eccentric lady who wears a long skirt and necklaces. Just my thoughts. That's not a bad thing though, I can see myself marrying a Jane.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2015
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My mom's name is Jane, and my sister's name is Mary Jane. Awesome name! Classic, yet not overused nowadays.
lilpimpteller  2/16/2015
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Jane Addams was a pioneer American settlement social worker and leader in women's suffrage and world peace.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2015
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It has a stigma of being boring, but I think it's nice and uncommon enough in these days to be special. Quite nice.
fugfacedmermaid  12/27/2014
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The name Jane is a beautiful, sweet, pretty, charming, vintage name! ^_^ As a middle name, it's quite overused BUT as a forename name, it seems like it's dying! D: I love the name Jane. I adore the nickname Janie. ;D.
― Anonymous User  11/9/2014
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I can't believe nobody has mentioned Jane from the sequal of Peter Pan "Return To Neverland". Jane was Wendy's daughter along with son Daniel. I personally love the name Jane, and Janie makes a lovely nickname! I would definitely use this name.
autumncon  6/17/2014
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Truly warm and friendly name. I can never think of the name Jane without feeling comfy and safe.
Hushpuppy  4/28/2014
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Jaíne... I'm brazilian and this is a variation of the name... the pronunciation is different!
― Anonymous User  4/5/2014
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Jane Crocker from Andrew Hussie's MS Paint Adventure webcomic Homestuck.
allanbunny  3/31/2014
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A famous bearer of the name is the character Jane Margolis of Breaking Bad. (Kristen Ritter).
MechanicalAnimal  8/22/2013
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I really don't get why everyone is saying it's plain and overused. I've only met one Jane in my whole life, and she was born when the name was relatively unpopular. (mid nineties) I personally think this name is sweet and classic, and would be very refreshing to hear on a little girl. If you want plain and overused, look at all the Madison's and Isabella's running around today.
Oohvintage  7/14/2013
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A famous bearer is American actress Jane Lynch.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2013
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I don't like this name. It's so plain and boring.
Lolth  6/30/2013
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I seriously detest the name Jane. Out of all the names you could give your child, why choose a bland, boring name like Jane? If a name represents individuality, why give your child a boring name like Jane, a name that naturally disappears into the crowd? Sorry, but I think this name is just too plain and old-fashioned. There's even a saying called "plain Jane". Do you want your child to go through life as "plain"?
avengingangelx3  6/17/2013
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I adore this name. I do not find it plain and boring, I think it is simple, sophisticated, classic, and elegant. It's just perfect.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2013
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My name is Sarah-Jane and I think Jane is nice as a middle name or joint name. I'm not sure if I would want to be just Jane on its own though because it feels a bit boring on its own. However, I highly recommend it as a middle/joint name and it works with nearly every name.
sdalton.12  1/19/2013
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Have read in several other publications that "Jane" also means "gift from God". Jane is also the name of Wendy's daughter in Peter Pan, the return to Neverland. Often used as a middle or hyphenated name...e. g Mary-Jane. From the Spiderman comics / movies. Tarzan and Jane.
arnishelly  1/18/2013
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I don't think this name is plain at all, it's simple, but not boring! It would be so cute to see a little girl named Jane or Janie, I love that nickname!
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
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There are two actresses by the name of Jane Alexander. The first is an American actress (born 1939) who played Eleanor Roosevelt in the TV movie Eleanor and Franklin. The second is a British actress (born 1973) that works in Italy. She appeared in various Italian TV series and provided the voice for Elizabeth in the animated movie The Legend of the Titanic.
Bonquiqui  6/2/2012
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Jane Levy (born 1989 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2012
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Jane Russell (born 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota) was an American actress. She was one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 40s and 50s.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2012
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Jane Fonda (born 1937 in New York City) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2012
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Really boring. Really generic. No, I'm not going to use the word "plain"! But if you name your daughter Jane, you might as well be naming her "Hey You."
queenv  4/6/2012
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Funny... they say Jane is "plain." I've yet to meet a Jane that is plain though. I've known 3 and they are all very pretty. My middle name is Jane. It's a nice middle name and sounds great with almost any last name. To the poor woman who commented that she hates her name "Jane" - you can always go by your middle name if you like it better since are so unhappy with "Jane". My first name was Jane and I used to like it but got so fed up seeing it on make up containers and magazine covers, having to listen to Plain Jane, Dick and Jane, Tarzan and Jane jokes and meeting men who would say, "Wow, I'm Tarzan!" I'm sure to them it was some ridiculous way of saying they found me attractive, but it made them look stupid. And my favorite? Seeing the use of Jane Doe on crime scene bodies on t.v. shows. I finally started going by my middle name of Catherine (Cate) for short and life has been wonderful for years with it. I legally changed it and I love it. I receive compliments on it from men - sans the jokes and I still have Jane but just in the middle now. Very happy with Cate in the front.
madisonpuppy  3/14/2012
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What is the fascination with Jane?! It's one of the most overused names in the world. Isn't everyone tired of it by now? And of couse everyone has heard "Sarah Jane, tall and plain". Well, I hate to say it, but it's true. Jane has become plain. It's lost all appeal (not that it ever appealed to me anyway).

Sarah Jane, Mary Jane, Martha Jane... yada, yada, yada.
GibsonGirl  11/5/2011
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This name is very simple and old fashioned, but has a lot of personality to it. To me, it sounds like a girl who is very warm hearted, and is fond of cats and teddy bears, and likes to read and write. It's a very cosy sort of name.
Hushpuppy  8/22/2011
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A famous bearer of this name is Jane Foster also known as Jane Nelson, the human love interest of the marvel comic book superhero, Thor (based on the Norse god of thunder). In the Comics she was a nurse and later a doctor, in the 2011 film 'Thor' she is an astrophysicist, played by Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman.
Lady_Skywalker  7/12/2011
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It's simple, and I think it's really pretty in its simplicity! It's one of those names you can grow up with; unlike Ashley (when applied to a girl, anyway). It's sophisticated as well, a common name in days gone by for high class girls. It's such a pity that people see its simplicity and think "plain".
xsai  5/25/2011
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Oh, and I don't know if this girl counts as famous, but these days, being on TV makes you famous, so...
America's Next Top Model's Jane Randall. She featured in Cycle 15 and received either third or fourth place, after she was eliminated in a double elimination. (Fade out from the episode suggests she should be given third.)
xsai  5/25/2011
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Really pretty name that I think should be used for first names as well as middle names. It always makes me think of purple tulips. Puts "Jade" to shame.
MonsterGrapefruit  5/15/2011
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I like this name, but only because it was popular for 400 years and now is completely unpopular. It's almost in exile it's so unpopular. It was everywhere before, in every family. Plain Jane. See Jane run.

Now that it has become un-trendy, it has more charm; especially since there are so many great famous bearers of the name.
JW41926  4/2/2011
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Jane Says is one of my favorite songs. It's by Jane's Addiction.
abbeynotch  2/20/2011
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A stinky name. No one should have to live with such a blah name.
kimber  9/30/2010
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It's pretty, I like it. I might use it as a middle name.
Chrila96  9/2/2010
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The name "Jane Doe" is normally given to females who are unknown.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2010
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Jane is a character in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2010
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Cute name for a comeback, especially considering the Jane Austen comeback in recent years. Maybe a little on the plain side though.
JW41926  7/1/2010
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Plain but simply pretty!
― Anonymous User  6/28/2010
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It's also a surname. I can't see this name without thinking of "the Mentalist" where Jane is the main character, because of that it kind of ruins it as a girls name for me.
― Anonymous User  6/25/2010
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Jane Porter, from Edgar Rice Burrows "Tarzan and the Apes".
iamtherarariot  5/24/2010
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It's a nice name, and I don't think it's plain at all. It sounds free-spirited and natural to me, and while it may be a bit popular, it's still a good name for a girl.
Black_X  5/11/2010
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Wow. I can't believe no-one has mentioned Jane Birkin. She was an English actor, singer, model and film director in the hippie-era and later. She is the mother of actor and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg who starred in Lars Von Trier's "Antichrist" and she was the inspiration for the "Birkin bag" from Hermès.
karolinnea  4/17/2010
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Jane Cecil Chaplin (born 1957), daughter of actor Charlie Chaplin.
CarolinW  3/18/2010
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Dull. Yet zesty and sweet.
lucyskydiamonds  1/15/2010
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A famous bearer is English actress Jane Leeves (born April 18, 1961). She's best known for her role as Daphne Moon on the TV series "Frasier". She's also known as Audrey in "Murphy Brown" and Marla the Virgin in four episodes of "Seinfeld".
AndrewJKD  12/19/2009
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Much prettier than the anagram name, Jean, which is too old fashioned. Jane suits girls and women of all ages.
― Anonymous User  10/7/2009
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I plan on naming a future daughter of mine Jane. Not only because Jane Austen is my favorite author of all time, and Jane Bennet (from Pride and Prejudice) is my favorite fictional character, but because I think it is a beautiful, simple, and timeless name. =)
thatsunnygirl  10/7/2009
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I think Jane is a pretty name but wouldn't use it for my child. I prefer the Irish form of Jane, Sinéad which is pronounced Shin-Aid.
jen354011  9/7/2009
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A wonderful first name. The spelling 'Jayne', however, is tacky.
vomiting  6/12/2009
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The main protagonist of 'Jane and the Dragon' has this name.
LittleMissWeekender  3/16/2009
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I like the name Jane. It's not too long, and it's beautifully simple and classic. It's much better than some of the things people are naming kids these days. I think it would be a great middle name with a longer first name, like Alexandra, or I even really like Oriana Jane.
magicalhannah7  2/28/2009
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I love the name Jane! It's short and sweet and not boring at all since you don't see very many Janes, not to mention the reference to Jane Eyre is really awesome since she was such a strong woman! I'd definitely name my daughter Jane.
D.Scott  2/22/2009
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I've heard this as a euphemism for vagina (as opposed to dick).
MoonAgeDaydreamer  2/15/2009
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Famous bearer Jane Austen was English novelist famed for her books "Pride & Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility", along with 4 other works.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2009
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I think Jane is a timeless classic. It works well for girls and women of any age, and it wouldn't be misspelled or mispronounced often.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2008
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Not really famous. But in Stephenie Meyer's vampire saga (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn) Jane is a young vampire that belongs to the Volturi. She can use her mind to inflict pain on others.
manapeppysan.com  11/24/2008
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J is for jolly
A is for amiable
N is for nice
E is for elegant
Hushpuppy  11/15/2008
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Jane Gallagher from The Catcher in the Rye.
moonbaby9307  10/25/2008
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There's a song by Braking Benjamin called 'Diary Of Jane'.
― Anonymous User  10/2/2008
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If you are to use this name, consider putting it in a combination name like Sophia-Jane, Jane-Lenore, etc. as it's rather plain and unimaginative on its own.
CutieCupcake  8/21/2008
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As a first name, I think Jane is very plain - however, when paired with Emma or Mary or any other number of short sassy names it's very cute.
KayeKiLa  8/13/2008
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This is one of those names to me that began to be used less and less that it sounds quite fresh today. I don't get the whole "Plain Jane" thing, because in today's age, I think a Jane would be a girl who wouldn't reflect an image on her name alone. Jane could be anybody.

If one is going to use the name Jane, however, I would suggest using it with a longer middle name. Jane Alexandra, Jane Elizabeth, even Jane Imogene sounds cool.
Veronica_Mignon  8/12/2008
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My mother's name is Jane. The plain association kinda suits her, but I think the person makes the name. Jane can either be plain or mysterious I think. Marie is a good middle name for Jane I think.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2008
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In the Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper, one of the three main characters from the first book, Under Sea and Over Stone, is Jane, she is the sister of Simon and Barney.
dreamflower  6/14/2008
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Jane is my middle name, I'm Sonya Jane. I know a lot of people with this as a middle name, I have friends with it (Alissa Jane, Samantha Jayne) and I have cousins with it (Amanda Jane, Belinda Jane). I love it and would consider it for my daughter in the future.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2008
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It's a safe choice, as the name sounds good on both children and women. It's short and simple, and the kid will not be bullied because of her name. On the other hand, the name is quite dull and unimaginative to use. However, to me, it has positive associations because of the cool character Jane Lane from Daria, the cool series from the 90s.
slight night shiver  4/24/2008
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A famous bearer is American actress Jane Krakowski (born October 11, 1968). She is best known to audiences for her television roles, as T. R. Kendall on "Search for Tomorrow" from 1984 to 1986, for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 1987, Elaine Vassal on "Ally McBeal" from 1997 to 2002, for whcih she received a Golden Globe Award nomination in 1999, and Jenna Maroney on "30 Rock" since 2006. She is also known for her stage roles, specifically Broadway roles in "Grand Hotel", for which she won a Tony Award nomination, "Company", "Once Upon a Mattress", and "Nine", for which she won a Tony Award. She also starred in a revival of "Guys and Dolls" on the West End, for which she won an Olivier Award.
AndrewJKD  4/5/2008
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I think the simplicity of this name is perhaps the most attractive thing about it. Regardless, I just adore it - would love to use it one day.
pennycarroll  3/14/2008
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I like the way Jane sounds when spoken by someone with an Australian accent.
oopy  2/8/2008
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On Prime Suspect (a police drama), Jane Tennison was the name of the Detective Superintendent/main character (played by Helen Mirren).
Scarlet_Lily  1/2/2008
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I love this name, I think it's adorable. A friend of mine is called Jane and we call her Janie. A famous bearer is Jane Turnkey from the slightly crazy children's show, Jane and the Dragon.
― Anonymous User  12/1/2007
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I find Jane quite boring. My name is spelled Jayne, and most people can't spell it! Jayne has done nothing for me. Sure I was not teased, but I always wanted to be named Lauren, or Heather, something more popular. I used to go by Jaynie, but I consider Jaynie too cutesy. I now go by Jenny, which sounds sweet, but mature at the same time. I would advise parents to use Jane as a middle name. Jayne is too plain as a first name, but it is a nice middle name. I think Emma Jayne, Emily Jayne, and many other names go nicely as a combo.
Emma McHnery  11/8/2007
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Hospitals and law enforcement personnel call an unidentified female corpse a "Jane Doe".
elizabeth hamlet  10/2/2007
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I think it is a fabulous middle name, though I prefer the more modern "Jayne" spelling. I know that I'll probably get attacked for saying that on this board, but I think it spices it up a bit and takes away from the whole "plain Jane" thing.
gracielou16  9/17/2007
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Jane was the eldest Miss Bennett in Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice."
applemilk  8/22/2007
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I think the name Jane is so cuite! I like the name Emily Jane!
― Anonymous User  8/22/2007
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I love the name Jane! It brings to mind Jane Austen, Miss Jane Marple, and Jane Bennett. Lovely associations!
KrisMichelle  7/28/2007
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My sister's name is Jane, so is my aunt, my great aunt, and many distant cousins. Although some say it is plain. I think not! It is simple yes but when paired with a interesting middle or first name it is quite lovely.
issybeth  7/12/2007
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American poet, Jane Hirshfield.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2007
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Jane is my middle name and growing up I hated this name but now I actually quite like it. It complements my first name, Rachael.

I've known a Amanda Jane (still hates her middle name) and a Kara Jayne (she's indifferent to her middle name). I've only known one person whose first name was Jane and she was a bright, fun, bubbly outgoing kinda girl - definitely not plain!
TongueTied  6/11/2007
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Actress Jane Asher. Sister of musician Peter Asher and former fiancee of Beatle Paul McCartney.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2007
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I think it can be a bit plain by itself, but if you pair it up with something more unique it looks good.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2007
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To me, this name is kind of plain even though it is not that popular. However, I think it is also pretty, but I think it is starting to be a common middle name for girls and would certainly be nice if it was used as a FIRST name for girls again.
CharlieRob  5/6/2007
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Love this name! I love it because I love "Jane Eyre" I think it would make a good middle name to avoid all the "Plain Jane" jokes.
littlescarlett  4/30/2007
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It is plain, but in a good way. It's very normal, but not in a bad way. It's just nice. Jane. Jane. Jane. It's perfect! The name says, "This person is quiet, elegant, beautiful, mysterious, and actually rather dark." It's perfect!

Plus. There is a song by Breaking Benjamin called "The Diary of Jane," and it is one of my all-time favorite songs. It's perfect!
meanwhile  4/29/2007
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It's my middle name; Eleanor Jane. I think it pretty much suits every name it gets attached to. Though mine is one of the better ones. :)
― Anonymous User  4/28/2007
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I don't like this name, it is like way way too common.
x3ThatGurlAmberx3  3/26/2007
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I think Jane is very pretty. Understated and classic, certainly not plain.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2007
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ARGH! Can't anyone use a different word to describe it than "plain"? The word's basically in every post.
Surreal  3/17/2007
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"Whatever Happened To Baby Jane" with Bette Davis playing Baby Jane Hudson.
― Anonymous User  3/15/2007
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I love this name. It's not plain or boring, as some people think, but classic, elegant, intellectual, and perhaps dark. It's perfectly lovely. The only difficulty is in finding a good middle name for it.
black_lace  3/15/2007
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Actress and pin-up model Jane Russell is a famous bearer.
black_lace  2/19/2007
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This is the name of the youngest girl in E. Nesbit's children's story, "Five Children and It."
― Anonymous User  2/6/2007
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I love the name Jane! It is probably one of my most favorite names. It may seem "plain" to some people, but it is a classic name unlike some new names that parents just make up nowadays.
― Anonymous User  2/2/2007
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Jane is a very pretty name. It's short, simple, and not too girly, but definitely feminime, unlike the ugly Madisons, Chelseas, and Emmas (I can't stand the name Emma!)
7up  1/21/2007
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Jane is my absolute FAVORITE name - I think its apparent "plainness" distinguishes it gloriously from the sea of Madisons, Jaydens, and Nevaehs that dominate today's naming trends. Jane Bennet is also rather appealing. =D
Wordsmith  12/14/2006
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Jane Goodall, renowned primatologist famous for her work with chimpanzees. The Jane Goodall institute works for chimp conservation. I love this name. It's just gorgeous, not at all plain!
GasolineAllie  11/29/2006
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There are authors named Jane Adams and Jane Green.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
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Jane Eyre, main protagonist from Charlotte Bronte's book Jane Eyre, is of course a famous bearer of the name.
knittinghobo  11/22/2006
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Tarzan and Jane comes to mind.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2006
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I can't believe no one's mentioned Jane Norman (or Jane Nor), she's got bags EVERYWHERE with her name on them in England.
Luangi  10/2/2006
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I think Jane is a pretty name, but far too plain. It's not popular anymore.
Fincayra  9/23/2006
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Jane is my first name, except it is spelled, Jayne. I hate it! It is plain, and downright boring. However, I like Janie, and I often go by that.
Emma McHnery  9/7/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Jane here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  9/3/2006
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I love this name, it's not too long, and it's easy to pronounce.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2006
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The only reason people think "plain" when they hear it is because it rhymes with Jane. A gorgeous, classic name that is fabulous and versatile. Lovely!
wefrox  8/8/2006
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Not a plain name, it's simple and classic. I used to think this name was boring, but it's grown on me. I like it.
clicktrack  8/8/2006
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If you're stuck on a middle name go with Jane, it never fails for some strange reason. Elizabeth Jane, Emily Jane, Natalie Jane, and so forth.
S.West  7/11/2006
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Jane is a very nice classic name. I think it's very feminine, radiant, and beautiful. It also makes a great middle name.
kikiola  6/1/2006
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Some famous actresses named Jane: Jane Kaczmarek, the mother, Lois, on "Malcolm in the Middle;" Jane "Hanoi Jane" Fonda, recently seen in "Monster-in-Law;" Jane Wyman, the ex-wife of Ronald Reagan who starred in "Falcon Crest;" and the riotously funny Jane Curtain who starred in "Saturday Night Live" and also played Dr. Mary Albright in "3rd Rock from the Sun."
breakofday  5/23/2006
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The name Jane is said to mean "A gracious gift from God".
― Anonymous User  5/17/2006
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I am not too fond of this name, it's a bit plain to me.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
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This is my second middle name (the one I use when I feel like alternating). People always tell me that it's too plain, but that's why I like it. I don't like Jayne, Jaine or any of those trying-to-be-creative-but-can't spellings; Jane is just fine.
bschoer10  4/21/2006
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I love the rock/folk/metal band Jane's Addiction, their best song being "Jane Says", and the song "Sweet Jane" by The Velvet Underground. There are lots and lots of other songs with Jane in the title, such as "Lady Jane" by The Rolling Stones, "Jane" by The Barenaked Ladies, "Baby Jane" by Rod Stewart, "Queen Jane Approximately" by Bob Dylan, "Song That Jane Likes" by the Dave Matthews Band, "Jane" by Jefferson Starship, "Hazey Jane" by Nick Drake, "Jane" by Stevie Nicks, "Sweet Baby Jane" by U2, "Crazy Jane on God" by Van Morrison, and then there's the album "Songs About Jane" by Maroon 5.
SeaHorse15  4/18/2006
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Jane was the middle name of famous jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.
ars musica  4/7/2006
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I cannot believe no one has mentioned Miss Jane Marple, my favorite of Agatha Christie's detectives. Miss Marple was an old English lady with an eye for mystery. One of the most brilliant fictional characters ever.
dramaelf  3/29/2006
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"Plain" Jane Jones is the real name of Natalie Portman's character in the movie "Closer."
ars musica  3/25/2006
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One of the old standards that hasn't lost its flavor.
Dray  3/20/2006
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Jane is a very punk rock name if you ask me.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2006
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I read that the name Janay means God has answered in Hebrew.
― Anonymous User  2/26/2006
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Jane has a very beautiful, clear sound to it. I do not think of "plain" at all, but a dark sort of elegance.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2006
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I like the name Jane. It may be plain to some people but it is very pretty. I always think of Miss Jane Bennett out of Pride and Prejudice. In New Zealand where I live it is not a common name anymore.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2006
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Dick and Jane are the children of the beginning reader book series.
breakofday  12/21/2005
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Remember Jane, the little girl from Mary Poppins, and it is also Harry Potter's Dolores Umbrige's middle name.
frangg23  11/16/2005
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Jane Seymore. British actress who was in a James Bond film. Also the main character of a tv show called Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman.
― Anonymous User  10/27/2005
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I like this name. It goes well with Hermione (but please not for a real person! We've seen how that turned out!) I do like Jane Lane (from Daria).
― Anonymous User  9/22/2005
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Jane Lane: a main character in the animated television show "Daria".
― Anonymous User  9/12/2005
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Careful, funny and loving.
― Anonymous User  9/10/2005
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Lady Jane Grey was queen of England for 9 days.
tilly  8/18/2005
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This is the middle name of J.K. Rowling's fictional character: Hermione Jane Granger.
Tbird  8/18/2005
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The children's book character Hermione Granger's second name was originally Jane, but the author changed it because it was also the second name of Dolores Umbridge.

Honestly, I think that it was immature and ridiculous of the writer.
― Anonymous User  12/26/2009
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You're wrong. Her middle name is actually Jean.
rachypiesheepbaa  8/1/2008
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Jane Smith, the character Angelina Jolie played on "Mr and Mrs. Smith". Also the love of Tarzan's life.
Mary-Rach  8/5/2005
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I love the name Jane. It is not plain or boring as some may think. It is pretty yet short.
bubblybabe518  7/2/2005
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Plain. Jane.
Jordan9922  6/30/2005
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This was the name of Jane Seymore, Henry VIII's third wife and mother of his son Edward.
Eirena  6/29/2005

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