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Pronounced JAY-nus.
Aqua  11/21/2006
In Dan Brown's book Angels and Demons, Janus was a code name that the bad guy used. No one saw it coming that Janus would betray them all.
Libby2  3/26/2008
I bet the other kids in school would just cover the J with some ink or something. Not an easy name to live with, especially with immature brats around.
slight night shiver  4/24/2008
In Latin it would be pronounced: "yah-nus". There was no J in classical Latin; rather, "i" could serve as both a vowel (with an "ee" sound) or consonant (with a "y" sound). Currently, it is common to change the consonantal "i"s to "j"s. An alternate spelling: Ianus.
as_k  7/4/2008
Janus is the name of the enemy organization in the James Bond film GoldenEye.
― Anonymous User  7/7/2008
Janus Zeal is a character in the game Chrono Trigger. Born in the Dark Ages as the prince of the Zeal kingdom, he was accidentally transported to 12,600 years in his future and grows up to become Magus, a critical antagonist/ally in the game.

That said, there's controversy over how his name would be pronounced, either the Latin way (Yah-nus) or the Anglicized way (Jay-nus). It's never specified.

Love this name.
eirian_artanis  11/15/2008
If a boy was named Hugh Janus, the jokes would never end.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2009
I agree with the person above me.
Just imagine a kid actually named "Hugh Janus" that's practically suicide for your kid.
ThatMazerunnerfan  9/28/2014
Well, my family is Janus. We are German came to America in 1800s.
Chefjenn  9/19/2017

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