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If I'm not mistaken, I've seen this as a surname before.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2005
Joss Whedon used "Jayne" as a name for his very built, very masculine mercenary played by Adam Baldwin, in the recent TV show "Firefly" and movie "Serenity".
WCSAngel  4/4/2006
My name is Jayne. I must say I quite like it. It's not that plain, it's simple maybe. My mother was inspired to call me Jane when she was reading Jane Eyre while expecting me. She put the 'y' in for a little difference.
Pettals  5/17/2006
This is my real first name. I hate it! I go by my middle name, Ann.
Emma McHnery  8/30/2006
American actress Jane Fonda was born Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda in 1937, and decided to go by Jane, no 'y', when she reached elementary school. Her name was the combination of her ancestor's moniker, Lady Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, and her father's middle name, Jaynes.
― Anonymous User  9/22/2006
There is an author named Jayne Ann Krentz who also goes by the names Jayne Bentley, Jayne Castle, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Amanda Quick and Jayne Taylor.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
I think this is a terrible name! Why ruin a perfectly lovely name (Jane) by being kreatyve with it?
― Anonymous User  1/3/2007
In my opinion, name a person named Jayne's sister Marye and her brother Alexxanderr. That's how low I think of it.
― Anonymous User  1/6/2007
I think it's very very pretty. And simple. I especially like the different spelling. I say "Whatever" to people who think otherwise. The unique spelling gives it a special edge, and changes it from "plain jane" to a beautiful alternative. I especially like it as a middle name. One of my favorite names right now is Julia Jayne.
gracielou16  1/22/2007
Everyone knows: add a 'y' and it makes anything more beautiful and creative! Yay for 'y's! Yay for 'Jayne'! I'm going to name my children Jayne, Susayn, and Dayvid!
― Anonymous User  1/31/2007
Hardly modern if people in 1910 were called this. Check popularity charts. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  2/19/2007
Jayne is not very modern but I like it with other names such as Ella-Jayne, Sarah-Jayne, Maria-Jayne, Mari-Jayne Sallie-Jayne. If you can be creative with this name you'll make a perfect name.
Koolgal  3/24/2007
Who can forget the skating legend Jayne Torvill? She got a perfect 6 in the Olympics with Chris Dean. They danced to the Bolero. I was thrilled the other day to find that both Jayne and Chris come from the same city as me and actually went to the SAME ice rink as me. (Nottingham, National Ice Centre)
Luangi  4/8/2007
I think Jayne is beautiful. Jane is just too plain. And just because there’s a Y in there doesn't mean it's automatically a creative / trendy name. Jayne was used even back in the 1910's, and it was ranked at #273 in the 1950's. Next time you people should research it before you shoot your mouth off and accuse people of being creative - or as a lot of you say, "kreatyve", as a cheap attempt at mocking people. Nice job demeaning people who don't have the same taste in names as you. Funny how all you bashers of the name posted anonymous. It's not like changing already trendy Caden to Cadyn or changing Stacey to Stayce or something. Jayne is gorgeous and by far an improvement next to boring Jane. It has much more class and elegance.
Mitzi  5/26/2007
A notable bearer is actress Jayne Mansfield (1933-1967). Born: Vera Jayne Palmer.
nafer1  6/4/2007
My middle name is Jayne, I prefer it with the Y, makes it a bit more interesting! I am named after my great grandmother who has now passed away about 15yrs ago so I don't think it is a modern version of the name Jane!
NinaC  12/6/2007
Jayne is NOT a trendy spelling of Jane. It is derived from the English surname Jayne, so it is often used as a family name, like in my family.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2007
Up and coming actress Sarah Jayne Jensen bears this name. Her most notable role was as Shelley in the movie Hairspray (2007). Kind of off topic, but I can't wait to see her in more films. Hehe =]
isabelajane  1/21/2008
Jayne Morgan is an accountant and is included in the new book : In Their Shoes written by Deborah Reber.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
I much prefer Jane, even though my niece's middle name is Jayne. For your information, the Y doesn't make it unique or girly. It makes the parents look like they can't spell. And it isn't more exotic or beautiful, it's pronounced the same way. The only way I would accept Jane spelt with a Y is if it were a family name like my niece's. Hers is her Grandmother's maiden name.
crazykls  5/27/2008
I like the spelling "Jane" much better. It seems more refined and elegant than "Jayne".
black_lace  7/31/2008
I have lived happily with my name Jayne with no related problem. My dad named me after Jayne Mansfield the actress. My siblings (3) all have names beginning with J or G and I like mine the best.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2008
This is a bastardization of the name Jane. I hate it when people try to be kreatyv with the way they spell classic names. No matter how many extra letters you put it it, at the end of the day the name is still Jane. Do not insert random letters just because it's pronounced the same way.
D.Scott  3/2/2009
It is interesting to me what a difference the spelling of a name can have on a person's impression of it. I have never cared for the name Jane much. Most likely due to the "Plain Jane" connotation. However once I learned of this spelling from a friend who spells her name this way - wow, it's like a whole different name! I really like Jayne!
mom2zeke  6/8/2009
As others have posted, Jayne is hardly a trendy, "kreatyve" spelling of the more standard Jane. It has been in use since at least the early 1900s and probably before that. No doubt its use has been influenced by the last names Jayne or Jaynes. While some may disapprove, it's likely that some may use this spelling as a way to honor a male relative (Jay perhaps), which would be a perfectly understandable impulse. Jayne Mansfield may have influenced some parents to give this name as an alternative to Jane. But there is some evidence that the names used by Hollywood sexpots actually DECLINED in use after the bearers of said names achieved fame (or notoriety). Marilyn did not remain a popular name after the 50s, and Mae or Mamie may only now be beginning a comeback.
gbcallahan  6/30/2009
Though Jayne is a girl's name, this particular spelling was used for a supporting character, Jayne Cobb, in the short-lived television series "Firefly".
LoonyLuna  1/31/2010
My middle name is Jayne, and my father got it from a girl he went to primary school with in the 50s -- Jayne-with-a-y, as a teacher called her. So it's not exactly new, and pardon me if I don't exactly picture post-war Wales as a place awash with kreyativitee, or whatever. Just because a variant spelling is less common doesn't make it a sad attempt at being unique. That seems to be more of a sense of desperation from the parents themselves to have their little snowflake be special, which I don't imagine is a common thing amongst people who would even consider the name in question.

Also, as a nickname, Jaynie looks a lot better than Janie, in my opinion.
babylemonade  6/9/2010
Something about the spelling irks me. I don't know what.
Chrila96  8/28/2010
Jane is pretty. Jayne is tacky.
Chrila96  10/15/2010
Jayne Wisener played Johanna in 2007's movie adaptation of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
DaphneSusan  11/2/2010
I think that Jayne is pretty. Jane is beautiful by itself, but it seems so much more girly and less plain with the addition of a "y". It isn't really outrageous enough (i.e. "Jaiynne") to be considered "kriatyv" because the additional "y" is just a very subtle alteration.
And I also really love Jayne Wisener.
DaphneSusan  11/2/2010
Jayne sounds and looks feminine, however, it always makes me think of the stereotypical tough guy with no brains, probably because of Jayne Cobb from Firefly.
alma_aindop  12/20/2010
I have to agree with the user above. Jayne Cobb has turned this into a very masculine name to me, and therefore I think it's a sturdy name for a male character.
Dawson  3/18/2011
I love, love, LOVE this name. I really like the spelling Jane; it seems more traditional and old-fashioned. But spelling it with a "Y" spices it up and makes it seem new and fresh. I absolutely love it!
Joy12  4/19/2011
Like a lot of the other users here, I immediately associate Jayne with a guy's name because of Firefly.

"Jayne's a girl's name"
"Well Jayne ain't a girl".
margs66  6/24/2011
Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer) was an American actress.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2011
My name is Jayne with a "y". My parents decided to add the "y" because my father's middle name is "Jay"; I think that this adds a special touch to the slightly boring name, Jane.
JayneWillard  4/20/2015
Jayne is a very pretty name. It adds a creative touch to the typical boring Jane.
Sania01  7/22/2016
My given name is Jayne. I worked in a department with one other person, Jane. We were known as "Y' and "Y not." It was a kick. I'm curious, to all those who see Jayne-with-a-y as "creative" or tacky or overdone, do you have the same reaction to the name "Wayne?" If not, why not? That name could easily be spelled "Wane." The "y" in both names simply is evidence of earlier times, and hasn't completely dropped out. A study of Olde English spellings will help ye to understand this :)
IrishMermaid  7/30/2016
Since I already put a lot of what I thought on this spelling of "Jane" in the comments for "Jane", I'll just reiterate the main points:
I like Jane better as a given name, and Jayne as a surname. My mother had Jayne as a middle name. I don't think it's different/horrible enough to be considered kreatyv, and it's been around since at least 1917 (given name) and 1618 (surname), so it can't really be considered a new spelling. Overall, it's a pretty good name, but I prefer Jane.
AmbiguouslyAnonymous  10/6/2016
I love the name Jayne. It is my middle name and the name I use. My problem is my given name is Savannah Jayne. My name literally means “plain Jayne”. Other than that, beautiful, elegant, and depending on the spelling, mysteriously dark. Fun variant is the addition of the “y”. Makes it interesting. Also it is an old name, so some weird new thing. My great great great aunt's name was Jayne.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2017

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