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Many people are saying that it is too short, and should be followed by a longer middle name. Do not worry, my fellow name nerds! I choose Jay Rowan (or possibly Rohan. I haven't changed it yet) when deciding on a new name. I like it. Sometimes I worry about it being to cliche for trans men but it's alright that a lot of us choose it.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2018
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Jay Ward, creator of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
DerekS  11/30/2018
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Jay is a character in the game Puyo Puyo Tetris. He is based on the J-shaped tetromino (Tetris piece).
Tuna  11/17/2018
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In 2018, 50 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Jay* who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 344th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2018
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As a nickname, it's fine, but in my opinion, it sounds too basic to be a full name.
kayisforkeen  9/30/2018
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Jay Walker is the Blue Ninja of Lightning in Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzo.
Jumaine3x5  7/30/2018
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My name is Jay, it's short for Jasmine! This name could stand well on a woman, because it could be short for names like Jacqueline, Josephine, and many more J- names for women.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2018
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Jay Park is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, record producer, model, choreographer, entrepreneur and actor. He is a member of the Seattle-based b-boy crew, Art of Movement, and founder and CEO of the independent hip hop record label AOMG & His New Global Label H1GHR MUSIC. As Park grew up as a b-boy and dancer, he has become known for these skills, as well as his charismatic performances and stage presence. Park was described as a "born entertainer" by Korean pop singer Patti Kim, and The New York Times quoted the president of digital music distributor DFSB Kollective describing Park as "not just an artist, but also his own PR agent, fan club president, and TV network." Park also branched out into entrepreneurship where he became the founder and CEO of the AOMG, a Korean independent record label specializing in hip hop.
lilolaf  7/23/2017
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Jay Barker is a former professional American football quarterback, and a current Birmingham radio personality. Barker attended Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, Alabama, where his football career began. He graduated in 1990.
cutenose  6/30/2017
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It was the middle name of Justice Ackles, the daugther of Jensen Ackles.
Joanah Johnson  6/21/2017
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Jay Phillip McGraw is the son of Phil McGraw and Robin McGraw. He has one younger brother, Jordan. He has written several books aimed at young people. He has also appeared on the Dr. Phil show.
cutenose  4/13/2017
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Jay DeMarcus is an American bassist, vocalist, pianist, record producer and songwriter. He is a member of the country group Rascal Flatts. DeMarcus was born in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from the Tree of Life Christian School in Columbus while living with his mother and sister. He also has a half-sister from his father's side of the family. DeMarcus attended Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee, from 1990 to 1992. At the time, he traveled and performed as a keyboard player in the Christian music group New Harvest, led by Danny Murray.
cutenose  2/27/2017
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Jay Chou is a Taiwanese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, film producer, actor and director. In 2000, Chou released his debut album, titled Jay (2000), under the record company Alfa Music. Since then his music has gained recognition throughout Asia, most notably in regions such as Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, Japan and in the Asian communities of Western countries such as the United States and Australia. He has sold more than 30 million albums and has received numerous awards for his musical works. Chou has also written songs for other artists whilst working on his albums. In 2003, he was the cover story of Time magazine (Asia version), titled New King of Asian Pop, acknowledging his influence on popular culture. He has since held six world tours, performing in cities around the world to more than 10 million people. Chou debuted his acting career in the film Initial D (2005); followed shortly by his role as the honorable son, Prince Jai, in the multi-nominated Mandarin Chinese epic, Curse Of The Golden Flower (2006). He has since ventured into many other movie projects, becoming known to western audiences when he made his Hollywood debut in 2011 with The Green Hornet, starring alongside Seth Rogen and Christoph Waltz. Chou also manages his own record and management company JVR Music. In 2016, he re-entered Hollywood to play a role named Li in the film, Now You See Me 2.
cutenose  2/16/2017
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Personally, I find just the name Jay with no nicknames as a unisex name. If I ever have a daughter, I will name her Jay. I have always loved it for a girl. I find it to be too feminine for a boy name. But anyways, if anyone reading this is having a girl and somehow stumbled upon this comment made by an eleven year old, then I think you should name her "Jay" or "Jayla". Something along those lines.
xLiax  2/11/2017
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My 17 year old son's name is Jay. This wasn't his name when he was born, but a nickname for John. My son couldn't stand the name John or the last name he was born with and was very happy when we legally changed his first and last name when he was 14 and Jay replaced John. It may be "too short" according to some but my son is 6'7" tall and there is nothing short about him!
Heatherhono  10/4/2016
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I'm more firmilar with this name being used as a nickname to Jason.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2016
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My brother's name is Jason and like many other guys sharing his name, he often goes by Jay. I like Jay more as a nickname or as a middle name if used by itself.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2016
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It's not so bad, but it's too short in my opinion. I prefer Jake as a nickname for Jacob.
Jake Fax  6/26/2016
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Can be used as a nickname to Jason.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2016
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James is my last name, and when I chose a new name for myself (I'm trans) nothing from my first or middle name would work so I took Jay from my last name and voila. So technically it's a nickname but really it's just my name.
― Anonymous User  5/30/2016
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I though Jay could be a girls' name too! It sounds like a gender-neutral name to me, similar to Robin/Robyn and Sparrow. It could be a short form of Jamie, Jaime and Jayden, which can all be girls' names.
― Anonymous User  1/22/2016
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I'd use it as a full name. I've met guys named Jay and it always stands out and sounds nice. If I do use it, it'll most likely be used as a nickname, but only because I already like a lot of "J" names for boys.
silly_rabbit  10/11/2015
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It's alright as a nickname. Although I can not stand it as an independent name because it's rather dull.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2015
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I like it as a nickname for another name like James or Jason for example, but independently I don't like it at all, it sounds incomplete and there are 0 good nicknames for it.
― Anonymous User  3/21/2015
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It's a nice name on its own; it's not my favorite, but I still like it. It also can be a nickname for pretty much any male name beginning with the letter J :-)
Oohvintage  3/25/2013
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It's a nice name with style but I wouldn't name a kid this because of the Blue Jay bird.
Melys11  1/16/2013
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Famous bearer is Jay Gatsby. Or James.
codenameflame  8/4/2011
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Jay, a character from Marble Hornets.
CanadianChibi  8/1/2011
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I actually really like Jay as a name on its own, as well as a nickname for Jason or James or what have you. It reminds me of a blue jay.
mrose19  6/28/2011
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Jay DeMarcus, bassist of Rascal Flatts. :)
Harvey1409  5/9/2010
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Looks incomplete, and can easily go from sounding fairly pretty to annoying. Use it as a nickname.
lucyskydiamonds  1/19/2010
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Jay Leno, comedian and former host of The Tonight Show.
slyboots  11/15/2009
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There's Jay, then Jake, then Jacob. It's like a chain in my opinion. Anyways I like this name.
coolcatevan9  11/3/2009
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A famous bearer of this name is Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler.
― Anonymous User  1/22/2009
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Jay might be nice as a nickname, but PLEASE - do NOT use this as a first name. Middle name, maybe, but not first name. (Unless you like the Hindi name or meaning of Jay.) Anyway, that's just my opinion. I sorta like the sound, but I really think that it should either be short for something or a nickname - never a first name. It has no real structure as a name.
RachelLee  7/2/2008
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Okay, well, perhaps in SOME cases it can serve as a good first name. *Takes back some of what I said earlier* In my opinion though, it should only be followed by a substantial middle name, or else it won't sound right.
RachelLee  7/2/2008
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This makes a decent nickname, but it's a bit youthful and minimalist as an official name.
slight night shiver  6/8/2008
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Jay is a good nickname for a name like James or Jacob. It shouldn't be used on its own though, it has no etymology and just sounds like a nickname for a longer name.
Ki28  1/23/2008
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My son's name is James and we call him Jay for short. I find Jay nicer than Jim or Jamie.
― Anonymous User  10/27/2007
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Jay L. Schottenstein, chairman of American Eagle Outfitters.
Brianna Angela  8/3/2007
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Jay Kay, frontman of English band Jamiroquai. Great singer, songwriter and dancer.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2007
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Due to the amount of immature boys in my form, poor Jay is called Jay the gay.
Luangi  4/9/2007
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Jay, Sparrow, and Robin always come together when I think of one.
7up  2/5/2007
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Why can't Jay be used as an independant name?
― Anonymous User  7/23/2006
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Homer Simpson's middle name is Jay.
someone006  7/20/2006
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Jay Robinson - an actor probably best known for his riotous and famous role as Emperor Caligula in "The Robe" (1953) and "Demetrius and the Gladiators." (1954). I am not sure of his real name. I don't think Jay is an independent name.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2006
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Can also be a short name for James, Jacob, Jason or others starting with "Ja."
― Anonymous User  6/1/2006
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My friend is callled Jay Jay, but her real name is Jorrellaine. I'm sure it can be used for females as well, I don't know why it's only clasified as masculine.
kittyjones  3/30/2006
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Jay Gatsby, the title character of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Dray  3/20/2006
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Jay Scott Greenspan is the real name of actor Jason Alexander.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2006

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