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Unlike some of the comments here I think Jayne is a nice name, not trashy, disgusting as some others would say.
Bubbles293739  10/2/2019
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I feel like this should be pronounced Jay-nee, because of the extra Y. Like how Jayme is pronounced like Jamie, not JAYM.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2019
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I like the name Jayne for a middle name. It always seemed to me to be a classy, elegant name. Also the "y" is not "kreatyv" as "Jayne" has been around almost as long as "Jane" has. If anything it looks older to me; Old English had extra letters stuck in everywhere.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2019
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You know, I like the name Jayne and I actually wished it was my name.
BlendedBL  4/17/2019
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My name is Jayne but my mother wanted it to be pronounced like jay-knee. I hate it absolutely it's been a curse on me since the beginning I hate correcting people all the time I'm going to change it. It's the worst name ever, at least in my experience.
― Anonymous User  4/10/2019
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Looks messy compared to Jane, not as simple and to the point. Still more unique, though.
Hushpuppy  1/26/2019
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Hey friends, real-life Jayne here to offer my opinions on the addition of the y!
1) It isn’t a “kreatyv” spelling- Jayne and Jaynes are both last names that have been around for a while, so why are y’all so mad about Jayne being a first name (which has also been around for a while)?
2) I love having a y in my name because I think it gives life to a traditional and common name! I’d probably still like my name if I was a Jane, but Jayne is less plain :)
3) Yes, people misspell it and mispronounce it all the time (I’ve gotten Janie more than you know, and Janay at least 4 times in my life, which I don’t completely understand). I’ve gotten used to the misspellings and it doesn’t bother me, unless people I know misspell it (come on y’all).
4) As a child, I never got to enjoy magnets, keychains, mint tins, etc. With my name on them, but I’ve come to realize that those things don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things (I do still have a magnet that says ‘Jane’ because I wanted to get a taste of what I was missing out on).
TL;DR let’s stop hating on a perfectly legitimate and fun spelling of a classic name and focus on some real issues!
― Anonymous User  11/28/2018
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EEW EEW EEW. So ugly and boring. This is my least favourite name next to Jane. Jane might be a little better, But I still hate it!
― Anonymous User  11/23/2018
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It's not terrible. I love Jane a lot more, though. I don't really see the point of the Y, personally, if it's just because you like to add extra silent letters for no reason (usually explained as, "it's more unique"). But I can imagine it being spelled this way if you were naming a daughter after someone named Jay, or after someone with the surname Jayne.
― Anonymous User  9/24/2018
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Ugh, no. Jane is much, much prettier.
kayisforkeen  8/19/2018
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Don't attack me, but I'm not a fan of the 'y' in the middle of it. I like it better as a middle name, if you must use it.
XxTween.BeanxX  6/10/2018
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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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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
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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
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Jayne is a very pretty name. It adds a creative touch to the typical boring Jane.
Sania01  7/22/2016
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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
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Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer) was an American actress.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2011
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Jayne Wisener played Johanna in 2007's movie adaptation of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
DaphneSusan  11/2/2010
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Jane is pretty. Jayne is tacky.
Chrila96  10/15/2010
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Something about the spelling irks me. I don't know what.
Chrila96  8/28/2010
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I like the spelling "Jane" much better. It seems more refined and elegant than "Jayne".
black_lace  7/31/2008
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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
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Jayne Morgan is an accountant and is included in the new book : In Their Shoes written by Deborah Reber.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
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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
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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
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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
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A notable bearer is actress Jayne Mansfield (1933-1967). Born: Vera Jayne Palmer.
nafer1  6/4/2007
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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
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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
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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
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Hardly modern if people in 1910 were called this. Check popularity charts. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  2/19/2007
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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
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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
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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
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I think this is a terrible name! Why ruin a perfectly lovely name (Jane) by being kreatyve with it?
― Anonymous User  1/3/2007
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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
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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
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This is my real first name. I hate it! I go by my middle name, Ann.
Emma McHnery  8/30/2006
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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
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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
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If I'm not mistaken, I've seen this as a surname before.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2005

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