What do you think of 'Jay' as a name for DD?

(44 Posts)
shawtyforyou Fri 05-Jul-13 08:19:11

It's in the title. smile

InkleWinkle Fri 05-Jul-13 08:39:12

I know 2 boys called this so that would influence me.

Yonihadtoask Fri 05-Jul-13 08:40:09

I know a couple of boys named Jay and one named Jai.

Therefore I would think of it as a boy's name.

MsJupiterJones Fri 05-Jul-13 08:52:54

I know a girl called Jay. She wasn't very nice tbh but the name is pretty, I think of it as unisex.

ovenbun Fri 05-Jul-13 10:30:44

it's pretty but tbh it makes me think of jay z, perhaps use it as a nickname for a slightly longer name like jaime, then if dd has a choice of nn when she is older? smile xx

notso Fri 05-Jul-13 10:45:04

I know about 7 male human Jays and one Rat called Jay also male so it seems more male to me.

I know a little girl called Jaya who's nn is Jay though.

BlueStarsAtNight Fri 05-Jul-13 13:25:06

I also only know it as a boys name (usually short for Jason), so I would say no for a girl.

BlueStarsAtNight Fri 05-Jul-13 13:26:12

Though actually I do know a little girl who's name begins with a J, and she is called 'J' as a nn, which I guess is kind of the same thing...

piprabbit Fri 05-Jul-13 13:27:30

Wasn't one of the female singers in Bucks Fizz called Jay?

andadietcoke Fri 05-Jul-13 18:24:06

It just makes me think of Jay from the inbetweeners who's revolting, but that's unlikely to be a cultural reference for long.

MagicBaguette Fri 05-Jul-13 18:27:22

I like it as a nickname, not as a full name.

So a nn for Jessica, Jemma, Jemima, Jennifer etc

KateCroydon Fri 05-Jul-13 18:30:35

Gatsby

CaptainJamesTKirk Fri 05-Jul-13 18:30:36

I think you will have years of people mishearing you and assuming she's called Jade.

BikeRunSki Fri 05-Jul-13 18:32:37

NN for any name beginning with J.

curlew Fri 05-Jul-13 18:35:44

Oh give the poor child a name that's actually a name. Call her Jay as a shortening if you like.

Layl77 Fri 05-Jul-13 19:02:47

I know a jaye

zipzap Fri 05-Jul-13 19:26:06

Another one who thinks of it as a boys name or nickname.

At a push it might be a nickname for a girl with a name that starts with J but they don't want the traditional girly nickname that would be more normal for their name...

zipzap Fri 05-Jul-13 19:26:51

Another one who thinks of it as a boys name or nickname.

At a push it might be a nickname for a girl with a name that starts with J but they don't want the traditional girly nickname that would be more normal for their name...

LtEveDallas Fri 05-Jul-13 19:31:56

I have a female Jay.

sonlypuppyfat Fri 05-Jul-13 19:31:59

As in Hommer Jay Simpson

LtEveDallas Fri 05-Jul-13 19:35:20

Oh and it means Victory in Sanskrit, or it's a bit of a bastardisation of the Latin word for Happy.

(I didn't chose it for either of those reasons though, it has a very personal meaning to me)

BlackMogul Fri 05-Jul-13 19:57:16

No. It definitely says randy Jay from The Inbetweeners. A boy! So many prettier names to choose from beginning with J. Just use it as a nickname if you must.

exoticfruits Fri 05-Jul-13 20:00:28

I would assume it was short for a name beginning with J. I'm sure she would get fed up with people asking what it stands for.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Fri 05-Jul-13 20:09:39

I know a female Jay in her 40s, but it is her nickname, not her given name. It works well on her, and I like it. I'd say use it but put a 'proper' name on the birth certificate.

Leeds2 Fri 05-Jul-13 20:27:08

I think of it as a boy's name, as in Jay Osmond.

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