Jane

(39 Posts)
Arabesque1 Thu 21-Nov-13 15:40:14

I really like this name but it seems to be very much out of favour nowadays. I also like Susan. Just wondering what names you like that other people would probably consider boring or mumsy.

curiousgeorgie Sat 23-Nov-13 00:02:15

Jane will always be 'Plain Jane'

Arcadian Sat 23-Nov-13 02:10:28

Jane is great. Susan is terrible.

NadiaWadia Sat 23-Nov-13 02:12:40

There were loads of Janes at school with me (born 1960s) and my mother is also a Jane (born 1940s). It must have started losing popularity in the 70s, I'm guessing.

RaRa1988 Sat 23-Nov-13 19:02:29

One of my best friends (mid-20s) is a Jayne, and we went to school with a Jane of the same age. Both really suited their names.

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Sat 23-Nov-13 19:06:51

I really like Jane. We had Janey on our list for DD but went with another name.

I also really like Rebecca.

MrsBungleScare Sat 23-Nov-13 19:12:01

Jane, Susan, Alison, Ann - all names of my friends! Very 70's to me.

I do quite like the sound of the name jane.,

Thewhingingdefective Sat 23-Nov-13 19:13:09

I never much liked Jane, but in the past couple of years have grown to like it a lot.

My mum is a Susan (Sue) and I always thought that dull too, but would seriously consider it for a DD.

KateCroydon Sat 23-Nov-13 19:22:27

Love Jane.

ancientbuchanan Sat 23-Nov-13 19:27:33

I love Jane. Simple, classic, and you can add a frilly middle name.

But I also like the other variants, Jeanie, Johanna.

HoneyandRum Sat 23-Nov-13 19:47:45

I know a young family with children called Emma, Susan, Simon, Michael, John and Annie! All fine traditional names.

KrabbyPatty Sat 23-Nov-13 19:52:21

Jane is just meh, like Anne.

Susan is even worse.

JaquelineHyde Sat 23-Nov-13 19:57:21

My DD1 is Janey and I love it.

Theonlyoneiknow Sat 23-Nov-13 20:19:03

I have a very cool Aunt Jane too, I think it is a lovely name.

sandfrog Sat 23-Nov-13 20:30:07

Susan is a great name, Susie/Sue fine as nicknames too. I'd say it's due a revival.

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