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Yann or Jan

(13 Posts)
scoobsni Tue 11-Oct-11 09:35:28

For a boy. Pronounced like Anne with a Y at the front!

Would you spell it Yann or Jan? Do you like it?

Thanks smile

MelinaM Tue 11-Oct-11 09:36:34

Jan for mesmile ..I blame the Killing - Jan Meyergrin

...and yes, it's lovely!

Kveta Tue 11-Oct-11 09:43:48

Jan - it's a variant of John. Not sure Yann is a normal spelling at all? In the Czech Rep, Jans are almost always called Honza, which is cute, but perplexing for a foreigner grin

ShroudOfHamsters Tue 11-Oct-11 09:44:31

Yann is a Breton variant afaik. Like it!

Fixture Tue 11-Oct-11 10:07:47


minipie Tue 11-Oct-11 12:21:42


I know a Can pronounced Yan. (Turkish name).

tummytickler Tue 11-Oct-11 12:57:16


AlpinePony Tue 11-Oct-11 13:55:57

Pronounced "Janne" like Anne? hmmwink

Not in Benelux it's not!

Anyway, I would write it as Jan.

kelly2000 Tue 11-Oct-11 15:11:52

Jan, never heard of it spelt like Yann looks like someone heard the name and then mispelt it.

mistlethrush Tue 11-Oct-11 15:13:05

I know a Julian who is called Jan ('Yan') which I think is quite a good option.

KatAndKit Tue 11-Oct-11 15:24:21

Depends where you come from. To me, Yann is a Breton name and is pronounced like Anne with Y. Jan is more Dutch sounding to me and would have a longer vowel sound.

babybumblebeee Wed 12-Oct-11 09:40:46

Jan. Yann looks creative.

tommyfools Wed 12-Oct-11 22:37:05

I use to know a Yan but he was Yanni (and came from a greek cypriot family) so purely because he was lovely Yann

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