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

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shawtyforyou Fri 05-Jul-13 08:19:11

It's in the title. smile

MikeLitoris Mon 08-Jul-13 11:38:50

Dd1 has Jaye as her middle name.

I never use it now since finding out it is the nickname exp used for his OW.

Wbdn28 Mon 08-Jul-13 11:29:27

It's quite nice, although I'd go for something longer with Jay as nickname.

berrycake Sun 07-Jul-13 06:42:13

Can't believe so many people here are hating on it; it's the name of a bird, and I think would be a lovely name for your DD.

raisah Sat 06-Jul-13 12:11:02

Jaya & Jayoti are Indian girls names which can be shortened to Jay.

ConfusedAndNew Sat 06-Jul-13 11:04:57

First post yay! I go by Jae on pretty much everything apart from formal legal stuff, passports etc. Short for Jaedan. Its pretty irritating when people ask what its short for, I'd imagine it would be even more irritating if it wasn't short for anything.

VBisme Sat 06-Jul-13 07:09:49

More of a letter than a name.

bishboschone Sat 06-Jul-13 07:09:45

It's both my dc middle name but it has some significance behind it in our family. I like it.

CPtart Sat 06-Jul-13 07:05:29

Jay is a bird, or a boys name short for Jason or Jayden!

Kay or Fay are lovely though.

Stellarella123 Sat 06-Jul-13 07:02:27

My dd is Jaye, a bit annoying when as a baby people thought she was a boy but that soon passed, I chose the name as it meant something to me, and I had known a girl called Jaye growing up and I always loved it, I say go for it, there's a lot worse names out there and it hasn't done me or my dd any harm, and no one has ever asked if its short for anything either

NeverQuiteSure Sat 06-Jul-13 06:58:53

Sorry, I don't like it (for a boy or a girl)

ClaraOswald Sat 06-Jul-13 06:56:37

I know a woman called that, and I can't stand the name as she was a dreadful thief and just a very sly person to be around

krazipan Sat 06-Jul-13 06:54:21

Chubbykitty I also know a female nurse called Jay! She is one of the loveliest people I know.

I think of it as a boy's name too, have only known one who had it as their full name, but also knew one who was Jay short for Jayesh.

mathanxiety Sat 06-Jul-13 06:46:29

Kay is much nicer and due a revival.

miffybun73 Fri 05-Jul-13 21:41:25

I think of it as a boy's name.

ChubbyKitty Fri 05-Jul-13 21:25:50

I know a girl called Jay. And a boy called Jay.

Well..a man and a woman actually. They're both lovely and lady Jay is a nursesmile

FoofFighter Fri 05-Jul-13 20:46:07

I know a female Jay (Justina) in her 30s.

PicardyThird Fri 05-Jul-13 20:42:52


There are so many beautiful girls' names to choose from. Why saddle her with Jay?

rockybalboa Fri 05-Jul-13 20:37:33

Not for a girl, Jay is def a boys' name. I know a Jaime who goes by Jai which is really nice.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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)

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

As in Hommer Jay Simpson

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