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HoneyandRum Fri 29-Nov-13 05:10:57

I like Jean and you never here it anymore for girls. What do you think?

Chottie Fri 29-Nov-13 05:30:59

It was my mother's third name (and the one which was always used) so I do have a really soft spot for the name. My mum was a lovely person. BTW she was born in the 1920s, so perhaps Jean is due for a revival.

poppydaisy Fri 29-Nov-13 06:48:41

Jean makes a refreshing change from all the cutesy Ellie, Evie, Izzy type names. Good underused name.

lovesmileandlaugh Fri 29-Nov-13 08:03:33

I knew a lady called Jeanie, she was cute and quirky and it really suited her.

Optimist1 Fri 29-Nov-13 08:19:23

I know a little girl called Jean (nearly 2). When it was first announced we were all a bit shock but of course the name is now associated with the cute little person, and Jeanie is a lovely nn in my view.

Have to admit that all the other Jeans I know are 60+!!

burberree Fri 29-Nov-13 08:21:22

my dear godmother is called Jean and she is 77, it is a fine name and well overdue a revival. My daughter who is 15 says she will call her daughter that one day.

Vatta Fri 29-Nov-13 08:25:13

There's a good proclaimers song called Oh Jean.

smokeandglitter Fri 29-Nov-13 08:32:32

My Grandma's name smile I like it.

Lagoonablue Fri 29-Nov-13 08:34:16

I know a little girl Jean. Think it is lovely.

austenozzy Fri 29-Nov-13 08:42:49

i know a lady in my village called jean. every time i see her i have to repeat to myself "don't say hi jean, don't day hi jean"! i don't think she would think anything of it, but i don't want her to think i'm taking the mickey.

Weegiemum Fri 29-Nov-13 08:45:32

It's nice. My mil is Joan, similar but not so nice!

everlong Fri 29-Nov-13 08:48:05


It's worse than Edith.

Shardlake Fri 29-Nov-13 09:01:27

I love it, and also the possible diminutives - Jeannie, Jessie. I think it's a strong, classy name.

Pancakeflipper Fri 29-Nov-13 09:08:09

I know a 2 yr old Jean who is called Jeanie.
And a 3 yr old Joan (Joanie)
Both utterly cute and Joanie is taking ownership of her name. As does the 7yr old Barbara I know - now she is one cool kid.

somersethouse Fri 29-Nov-13 09:11:23

I really don't like it at all. Sorry!

marjolaine Fri 29-Nov-13 09:12:28

I like it and think it's due a comeback, but prefer the spelling Jeanne (I know it's the French form but think it looks nicer, like Anne versus Ann... so much more distinguished grin).

Brodicea Fri 29-Nov-13 09:18:59

It's lovely! Go for it!

NadiaWadia Fri 29-Nov-13 09:28:31

Yes marjolaine but when I see Jeanne I always think of the French pronunciation (said like Zhann, isn't it?) so I find Jean spelt this way confusing and wrong. Although I know Americans do spell 'Jean' like this (eg the actress Jeanne Tripplehorn). But then they are wrong about so much stuff! wink

PrammyMammy Fri 29-Nov-13 09:34:49

My manager is called Jean and she is a lovely lady.
There was also a neighbour when I was little, called Jeanie, she was lovely too.
It's quite a refreshing change from all the frilly girls names out there actually, I really quite like it.

KatherinaMinola Fri 29-Nov-13 09:36:36

Lovely. It's already making a comeback in London.

Frikadellen Fri 29-Nov-13 09:56:34

My niece is Jean she is 2 0 next year never met another young Jean though. I like it but then I love my niece so nice associations

JoinYourPlayfellows Fri 29-Nov-13 10:01:56

It's been popular with hipsters for the last couple of years.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 29-Nov-13 11:16:55

I have a friend in her thirties called Jean, so not just the domain of old ladies. We all call her Jeannie, which is lovely.

reallyunsure1 Fri 29-Nov-13 11:18:24

I like it too.

comemulledwinewithmoi Fri 29-Nov-13 11:18:31

I like it. Also like Gene for a boy.

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