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(64 Posts)
Selondoner75 Tue 30-May-17 21:04:43

Totally crushing on the name Jean. What are your thoughts on it?

Sibset would be Finn, Louis, Hector & Jean

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Tue 30-May-17 21:06:11

Prefer Jane.
Gm was Jane but got Jean (?!!!)

Selondoner75 Tue 30-May-17 21:07:15

See, I find Jane quite plain; but Jean has attitude.

SuperBeagle Tue 30-May-17 21:08:02

I find it dull as dishwater. See also Jane, Joan and June. Boring.

Elllicam Tue 30-May-17 21:08:20

I love Jean. Really nice name and very uncommon without being weird.

Cestquiluideja Tue 30-May-17 21:08:36

Love it. Sweet and not popular.

FlyingGoose Tue 30-May-17 21:09:35

It is my daughter's middle name and I love it😀

BrutusMcDogface Tue 30-May-17 21:10:13

Jean could be cool and edgy depending on who owns the name, I think. Otherwise it's a very dull and not even chic old lady's name, I'm afraid.

Would your jean be a cool, edgy kid of girl do you think? Or a plain Jane/jean?

17caterpillars1mouse Tue 30-May-17 21:11:24

I prefer Joan.

Jean is okay but Joan seems fiesty and retro chic

iamdazedandconfused Tue 30-May-17 21:12:21

I know a very cool (adult) Jeannie smile

Oliversmumsarmy Tue 30-May-17 21:14:28

Have known 2 Jeans they have all been mean Jeans. All really tight fisted

user1482079332 Tue 30-May-17 21:14:48

I just picture Stacey's mum from eastenders

myrtleWilson Tue 30-May-17 21:15:05

I love Jean (and Joan - thanks to Buffy/Tabula Rasa episode!) but agree you have to have the personality and coolness to wear them well. I also think Jean works well as a middle name...

Selondoner75 Tue 30-May-17 21:16:06

Brutus - if she takes after her brothers, then definitely quirky 😁

Caterpillars - I also love Joan, but rhymes with moan and my children tend to be rather moany.

Dazedandconfused - yes, love the nn Jeannie ☺

villainousbroodmare Tue 30-May-17 21:17:11

V biased, love it. It's tough and cool like the fabric. We must have similar taste, OP, as the other three nsmes you've listed include DS's name and one of my top 5 in case I ever have another DS.

shoesearcher Tue 30-May-17 21:18:31

Jean Campbell:

Selondoner75 Tue 30-May-17 21:24:25

Villa - is it your daughter's name? What great taste you have!

Shoesearcher - interesting! Possibly may become a bit more mainstream if this model becomes well known...

BrutusMcDogface Tue 30-May-17 21:24:55

Go for it then! It goes particularly well with hector, I think! Jeannie is a great nickname!

Marv1nGay3 Tue 30-May-17 21:26:06

I love it!

whifflesqueak Tue 30-May-17 21:26:33

Reminds me of the Smiths song.

Not a bad thing.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Tue 30-May-17 21:27:21

I love it, one of my favourite names.

MouldyPeach Tue 30-May-17 21:28:36

I absolutely love it and even had a thread on here where the genral consensus was very marmite. I didn't use it in the end as dh didn't love it but it's definitely in the bank if I have another dd. Very cool name IMHO.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 30-May-17 22:06:47

Great name, definitely due a come back.
Also like Jane.

Sophronia Tue 30-May-17 22:45:36

Lovely! I like Jeanie too.

Crumbelina Tue 30-May-17 22:47:56

I really like it - works very well as a middle name as well. Ruby Jean is a particular favourite ...

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