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whatismyname Thu 28-Aug-08 23:36:13


Quattrocento Thu 28-Aug-08 23:37:56

Well if you are going to name your child after a bird, Jay is better than Eagle or Kestrel or Pigeon or Bluetit. But possibly not as good as Robin.

ja9 Thu 28-Aug-08 23:38:32


FanjolinaJolly Thu 28-Aug-08 23:39:24

Sorry,makes me think of a bird,or the diminutive of Jason.If you like it though,ignore my wittering!!Names are a very subjective thing

Fimbo Thu 28-Aug-08 23:39:26


LackaDAISYcal Thu 28-Aug-08 23:40:52

no, chavvy connotations thanks to Eastenders

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Thu 28-Aug-08 23:42:42

Makes me think of the Osmonds in a nostalgic-for-my-youth stylee.

<< ancient emoticon >>

combustiblelemon Thu 28-Aug-08 23:46:51

It makes me think of the letter, the bird or Jay-Z or the silly little man with the big hats. It's a nice name.

mazzystar Thu 28-Aug-08 23:53:23

There was a girl at school called Jay - she was v glamorous. So I quite like it. At least its a nice sounding word.

KatieMorag Fri 29-Aug-08 00:28:03

no. sorry

lollipopmother Fri 29-Aug-08 00:30:15

I am making the assumption that it is for a boy rather than a girl, purely because I haven't ever heard it as a girls name, however either way I am not too keen, sorry.

piratecat Fri 29-Aug-08 00:32:08

nah, the sound is nice but its not a great name.

is this for a boy?

MamaMimi Fri 29-Aug-08 01:11:20

Think it's fine, nice and simple.

There's also Jace, if you like names along that line.

3andnomore Fri 29-Aug-08 09:35:39

there is a Jai on Home & Away, pronounced Jy....quite like that....

nickeldime Sat 30-Aug-08 18:15:12

Jay was once a top-ranking name some 40 years back. Still popular though:

LaDiDaDi Sat 30-Aug-08 19:02:48

I was at school with a male Jay, his mum was American and so I've always thought of it as being a ver American name although I'm not sure if it is popular over there or not.

pgwithnumber3 Sat 30-Aug-08 21:27:35

DH is a Jay - it is a great name as a shortening (James, Jason, John etc) but a bit 1970's and I probably wouldn't use it now.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sat 30-Aug-08 21:29:19

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wessexgirl Sat 30-Aug-08 21:32:19

It's reminded me of one time I was at a meeting with a man called Jay. When he was asked his name, he gave his full name.

"What does the J stand for?"

"No, my name is Jay."

"Jay what?"

"Just Jay. J.A.Y."

The long-suffering look on his face suggested this was about the thousandth time he'd had that conversation.

cyteen Sat 30-Aug-08 21:34:00

I like it. I've got a friend called Justin who has Jay as a nn.

misi Sat 30-Aug-08 21:34:23

my nephew is Jai.
it means an acclamation of happiness

preggersplayspop Sat 30-Aug-08 21:44:50

I went to school with a Jay and although it was always an unusual name he didn't really get teased about it. Jay-Bird was about as bad as it got, and that's pretty mild considering some of the other nicknames that were around. (A girl called Tiffany came off pretty bad).

I really like Jay, it was on our list of boys names. I'm surprised so many people don't like it!

misi Sat 30-Aug-08 22:09:42

cyteen, whats an nn?

AbbeyA Sat 30-Aug-08 22:17:18

I think people would get confused and ask what the J stands for.

cyteen Sat 30-Aug-08 23:59:48

misi, it's a nickname

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