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indiechick Fri 04-Sep-09 10:28:33

Love it or hate it?

random Fri 04-Sep-09 10:31:34

sorry not good

barbiebigpants Fri 04-Sep-09 10:32:12

dont like..sorry

GreensleevesFlouncedLikeAKnob Fri 04-Sep-09 10:32:54

I like it

allaboutme Fri 04-Sep-09 10:33:13

My Mum is a Janet. It does have quite a harsh sound to it.
My Mum warned us all to NEVER name any of our children after her, even for a middle name as she has always hated it HTH

hayes Fri 04-Sep-09 10:34:33

my friend called Janet she hates it she thinks its an old ladies name

LouMacca Fri 04-Sep-09 11:16:45


ShowOfHands Fri 04-Sep-09 11:18:12

Will you be buying all of your babygros in beige? Are your walls magnolia?

cat64 Fri 04-Sep-09 11:28:04

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prettybird Fri 04-Sep-09 11:31:59

I am a Janet but "changed" my name when I went to Uni to Jan, as I felt that "Janet" was too "Doctor Finlay's casebook" hmm

Although I wasn't born Scottish (born in South Africa), by chance we ended up moving to Scotland when I was 3, so as far as I am concerned I am Scottish.

anniemac Fri 04-Sep-09 11:52:18

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MaggieVirgo Fri 04-Sep-09 11:54:35

No. Tak a t off and make it Jane.

MaggieVirgo Fri 04-Sep-09 11:55:03

PS< Juliet is gorgeous. Pick that instead of dowdy Janet.

WreckOfTheHesperus Fri 04-Sep-09 11:57:28

How about the more glamourous version, Jeanette?

kando Fri 04-Sep-09 12:01:14

My dd is Olivia Janet (never use her middle names though!). Quite like the name but couldn't quite bring myself to use it as a first name. [She is named after my Granny Janet]

Rosebud05 Fri 04-Sep-09 21:44:16

I'm a Janet and wouldn't particularly wish it on anyone. Dowdy, middle-England and plain dull. Many nicer names beginning with J that pps have mentioned. Would use it as a middle name if it was in the family (ie would be pleased if my dcs used it as a middle name for their dds in years to come!).

angrypixie Fri 04-Sep-09 21:50:30

Dammit Janet

rocketupbum Fri 04-Sep-09 21:53:19

My Granny was Janet and always called Netta, which I quite like. On another note i have a few friends who refer to their fanjos as their janets. Not sure if that will have helped on balance!

sarahsyrup Fri 04-Sep-09 21:54:04

Makes me think of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, sorry.

mawbroon Fri 04-Sep-09 21:54:19

hey prettybird! Never thought of you as a Janet I must say.

Whatever a Janet is wink

BerylCole Fri 04-Sep-09 21:54:39

...and John.

Such an enormous NO.

prettybird Sat 05-Sep-09 14:11:55

grin mawbroon. My sentiments exactly!

tootyflooty Sat 05-Sep-09 14:28:46

not one I would use, my niece has a middle name of joan, after a grandmother which is another old name, and does sound odd with her modern ist name, if you have family reasons for wanting to use it then add it as a middle name. I don't think she would be teased but it is old fashoned and not a name that has kept popularity.

indiechick Sat 05-Sep-09 19:26:39

Think you've all confirmed what I thought, it's after my grandmother, although I'm tempted to ask her to chose a name as her's isn't that great, would that be a bit insulting?!

Showofhands, get lost!

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