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Jana for baby girl?

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georgiama Tue 22-Sep-09 18:10:10

Or else spelled as Yana? Has anyone ever heard the name before - apart from Jana Novotna (Czeck tennis player)?

arolf Tue 22-Sep-09 18:18:31

I know a few, all Czech though. Yana would probably be the Russian or Ukranian spelling (I may be totally wrong here!). It's a nice name!

fairimum Tue 22-Sep-09 19:39:01

I know a Jana she is almost 2... gorgeous little girl

DannyWotty1 Tue 22-Sep-09 19:44:02

I have a DD called Jana! She's the only one I've heard of and is named after my dad who was Jan.

Pronounced Yana and of Czech/Slovak origin, also common in Germany.

I love her name! and she quite likes it too!

Northernlurker Tue 22-Sep-09 19:45:05

I know a Jana - lovely name, lovely girl, Definately spell it with a J

florence2511 Tue 22-Sep-09 19:59:15

The Duggar Family (of 18 kids and counting fame) have a Daughter called Jana, but it's pronounced as it looks - strange.

ohnelly Fri 25-Sep-09 13:02:47

I really like that actually and its unusual, though I do know one

Cortina Fri 25-Sep-09 13:04:48

Makes me think of Jaya and similar, not keen.

Firawla Fri 25-Sep-09 18:32:48

I would have prn it as it looks because more familiar with the name Jannah and would have taken as a dif spelling of that

mayanna123 Fri 25-Sep-09 19:25:35

I really like Jana - especially pronounced the German way (Ya-na).

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