A Name For Yourself


Some writers’ names have becomes adjectives: Kafkaesque, marxist, Orwellian, sadistic. If your name (or nickname, or blog name) were to become an adjective, what would it mean?

Nothing like trying to think first thing in the morning….on my off day! Although, I’ve decided this isn’t really hard due to the fact that I wouldn’t allow my name to become an adjective. And I don’t have a nickname (at least I’m not willing to share it), and the blog’s name really isn’t set up to become an adjective…it just is what it is.

As for the meaning of my name, well, Jayne is of Hebrew origin meaning “God’s Grace”, or “God is gracious”. I love the spelling my parents gave it as it is different than the norm. I actually pronounce it as “Jay-ne”, and to this day, my entire family still pronounces it like that. However, in the workplace, it is simply just a one syllable pronunciation. I respond to either without any thought and I never correct one way or the other.

Spelling, on the other hand, is tricky for many, and I am never asked how I spell my name, and if I don’t jump in and say “Jayne with a “y”, J.a.y.n.e.”, then I fall into the “plain” category of spellings. Conversely, whenever I meet someone whose shares my name, my first question to her is, “spelled with a “y”?” Most of the time it is no, but when it’s yes, you can just see the appreciation of someone taking the time to ask.

There are not many of us out there, which I’m ok with. I truly love the uniqueness of my name and it’s spelling. So, no WordPress, I’m not looking to turn my name into an adjective.



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