Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johanna, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace, Josie

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Yeah, I don't watch that show. But I know if I had 19 kids whose names all started with J, there would be nary a Jinger, Jordyn-Grace, Joy-Anna, John-David, Jedidiah, or Bullfrog among them.

Here are some other J-names I'd saddle my kids with long before I used any of those:
Jacob, Jeremy, Jerome, Jesse, Jessica, Jaime, Jameson, Jamal, Julie, Julia, Julian, Julianna, Julius, Juliet, Jules, July, June, Jude, Judith, Jensen, Jared, Jarrett, Jade, Jaden, Jalen, Jaren, Jin, Jan, Jean, Jayne, Joan, Jenna, Joanna, Janine, Jeanette, Janelle, Janice, Jocelyn, Jessalyn, Jessamine, Jasmine, Josephine, Justine, Jolene, Joelle, Joel, Jonah, Judah, Judas, Jodie, Joss, Jensen, Jefferson, Jeffrey, Jerry, Jericho, Junior, Junius, Juneau, Juniper, Jhumpa, Jewel, Jillian, Jacquelyn, Jermaine, Jarvis, Jasper, Jaleel, Jacques, Javier, José, Jorge, Julio, Juan, Jesus, Joaquin, Joachim, Jaromir, Jett, Jethro, Jupiter, Jebediah, Jehoshaphat, Job, Jojo, Jujube, Jughead, Jellybean, Jimmer, Jibjab, and Jugdish.

That is all.


This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, hosted by Jeffrey Beesler and seven others. Go check out the other participants!

9 comments:

  1. Jeffrey is a good J name. And just so you know, I'm making Nate an honorary J name, because I can!

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  2. I have a J name in my book, but she has a guy's name. I actually have a lot of J names in my stories now that i think about it. Damn it all.

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  3. Jujube is one of my favorite drag queens. Fact.

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  4. I broke my grandparent's code for naming their children...progressing up the alphabet with each child - Beatrice for the first born, then Deliah (not Delilah...Deee-leee-ahhh), my dad-John (yes, with a "J" but pretty pedestrian compared to 'Jehosephat' jumping or otherwise) and finally, the baby in the family, Philomena (don't you dare call her Phil unless you want 'that look')...

    A little more variety, a lot less of a challenge and don't ask me what happened to all the letters in between...so many challenges to life on the prairies, they could have been lost in a scarlet fever epidemic or traded to gypsies for a milking goat....you can never have enough good milking goats...

    xxoo
    moe

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  5. Yay, Jimmer! I think that's a brilliant name. My sister is Julianne. And I named my daughter Johnette after Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde. We call her Johni. I think you should add it to your list.

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  6. Those are a lot of J names! I have a character named Jaakko--which is just the Finnish version of James, but it's different from most English ones anyway.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

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  7. Aha, and in the words of 'Three Blog Night', 'Jeremiah was a bullfrog..'
    A very interesting collection of 'J' names you have here in the 'Great Alphabet Challenge' :)
    I greatly appreciated your comment on my satirical take on this whole blogging thingy.
    Now then, being as I know the alphabet n' stuff, I know the next letter in the thrilling challenge will be the letter 'K' as in 'Klahanie' :)
    Kind wishes and respect, your way, Gary.

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  8. Jeffrey: So... Jnate? Is that a silent J, or is it pronounced juh-NAYT? Jnust wondering, since I already have one friend who calls me Knewt with a silent K which you're supposed to pronounce. (True story.)

    Hannah: Good for her, having a guy's name. You're supposed to torture your characters, so you've started that before she even ever stepped on the page.

    Falen: For that name alone, s/he is now my favorite drag queen as well.

    moe: I say that all the time! You can never have enough good milking goats! Wait, no, that's not it. What I actually say is "Stop trading your brothers for milking goats! We live in a one-bedroom apartment!"

    Shelli: Thanks for the suggestion, but I distinctly said it was a list of some of the J-names I'd choose, not all of them. I don't want to give away all of my secrets. (*cough* Jingleheimer *cough*)

    Alex: I didn't even know Jehoshaphat was on the latest Idol...

    Golden: I'm finished with James, too, but Jaakko, that could work. Especially since it reminds me a bit of the Warner Brothers...

    Gary: Thanks, and glad you enjoyed my comment. And though K is next to come, I wrote tomorrow's post before I learned of the wonder that is Klahanie. Instead, I opted for krazy. (No, not literally.)

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