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Janai, Janae, Janay, Janaye, pronounced juhNAY (long A) or juhNEYE (long I). Janai (long A) is my given name, my middle name at birth. After I moved out of my mother's house 16+ yrs ago, I started using my middle name as my first name, kinda like a rebirth. Even though MD has a common law name change, many government agencies either don't know about it or refused to acknowledge it. So 2 yrs ago I paid the government $200 to legally drop my first name.
History & Meaning
Janai is a biblical name from the old testament and appears only once in the entire bible at 1 Chronicles 5:12. Apparently Ja'nai was a Gaddite who lived in Ba'shan with the rest of his tribe. He was 3rd in charge. It is unknown if he had any children or was even married. The Hebrew pronunciation may be jah-NAY-i or yah-NAY. Where I used to work, the Spanish-speaking cleaning lady used the 2nd one.
My name means Jah answers (prayers). Jah is a shortened from of Jehovah as in Hallelujah and many other biblical places and names. I was supposed to be name Donna LeNise to have my mother's initials. I think my father picked Donna (not sure why) and LeNise was the name of one of Mother's childhood friends. So why did my JW mother choose this name? She told me that out of all 4 of her pregnancies, she was the sickest with me. At this point she had been JW for about 5 yrs. I supposed she prayed for healthy pregnancy, baby, and perhaps surviving the end of the world with 3 young children. I was born 4 days after the estimated due date in September. I refused to nurse but otherwise a healthy happy baby.
I have none yet. I read about pagans picking their magical names or having the Divine rename them. They may have 2 magical names - one for public use and message boards and one that's private. I thought about picking one for myself but it sounded too forced. I'm not a dainty flower and I don't want to be another Moon-something-or-other. Maybe my given name is magical enough. Yes, it's biblical but I have my own relationship with Deity. Or maybe I should choose something Kemetic? Should I be Bodhisattva Cool-Name-Goes-Here (examples)? Should I find out why my father wanted to name me Donna (means lady of the house) and incorporate that somehow?
Do you have a magical name? If so, did you choose it or did Deity? Is it public or private? Do you feel that your given name is magical enough?