What’s in a Name?

66. Name: Write a poem or short story using your name in some way or form.


Jane the Pain
Went to Spain;
Lost her brain
Down the drain,
In the rain.

What a shame!

Children can be so cruel, can’t they?

To be fair, Jane is an easy name to rhyme.

Even my website and (practically) universal screen name are based on a rhyme of my name (“The brain in Jane works mainly in the rain”–not entirely true, as sometimes it doesn’t even work then).

There are so many songs about Jane (album by Maroon5!) that I’m not even going to list any here.

Jane is just considered your average, white girl next door kind of name.

Sometimes I’ve read it’s supposed to mean “God is gracious” or “God is merciful.”

God has been very gracious to this Jane. And merciful.


The Brain In Jane works mainly in the rain. It's always raining somewhere. Find me on Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

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