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13 Struggles Only People Named Jenna Understand

I will not answer to Jenny.

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1. You always have to clarify that no, it’s not Jemma, it’s Jenna, with an N. LIKE N FOR NELLY.

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Damn that m/n similarity.

2. Seriously, despite having such a short, simple name, you spend a surprising amount of time spelling it out.

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3. More often than not people assume it’s Genna with a G, which is weird considering every Jenna you’ve ever met starts their name with a J.

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4. Sometimes when you meet people they ask, “Oh is that short for Jennifer?” or just straight up call you Jennifer. Which is not, nor has it ever been, your name.

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5. Then there’s the dreaded Jenny. Y and A are very different sounds, OK?

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6. Whether or not to give your J a little hat was a very big decision in your life.

7. Your name is not really rare but it’s not super common either, so you get weirdly excited when a character in pop culture shares your moniker.

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8. Although there was a period for all Jennas in the ‘90s when being associated with a dog wasn’t all that great.

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9. You feel an instant kinship whenever you meet a Jenna in the wild - combined with a brief niggle of protectiveness that the name is, like, YOUR thing.

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10. Finding stuff with your name on it isn’t always easy. Is a tacky keyring inscribed with "Jenna" really too much to ask?!

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11. For awhile there, whenever you googled your name, 70% of the results were porn.

Now at least Jenna Marbles is the most prominent Google search (sorry, Jenna Jameson).
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Now at least Jenna Marbles is the most prominent Google search (sorry, Jenna Jameson).

12. Channing Tatum married a Jenna, which is a win for all Jennas but also a loss for all Jennas who are not Jenna Dewan-Tatum.

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13. Jenna means "heaven", which is frankly an accurate summary of your presence.

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JENNAS UNITE.