And don’t call her Jan

January Jones was actually born in January — indeed, on the fifth of January, thirty-five years ago — but she wasn’t named for the month:

Parents Marv, a fitness director, and Karen, a sporting-goods store manager, named her after a character in Jacqueline Susann’s Once Is Not Enough. She recently read the 1973 novel, in which her namesake experiences a drug trip, a beach orgy and an alien abduction. “It was horrible!” says Jones.

On that, we are agreed.

Hard as it may be to imagine Betty Draper as a mom, Jones does have a toddler — 16 months, named Xander — and I went looking for a photo of her that looks vaguely maternal and maybe not so Mad Men-ish. I think I succeeded:

January Jones

Then there was that whole placenta-capsulation thing, which I will probably regret mentioning.



  1. Tatyana »

    6 January 2013 · 9:22 am

    what do they call her for short? Nurie? Arie?
    Isn’t it nice to be rich…you have all the pleasures of maternity without having to do the dirty work. Just like the princesses she tries to emulate….

  2. Nancy »

    6 January 2013 · 4:31 pm

    But Betty Draper *is* a mom (Sally, Bobby, Eugene).

  3. CGHill »

    6 January 2013 · 5:28 pm

    So she is. <facepalm>

  4. Tatyana »

    7 January 2013 · 8:28 am

    Betty is a mother only in technical sense.

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