so today in my art of india class i learned “jehan” in some south asian languages means “world” (the moghul emperor shahjehan’s name literally means “ruler of the world”) and that got me headcanoning young jean prouvaire coming across the word when reading south asian poetry and liking it and thinking it’s clever to give themselves the nickname “jehan” 

and everyone just assumes it’s like a cutesy way of saying “jean” and jehan feels like it’s their own private joke, and after a while they even forget the origins of the name– jehan’s just what everyone calls them.

until they meet combeferre, who instantly cocks his head to the side with this amused grin and says, “really, ‘jehan’? someone thinks highly of themselves.”

and jehan gets all flustered because no one’s ever called them out on it but of course combeferre would know, but ferre thinks it’s clever and funny and launches into the history of 16th century india and they geek out over architecture together and from then on they’re besties

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While I wouldn’t say this is an answer to the question, like at all, the only thing I could think when I read it was “LES AMIS STYLE SWAPS”.
So here we have Courfeyrac as Combeferre, Grantaire as Enjolras, Joly as Feuilly, Enjolras as Jehan and Jehan as Grantaire.

Courfeyrac kind of looks like he’s about to be in some golf-themed porn. But to be fair, whatever aesthetic Courfeyrac chooses on any given day, he always looks like he’s about to be in some that-themed porn. The poor boy can’t help it, he just has porn star vibes.

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i’m convinced that jehan would be super into the idea of pastel punk fashion. like spring-pink leather jacket with spikes on the shoulders? baby blue crop top? mint green plaid leggings? floral doc martens? white fingerless gloves? streaks of lilac dyed into their hair? patches with constellations and quotes from famous poets on them? bring it

obscure quotes by the amis
  • enjolras:i don't get road rage, i get road passive aggression
  • courfeyrac:my ikea desk has been taken by the devil
  • combeferre:that curtain rail is almost as bent as i am
  • jehan:be good to koalas; just because they have chlamydia doesn't mean you can discriminate
  • joly:she had nails like a therizinosaurus
  • bossuet:that cow has a face that says 'everything is okay'
  • grantaire:i have so many sea urchins in my rectum today
  • feuilly:christmas cake tastes like iggy azalea in a kilt
  • bahorel:now that i've lost my contact lens, i can see all the evil in the world (especially the ikea desk)
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HOW TO PRONOUNCE A BUNCH OF LES MIS NAMES

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Names and words pronounced :

Feuilly
Jehan
Musichetta
Patron Minette
Montparnasse
Babet
Claquesous
Gueulemer
Tholomyès
Bamatabois
Mabeuf
Champmathieu
Chenildieu
Cochepaille
Ecureuil